Anzère is a small village in the canton of Valais, Switzerland, located in the municipality of Ayent and close to Sion and Crans. A south-facing purpose-built resort in traditional Swiss architectural style. It is very popular, partly because it is the sunniest spot in Switzerland, according to official statistics.
The Swiss ski resort of Anzère is part of the Glacier-Alpes Vaudoises Ski Area and has direct access to 40 km of downhill skiing, with 15 individual pistes, served by 13 ski lifts.
The ski slopes in Anzère cover about 40 kilometers (the longest run being Les Rousses at over 5 km long) with 1 cablecar, 2 chair lifts, and 8 T-bars. There are several self-service restaurants on the mountain, and the entire area is known as Télé-Anzère.
Facilities in and around Anzère's 'Place du Village' include both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two supermarkets, multiple hotels, bars and nightclubs, as well as many restaurants and clothes shops. The 'Place du Village' is a pedestrian area right in the heart of the village, containing most of Anzère's cafes and restaurants. There is also an internet cafe, a crèperie and a children's play area.
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