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PaysduStBernard

ENGLISH

WINTER GUIDE

2021-2022


Welcome to the Pays du St-Bernard 2

An authentic alpine area

In a privileged natural Alpine setting that is almost perfectly preserved, the

St-Bernard region offers a wide range of sports and cultural activities.

In summer, there is something that will appeal to every hiker - educational

paths, mountain huts, alpine lakes, nature reserves, walks with St-Bernard

dogs or treks over several days - all will brighten up your holidays, right up to

October when our forests - which are amongst Switzerland’s largest - attire in

their most beautiful colours.

Don’t hesitate to enhance your stay with a visit to the Grand-St-Bernard

Hospice Museum – one of the most visited in Valais, as well as to the Flore-Alpe

botanical garden in Champex-Lac, one of the richest and most prestigious in

the Alps, or to the old Champex-Lac Artillery Fort, for a journey in time through

our Swiss history, or with the treetop walk at La Fouly for a moment of fun in

the trees or with a dip in one of our swimming pools to freshen up.

In winter, our charming resorts offer ski runs and freeride itinaries for all levels

with spectacular panoramic views, cross country ski runs in breathtaking

natural surroundings and snowshoe trails in the heart of our white forests.

Proud of our region and of its local produce represented by the famous

«Entremont basket», the people of the St-Bernard region keep a long list of

traditions alive and well - all of which we invite you to become acquainted

with.

Welcome to the St-Bernard region !


Contents 3

Welcome to the Pays du St-Bernard 2

Information Coronavirus 4

Respect for nature 5

Resort maps 6

Innovations 11

Top events 12

PASS Saint-Bernard 14

Alpine skiing 18

Ski schools 24

Cross country skiing 25

Snow shoeing & winter walks 26

Sledge 33

Skating rinks 34

Ski touring 35

Ice climbing 36

Paragliding 37

Swimming pool 37

Treasure hunts 38

Grand-St-Bernard pass 39

Walk with the St-Bernard dogs 42

Culture 44

Gastronomy 45

Bus line Liddes-Vicheres/Le Chapelet 46

Excursions 47

Bad weather tips 48

Useful contacts 50

Tourist/accommodation taxes 66

Tourism offices 68


Information coronavirus 4

Due to the current pandemic, the informations and conditions indicated

in this guide may be subject to change. Please do not hesitate to contact

us by phone at +41(0)27 775 23 81, by email at info@saint-bernard.ch

or on our website www.saint-bernard.ch which is continuously updated.

Coronavirus Last update: 26.6.2021

PROTECT YOURSELF

AND OTHERS

Especially important

at the moment:

Vaccination

Testing

Recommended:

COVID-19 vaccination.

Get tested regularly, even if

you don’t have symptoms.

Still important:

Wear a mask

when required.

Keep your distance.

Ventilate rooms

several times a day.

Wash your hands

thoroughly

and avoid shaking

hands.

To enable contact

tracing, always

provide your

complete contact

information.

If you experience

symptoms, get

tested immediately

and stay at home.

www.foph-coronavirus.ch

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Respect for nature 5

Here are a few suggestions to look after and respect nature.

1. Respect the restrictions

Pay attention to the notice boards in the area.

2. Use the existing paths and itineraries

This helps protect the delicate biotopes of the fauna and flora. Don't trespass on

private property and close gates behind you.

3. Preserve the flora and nesting areas

Follow the existing detours and don't go near the top of the rocks as these are fragile.

Avoid rocks covered with dense vegetation, don't pick any plants in the crevices and

stay well away from nesting areas in the cliffs. Be as quiet as you can.

4. Keep climbing areas clean

Take your rubbish away with you. Should you need to go to the toilet, avoid doing so

near a river and cover up human waste and toilet paper. Paper hankies and wipes

should not be used as they take a long time to decompose.

5. Travel ecologically

Take advantage of the numerous offers on public transport: www.cff.ch.

6. Respect any restrictions on access or parking

It is generally forbidden to drive along forest tracks. Avoid parking in unauthorized

areas: this annoys farmers and land owners and can damage vegetation.

7. Eat local produce and save water and energy

Spending the night in the area and buying local produce helps support mountain

regions and makes your climb eco-friendlier. Save water and energy in your

accommodation: both are in limited supply!

8. Keep dogs on a leash, especially in the forest

Dogs love chasing wild animals, which puts them under a lot of stress.


Resort maps 6


Resort maps 7


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Resort maps 8

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Route du Petit

R. de Chando

Route du Creuse

Rte

du Châtelard

A

Route de Vichères

Roc de Cornet

Pont de la Tsi

1 2 3

4 5

Torrent d’Aron

A

Route du St-Bernard

Ch. des Gouilles

Chemin de la Blantze

Route de

B

C

Le Creux

D

Chez Petit

Le Savarin

Cornet

Ch. Cornet

Route

Chemin

Les Seyes

Chez-Petit

des Seilles

Route

de

Dranse

Chez-Petit

Ch. Arberos

Rte du

du Fond

Rte du Battintey

Rte

Sommet

Ch. de

Route

du Battintey

Route de la Dranse

la Dranse

de la Genevrière

Route

Rte les Crêts

Rue de

R. du Sommet de Ville

Route du St-Bernard

R. de St-Etienne

F emmes

R. Fond de

Ch. des

l’Eglise

K

Route de Rière-

Ch. de l’Ecole

Ville

La Loézeresse

Ruelle de Loutze

J

Ch. de Loutze

Ville

d ’En Bas

Ch. du

Chemin de la Chenoz

Ch. du Crêts

Crêts

Ch.

d’En Haut

R. Château

Rue de

Lovegne

Faradze

Ch.

la Lantze taz

Route de Rière-Ville

Ch. de la Boulennaz

de la

Cible

Liddes

Ruelle de l’Imparieux

Le Clou

Forêt de la Lantse

B

C

D

Forêt des Seyes

E

Planabas

Route de L’usine

Ch. de Moulin

Route de Palasuit

Ch. Epinettes

Palasuit

Crêdédin

Morion

0

E

500m

F

Forêt du Fratset

1:14000

La Dreudze

F

Six du Fratset

Forêt de Morion

G

Creux des Lapaces

Combe

1 2 4 Tsaponeire 5

© GEOMATIC Ingénierie SA 02/2013

3

G

Cratse

Les Barmes


Creux des Lapaces

Resort maps 9

Cratse

Les B

A

Forêt de la Rare

1 2 3

4 5

A

Tsanlontset

Forêt des Troncs

Allèves

B

Comba Massard

B

Forê

Forêt du Milieu

La Niord

C

La Cogne

C

Béroua

Grand Dzô

D

Le Sard

Lorette

D

Forêt de la Croix

Pont de Tsarevesse

E

Les Arpalles

L

E

Azer

Riondet

M

Roc de Raveire

Forêt des Rames

F

Le Guide

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0

500m

F

Challand

1:14000

Crêt Dedans

Le Château

G

Les Crettes

© GEOMATIC Ingénierie SA 02/2013

Plan du Pey

P

Bourg-St-Pierre

1 2 3

4 5

G


Resort maps 10


Innovations 11

Rando-parc "Vichères Movement tracks"

The Pays du St-Bernard offers you a new ski touring park in Vichères: 4

courses of different levels to learn about ski touring in complete safety!

Swisstainable Program

The Pays du St-Bernard is proud to participate in the Swisstainable

sustainability program of Swiss tourism, the aim of which is to bring our

guests closer to authentic nature, to experience true local culture and to

consume local.


