4 VallŽes Apartment

4 Vallées Apartment Vanessa - Local Tips.

Here are our tips to help you enjoy your stay in La Tzoumaz:

1. The office for lift passes is about 400 metres from the apartment, so it's easy enough to obtain them on your first day skiing. We can also arrange your ski pass for you, so that it is ready on your arrival.

2. Speak to us about which lift pass is best for you. Passes for different regions in the 4 Vallées can be bought. For example, there is no point buying a full 4 Vallées pass if you are a beginner!

3. There are three ski hire shops in La Tzoumaz (less than 5 minutes walk from the apartments), so it's easy to sort ski hire out in resort. Again we can help with pre-booking and our clients get a 10% discount with Monnet sport.

4. Try the toboggan/luge run from the top of the mountain into La Tzoumaz, it's great for adults and children and makes a welcome break from skiing for an afternoon. There is also descent by torchlight which the ski school can arrange (groups need to have a minimum of 15).

5. Visit the thermal baths at Saillon (about 20 minute drive from the apartment), there are 4 hot pools and several saunas and steam rooms - a great way to relax after a days skiing.

6. Try a couple of the restaurants in the Village, Cafe La Tzoumaz (at the entrance to the Village) has fantastic local specialities including meat fondues.

7. Hire a ski guide for a day, we can arrange this for you and they can accommodate all levels and help you find your way around the area much quicker (works out very cheap if several of you split the cost).

8. If you are arriving by car and want to do a shop for the week, it's worth going to one of the larger supermarkets at the bottom of the mountain, such as CoOp, Aldi or Migros which are located in Conthey (about 20 minutes drive from the bottom of the mountain). There is a smaller supermarket in the village, which is good for fresh bread, croissants and meat, and is well stocked for most other things you will need for your holiday.

9. If you are hiring a car, it is easier to get to and from the airport from the Swiss side of the airport (not the French side which is a real hassle). Although in the past car hire was cheaper on the French side of the airport, in recent years we have found the costs to be comparable, particularly when using sites such as www.travelsupermarket.com to find the best deals.