A world class ski region
Les 4 Vallées is undeniably one of the most dynamic ski regions in Europe and yet one of the least publicised. A well-kept secret by those in the know. 92 lifts interlink 412kms of groomed pistes, connecting the numerous resorts of Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Siviez, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Mayens de L'Ours, Thyon, Les Collons and Les Masses.
A connoisseur's destination
Many people overlook the Swiss Alps as a summer destination. Connoisseurs, however, recognise the beauty and diversity of the Alps in the non-winter months and often describe the mountains as being at their most breathtaking when they are verdant and lush. Autumn on the other hand is a technicolour of yellow, orange and red hues - quite different from the white winter wonderland most people envisage.
A multitude of activities
Hidden Dragon is a snow-covered magical wonderland in the winter and spring. The Four Valley ski region is suitable for people of all abilities and ages - there is truly something for everyone: board parks, world cup race pistes, freeride championships, numerous ski de fond trails, torchlight descents, and multiple opportunities for the snow-walker on raquettes to enjoy the alpine air.
Hidden Dragon is a serene destination for an assortment of outdoor Valaisan activities in the summer and autumn - yoga, meditation, golf, hiking, rafting, paragliding, wine-tasting to name just a few.
Hidden Dragon's location in the canton of Valais will delight sun lovers as the region boasts over 300 days of sun a year (allegedly more than the French Riviera!). Les 4 Vallées is set in a unique micro-climate offering summer visitors balmy temperatures of 25 - 35°C with a cooling alpine breeze - an ideal temperature for sunbathing and la dolce far niente! Set in 2 acres of its own private grounds, the Hidden Dragon chalet offers plenty of outdoor space to relax and unwind. Surrounded by dense forests, nature lovers will delight in the local deer, wild goats and other alpine animals playing near the lodge's terraces.
Off-piste skiers and riders can maximize the potential of the region by experiencing the legendary unmarked trails off the back of the Mont Fort summit. The backcountry options are incalculable and the reason why expert alpinistes return year after year in search of untracked snow. For those looking for even more adventure, heli-skiing or ski-touring are readily available.
Yoga, meditation and spa
Hidden Dragon is equipped with a huge yoga deck overlooking the Rhone Valley - a truly idyllic spot to stretch, tone and meditate to bird song and the gentle hum of cow bells. Combined with the many spa facilities, we hope to pamper our guests to perfection: hammam, sauna, hot tub, massage and beauty treatments are all on offer to ensure guests return home feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
A hidden gem
Hidden Dragon is perched above the sleepy village of Veysonnaz at 1500m. Away from the crowds and the queues, Hidden Dragon residents prefer the slopes to themselves. With empty pistes on one's doorstep, but with the vast and exciting region where all resorts are within easy reach, Veysonnaz is a truly a hidden gem.
For outdoor enthusiasts who seek a little more adventure, you will be spoilt for choice. Mountain biking on the hundreds of marked trails, hiking, rock-climbing, mountaineering, trekking along the ancient picturesque irrigation systems - "les bisses" - even escorted by a donkey!, paragliding, parachuting, tennis, archery, picnicking by glacier lakes, dipping into the natural thermal hot springs, rafting, canoeing, bungee-jumping, quad biking, fruit-picking, wine tours, world class golf in multiple local courses including Crans Montana.
Hidden but easily accessible
Despite Hidden Dragon's secluded location, this alpine lodge is a mere 15 minutes drive away from Sion - which is serviced by its own airport, heliport, and train station. Less than 2 hours drive from Geneva and less than 3 from Zurich, the Hidden Dragon chalet is easily accessible by our international guests.
For those in search of a little culture, Switzerland's oldest town, Sion, is a mere 13kms away and offers historians exciting medieval tales set in the Valère and Tourbillon Hills, ancient chateaux, churches and museums. The Valaisans have a multitude of local traditions and festivals which take place throughout the spring and summer months: the famous Combat des Reines (a natural cow fight) is a memorable and enchanting experience. From ancient hamlets, authentic alpine villages, and Roman towns like Martigny to the dazzling lake-side Montreux, made famous by the Jazz festival, those wishing to explore further than Veysonnaz have a truly diverse and rich region at their fingertips!