Top events 12

The detailed event calendar is available in our tourist offices and on

www.saint-bernard.ch

18th December 2021 / Night ski touring race La Breya, Champex-Lac

www.champex.ch

12th February 2022 / Trophée du St-Bernard, Pays du St-Bernard

www.saint-bernard.ch

21st - 22nd February 2022 / Alpine ski FIS race, Champex-Lac

www.champex.ch

26th February 2022 / Tous en piste with "Le Nouvelliste", Champex-Lac

www.champex.ch

05th March 2022 / Final of the Grand Prix Pellisier Sport Kids, La Fouly

www.lafouly.ch

13th March 2022 / Erika Hess Open, La Fouly

www.lafouly.ch

16th - 17th April 2022 / Easter egg hunt, Pays du St-Bernard

www.saint-bernard.ch

Ski touring to discover the Pays du St-Bernard:

16th January 2022 La Fouly

13th February 2022 Champex-Lac

06th March 2022 Vicheres/Liddes

03rd April 2022 Grand-St-Bernard

www.saint-bernard.ch

Nepal comes to La Fouly. Snowshoeing with Jean Troillet.

19th December 2021

14th January 2022

19th February 2022

19th March 2022

www.lafouly.ch


Pass Saint-Bernard 14

Prices

PASS Saint-Bernard for 1 year from 01.11.2021 to 31.10.2022

• Annual PASS at CHF 69.-, designed for holders of seasonal

passes 2021-2022 from another ski resort. Unlimited access

to skiing, transport and more than 15 activities.

• Annual PASS at CHF 139.- (CHF 159.- from

01.12.2021), for everyone without condition

Unlimited access to skiing, transport and more than 15

activities and benefits amounting to more than CHF 800.- with

reductions in Verbier, Bruson, Chamonix, Crans-Montana

and other activitites !

• Annual PASS at CHF 199.- for everyone without condition

with snow guarantee in Verbier until December 10th

2021 and from April 11th to the end of winter and benefits

amounting to more than CHF 800.- with reductions in Verbier,

Bruson, Chamonix, Crans-Montana and other activitites!

Children born in 2016 and younger are entitled to their PASS free of charge but must

be in possession of a keycard.

Children born in 2015 and older pay the aldult rate.

Points of sales

Buy our PASS Saint-Bernard on the website www.pass-saint-bernard.ch, in one of

our tourist offices, in the chairlift cash desks, at the dairy of Orsieres, at the Auberge

les Charmettes in Bourg-St-Pierre, at the hotel Grand-Saint-Bernard in Liddes or at

Octodure Voyages in Martigny!


Pass Saint-Bernard 15

Activities

The PASS Saint-Bernard includes all these activities with an unlimited access:

In winter

• Skiing in La Fouly

• Skiing in Champex-Lac

• Skiing in Vicheres-Liddes

• Skiing in La Lorette/Bourg-St-Pierre

• Cross country skiing in La Fouly, Champex-Lac and Liddes

• Skating rinks in Champex-Lac and Sembrancher

• Public bus from Liddes to Vicheres (timetable on p.46)

Year-round

• Swimming pool in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

• Artillery fort in Champex-Lac

• Public bus from Orsieres to Champex-Lac, La Fouly, Commeire, Liddes

and Bourg-St-Pierre except the international line Martigny-Aosta

In summer

• Chairlift in Champex-Lac - La Breya

• Chairlift in La Fouly

• Scooters in La Fouly

• Scooters in Champex-Lac

• Treetop canopy in La Fouly

• Botanic garden Flore-Alpe in Champex-Lac

• Durnand Gorges in Les Valettes/Bovernier

• Doghouse and museum on the Great-St-Bernard pass

• Swimming pool and tennis in Champex-Lac

• Pedal boats and stand up paddle in Champex-Lac (30min)

• Tennis in Sembrancher

• Public bus from Orsieres to the Great-St-Bernard pass,

Champex-Lac, Commeire and La Fouly/Ferret.


Pass Saint-Bernard 16


Pass Saint-Bernard 17


Alpine skiing 18

La Fouly, Champex-Lac, Vicheres-Liddes and La Lorette

With 45 km of ski runs, the Ski St-Bernard region is a paradise for skiing and the

natural environment. The 4 resorts offer varied ski runs in the heart of a well-preserved

environment with a unique ski pass!

Information:

13 installations – 45 km of runs

From an altitude of 1’490 m to 2’270 m

+41 (0)27 775 23 81, www.saint-bernard.ch

Prices without Pass Saint-Bernard on page 23

La Fouly

The touristical heart of Val Ferret, La Fouly resort is dominated by

the A Neuve glacier, the Dolent and the Tour Noir. Blending into a

white paradise in winter, this resort becomes an ideal ski location

in a wide and diversified region.

Information: 4 installations – 15 km of runs from 1’600 to 2’200 m.

Runs : blue 40%, red 10%, black 50%

Natural halfpipe

1 restaurant on the slopes and 1 at the foot of the slopes

Night opening: From 7pm to 9pm, Wednesday and Saturday all the day

+ Monday and Friday from 18.12 to 09.01 and from 12.02

to 06.03.

Prices without PASS: CHF 6.- evening / CHF 50.- season

+ 41 (0)27 783 25 83 – www.lafouly.ch

Champex-Lac

Often called Little Canada with its wide forests and frozen lake in

winter, Champex-Lac has developed a tradition in tourism since

more than a century.

Information: 4 installations – 15 km of runs from 1’490 to 2’200 m.

Runs blue 70%, red 20%, black 10%

7 km of sledge run

1 restaurant on the slopes

Night opening: From 7pm to 9pm on the Revers slope saturday + Tuesday

and Thursday from 18.12 to 09.01 and from 12.02 to 06.03.

Prices without PASS: CHF 6.- evening / CHF 50.- season

+ 41 (0)27 783 13 44 – www.champex.ch


Alpine skiing 19

Vicheres-Liddes

With its wide ski runs in the midst of unspoilt nature and a

spectacular panorama, ski enthusiasts will love Vicheres-Liddes.

Located between the Mont-Blanc and the Grand-Combin range,

this area will delight both children and grown-ups with a burst of

invigoration fresh air!

Informations : 4 installations – 15 km of runs from 1’600 m to 2’270 m.

Runs: blue 45%, red 35%, black 20%

1 snow bar on the slopes and 1 restaurant at the foot of the slopes

+ 41 (0)27 783 17 07 – www.vicheres.ch

La Lorette

Located at the entrance of Bourg-St-Pierre, La Lorette is an ideal

playground for children who begin to learn ski.

Information: 1 installation at 1600 m.

