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Grande Dixence dam - Things to Know Before Visiting

1987 Hérémence, Switzerland

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About Grande Dixence dam

The world's highest gravity dam which was Situated at the head of the Val des Dix. The dam is 200 meters wide at its base. At the top, it «slims down» to just 15 meters. The Grande Dixence dam is open to the public from mid-June to the end of September. The dam is a visitor attraction and also the starting point for mountain hikes. Guided tours with slide shows and films take place in the interior of the dam. A cable car carries visitors up from the car park and bus terminus to the top of the Di


Attractions Near Grande Dixence dam

Mont Fort
Mont Fort6.48km from Grande Dixence dam

Mont Fort is a mountain of the Pennine Alps, located near Verbier in the Swiss canton of Valais. It lies on the range between the valleys of Bagnes and Nendaz, north of the Rosablanche. With a height of 3,328 meters above sea level, Mont Fort is the highest summit north of the Col de Louvie. Mont Fort is surrounded by several glaciers, The summit of Mont Fort is easily accessible by cable car from the heights of Verbier or Nendaz. There is one ski slope leading down from the mountain's peak - wh

Val d’Hérens
Val d’Hérens7.94km from Grande Dixence dam

Val d'Hérens is an alpine valley in the Valais canton of Switzerland. It was formed by the Hérens glacier, which retreated at the end of the last ice age. It is now the valley of the Borgne river, a tributary of the Rhone. It extends from the Rhône valley to a number of high mountains - Dent Blanche, Dent d'Hérens, Mont Collon, Mont Blanc de Cheilon. It is a popular start point for mountain expeditions.

Pigne d'Arolla
Pigne d'Arolla10.72km from Grande Dixence dam

Pigne d'Arolla is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. The first ascent was made by A. W. Moore and Horace Walker with the guide Jakob Anderegg on 9 July 1865. It is commonly climbed as part of the Haute Route. It is an excellent ski mountain, that is often climbed on the famous Haute Route that leads from Saas-Fee - Zermatt to Chamonix.

Thyon
Thyon11.37km from Grande Dixence dam

Thyon is a purpose-built ski resort in the Swiss Alps, located in the canton of Valais. The resort is situated in the central part of the canton, in the region of Sion, and is associated with the village of Les Collons. It forms part of the "4 Valleys" interlinked ski area, which together includes Thyon, Veysonnaz, Haute-Nendaz, Verbier, and La Tzoumaz. The ski pistes from Thyon and Veysonnaz effectively constitute a large, single integrated ski area, and connect with the rest of the "4 Valleys"

Lac de Moiry
Lac de Moiry13.9km from Grande Dixence dam

Lac de Moiry is a reservoir in the municipality of Grimentz, Switzerland. The lake has a surface area of 1.40 km² and an elevation of 2,249 m. The maximum depth is 120 m. The dam is 148 m high and was completed in 1958. One of the architectural wonders in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists here.

Dent Blanche
Dent Blanche16.91km from Grande Dixence dam

The Dent Blanche is a mountain in the Pennine Alps, lying in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is 4,357 metres -high, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The summit of Dent Blanche is an important geographic place as it is the converging point of three ridges. The three valleys separated by them are the Val d'Hérens, Val d'Anniviers, and Mattertal. The respective villages of Evolène, Zinal, and Zermatt lie approximatively at the same distance as the mountain.

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Valais
Valais
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The canton of Valais is considered as one of the driest regions of Switzerland. The famous scenic rail route across the Furka Pass originates from this canton. It also includes one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Swiss mountains called Matterhorn.

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