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🛷 Winter Sledding at La Tzoumaz

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  • Date de Visite
    12.02.2018 && 16.02.2019 && 05.03.2019

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Winter sledding at la Tzoumaz


The Tzoumaz winter sledding run is the most beautiful sledding run in French-speaking Switzerland but also the most demanding with the highest vertical drop (850m) and the longest length (10km). It is suitable for children since the age of 8. Below this age, other sledding tracks such as those of Champex-Lac or Les Diablerets will be chosen. The Avants track is perfect for the very young.

In addidtion, the Tzoumaz winter sledding run has excellent snow conditions due to its higher altitude compared to the other sledding runs in French-speaking Switzerland.

Nice view of the northern slope of the Rhone Valley from the Tzoumaz sledding run.
Nice view of the northern slope of the Rhone Valley from the Tzoumaz sledding run.

Track summary


The Tzoumaz-Savoleyres gondola lift


The start of the track is accessible by a gondola lift that climbs from the village of La Tzoumaz on the heights of Riddes and ends in Savoleyres.

The departure and arrival of the gondola lift leading to Savoleyres with grey weather.
The departure of the gondola lift leading to Savoleyres with grey weather. The arrival of the gondola lift leading to Savoleyres with grey weather.

The point of view in Savoleyres


Before starting the sledding track you can observe from Savoleyres, the other side of the mountain and the Val de Bagnes with the ski resort of Verbier as well as a beautiful landscape on the Alps including the Grand-Combin. During the descent, you can enjoy the view of the Rhone Valley.

View from the beginning of the track at Savoleyre on the Grand-Combin with Verbier just below in the foreground.
View from the beginning of the tzoumaz track at Savoleyre on the Grand-Combin with Verbier just below in the foreground.

A picture of “Switzerland Tourism” not showing the good example with a woman not wearing a helmet or even a hat but with a nice view of the Grand Combin.
A picture of "Switzerland Tourism" not showing the good example with a woman not wearing a helmet or even a hat but with a nice view of the Grand Combin.

The track


The sled run is alternatively on slopes reserved for sleders, along the ski track or shared with skiers. It is therefore necessary to be careful especially since the sled run crosses the ski run in some places. The track is a succession of several sections consisting of a steep slope followed by a very gently sloping part using roads. Therefore, it is important not to stop at the bottom of steep slopes to maintain speed and also for safety reasons to avoid an accident.

A portion of the track reserved for sledgers.
A portion of the tzoumaz track reserved for sledgers.

The end of the track


At 2/3 of the track, two paths are possible. Continue straight ahead or turn right. If you choose to turn right, you follow a low gradient road, which is not very interesting. The end of the track ends at the start of the cable car.

The two possible paths with the road on the right and the expressway straight ahead.
The two possible paths at the end of the tzoumaz traack with the road on the right and the expressway straight ahead.

Sled equipment


The slopes of the winter sledding run at La Tzoumaz are the most impressive in French-speaking Switzerland, so equipment of the appropriate length is required. In addition to the ski jacket and pants, good boots and a helmet, it is essential if you want to enjoy a pleasant descent, own ski goggles and lower face protection such as a scarf because of the speed taken by the sled.

Sleigh Rentals


Different types of sledges can be rented in front of the gondola departure on the other side of the road.

Sleds available for hire with, for example, a two-seater model. A child in purple with the necessary equipment. Boot, ski pants and jacket, helmet, gloves, glasses and scarf.
the house to rent winter sledges at la tzoumaz Sleds available for hire at la tzoumaz with, for example, a two-seater model.

Penstock pipes


By way of anecdote, we can see two penstocks on the road leading to the Tzoumaz from the Rhône Valley. These are pipes that bring water from Fionnay to the Riddes/Ecône plant to be turbined by the “Forces Motrices de Mauvoisin“. These pipes also pass under the village of La Tzoumaz.

Webcams


Webcam – Savoleyres – Top of the track

Webcam – La Tzoumaz – Bottom of the track

Videos


 

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