Ski touring and freeride: Start at the La Breya 1 chairlift station or spend the night at the Relais d'Arpette at 1630 meters, shortening the first ascent the next day. Explore the Val d'Arpette to the Col des Écandies at 2793 meters. Once at the top, you will have a breathtaking view of the Trient glacier. Trained ski tourers need about 2.5 hours to climb. You will be rewarded with a long and wonderful descent. Many challenging couloirs are available for ambitious freeriders. We recommend that you only do them in the presence of a mountain guide.
Alpine skiing: Its large forests and its lake, frozen in winter, have earned Champex-Lac, a tourist destination with over a hundred years of tradition, the nickname of Little Canada. The ski area is located between 1'486 and 2'200 meters and has a total of 2 chairlifts and 2 ski lifts. Of the 15 kilometers of slopes, 70% are blue, 20% red and 10% black. For freeriders there is the "Couloir des Mélèzes", the only route in the forest. It is a demanding and steep ski run for very good skiers only. It is not a prepared ski run. Please respect the hibernation of the animals and do not leave the marked routes.
Cross-country skiing: Between Champex-Lac, Champex-d'en Haut and Champex-d'en Bas, idyllic trails run through forests and meadows. You can do classic or skating. Depending on the weather and snow conditions, there is also a cross-country ski trail on the frozen lake of Champex-Lac.
Racket: The Val d'Arpette is the ideal place for snowshoeing tours of any length. There are marked trails that start directly at the chairlift parking lot. Plus, you can always explore the Val d'Arpette on your own; the valley floor is flat and you can venture out when the ski slopes are open. On the way back, the Relais d'Arpette team looks forward to your visit for fine local cuisine.
Toboggan run: From the top station of the La Breya 1 chairlift, follow the toboggan run that takes you several kilometers to the Relais d'Arpette, where you can stop for a short break, before returning to Champex-lac.