Blue slope

+ 41 (0)27 775 23 82 ou +41 (0)79 230 54 43 – www.vicheres.ch


Ski run map 20

Grand Golliat

3238 m

Mont Dolent

3820 m

Hospice du St-Bernard, 2469 m

Mont de la Fouly

2870 m

Mont Ferret, 2977 m

Le Basset, 2771 m

Arpalle, 2200 m

La Dotse

2492 m

Tête de Ferret

2714 m

5

Ferret, 1700 m

7

Arpalle 2

V a l

F

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e t

13

2

9

Le Clou

12

8

11

3

Arpalle 1

10

6

L’A Neuve

4

1

Petite Combe

Pointe d’ Orny

3271 m

La Fouly, 1600 m

Cabane d‘Orny

Prayon, 1464 m

La Seiloz

L’Amône, 1537 m

Orsières, Champex-Lac, Matigny

A i g u i l l e s d

09/2016

‘ A r p e t t e


Ski run map 21

Mont Vélan

3726 m

Grand Golliat

3238 m

Mont Dolent

3820 m

Tour Noir

3836 m

Aiguilles d‘Argentiére

Pointe d‘Orny

3901 m

3271 m

Aiguilles Dorées

3519 m

Hospice du St-Bernard, 2469 m

Cabane Trient

La Breya, 2194 m

Cabane d‘Orny

A i g u i l l e s d

‘ A r p e t t e

2

1

5

La Fouly, 1600 m

La Breya 2

V a l F e r

r e t

La Breya 1

4

2

8

3

9

2

Va l

1

10

1

d ‘ A r p e t te

5

5

Orsières, 901 m

6

Lac

4

Le Catogne

2598 m

Champex-Lac, 1500 m

7

Petite Breya

1

Champex d‘en Haut

Champex d‘en Bas

Sembrancher, 770 m

Bovernier, 615 m

Les Valettes

Martigny

09/2016


Ski run map 22


Prices without PASS St-Bernard 23

Ski lift Petite Combe/La Fouly or le Revers and Petite Breya/Champex-Lac

In CHF 100% 1 80% 2 65% 3

1 day from 9:30am 29.- 24.- 19.-

1 day from 11:30am 27.- 22.- 18.-

1 day from 1pm 25.- 20.- 17.-

2 days 56.- 45.- 37.-

3 days 84.- 68.- 55.-

4 days 112.- 90.- 73.-

5 days 140.- 112.- 91.-

Ski St-Bernard: La Fouly, Champex-Lac and Vichères-Liddes

In CHF 100% 1 80% 2 65% 3

1 day from 9:30am 43.- 34.- 28.-

1 day from 11:30am 40.- 32.- 26.-

1 day from 1pm 37.- 30.- 24.-

2 days 84.- 67.- 55.-

3 days 126.- 101.- 82.-

4 days 168.- 134.- 109.-

5 days 210.- 168.- 137.-

6 days 252.- 202.- 164.-

7 days 294.- 235.- 191.-

Information

1

100% 1958-2001

2

80% 2002-2006 and 1945-1957

3

65% 2007-2015

Free 2016/+ et 1944/-

Families -15% from 3 paying persons, with one parent full price

Groups From 15 people, 15% discount

La Lorette (Bourg-Saint-Pierre)

In CHF Adult from 16 Child

1 day 15.- 9.-

1 day from 12:30 11.- 7.-


Ski schools 24

La Fouly

Ski group lessons, ski, snowboard or cross country private lessons,ski touring initiation

Children's snow playground.

Booking: +41 (0)27 783 25 83, www.esslafouly.ch

Champex-Lac

Ski group lessons, ski, or snowboard private lessons, snowgarden.

Booking: +41 (0)27 783 33 68, www.esschampex-lac.ch

Vicheres-Liddes

Ski group or private lessons, also at La Lorette ski lift.

Booking: +41 (0)27 775 23 82, www.vicheres.ch


Cross country skiing 25

From forest runs for the more athletic, on the frozen lake in

Champex or on the plateau of the A Neuve at La Fouly – there is

a track for everyone! Cross-country ski passes sold at the ski lift

till-points, at Zanskar Sport in la Fouly, at the tourism office and

Look Sport in Champex-Lac.

Information:

www.saint-bernard.ch

La Fouly : +41 (0)27 783 25 83, www.lafouly.ch

Champex-Lac : +41 (0)27 783 13 44, www.champex.ch

Liddes : +41 (0)27 775 23 82, www.vicheres.ch

Maps on pages 26-32, blue itinerary

Prices without PASS : Day CHF 12.-

Week CHF 40.-

Season "Suisse romandes" CHF 100.-

Season "Suisse romandes" and cross-border CHF 120.-

Switzerland Season and French Jura Massif CHF 160.-


Snow shoeing & Winter walks 26

Our snow shoe trails provide you with an opportunity to become acquainted with a

snow carpeted area !

Information :

www.saint-bernard.ch

SNOWSHOEING

Tour de Champex-Lac

4:30 1514 m. +478 m.

3/3 Difficulty 1514 m. -478 m.

1

The trail starts at the chairlift parking place, descends towards the lake, follows the

lake and then continues through the forest to the south before returning to the Place

des Forts. It continues on the east side of the Catogne then passes over the station

before returning to the parking place. This path refers to the panels n°1.

Champex-Lac - La Source

1:30 1500 m. +135 m.

1/3 Difficulty 1500 m. -135 m.

2

Park the car on the square at the bottom of the cable car. Go west side in direction of

«Champex d’en Haut» and then the path on the left in the forest to the «Val d’Arpette.»

join the Relais d'Arpette for a well deserved break and then go down along the bisse

de Champex.

WINTER WALK

1

Champex-Lac Time Difficulty High difference

Sentier de l'Adray 1:15 2/3 +215m / -215m

Le Revers - Tour du Lac - Adray - Parking du télésiège - Le Revers


Snow shoeing & Winter walks 27

Walks Cross country skiing Snow shoeing


Snow shoeing & Winter walks 28

SNOWSHOEING

La Fouly

2:00 1592m +209m

2/3 Difficulty 1592m -209m

1

From the tourist office, go north then east to the top of the chalets. Continue north to

the chalets de la Verne then to the village of Prayon. Return by the path further east to

the chalets de la Verne and then to the resort of La Fouly.

Praz-de-Fort

1:30 1155 m +186 m

2/3

Difficulty 1155 m -186 m

Park at the bus stop and leave the village on the left bank to get to le «Chanton». The

trail goes after into the forest of Saleina, makes a loop and come back to the village

of Praz-de-Fort.

WINTER WALKS

La Fouly Time Difficulty High difference

L’A Neuve 0:30 1/3 +37m / -37m

La Fouly - L’A Neuve - La Fouly

Prayon 1:45 1/3 +166m / -166m

La Fouly - Prayon - La Fouly

Le tour du village 1:00 1/3 +92m / -92m

La Fouly - Top of the village - La Fouly

1

2

3


Snow shoeing & Winter walks 29


Snow shoeing & Winter walks 30

SNOWSHOEING

Liddes - Le Vieux-Vichères

3:00 1333m +484m

3/3 Difficulty 1333m -484m

6

From the power station of «Pallazuit», descend to the village of Dranse (north side),

then climb through the village at the height of the gîte «Relais de Dranse» in direction

of«Chez Petit». Follow the trail out of the hamlet and continue to «Roc de Cornet.»

There take the path to the right that goes up to Vichères. Return by the same route.

This path refers to the panels N°6.

Liddes - Combe de l’A

4:30 1333m +624m

3/3 Difficulty 1333m -624m

7

From the power station of «Pallazuit», descend to the village of Dranse (north side),

then climb through the village at the height of the gîte «Relais de Dranse» in direction

of «Chez Petit». Follow the trail out of the hamlet and continue to «Roc de Cornet.»

There take the path to the left that goes up into the forest. Make the loop at Vichères

and go down to «Pallazuit.» This path refers to the panels N°7.

Liddes - Les Daims

1:20 1333m +140m

1/3 Difficulty 1333m -140m

8

From the power station of «Pallazuit», go south on the trail that runs along the right

bank of the river Dranse to the «Allèves» bridge. Stay on the right side of the river and

turn left. Return on the trail through the meadow. This path refers to the panels N°8.


Snow shoeing & Winter walks 31

Vichères - Plan Beu

4:00 1699m +524m

3/3 Difficulty 1699m -524m

12

From the parking «le Chapelet», follow the road to Bavon. At the turn, leave the

groomed trail and continue north to «Plan Beu - Plan Monnay - Bavon.» At «Plan

Monnay», join the groomed trail. Pass close to the lift and follow the trail to the

crossroad «La Chaux - Le Chapelet.» Leave the track and go down towards the forest.

At the edge of the forest, go north to «Les Torrents.» At the junction, turn left to the

north and reach the parking «le Chapelet» through «Dzayo» or continue right down to

the forest through the variant «Les Torrents» - road of «Combe de l’A - Le Chapelet»

parking. This path refers to the panels N°12.

