Altitude: 1444 Meters

Bürchen in short

  • Typical mountain village
  • Quiet après-ski
  • Ski area good for all levels

The Valais mountain village of Bürchen is located on a terrace high above the Rhone Valley and is a fifteen minute drive from the lower Visp. The village has established itself in recent years as "birch `village" and that is not surprising as it is surronding with birch woods! There is an educational Birch walk where you can learn interesting facts about the trees and there are all sorts of souvenirs you can buy too!

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The ski resort of Bürchen offers something for everyone. The great thing about this small ski area, 25 kilometers of slopes, is that there is virtually no waiting at the lifts. Once on the Moosalp, your children can ski quietly to get the hang of it, and you can try out the blue and red runs nearby. If you are looking for a greater challenge, try the ski touring. For example, the Augsbordhorn route or the Dreizehntenhorn route. If you do happen to get tired of Moosalp then jump on the ski bus to the ski resort of [IL: CHGRAU031] or [IL: CHWALL028] where your ski pass is also valid!

Every night there are more than 100 cows that come down from the pastures to the barns in Moosalp. On the way to the barn, the cows cross the motorway and if you meet them on your journey, you will have to wait half an hour for them to cross! However, it is a very special sight as the impressive Eringerras cows are totally black! Nowadays you can find this race almost exclusively in Valais.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Bürchen

Restaurants 7 Theatre -
Bars & cafes - Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 1 Concert hall
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Bürchen

No. of ski schools 1Private ski lessons CHF 55
No. of ski instructors 20Ski lessons5 Days, 2 Hours, CHF 40
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons5 Days, 2 Hours, CHF 40
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiing -

 Facilities Bürchen

No. of hotels 3 Supermarkets 2
Total no. of hotel beds 40 Banks
Total no. of beds 3500

 Tourist information for Bürchen

Moosalp Tourismus
0041 - 027 - 9341716

 Distances from Bürchen

Railway station
Visp approx. 11 km by bus
Genève approx. 200 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 35 km 45 minuten by car

 Bürchen for families and children

Childcare - Magic carpet -
Playground Ski lift for children

  Leisure & sports activities Bürchen

Public saunaFootpaths 10 km
Fitness centre - Torchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness - Curling -
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding - Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court -

Ski area
Rund um Visp

Rund um Visp
Total slopes 70 (km)
Blue slopes 24 km
Red slopes 30 km
Black slopes 16 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (25 )
Drag lifts 19
Chair lifts 4
Gondola lifts 2
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