About: Les Masses
4 Vallees | Valais | Switzerland
The small ski resort of Les Masses (1515 m) is part of the Thyon Region. It is situated on a balcony site high above the Val d'Hérens – a side valley of the Rhone valley – between the traditional village of Hérémence and the popular ski resorts of Les Collons and Thyon 2000. It offers a great view of the Vallée de la Dixence. New high speed chair lift Les Masses - Les Collons with covered parking at the valley station, you can go directly to the 4 Vallées | 4 Valleys ski area, usually without any queuing. Les Masses is linked with Veysonnaz, the Mont Fort glacier and Verbier by ski lifts, cable cars and ski runs. In the village centre you will find a supermarket and a restaurant. The distance to Héremence village is about 2 km, there is also a restaurant/café, a supemarket and a post office. Distance to Les Collons where you find more shops and facilities about 3.5 km. There is an indoor swimming pool and a ski kindergarten in Thyon 2000, approx. 6 km away.
Alpenchalets guests in Les Collons & Les Masses - 4 Vallées can benefit from exclusive skipass discounts on the public rates. Please find here the skipass reduction details
Winter information ski & freeride
Les Masses is situated beneath Les Collons and Thyon 2000 and is part of the top ski area '4 Vallées - Verbier'which has 410 kilometres of ski slopes and 92 ski lifts. The "four valleys" consist of the ski stations Veysonnaz, Nendaz, La Tzoumaz and Verbier. A chair lift takes you from Les Masses directly to the ski area of Thyon-Les Collons. In Thyon-Les Collons are several ski slopes for beginners, families and children. Experienced skiers and snowboarder find everything they need at the snowpark „Centralpark“ in Thyon. Freerider will be convinced by numerous fantastic ski tracks, e. g. the 4 km long „Tour L’Eteygeon“ from the peak of Greppon Blanc down over 1.300 meter in altitude difference to a quiet side valley; way back via bus. Children from 3 years on can get familiar with the snow in ths snowkindergarten. Furthermore, the Swiss ski school in Thyon-Les Collons-Les Masses offers ski- and snowboard courses for kids and adults.
Discounts of up to 30% on ski and snowboard rental are available at our partner company SKISET. You can book online directly on SKISET Les Collons - Theytaz Sports
Toboggan and other winter activities
The region offers diverse possibilities: easy and intermediate snow shoe trails and winter hiking tracks through the forest, guided ski tours, sledge run from Thyon to Les Collons, ice skating rink in Les Collons and approx. 12 km cross-country skiiing tracks.
Summer guests in Les Collons can expect a wide range of activities. Enjouy the fresh mountain air while hiking or mountainbiking: 500 km of walking-/hiking trails and 330 km Mountainbike-Tours are available in the whole region.
Families with kids can enjoy easy walks with no great differences in altitude along the "Suonen" (historic irrigation channels), e. g. Bisse de Vex. The tour 'Val d’Hérens' goes along the hills to traditional villages and hamlets with wooden houses. At the end of the valley you can visit the 285 m high Grand Dixence dam. There is the starting point for walks around the reservoir. Our recommendation: Take the cable car from the bottom of the Grand Dixence dam up to the dam top and there take the nature trail called "Steinbock-Höhenweg" (=capricorne trail) to the Val des Dix. This trail goes via the Pass Col de Roux and offers an amazing view over the reservoir and the snowy peaks. It ends at the reservoir again.
The tours of all difficulties are well signposted and the bikes can be taken in the cables cars during summer.
Other summer activities
Climbing, e.g. at Evolène, paragliding over the Val d’Hérens, horse riding and golf (in Sion). Thermal spa resorts in Saillon-les-Bains, Ovronnaz, Leukerbad and Brigerbad, which all offers a lot of wellness treatments. A close recreational centre with lake is „Les Iles“ near Sion, approx. 30 minutes by car.
Les Collon is situated closely to Italy and France and therefore offers a couple of interessting excursions: The Aletsch glacier which is declared as UNESCO world heritage site; Zermatt with its exceptional view of the Matterhorn; the Mont Blanc-Express train to Chamonix; the historic centre of Sion, which is the capital of the Valais; to the Lake Geneva; or via the Grand St. Bernhard Pass to the Italian Aosta Valley.