Welcome aux Crozets !
This Village, located at 1’7000 m, is the ideal jumping-off point for families, sports lovers and anyone who wants to explore the Portes du Soleil. In winter, the resort boasts excellent snow conditions and a quick-as-a-wink connection with France over the spectacular pointe des Mossettes (2’277m). Freestylers can get ther fill of thrills in the Snowpark which, according to those in the know, is one of the world’s best! The bravest among you might even like to have a go down Chavanette, otherwise known as the « Swiss Wall », but be careful you don’t fall! A charming animal park with animals from around the world will impress children and parents!
Main events : Cattle meeting, climbing for children, Waterslide, Ski runs, Freestyle …
By the end of 19th Century, Val d’Illiez was already a tourist destination with three hotels to its name. In 1967, the construction of the Les Crosets ski lifts enlarged the network of lifts. This allowed the developpement of a flourishing tourist industry in an incomparable setting -the Franco-Swiss recreational area called the Portes-du-Soleil. The establishment of the resort village of Champoussin in the 1980′s and the subsequent opening of new ski lifts have created a high quality recreationnal area which offers something for everyone.
Secrets and Curiosities
Admire the majestic DENTS DU MIDI, pride of all the inhabitants of the valley of Illiez. There are 7 peaks, like de the 7 wonders of the world … Don’t miss the show, and let you seduce … whent they covered themselves in pink.
Local Traditions and patrominy have their roots in a long history, which has been made and marked by some highly colourful historical figures …
Do you like pastries ? Let you seduce by the warm smell of apples and cinnamon, the crispy, sugary, melt-in-your-mouth treat, of the famous « salée ».