The ski resorts of Valais have made significant improvements this year with lift upgrades, remodelled slopes, and new accommodation.
[R651R, Anzere] has remodelled the beginners' slope above the village square and now offers novice skiers a safe environment in which to take their first steps on skis.
[R1231R, Bettmeralp] has made its ski area more accessible to families: both the Bettmeralp ski tow lifts have been replaced with a modern four-seater chairlift. The Blausee chair comprises a video information system and a specially equipped 'Children's Chair' with coloured seating, seating partition, safety device against sliding through, and a closing device.
[R1236R, Fiescheralp] has built the new 'Talegga-Eggishorn Sud' six-seater chairlift next to the existing valley station for the Fiesch-Eggishorn chairlift. It offers an extension to the ski region within the Aletsch Arena.
A detachable four-seater chairlift replaces two old installations between Cry-d'Er and Bellalui in the [R654R, Crans-Montana]-Aminiona ski region. It will carry 2400 guests per hour over a distance of 1.5 kilometres and offers panoramic views from 2528 metres.
[R660R, Nendaz] has redesigned its Mont Fort cable car with new cabins to 3300 metres. Verbier also has upgraded its Medran Station to offer a drying installation for ski boots and a cafe-bar.
New accommodation has been built in Valais: the Backstage Hotel Boutique in [R517R, Zermatt] will open Dec. 18 and the modern spa Hotel Helvetia will open in [R659R, Morgins] this December.