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Night of Shooting Stars

Excursions & guided tours

In an amazingly pristine natural setting, far from the bright lights of the resort, watch the shooting stars with a team of astronomy enthusiasts and enjoy a delicious meal.

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Thursday18:30 - 23:00

During the night of August 12th to 13th an extraordinary natural phenomenon is forecasted to occur: a shower of shooting stars is expected to embellish the sky of Nendaz. Depending on the year, about a hundred shooting stars can be seen in one hour at this time. In theory, this means more than one shooting star per minute! But not all of them are equally bright! The absence of a moon in the early evening and the isolated setting of Prarion (ten minutes from Nendaz) is particularly favourable to observe this since the sky is very dark and the faint shooting stars are clearly visible.

It is possible to enhance this outing by starting with an evening walk of about an hour, before enjoying a delicious meal. Take the Tracouet gondola which leaves from the centre of the resort (last departure at 16h30) and reach the restaurant by following a signposted path, which runs alongside the Lac Noir (2'200 metres above sea level).

INCLUDED

  • Fine dining in the Chalet des Alpes de Prarion
  • Astronomy presentation by experts from Sion Planetarium
  • Opportunity to observe the stars in the company of enthusiasts.
  • A daily sector Printse mountain lift pass
  • WC
  • Suitable for families

Prices

Evening and Printse daily pass
Adult89.- CHF
Young79.- CHF
Child39.- CHF
Child < 7 years old29.- CHF

Useful information

* Departure via the shuttle bus which leaves in front of the Tourist Office at 19.00 (it is also possible to reach the Chalet des Alpes with your own vehicle, please indicate your choice at the time of booking). It is also possible to reach the site on foot via the Tracouet gondola and use the shuttle bus to return to the resort.
* Please inform us in advance of any allergies to certain products. Our chef will be happy to suggest an alternative.
* The astronomy talk is presented only in French, but our experts understand English and German and can, of course, answer your questions in English.
* Annual 4 Vallées pass holders benefit from a CHF 10.- voucher for a drink on the night of the event.

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