One of the advantages of living in or near a ski resort, is that the ski lifts often run during the summer too. About 2 km/1 mile along the road from Evolène, the chairlift from the small hamlet of Lanna takes you up from around 1,400m/4,600ft to Chemeuille at just over 2,100m/6,700ft. From there it’s a very pleasant and not too demanding walk up to the top of the Pic d’Artsinol at 2,998m/9,836ft. From there the views extend in all directions and include the Dixence Dam as well as the Matterhorn. (See pics 16 & 17).