The Telegraph: Special treat: LeCrans (0041 27 486 6060; lecrans.com), a smart boutique chalet hotel with fabulous views over the Valais mountains. Doubles from 805 CHF (£542) per night, including breakfast.
The Telegraph: Start your day at one of the three main cabine stations, and get there early to beat the ski schools’ day-trippers. If it’s sunny, continue up the mountain to Plaine Morte at just under 9,800ft.
The Telegraph: Take lunch at Buvette de l’Alpage de Pépinet (0041 78 722 4390). It is signed from the blue run from Les Violettes. Serves excellent local cured meats. Expect to pay £12 to £14 for a main course.
The Telegraph: If you want a quicker lunch, try Cabane des Taules. This is a small and informal self-service café serving goulash soup or raclette at around £8, but there are no lavatories or inside seating.