Savoleyres (2,345m) and La Tzoumaz (1,500m) meet on a ridge line to lookers left of the main resort town of Verbier.
There are two gondolas connecting the two ski areas, from the valley floor in La Tzoumaz across into Verbier, with an additional 6 ski lifts giving access to a small mixture of blue and red pistes (see the piste maps). There is also a 10km sledge track which starts at the top of the ridge and takes you all the way to La Tzoumaz and a 5km winter hiking trail.
This part of the ski area is south-facing and so attracts lot of lovely sunshine. It's popular with beginners and families, who enjoy skiing on the blue pistes in Les Esserts
Situated right behind Savoleyres’ south-facing slopes, La Tzoumaz’s pistes quickly plunge into the tree-line, offering a nice choice of red and blue runs.
Le Nord (6-man high-speed detachable chair) services a short but sweet, moderately steep ridgeline speckled with trees, Le Taillay (4-man chair) on the other side of the ski area gives access to mellow terrain which starts off very open and gradually enters the tree-line. With both, you have the option of either staying on the piste or wandering off-piste, without ever having to venture too far to the sides to find fresh powder. Be careful however when skiing off-piste to the skier’s right of Le Taillay, not to go too far right, as you will miss the cat track which brings you back to the lift & you'll be on your way to the bottom of the resort through a mess of tight trees!
The Les Etablons (2-man chair) can offer some great turns when the snow is good lower down. The second half of the red slope which starts directly to the left or skier’s right of the lift has a good moderate pitch and can be quite fun. What more, with the brand-new 8-man La Tzoumaz gondola, great “top to bottom” runs can be enjoyed, knowing that line-ups are now a thing of the past!
La Tzoumaz features one of the longest sled runs in the Swiss Alps, with 848 metres of height difference over 10km. The toboggan run follows the Petite Combe run from the top of the gondola, so don't be surprised to see some sledges whizz pass as you ski down.
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