Children’s Snow Playground

Children really do feel at home in a Swiss Snow Kids Village run by the Swiss Ski and Snowboard Schools. Here they are taken good care of by highly-trained instructors and by Snowli, the cute mascot.

Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

The dialect in the Val d'Hérens is particularly strong. On high days and holidays, people wear traditional costume with bright head-squares and aprons made of velvet and silk. On 6 January, bells ring in the start of Carnival; the "Carnaval d'Hérens" is famous for its "Peluches" (wooden masks) with cat, fox and wolf faces. The people wearing the masks mingle with the spectators and play all kinds of pranks.

Charcoal Miners Trail

This 4-hour hiking tour takes you around Mt. Noble, through the Vallon de Réchy (Rechy Valley) and the Ar du Tsan, which boasts an extraordinary fauna and flora.

This 4-hour hiking tour takes you around Mt. Noble, through the Vallon de Réchy (Rechy Valley) and the Ar du Tsan, which boasts an extraordinary fauna and flora.

Cabane de Bertol CAS

Height above sea level: 3311 m Sleeps: 80