Champéry’s first tourists arrived in the 1850’s, making this one of the oldest tourist destinations in Switzerland. Quaint, yet resolutely modern, the picturesque main street still has all the authentic charm of yesteryear while the village’s iconic red-andwhite cable car is a model of Swiss efficiency, whisking you away to an altitude of 2,000 metres and into the vast Portes du Soleil ski area in under 5 minutes.
Champéry’s cross-country ski track is located just 2 kilometres past the village in Grand-Paradis area, and is easily accessible by car or by free shuttle-bus. The 5 kilometre circuit offers classic or skating tracks and approximately 100 metres of altitude difference.
The track is illuminated for night skiing every night until 9 pm. A cross-country ski ticket is obligatory and may be purchased at the offices of Champéry Tourisme and at the Grand-Paradis chairlift during opening hours.
Comments from the station crew:
Two adjacent loops, Loop 1 'Grand Paradis' (perfect for beginners) and Loop 2 'Les Couailles' (with some short climbs) are prepared for both classic and skating. The combined length of the two loops is about 2.4 km with about 40m D+. These two loops are illuminated in the evening until 21:00.
A third, slightly more difficult loop, 'Les Planchamps', is added to the first two loops to form a circuit of about 5 kilometres, prepared for classic and skating, with about 100 metres of ascent.
Daily ticket CHF 10.- on sale at the tourist office, at the Palladium sports center, at the ski lifts ticket office in Grand Paradis and in some sport shops.