Sympathetically designed modern resort on a sunny balcony near Crans-Montana, with uncrowded slopes suited to leisurely intermediates. Lots of old, slow lifts but the area is very much a family resort, with village nursery slopes and spa centre. Little to challenge experts except the 5km Pas de Maimbre black run, an itinerary and some gentle off-piste. There's a terrain park. For a small place there is a reasonable choice of restaurants and bars. Lots of marked walks and a 3km toboggan run.
- Basel airport: 2.5 hours