Sion (winter only)
Note: Sion is a Winter-only destination.
Flight time: 1 hour 30 minutes*
Availability: Winter only
Avg. temperatures: 3 to 24°C
Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF)
Time: GMT +1 hour
An exciting new destination for winter, Sion is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, just a short hop from some of the best ski and snowboard resorts in Europe. With a flight time of just 90 mins from Southampton Airport, you’ll be on the slopes in no time.
What makes Sion a stand-out destination is the combination of a fascinating walled city and fantastic winter terrain – right on your doorstep. The short flights and quick transfers significantly reduce skiers' travel time to Switzerland’s world class resorts.
Located in the Swiss Canton of Valais, Sion provides a gateway to 36 different ski areas and over 2000km of superb pistes. If you can’t wait to get to the slopes, charming Nendaz is just 25 minutes away from Sion Airport, while the sunny slopes of Crans-Montana are only 30 minutes away. Sophisticated Verbier is a 45-minute transfer ride, while the challenging, high-altitude terrain of Zermatt is only one hour away.
Families and beginner skiers may prefer the more gentle slopes of Lötschental and Aletsch Arena, while adrenalin-seekers will love the glacial slopes of Saas-Fee (one hour transfer) and the endless powder fields only accessible by helicopter. Off piste, Valais is in a class of its own, with no fewer than 11 Michelin-starred restaurants.
Fly from Southampton to Sion Airport with Powdair on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 15th December 2017 until 13th April 2018 and be in the centre of the Alps in just 1.5 hours.
Sion is a small, one-terminal airport located in Verbier in the Rhone Valley. Airport transfers, hire car pick-up points and taxis are available. Note that taxis need to be ordered from inside the terminal as there is no taxi rank outside the airport. The nearest train station, Gare Centrale de Sion, is just 1km from the airport.
*All flight times are average and will vary.
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