Vichères - Plan Monnay

1:00 2029m +132m

1/3 Difficulty 2029m -132m

13

From the parking «Le Chapelet», ride the chairlift, follow the track towards «La

Vuardette.» The trail makes a loop on «Plan Monnay» where can admire a magnificent

panorama. Variation: access route 12 through Plan Beu. This path refers to the panels

N°13.

WINTER WALK

1

Liddes Time Difficulty Height difference

Plat des Gouilles 2:15 2/3 +218m / -218m

Liddes - Plat des Gouilles - Dranse - Pallazuit - Liddes


Snow shoeing & Winter walks 32


Sledge 33

Beginner and fearless slippery sliders alike – fly down the run at Champex-Lac with

a hair raising 700 metres height difference. For our small guest, the run at La Fouly

provides a chance to try out this fun activity!

Champex-Lac, 7 km run, Prices without St-Bernard PASS

In CHF 100% 80% 65%

1 ascent 14.- 11.- 9.-

1 day 25.- 20.- 16.-

La Fouly, 0,6 km run, Prices without St-Bernard PASS

In CHF 100% 80% 65%

1 ascent 4.- 4.- 4.-

5 ascents 15.- 15.- 15.-

10 ascents 28.- 28.- 28.-

1 day 29.- 24.- 19.-

1 day from 11h30 27.- 22.- 18.-

1 day from 1 pm 25.- 20.- 17.-

Information:

Champex-Lac : +41 (0)27 783 13 44, www.champex.ch

La Fouly : +41 (0)27 783 25 83, www.lafouly.ch

Night opening: In La Fouly, opening hours on page 18

Prices without PASS: CHF 6.- / evening, CHF 50.- / season


Skating rinks 34

Get your skates on and enjoy an amazing setting!

> Artificial outside skating rink and free access in Champex-Lac.

Open daily depending on the weather.

> Skating circuit on Champex-Lac, weather and ice permitting.

Information:

+41 (0)27 775 23 83 www.champex.ch

Skate rental in the station shops /page 62)

> Artificial outside skating rink in Sembrancher. Open daily depending on the weather.

Information:

Groups:

www.sembrancher.ch

Skate rental on request

+41 (0)79 762 96 68

Booking possible on request


Ski touring 35

In search of unspoilt snow? Get your backcountry boots on and let your skis go where

your thirst for adventure leads you. Here are some suggestions:

> Grand-St-Bernard pass and Hospice

> Grande Lui from la Fouly

> Col des Ecandies from Champex-Lac

Hiring the help of a montain guide is strongly recommended for this activity !

Seen on page 56.

Suggested routes on the website www.saint-bernard.ch, www. gulliver.it/skialpgsb

and on our maps available at our tourist offices.

Every Thursday night, depending on weather conditions, La Breya restaurant is open

for ski tourers.

Information: Restaurant la Breya, Champex-Lac

www.champex.ch

www.rando-nocturne.ch

+41 (0)27 783 13 45 (mandatory reservation)


Ice climbing 36

Take on the challenge and try your skill on natural or artificial ice waterfalls.

There is a 16m ice pyramid on the place des Forts next to the skating rink at Champex-

Lac.

It is strongly recommended that all ice climbing is done with the help of a mountain

guide.

Initiations to ice climbing supervised by a guide every Friday evening in January and

February. More informations on the website www.saint-bernard.ch

Information:

Mountain guides office

looksport@netplus.ch

+41 (0)27 783 38 00


Paragliding/Swimming pool 37

Touch your dreams of freedom and fly over the St-Bernard region on a paraglider from

La Breya, le Six-Blanc or Bavon.

Information: +41(0)79 303 46 93

info@ailes-du-saint-bernard.ch

www.ailes-du-saint-bernard.ch

Price: Tandem flight from CHF 170.-

Enjoy a relaxing moment at the 29°C indoor pool at Bourg-St-Pierre.

Information:

Bourg-St-Pierre indoor pool

+41 (0)79 351 87 69

+41 (0)79 234 00 48

Prices without PASS : Adults CHF 7.-

Children CHF 4.-

Opening:

Check the timetable on the website www.vicheres.ch


Treasure hunts 38

Do you want to discover the villages of the Pays du St-Bernard in a fun way?

Captain Saint-Bernard is the BIGGEST of the pirates in the valley, his ship navigates

the dangerous waters where he reigns terror! But he is not very young! He sometimes

loses his mind a little but Hush, you shouldn't tell him anything.

Today, he forgot the most important thing in his eyes, the combination of his treasure

chest!

To do this, go to a tourist office to remove the different cards, each card opens a

treasure chest. Then go find the answers in our villages and come back to one of our

offices to perhaps succeed in opening the treasure ...

Information: Tourism office on page 68

www.saint-bernard.ch / +41 (0)27 775 23 81

Price:

Free

Time:

All the year


Grand-St-Bernard pass 39

A thoroughfare that has been used for thousands of years, between Switzerland and

Italy, the pass is one of the not-to-be-missed locations in the St-Bernard region.

A treasure at the heart of the mountain, the Grand-St-Bernard Hospice has for

centuries brought peace and comfort to travellers.

It was in the 11th century that Bernard de Mento, archdeacon, and future St-Bernard

of Mont-Joux, founded this hostel for travellers crossing the pass.

Today, the hospice is not simply a place to stay en route but a haven of peace

encouraging spirituality.

As the pass is closed in winter, access is only possible on showshoes or back-country

skis. Please ensure that you obtain prior information regarding the conditions and that

you are accompanied by a guide.

Information:

Grand-St-Bernard Hospice

www.gsbernard.com

+41 (0)27 787 12 36

hospice@gsbernard.com


Grand-St-Bernard pass 40


Grand-St-Bernard pass 41


Walk with the St-Bernard dogs 42

Working with the canons to rescue travellers, the St-Bernard dogs originate from

Grand-St-Bernard Hospice at an altitude of 2500m. Strong and gentle, they embody

the friendship and welcoming tradition of this emblematic location. Barry is its most

famous representative.

The tour is done in the company of two to four dogs harnessed to a sled on which

children up to 8 years old can take their seats and let themselves be pulled. Adults

walk alongside dogs and can keep them on a leash.

Dates and times: Saturdays and sundays of January

Saturdays and sundays of February

At 10am - 11am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Prices: Adults CHF 35.-

Children (2-16 year old) CHF 15.-

Children (


Culture 43

Fort d’artillerie / Champex-Lac

The Artillery Fort at Champex-Lac constituted the central pivot of the Grand St

Bernard region’s fortifications between 1940 and 1943. Modernised and adapted in

the event of a possible nuclear war, the fort was used until 1998.

Opening hours: 29th December, 5th and 12th January,

9th-16th-23rd February and 2nd March

At 5pm in front of the entrance, 15 minutes before.

Temperatures: 14°C. Take warm clothes.

Price without PASS: Adult CHF 14.-

Students CHF 10.-

Children CHF 8.-

Bookings: +41(0)27 775 23 83

Groups :

From 10 people (Saint-Bernard PASS invalid)

Date depending on the availability

+41 (0)27 783 11 14

Moulin du Valsorey / Bourg-St-Pierre

Located in the vicinity of the ancient village of Bourg-St-Pierre, Valsorey Mill is the

last of the 3 mills of Bourg-St-Pierre. It stopped its activity only in 1956.

Visit on request: +41 (0)79 607 41 06

www.moulinduvalsorey.ch


Culture 44

Musée paroissial / Liddes

This museum presents the history of the parish and the municipality’s religious places.

Here, one can observe precious historic relics such as a manuscript dated 1494!

Information:

Free admission, daily open

Toules dam / Bourg-St-Pierre

Les Toules dam is the first domed –vault dam in Switzerland. Its construction began in

1960 and was completed in 1964.

