The canton of Valais extends from the Furka Pass in the east to Lake Geneva in the west. The valley is surrounded by majestic ice peaks. The upper part, Goms, is a vast valley with little tourism but with wonderful hiking- and cross-country skiing opportunities. In the middle, the valley spreads into several sidewalleys, where world-renowned summer and winter resorts such as Zermatt, Saas Fee and Leukerbad are located. The lowest (French-speaking) part is characterized by a green valley with a lot of wine and fruit growing as well as famous summer and winter sports centers on the sunny mountainterraces.
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