Mayens-de-Sion - Idyllic gem in the heart of the Valais Mayens-de-Sion (1200 m)


The name of Mayens-de-Sion, which means mountain pasture of Sion, reveals a lot about the original roots of the small mountain village. About 15 kilometers away is the authentic village of the well-known episcopal city of Sion, the capital of the canton of Valais. Located at 1,200 meters above the Rhone Valley, Mayers-de-Sion offers its guests peace and quietness in its purest form, as well as breathtaking views of the valley.

In the form of many original chalets in traditional construction, Mayens-de-Sion has retained its authentic charm and is still characterized by a very special ambience. The village's 6 historic chapels, which are still connected by ancient channels, contribute to the extraordinary flair of this small village.

Equally impressive is the densely-wooded wintry landscape around Mayens-de-Sion, which offers the opportunity to winter hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoe tours. Alpine winter sports fans can enter the XXL ski area 4 Vallées in the neighboring towns of Mayen-de-l'Ours, Les Collons or Veysonnaz.

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Fun on the pistes between the Rhône and the Mont-Fort summit

Skiing in Mayens-de-Sion has a number of options for getting on the pistes. The closest gondola, starting in Mayen-de-l'Ours, is a 5-minute drive away, either by car or shuttle bus, which is available several times a day. With this, winter sports fans also reach the ski station Veysonnaz in 15 minutes. By car both Veysonnaz and the station Les Collons can be reached in about 10 minutes.

From all three stations, the gondola lift or chairlift will take you to the Thyon 2000 ski area. Together with Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Siviez, Thyon forms the Printze ski area with 220 kilometers of pistes and thus the eastern half of the 4 Vallées. Snowboarders and freestylers can enjoy themselves here in 2 snow parks, pros will find world cup downhill runs and challenging freeride tours, and cross-country skiers have 4 routes up to 6 kilometers in length.

From Siviez, the second half of the 4 Vallées ski area with the Mont-Fort summit (3330 m) is the highest point. In total, the 4 Vallées ski holidaymakers have almost 120 ski pistes, 3 snow parks, 2 half pipes, 32 km of routes and 6 toboggan runs to offer.

As far as the return journey after a long day of skiing is concerned, holidaymakers in Mayens-de-Sion can often even ski almost to their chalet in good snow conditions, but on an unprepared or designated route.

When it comes to food or après-ski, both Les Collons and Veysonnaz are well served by supermarkets, shops, restaurants and bars.

Holidaymakers in Mayens-de-Sion should not miss even a trip to Sion. A 30-minute drive away by car or bus, the medieval episcopal city is known for its beautiful old town.