Ovronnaz Ski Resort

Ovronnaz ski resort Switzerland
Ovronnaz ski resort Switzerland
Thermal spa pools at Ovronnaz Switzerland
Thermal spa pools at Ovronnaz Switzerland
Ovronnaz skiing
Ovronnaz skiing

Ovronnaz Ski Resort

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  • Vertical (m)
    1,400m - 2,427m (1,027m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (7)
    3 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Mid December to Early April
    9:00am to 4:15pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 30km
    Longest run - 5 km
    Advanced - 17%
    Intermediate - 66%
    Beginner - 17%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 21/22
    Adult - CHF55
    Child - CHF33
    Child u/6yr - Free

    Ski & Thermal Pool Pass
    Adult - CHF71
    Child - CHF43
    Child u/6yr - Free

Ovronnaz Ski Resort Switzerland

A quirk of geography has blessed the small Swiss ski resort of Ovronnaz with an abundance of snow during winter storms from the north & west. Whilst the powder secret is out already, it is still one of those wonderful forgotten Swiss ski resorts that dwells partly in the past but provides powder snow freeriding for the present. Shame it is part of the regional Magic Pass! The Magic Pass is held by all sorts of freeride aficionados that converge on particular resorts during a winter storm. Avoid weekends & you should be OK in this absolute gem. Ovronnaz is on the officially unofficial Powderhounds SSSL (Super-Secret-Stash-List), so don’t tell anyone else!

Ovronnaz has over 1,000m of skiable vertical in its east aspect terrain. Ski lifts number seven in total (3 quad chairs & 4 surface tows including one novice lift) serving 30km of predominantly intermediate piste trails. The off-piste terrain gets rave reviews from hardcore powder seekers & includes tree skiing. We shall see!

Before we get here & ski it for ourselves, check out the Ovronnaz ski trail map.

Where is Ovronnaz Switzerland?

Ovronnaz is located above the Rhone valley in the French speaking part of the Valais in Switzerland. The village & ski area is on the opposite side (northern) of the valley to Verbier-4 Vallees, midway between the towns of Martigny & Sion. Driving there is simple, but unusually for the Swiss, getting there by public transport is a little more complex than usual.

The nearest major town is Riddes, 11km & no less than 27 hairpin bends down in the valley from Ovronnaz. The major town of Martigny is 24km (30min drive) to the south west of Ovronnaz. Closest major airports are Geneva (GVA), Bern (BRN) & Zurich (ZRH).

By public transport, Ovronnaz is accessed via the main line running between Martigny & Brig. Buses to Ovronnaz leave from two train stations along the line. From Riddes station the route 391 bus goes to Leytron where a change is required onto the 312 bus to Ovronnaz. A more efficient alternative is from the nest station to the west of Riddes called Chamoson-St-Pierre-de-Clages, where the route 314 bus goes direct to Ovronnaz, also via Leytron, but no change is required. Buses also head to Leytron (& hence Ovronnaz from Sion on route 311.

The village of Ovronnaz is a short distance below the ski lift base, and depending on where one stays, use of the free shuttle bus may be required to reach it. Buses head to the chairlift every 15min.

Ovronnaz Accommodation

The village of Ovronnaz is larger than it has any right to be due to its popularity as a thermal spa destination. With a few hotels plus an abundance of chalets & apartments for rent, staying in the village during winter should be simple. Aside from the ability to frolic & soak in the large indoor & outdoor thermal pools, the village's services in the village include a Coop food market, a deli, numerous bakeries, a bank, fuel station & even a local doctor. Anything lacking is in Leytron, 8km away down the winding road.

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Ski Rentals, Lessons & Guiding

Ski rentals are available in the centre of Ovronnaz village. Receive a discount when you search & book via our Ovronnaz Ski & Snowboard Rental page.

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The Powderhounds will review Ovronnaz in the coming snow season. Stay tuned for our sparkling repartee, new photos & insights.

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