The closest international airport is Geneva, just 1 hour 45 minutes drive from La Tzoumaz. The motorway follows Lac Leman and then the Rhone valley to Riddes (J24). From here it is only a 13km climb up to the village. Transfers are available from Geneva if you do not want to drive yourself; alpina and alpybus are just a couple of the options providing private transfers. Sion has an airport too, around 30km away.

Swiss trains are incredibly reliable. The train from Geneva will take you to Martigny where you can change to a local train to Riddes. The bus service would then bring you up the mountain. Alternatively taxi transfers are available for the remaining part of your journey from Martigny.

All amenities in the village are within walking distance of Chalet Joli so a car is not necessarily required. The ski bus also stops practically opposite the chalet giving you simple and quick access to the télécabine, chair lifts, and the centre of the village, although these are only a short walk away.

Many people do make the journey in their own cars. Routes across Europe are quick and the French tolls not too expensive. Just remember, if you are making the journey during the winter months then you must carry snow chains (and be able to use them). Although the Swiss are very good at clearing the roads you don’t want to get caught out. Driving yourself does give you the opportunity to stock up on groceries in the hypermarkets of Martigny or Conthey both approximately a 25 minute drive from Chalet Joli.

Chalet Joli is accessed from the main road up from the télécabine where we have a double garage and some off street parking. Further parking is available from the back lane, better taken in the downhill direction, where we have two parking places at the side of the chalet.

Seasonal Activities


La Tzoumaz sits at the heart of the 4 Vallées region, which covers 410km of pistes. 55km of which are in the La Tzoumaz-Savoleyres area.

Snow boarding

“Some of the best extreme terrain in Switzerland and the world for that matter” (World Snowboard Guide).


La Tzoumaz boasts a fabulous 10km sledge run which is open to everyone, be it family groups or daredevil sledgers.