Ski Les Marécottes by Train

28 km of piste between 1100-2200m

A group of unlinked ski resorts make up the Pays du St-Bernard ski region, with Les Marécottes being perhaps the easiest to reach as it lies on the so called Mont Blanc Express, a narrow gauge cog railway that runs between Martigny and Chamonix and on to St Gervais. The section Les Marrècottes lies on is known as the Martigny–Châtelard Railway.

Ski Les Marécottes by train

Lying in the Trient valley, the resort has some decent runs for all abilities, a lot of good lift-served off-piste , a reasonable lift system and stunning views. The red runs to skiers right of the chairlift are unprepared, whilst a section of off-piste lies between the chairlift and the main pistes. The resort markets itself as having 100% natural snow, i.e. they don't have any snow cannon, but it does have a good snow record and cannon would be of relatively limited benefit.

Sky and Rail

The nearest airport to Les Marécottes is Geneva. There is a railway station in the airport, with one change for trains to the resort.

Where to Eat and Party in Les Marécottes

The restaurant at La Creusaz is the culinary and social heart of the resort. It specialises in sizzling steaks - choose beef, horse or kangaroo! There is also a small café at the top of the Le Velard chairlift with stunning views.

Getting to Les Marécottes by Train

The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Les Marécottes. The gondola station is about fifteen minutes walk from the lifts, but a fortunately a courtesy bus co-ordinates with train arrivals and departures to obviate the need to walk. The walk back to the station is easier, as it is downhill.

Piste Map for Les Marécottes

Ski and Snowboard using the Les Marécottes trail map

Larger trail map for Les Marécottes

Map of Les Marécottes

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Accommodation for Les Marécottes and the Surrounding Area
  • Hôtel Aux Mille Etoiles, Les Marécottes (3*) Well regarded hotel, right next to the gondola bottom station.
    $$$ Tel: +41 277611666

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