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For relaxing but first-rate downhill skiing, the majestic and largely undiscovered Val d’Anniviers is unbeatable. Here, the 4-star Hotel Bella Tola offers fittingly elegant accommodation, wonderful cuisine and spa facilities.


From £1375 per person (from £1298 incl rail) based on two people sharing

Duration: 6 days, 7 nights
Departures: Various departures from DecemberApril Saturday/Sunday
Start point: St-Luc
End point: St-Luc


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Details of Skiing Holiday in St-Luc

Close to the Italian border, the undiscovered Val d’Anniviers, one of Switzerland’s sunniest regions, is quite magnificent and is dotted with pretty hamlets which perch on its steep slopes. One such village is tranquil St-Luc, which looks across the valley to the mighty 4,478-metre Matterhorn and other peaks over 4,000 metres high. Offering easy access to marvellous downhill skiing on uncrowded slopes, this is an ideal base for alpine skiers of all abilities.

Amid these majestic surroundings, the 4-star Romantik Hotel Bella Tola offers fittingly elegant accommodation, warm hospitality, wonderful cuisine and excellent facilities that include a spa complex, making it the perfect place to unwind after a day on the pistes. It's difficult to beat downhill skiing at St-Luc, where the sunny south and east-facing slopes offer relaxed, carefree alpine skiing to a height of 3,025 metres. At this altitude, the snow record is excellent, and the views wonderful. You will often have the pistes virtually to yourselves, especially on weekdays, another reason why skiing here is so enjoyable. At St-Luc itself, there are 25 blue and red runs totalling 75 kilometres, served by 13 draglifts and accessed by means of the regular free ski bus (which picks skiers up from right outside the hotel) and a four-minute trip up the funicular.

Intermediate and advanced skiers will enjoy the longer, more challenging slopes at Zinal, Grimentz and Vercorin, whose equally sunny runs are covered by the same ski pass and can be reached using the post bus (pay locally).

For a break from skiing, explore St-Luc’s 35 kilometres of winter walking paths or 30km of snowshoeing trails.

What our customers say:

Mr Jones of Halesown
Warm, comfortable relaxed atmosphere situated in an excellent location and beautiful village. The spa is an added bonus and of very high quality. The owners attention to detail of the decor is superb and matched by their first class service to their customer’s needs. This is truly a wonderful hotel that exceeded our expectations at every turn. Special mention must be made to the owners who go above and beyond to give their clients a most memorable stay in their charming hotel. We would most certainly recommend this hotel and will be going back!

Dr Grout of Gwynedd
Third visit to same hotel organised by yourselves - suggests confidence in your organisation, which has always been faultless, and that we, like your staff, regard this hotel as exceptional with excellent skiing for those happy with limited time on the slopes

For more reviews of this trip, see: Reviews of Skiing holiday in St-Luc, Switzerland

What price includes

  • 7 nights historic 4-star hotel with spa
  • beginners, improvers & intermediates
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Afternoon tea every day
  • Rail travel from London
  • Pre-booked ski packages available from £330pp



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Hotel Bella Tola in St Luc

Nearest train station to meeting point:
Sierre railway station

Transfer to meeting point:
Operator collects guests from station

How to get there:
Train from London to Sierre (via Paris)

Plan your journey by train to Lausanne

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Hotel Bella Tola in St Luc

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Transfer to finish point:
Operator drops guests off at station

How to get back:
Train from Sierre to London (via Paris)

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