Built of the sit of ancient pastures, the village of Anzère faces due south. Perched on a plateau, in the heart of the swiss Alps, the village enjoys a mediterranean microclimate. In the region, one can find primitive rural structures and altitude pasture dwellings, made of wood and stone. The pedestians only Village Square is the centre of village life. During the winter, once a week, hot wine prepared in a large kettle, a welcome drink for all visitors. It is a good opportunity to socialise and get to know others.
Constructed in 1965, the development of ANZERE was based on well-studied planning and designed layout. The heart of the resort is called ANZERE VILLAGE is a pedestrian zone, a rather nouvel concept dating back to the 60s.
Large wooden chalets surrounding a pedestrian square. A choice of shops, boutiques in a continuous gallery, with restaurants, café terraces, and playground for children with public benches. Visitors will appreciate this car free open space, safe for children and favoured by parents.
ANZERE is a medium size resort, cosy and friendly. The style of constructions blends well with the mountain environment.
Situated on a high plateau facing south, ANZERE overlooking down the Rhone Valley, with a sweeping panoramic view of the Valaisan Alps where 12 peaks over 4'000m. high, extending from Bitschhorn to Mont-Blanc.
Ski - Snowboard Anzère
The Anzère winter resort is equiped with 11 different skilifts covering over 40 kilometres of skiing terrain between 1500 and 2500 m. altitude. They are 1 cable car, 2 chair lifts, 8 T-bar tows and a snowboarder slope.
In the village, a special T-bar tow is specially designed for beginners and young children.
First snowfall usually comes the first days of December which marks the beginning of the skiing season. Ski-lifts function everyday until the end of Easter Holiday. Part of the domain is covered by snow blowers.
Anzère is also experienced in organising and setting up stadium for winter sports competitions for ski clubs and other national events.
The terrain is specially suitable for intermediate skiers. There are 3km of easy trails for beginners. Expert skiers will enjoy the 5 km « black trail » to perform their skills on a 2km of mogul slopes. Powder snow fans and extreme skiers seeking sensations outside secured trails are advised to observe weather conditions and safety precautions.
The "Go" cross-country trail winds through 5km of larch and fir forest, with a section on a vast unobstructed open space. This easy trail is ideal for beginners. The Swiss Ski School conducts private lessons in cross-country skiing.