Information:

Forces motrices du Grand-St-Bernard

+41 (0)27 782 64 10 - www.dransenergie.ch

Churches and chapels

They are no less than 20 churches and chapels that mark the landscape with its gothic

and contemporary architectures. Special mention to the church tower of Bourg-St-

Pierre, older than 1000 years and the one of Orsières, famous for its fresco called

«Mass of St. Gregory».

Information:

Parish of Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 44 - www.paroisses-entremont.ch


Gatronomy 45

Dairy of Orsières and Liddes

Learn more about the cheese-making process at the new dairy of Orsières where you

can enjoy a raclette cheese every day from 6am to 10pm! Stop off at the Orsières and

Liddes dairy shops to stock up on excellent local products.

Information:

Dairy of Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 29 56 - www.laiterie-orsieres.ch

Dairy of Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 15 60 - www.bagnes4.ch

Entremont basket

Let your taste-buds take over and discover a world of new flavours !

Well-known for its AOC raclette, the region also offers a rich palette of local produce

and gourmet addresses.

The «Entremont basket» contains all the jewels in the crown of the St-Bernard

region’s local produce: AOP raclette, tomme chease, serac, bacon, ham, dried meat,

sausages, AOP rye bread, honey, Bio Alp Tea, infusions, wine and spices.

Information:

www.grand-entremont.ch

www.corbeille.ch


Bus line Liddes-Vicheres 46

The bus generally operates on Wednesdays, Saturdays

and Sundays and daily during holidays.

Dates

• 18 th -19 th December

• Daily from 24 th December to 09 th January

• From 12 th January to 09 th February : Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

• Daily from 12 th February to 09 th March

• From 09 th to 27 th March : Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

Timetable

• Departures from Liddes at 9.15 am,11.50 am and 13.10 pm

• Departures from le Chapelet at 11.20 am, 12.30 pm and 4.15 pm

• The bus does not run on Wednesday morning (9:15am / 11:50am) out of the

main holidays.

Bus stops

• Liddes : bus stop TMR in front of the hotel Grand-Saint-Bernard

• Dranse (on request): crossroad Dranse - Vichères

• Vichères (on request): crossroad Vieux-Vichères - Le Chapelet

• Le Chapelet : parking entrance, at the start of the ski slopes

Subject to modifications. Check the timetable on www.vicheres.ch


Excursions 47

Skiing in Verbier-Bruson

The biggest, completely Swiss ski area with its 412 km of runs lies

ten minutes from the St-Bernard region.

www.verbier.ch

Ski à Crans-Montana

Crans-Montana offers an exceptional diversity of slopes with

south-facing slopes and an exceptional panorama.

www.mycma.ch

Ski à Chamonix/Mont-Blanc

Located at 1 hour from the Pays du St-Bernard, the famous offpiste

descent the Valley Blanche offers several possibilities.

www.chamonix.com

Ski à Aletsch Arena

On 104 km of great pistes in the Aletsch Arena, discover the dream

slopes between Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiesch-Eggishorn.

www.aletscharena.ch

Ski à Grächen

44 perfectly prepared kilometres of slopes in total invite skiers

and snowboards to leave their tracks in the snow.

www.graechen.ch

Ski à Crévacol

Crévacol offers ski runs under the sun, catering for all tastes.

www.crevacol.it

Ski aux Rasses

At an altitude between 1,150 and 1,600 m, the resort Sainte-Croix /

Les Rasses has moderate slopes which are ideal for skiing safely

with magnificent views over the plains and the Alps.

www.ski-vaud.ch


Bad weather tips 48

Here is the list of activities we offer in our region:

Indoor swimming pool, Bourg-St-Pierre page 37

www.vicheres.ch

Treasure hunt page 38

www.saint-bernard.ch

Artillery fort, Champex-Lac page 43

www.saint-bernard.ch

Parish museum, Liddes and chapels page 44

www.vicheres.ch

Dairy of Orsières page 45

www.laiterie-orsieres.ch

Spa Bivouac Napoléon, Bourg-St-Pierre page 50

www.bivouac.ch


Bad weather tips 49

Don't forget that thanks to our annual Saint-Bernard pass, you benefit from some

discounts on activities outside the Pays du Saint-Bernard.

Here are some ideas for activities to do in case of bad weather:

Gianadda Fondation, Martigny

Exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, Gallo-Roman and

automobiles museum.

www.gianadda.ch

Barryland, Martigny

St-Bernard dogs and kennel history temporary exhibition.

www.museesaintbernard.ch

Abbaye of St-Maurice

Visitor trail based on light and imagery, symbols of knowledge and faith.

www.abbaye-stmaurice.ch

Cinemas, Martigny

Discover the latest movies in your cinemas!

www.cinemartigny.ch

Bowland, Martigny

Lasergame, bowling and Kid's Park

www.bowland-martigny.ch

Lavey thermal baths

www.bains-lavey.ch

Ovronnaz thermal baths

www.bains-ovronnaz.ch


Useful contacts 50

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Police 117

Fire department 118

Rescue 144

Emergency road service 140

ACCOMODATION

Hôtels

1

With dormitories

Alpina***, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 18 92

www.alpinachampex.ch

Glacier***, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 782 61 51

www.hotelglacier.ch

Splendide***, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 11 45

www.hotel-splendide.ch

Au Club Alpin, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 780 14 14

www.auclubalpin.ch

Au Vieux Champex, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 16

www.champex-lac.com

Le Belvédère, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 11 14

www.le-belvedere.ch

Hôtel-Club Sunways, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 11 22

www.sunways.ch

Mont-Lac, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)26 565 66 00

www.hotel-montlac.ch

1

Relais d’Arpette, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 21

www.arpette.ch

1

L’Edelweiss***, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 26 21

www.fouly.ch

1

Auberge des Glaciers, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 11 71

www.aubergedesglaciers.ch

1

Gîte de La Fouly

+41 (0)79 293 37 13

www.gitedelafouly.ch

1

Hôtel du Col de Fenêtre, Ferret

+41 (0)27 783 11 88

hotelducoldefenetre@gmail.com

1

L’Union, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 38

www.chezjo.ch

1

Terminus, Orsières

+41 (0)27 552 11 00

www.terminus-orsieres.ch

Le Grand-St-Bernard, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 13 02

www.hotel-gd-st-bernard.ch

Auberge les Charmettes, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 11 50

www.les-charmettes.ch

Bivouac Napoléon, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 11 62

www.bivouac.ch


Useful contacts 51

1

Du Crêt, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 11 43

www.hotel-du-cret.ch

1

Au Petit Vélan, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)76 394 97 95

www.petit-velan.frilingue.ch

Auberge de l’Hospice, Col

du Grand-St-Bernard

+41 (0)27 787 11 53

www.aubergehospice.ch

Mont-Joux, Col du Grand-St-Bernard

+41 (0)79 134 00 81

Real estate agencies

* Rent

** Sale

*** Rent and sale

Immoalp, Champex-Lac***

+41 (0)76 816 03 83

www.immoalp.ch

Du Lac, Champex-Lac***

+41 (0)27 783 25 10

www.champex-location.ch

Interhome, Champex-Lac*

+41 (0)27 783 11 79

www.interhome.ch

Crettex Immobilier SA, Champex-Lac***

+41 (0)27 783 12 16

info@champex-immobilier.ch

Val Ferret Location, La Fouly - Val Ferret*

+41 (0) 78 845 22 64

www.valferretlocation.ch

Armand Sarrasin, La Fouly**

+41 (0)27 783 22 54

Copt Immobilier, La Fouly**

+41 (0)79 220 39 91

Maurice Biselx, Orsières**

+41 (0)27 783 20 69

biselx@bluemail.ch

La Belle Immo Entremont, Sembrancher***

+41 (0)79 343 30 70

info@labelleimmoentremont.ch

Bed and breakfasts

Marie-Claude Tornay***, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 10 12

