Ethérolla Piste

The downhill run on this highest slope in the Thyon ski area is a special treat for seasoned skiers who are looking for a real challenge. The views down to the Rhone Valley, the Dent Blanche and the Grande Dixence, Europe’s greatest dam, are quite stunning.

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Walk to the "Pierres à cupules"

Stones like these, with round or oval hollows measuring from 1 – 30 cm are not only found in the Alps but also in Australia and South Africa. Were they made by man? For what purpose? The 11 km round trip to the "Pierres à cupules" goes from Evolène via Villa, Mayen de Cotter and Volovron back to Evolène. It takes about five hours. It climbs 800 m and then goes down again.

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Valais rye bread AOP: the real thing

Rye bread from Valais is the only bread in Switzerland that can proudly bear the AOP label. This carries an obligation: only rye that has been grown, milled and processed in Valais can by used to make Valais rye bread AOP. The rustic sourdough bread tastes best when it has been kept for two or three days. It can also be made with walnuts or dried fruit.

Rye bread from Valais is the only bread in Switzerland that can proudly bear the AOP label.

Valais rye bread AOP: the real thing
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