mtornay@dransnet.ch

Gîte le Catogne**, La Douay

+41 (0)27 783 12 30

www.giteserge.ch

Chez Véro & Bernard**, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0) 79 300 95 00

www.chez-vero-et-bernard.com

Le Cabanon, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 11 72

info@le-cabanon.ch

La Grange, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 948 75 76

www.lagrangechampex.com

Croquenature, Les Arlaches

+41 (0)27 565 26 46

www.croquenature.ch

La Linaigrette, Les Arlaches

+41 (0)79 661 69 34

poesiedecabane@gmail.com


Useful contacts 52

Camping

Camping des Glaciers****, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 18 26

www.camping-glaciers.ch

Camping du Grand-St-Bernard***,

Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)79 370 98 22

www.campinggrand-st-bernard.ch

Les Rocailles, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 19 79

www.champex-camping.ch

Val d’Arpette, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 21

www.arpette.ch

Chalets with services

Montagne Alternative, Commeire

+41 (0)27 783 21 34

www.montagne-alternative.com

Dormitories - Group accommodation

Gîte Bon-Abri, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 14 23

www.gite-bon-abri.com

Pension En Plein Air, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 23 50

www.pensionenpleinair.ch

Chalet du Jardin Alpin, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 17

www.flore-alpe.ch

Chalet de la Deuve, Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)27 783 35 72

thetazolivier@netplus.ch

Alpage de la Peule, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 10 41

nicolas.lapeule@gmail.com

Chalet le Dolent, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 17 66

www.dolent.ch

Gîte la Léchère, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 30 64

www.lalechere.ch

Grand Hôtel du Val Ferret, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 11 77

www.grandhotelfouly.ch

Maya-Joie, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 565 56 30

www.mayajoie.ch

Abri du Pèlerin, La Rosière

+41 (0)78 628 73 55

www.mauricetornay.ch

Gîte Accueil St-Bernard, Orsières

+41 (0)27 775 23 81

www.saint-bernard.ch

Grenier de Moay, Orsières

+41 (0)79 776 08 57

www.screppaz.ch

Relais de Dranse, Liddes

+41 (0)26 321 34 34

www.relais-de-dranse.ch

Maison du village, Chandonne/Liddes

+41 (0)77 441 14 76

www.chandonne.ch


Useful contacts 53

Gîte les 3 Collines, Sembrancher

+41 (0)78 744 62 07

www.giteles3collines.ch

Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard

+41 (0)27 787 12 36

La Linnaea, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)79 481 09 58

La Tsissette, depuis Vichères-Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 47 06

www.latsissette.ch

Plan du Jeu, depuis Bourg-St-Bernard

+41 (0)79 176 81 24

www.leplandujeu.ch

Mountain huts

Orny, depuis Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 18 87

www.cabanedorny.ch

Trient, depuis Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 14 38

www.cas-diablerets.ch

Saleinaz, depuis Praz-de Fort

+41 (0)27 783 17 00

www.cas-neuchatel.ch

L’A Neuve, depuis La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 24 24

www.aneuve.ch

Mille, depuis Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 11 82

www.cabanedemille.ch

Valsorey, depuis Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 11 22

www.valsorey.ch

Vélan, depuis Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 13 13

www.velan.ch

Gîte Champlong, depuis Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)79 755 25 33

www.associationplanvernet.ch

RESTAURANTS-CAFES

Restaurants

Champex-Lac

Au 1465

+41 (0)27 780 14 14

Au Vieux-Champex

+41 (0)27 783 12 16

Belvédère

+41 (0)27 783 11 14

Glacier

+41 (0)27 782 61 51

Le Cabanon

+41 (0)27 783 11 72

Mont-Lac

+41 (0)26 565 66 00

Relais d’Arpette

+41 (0)27 783 12 21

Splendide

+41 (0)27 783 11 45

Alpina (on reservation)

+41 (0)27 783 18 92


Useful contacts 54

La Fouly/Val Ferret

Auberge des Glaciers, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 11 71

Edelweiss, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 26 21

Le Dolent, Prayon

+41 (0)27 783 11 76

Col de Fenêtre, Ferret

+41 (0)27 783 11 88

Le Portalet, Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)27 565 16

La Kabana, Saleinaz (in summer)

+41 (0)79 676 31 66

Orsieres

Crêperie Le National

+41 (0)27 783 40 40

Quai de l’Ours

+41 (0)27 552 11 00

Grand-St-Bernard

+41 (0)27 783 12 08

Union

+41 (0)27 783 11 38

Catogne, La Douay

+41 (0)27 783 12 30

Chez Zeza, Somlaproz

+41 (0)27 783 15 28

Châtelet, Issert

+41 (0)27 783 11 62

Arpalle, Commeire (on reservation)

+ 41 (0)27 783 21 34

Liddes

Du Grand St Bernard

+41 (0)27 783 13 02

Kiosque du St-Bernard

+41 (0)79 941 84 04

La Channe

+41 (0)27 565 70 12

Bourg-St-Pierre

Bivouac Napoléon

+41 (0)27 787 11 62

Du Crêt

+41 (0)27 787 11 43

Les Charmettes

+41 (0)27 787 11 50

Casa dell Pumba

+41 (0)76 455 82 10

Grand-St-Bernard

Auberge de L’Hospice

+41 (0)27 787 11 53

Mont-Joux

+41 (0)79 134 00 81

Bovernier/Les Valettes

Buvette du Plan de l'Au, Bovernier

+41 (0)79 475 17 78

Les Gorges du Durnand, Les Valettes

+41 (0)27 722 20 77

La Fiesta, Les Valettes

+41 (0)76 576 92 94


Useful contacts 55

Sembrancher

La Prairie

+41 (0)27 785 21 30

Les 3 Dranses

+41 (0)27 785 11 73

Tea-room

Le Carillon, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 20 80

Gentiana, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 58

mountain restaurants

La Breya, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 13 45

Relais d’Arpette, Champex-lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 21

La Bulle, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 25 83

Le Chapelet et Bar des neiges, Vichères

+41 (0)27 783 16 16

Gîte de la Léchère, Ferret

+41 (0)27 783 30 64

Alpage des Ars, Ferret

+41(0)79 446 20 16

Alpage de la Peule, Ferret

+41(0)27 783 10 41

Alpage de la Tsissette, Liddes

+41(0)27 783 47 06

Buvette du Plan de l’Au, Bovernier

+41 (0)79 475 17 78

Cafes

Taverne du Clocher, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 15 29

Les Mésanges, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 41

Café de Prassurny, Prassurny

+41 (0)27 783 12 72

La Petite Auberge, Rive-Haute

+41 (0)27 783 13 60

Café des Reines, Sembrancher

+41 (0)27 565 25 96

Café La Belle Vie, Sembrancher

+41 (0)27 785 30 25

Tchyko Bar, Bovernier

+41 (0)27 722 23 68

Kiosque des Iles, Bovernier

+41 (0)27 722 99 06

Le Bonaparte, Les Valettes

+41 (0)27 723 34 88

Bars

Broc’n Pub, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 443 89 90

Pub Mylord, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 28 77

Wine shop

Le Cellier, Sembrancher

+41 (0)27 565 20 86


Useful contacts 56

SERVICES

Municipal administrations

Orsières

+41 (0)27 782 62 62

www.orsieres.ch

Liddes

+41 (0)27 782 61 61

www.liddes.ch

Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 11 42

www.bourg-saint-pierre.ch

Sembrancher

+41 (0)27 785 12 23

www.sembrancher.ch

Bovernier

+41 (0)27 722 29 09

www.bovernier.ch

Montain guides

Bureau des guides, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 31 38

Bureau des guides, Verbier

+41 (0)27 775 33 70

Marie Berazategui

+41 (0)76 693 95 33

Boudewijn Van Doorn

+41 (0)78 775 53 70

Camille Lesonneur

+41 (0)78 855 79 65

Yorick Biselx

+41 (0)76 802 30 57

Architecture

Archi Fonfon SA, Orsières

+41 (0)79 212 34 61

Architecture et construction, Orsières

+41 (0)27 565 45 37

Jean-François Lattion, Orsières

+41 (0)783 27 73

Maurice Thétaz, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 17 46

Stéphane Schers, Orsières

+41 (079 631 05 10

JF concept construction, Liddes

+41 (0)79 375 16 41

Mountain leaders

Chantal Maudry

+41 (0)27 565 26 46

Patricia Joris

+41 (0)79 664 58 33

AlpsXperience

+41 (0)79 399 69 38

Insurance

CMVEO, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 25 87

Groupe Mutuel, Orsières

+41 (0)848 803 111

Bâloise Assurance, Orsières

+41 (0)79 637 19 03


Useful contacts 57

Driving school

Jean-Métroz, Orsières

+41 (0)79 628 61 76

Tissières, Orsières

+41 (0)79 215 33 63

Lawyer-notary

Xavier Fellay, Orsières

+41 (0)27 722 44 88

Véronique Thétaz, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 22 45

Bank

Raiffeisen, Orsières

+41 (0)27 780 10 00

BCV, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 28

Raiffeisen, Liddes

+41 (0)27 780 10 00

Bancomats in Champex-Lac, La

Fouly, Orsières and Liddes

Library

Centre scolaire de La Proz, Orsières

+41 (0)27 782 62 85

Technical office

Maison Durable SA, Orsières

+41 (0)79 290 27 50

Hairdresser

Chez Nadia, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 28 78

Le Bigoudi bleu, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 34 11

Lovey Valérie, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 35 75

Mouron Gabrielle, Orsières

+41 (0)79 658 48 92

Delphine Tornay, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 23

Tornay-Rossoz Nathalie, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 13 30

Chez Irène, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 668 74 57

Atelier de coiffure, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 25 80

Chez Michèle, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 17 37

Communication

Ademus, Orsières

+41(079 741 40 73

LR communication, Orsières

+41(079 355 94 28

C- Cédille Coppey Isabelle, Orsières

+41(078 870 49 35

Artemis Creative, Orsières

+41(027 552 05 54


Useful contacts 58

Waste collection centers

Orsières

+41 (0)79 309 44 87

Liddes

+41 (0)27 782 61 67

Church services

Catholic parish

+41 (0)27 783 11 44

Protestant parish

+41 (0)27 722 32 20

Events

Kate Events, Liddes

+41 (0)78 891 22 04

Fiduciary

Fiduciaire de l’Entremont, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 22 33

Fiduciaire du St-Bernard, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 15 31

Toy library

Centre scolaire de La Proz, Orsières

+41 (0)27 782 62 85

Weather

Weather report posted every

day at the Tourist Office

0900 162 666

Police

Emergency 117

Municipal police, Bagnes

+41 (0)27 775 35 45

Post office

Post office, Orsières

+41 (0)848 888 888

Mo-Fr 8.30am-11.30am/3.30pm-6pm

Sa 10.30am-12pm

Post agency, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 565 31 31

Season: 7/7, 07.30am-12.30am/3pm-6.30pm

Off season: 7/7, So-Th 08.30am-12pm

Fr. 8.30am-12pm/3pm-6.30pm,

Sa. 8.30am-12pm/3pm-5pm

Post agency, Liddes

+41 (0)27 775 23 82

Mo 2.30pm-6pm

Th-Fr 8.30am-12pm/2.30pm-6pm

Sa 8.30am-12pm

Cleaning

Micro Clean, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)78 720 47 57


Useful contacts 59

Lifts

La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 25 83

info@telelafouly-champexlac.ch

Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 13 44

info@telelafouly-champexlac.ch

Vichères-Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 17 07

info@vicheres.ch

HEALTH

Emergency 144

Dental practice

Dentiste de garde

0900 558 143

Cabinet dentaire Thétaz SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 28 83

Taxi

TMR SA

+41(0)27 721 68 40

Taxi Fen’yx

+41(0)79 773 77 40

Bocus Taxi

+41(0)79 524 46 47

Publics transports

Gare d’Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 05

Renseignements (Rail Service)

0900 300 300

Massage

Darbellay Véronique, Orsières

+41(0)27 783 12 64

Lattion Jacqueline, Orsières

+41(0)27 783 23 12

Medicine

Médecin de garde

0900 144 033

Maison de la santé, Sembrancher

+41(0)27 780 15 15

Basile Darbellay, dermatologie

et vénéréologie, Orsières

+41(0)78 330 30 60

Pharmacy

Pharmacie de garde

0900 558 143

Pharmacie, Orsières

+41(0)27 783 13 13


Useful contacts 60

Physiotherapy-Osteopathy-

Acupuncture-Pedicure

Copt Rebecca - Ostéopathie, Saleinaz

+41 (0)27 783 21 62

Richard Marie-José – Pédicure, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 28 82

La Combine, Commeire

+41 (0)27 565 05 80

Karine Tornay - Kinesiologie, Liddes

+41 (0)79 357 16 92

Stéfanie Siegenthaler, Liddes

+41 (0)79 915 08 04

Réflexology

A l'Equilibre, Copt Florence, Orsières

+41 (0)79 707 66 65

Vétérinary

Rausis Fellay Nathalie, Sembrancher

+41 (0)27 565 73 00

Edelweiss market, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 13 94

Edelweiss market, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 565 31 31

Supermarché, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 22 42

Alimentation Chez Jacotte, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 35 50

Epicerie Dorsaz, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 13 72

Landry

Blanchisserie d’Entremont, Orsières

+41 (0)79 255 23 09

Butchery

Boucherie du St-Bernard SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 15

BTB Boucherie-Traiteur-

Boissons SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 29

Bakery

SHOPS

Food store

Volg, Place de la Gare, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 14 48

Boulangerie Gentiana, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 12 58

Boulangerie-pâtisserie

Jorge Fernando, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 43

Boulangerie le Carillon, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 20 80


Useful contacts 61

Aux Croquignoles, Sembrancher

+41 (0)27 785 15 73

Pessoa Jorge, Sembrancher

+41 (0)27 783 18 24

Shoes store

Métroz Chaussures, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 28 27

Newspaper-kiosk

Kiosque du St-Bernard, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 08

Shop Essence Napoléon, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)79 655 25 72

Edelweiss market, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 565 31 31

Supermarché La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 22 42

Household-tv-hifi-videos-mobiles

Darbellay TV, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 29 80

Net’audio SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 16 88

Dairy

Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 29 56

Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 15 60

Florist

Rose Marie Fleurs, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 15 69

Fishing

Champêche, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 193 76 99

Arts

Bernhard Claude, Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)79 213 47 64

Printing

Design & Copy, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 26 20

Tyre

Cédric Gabioud, Orsières

+41 (0)78 600 58 18

Pneus-service, Orsières

+41 (0)79 221 15 08

Richard Patrice Orsières

+41 (0)79 220 40 72


Useful contacts 62

Souvenir

Boutique Vachement Suisse, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 236 67 81

Sport - Ready-made

Boutique Switcher, Orsières

+41 (0)79 518 93 10

Cristal Sport, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 24 40

Look Sport, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 38 00

Zanskar Sport, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 30 00

Sports - Rental and sale

Cristal Sport, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 24 40

Edelweiss, Champex-Lac

+41(0)27 783 33 68

Espace ski et montagne, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 38 05

Zanskar Sport, La Fouly

+41 (0)27 783 30 00

Routier Bike Expérience, Liddes

+41 (0)79 503 14 89

BTB Boucherie-Traiteur-Boissons SA

+41 (0)27 783 12 29

L’O à la bouche, Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)27 783 32 44

Hôtel Restaurant du Crêt, Bourg-St-Pierre

+41 (0)27 787 11 43

COMPANIES

Woodcutting

Bourgeoisie Orsières

+41 (0)27 782 62 53

Nicolas Coppey, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 32 70

Tiling

Michel Murisier, La Fouly

+41 (0)79 446 20 16

Jean-Claude Duay, Orsières

+41 (0)79 699 68 01

Yan Maret, Orsières

+41 (0)78 897 58 19

Régis Frossard, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 29 92

Catering

Boucherie du St-Bernard SA

+41 (0)27 783 12 15

Car body

Du Six-Blanc SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 16 36


Useful contacts 63

Carpentery

Gaillard et Morand SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 34 18

Gabioud-Fusay SA, Orsières

+41 (0)79 220 72 21

Maurice Joris SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 46

Robert Copt SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 27 55

Crittin-Charpente-Construction, Liddes

+41 (0)79 664 13 72

Sarrasin Frères, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 33 47

Architecture et construction SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 565 45 37

Stone cover

Couverture en pierres Rosset & Chabloz

+41 (0)27 783 11 70

Electricity

AL. Électricité SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 38 38

G. Moulin Electricité SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 47

Lattion et Associés Electricité

SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 24 12

Pierre-Michel Duay, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 18 18

Tinsmithing and sanitary heating

Daniel Reichenbach, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 15 91

Jean-Michel Sarrasin SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 70

Rausis-Tornay SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 22 68

Yanick Marquis Sàrl, Liddes

+41 (0)79 898 15 63

Garage and breakdown service

Garage du Lac, Champex-Lac

+41(0)79 637 29 45

Kev'Automobiles, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 30 82

Garage du Carrefour Droz SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 10 77

Garage du Gd-St-Bernard, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 12 50

Garage Eddy Bérard & fils, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 40 00

Garage du Vélan, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 14 75


Useful contacts 64

Gypsery-Painting

Lovey Florian SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 10 58

Lattion-Michellod Sàrl, Orsières

+41 (0)79 362 55 79

Exquis & Luy, Liddes

+41 (0)79 446 39 33

Exquis et Lattion Sàrl, Liddes

+41 (0)79 342 49 12

Frossard Gérald, Liddes

+41 (0)79 298 59 47

Moulin & Duay SA, Orsières

+41 (0)79 357 10 31

Leather

Cuir Création Famille Rossoz, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 22 13

Jewelry

Richoz Martine, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)79 377 05 46

Décoration-restauration

New Mosaïques d’art, Champex-Lac

+41 (0)27 783 38 66

IT

Daniel Moret , Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)27 783 32 44

Plugin Orsières

+41 (0)79 780 10 63

Terrettaz Informatique SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 50 50

Gravel pit

Gravière d’Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 22 07

Real estate

Biselx & Cie Promotion

Immobilière, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 20 69

Masonry and earthworks

Charly Lovey SA , Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 23 53

Cincotta & Fils Sàrl, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 33 23

David Sarrasin, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 37 02

Petriccioli Constructions SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 11 42

Sylvain Darbellay, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 37 20

Yvan Martinal, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 15 59

Sarrasin Frères, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 33 47


Useful contacts 65

Carpentry and joinery

Fernand Cretton & Cie Sàrl, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 14 45

Gaillard agencement SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 53 00

Gaillard & Morand SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 34 18

L'atelier de Fanny, Orsières

+41 (0)79 318 82 72

Philippe Lovey, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 27 36

René Rausis et Fils SA, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 51 51

Urbain Gaillard Sàrl, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 15 39

Jean-Michel Copt, Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)27 783 29 31

Sarrasin Jonathan, Praz-de-Fort

+41 (0)79 482 51 26

Jacquemettaz & Darbellay SA, Liddes

+41 (0)27 783 14 32

Joris Pierre-Alain Sàrl, Liddes

+41 (0)79 216 87 15

Menuiserie agencement Marquis, Reppaz

+41 (0)79 627 01 16

Landscaper

Denis Darbellay, Orsières

+41 (0)79 604 36 92

Pellet

Star Pellet, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 23 90

Soapstone

Michel Murisier, Orsières

+41 (0)79 446 20 16

Natural stone

David Sarrasin, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 37 02

Bicycle

Top Bike, Orsières

+41 (0)27 783 35 57


Tourist /Accommodation tax 66

Anybody who is not domiciled in the municipality has to pay a tourist tax. This can be

paid either to the accommodation organisation itself or at one of our tourist office. The

tourist tax goes towards funding the tourist offices, entertainment in the resorts and

the development of information flyers.

Tourist tax for hotels, chalets and apartments

Adult per night: CHF 3.60 in Orsières and Liddes, CHF 1.80 in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

Annual once-off fee: CHF 180.- per UPM in Orsières, CHF 108.- per UPM in Liddes, CHF

54.- per adult in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

Children per night (6-16 years old): CHF 1.80 in Orsières and Liddes, CHF 0.90 in Bourg-

Saint-Pierre

Annual once-off fee:CHF 27.- per child in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

Tourist tax for groups and huts

Adult per night: CHF 2.40 in Orsières and Liddes, CHF 1.20 in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

Children per night (6-16 years old): CHF 1.20 in Orsières and Liddes, CHF 0.60 in Bourg-

Saint-Pierre

Tourist tax for camp sites

Adult per night: CHF 1.60 in Orsières and Liddes, CHF 0.80 in Bourg-Saint-Pierre

Children per night (6-16 years old): CHF 0.80 à Orsières and Liddes, CHF 0.40 in Bourg-

Saint-Pierre.

As prescribed by the law, an accommodation tax must also be paid by your landlord in

the Liddes and Bourg-St-Pierre municipalities. In the Orsières municipality (including

Champex-Lac and La Fouly), the accommodation tax has been replaced with a tourist

promotion tax.

Accommodation tax rates in hotels, chalets and apartments

Adult per night CHF 0.50

Children per night (6-16 years old) CHF 0.25

Annual once-off fee per UPM in Liddes CHF 15.-

Accommodation tax rates for groups, huts and camp sites

Adult per night CHF 0.25

Children per night (6-16 years old) CHF 0.125

Information:

+41 (0)27 775 23 85 or admin@saint-bernard.ch


Tourism offices 68

ORSIÈRES

Route de la Gare 34

Case postale 92

1937 Orsières

P. +41 (0)27 775 23 81

info@saint-bernard.ch

Daily : From 7.55am to 11.45am

and from 1.20pm to 5.25pm.

LIDDES AND BOURG-ST-PIERRE

Route du Gd-St-Bernard 18

1945 Liddes

P. +41 (0)27 775 23 82

liddes@saint-bernard.ch

Monday to Friday: 2.30pm to 6pm

Tuesday to Saturday: 8.30am to noon

CHAMPEX-LAC

Route du Lac 38

1938 Champex-Lac

P. +41 (0)27 775 23 83

champexlac@saint-bernard.ch

High season*, daily:

8.30am - noon and 1pm - 5.30pm

Low season, Saturday - Sunday:

8.30am - noon

LA FOULY

Route de Ferret 53

1944 La Fouly

P. +41 (0)27 775 23 84

lafouly@saint-bernard.ch

High season*, daily:

8.30am - noon and 1pm - 5.30pm

Low season, Saturday - Sunday:

8.30am - noon

* High season : From 11.12.2021 to 18.04.2022

PICTURES

Hospice du Grand-St-Bernard, Valais Wallis Promotion, Pays du

St-Bernard, Pietro Celesia, Yves Garneau, Alphonse Darbellay, Alain

Darbellay, Raoul Crettenand, Gaëtan Tornay

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