SKIING & SNOWBOARDING IN THE VAUD ALPS
Snow adorns the Vaud Alps and its peaks every winter. This enchanting white coat invites both holidaymakers and locals to discover skiing and many other winter sports.
The ski areas located in the Vaud Alps boast an Olympic halfpipe, a glacier at 3000 metres above sea level with exceptional snow conditions, as well as pistes for beginners and advanced skiers offering a total of over 230 km of runs! No doubt about it: you will find the ideal slope for your skills.
And what's more, the ski resorts are interconnected either by a shuttle bus for the Leysin-Les Mosses-La Lécherette area or by a cable car service between Villars and Les Diablerets, enabling you to enjoy a wide range of options without skiing on the same piste, if you don't want to.
In addition, you can try the courses offered by the ski schools, conceived for all levels.
When it's time to warm up or if you want to grab a bite, the bars and restaurants in the ski resorts welcome you into their beautiful terraces overlooking the snow-covered mountains.
With broad pistes, gentle slopes and steep couloirs, as well as snow kindergartens and snow parks, our Swiss ski areas have everything a winter sports enthusiast could wish for, for every ability level, all the way from beginners' to black runs.
Book now your skipass for the whole Vaud Alps ski area!
Please note that a skipass for Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets is only available for two days. If you would like to book for more than two days please take a pass for the Alpes Vaudoises.
Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets are connected in a large ski area, offering more than 130 km of pistes designed for every taste and level. On the Glacier 3000 you will be able to ski from November to May! Here, the demanding black piste the Olden run and the over eight kilometres long, Red Run, with a vertical drop of 1700 metres, provide a true challenge for experienced skiers.
The Leysin-Les Mosses-La Lécherette ski area offers 100 km of varied pistes. The south-facing slopes of Leysin offer a wide variety of runs, suitable for all levels, from blue runs to moguls. Freeskiers and freestyle snowboarders have a great time in the snowpark, renowned for its quality and its halfpipe which will leave you breathless. On the Mosses-La Lécherette side, the slopes are wide and ideal for beginners and advanced skiers.
Rougemont's "La Videmanette" ski area at 2151 metres above sea level is linked to the Gstaad ski area. More than 23 km of challenging runs, including the longest downhill run in the region with 7.5 km and a vertical drop of 1160 metres, await experienced skiers and snowboarders. Everyone gets their alpine kick and enjoys gliding through the snow in the shadow of the limestone massif "Le Rübli".
At the "Jardin d’Oex Neiges" snowgarden in Château-d'Œx, an adventure park situated on a 10000 m2 fenced-in, indoor and outdoor site, children and beginners learn to glide on snow in a playful way.
Experience pure adrenaline at the snowpark! Each ski area offers its own snowpark with different modules designed for all levels. Whether you're an expert or just want to try out some smaller jumps, our snowparks welcome you all season long. And don't miss the Olympic halfpipe in the Leysin region, the only one of its kind in the Vaud Alps!
All the infrastructure is maintained by professionals and the individual modules will convince you with their excellent quality, while your safety is guaranteed throughout the day by our qualified staff.
If you enjoy watching the freeskiers and snowboarders freestyle, you may want to sit back while sipping a delicious hot chocolate in one of the bars next to the parks.
Enjoy your first attempts on skis or snowboard with the help of our experienced professionals in our Swiss ski schools and learn the essential steps efficiently as well as the techniques to have the best skiing experience on the slopes.
Our ski schools welcome beginners of all ages and all levels, with instructors teaching how to use poles or helping to master your technique. Group or private lessons for skiing, snowboarding or freestyle skiing are offered by our ski schools for different durations such as one hour, half a day or a whole day.
The snow garden along the gentle slopes of our ski areas are highly popular among families. A conveyor belt, platter lift, fist puller or a magic carpet, the different ski lifts will get the little ones safely and gently to the start of the slopes. Thanks to play areas and our experienced ski instructors, children can enjoy the best of skiing down the slope without taking a tumble.
Between the Jardin-d'Oex Neiges in Château-d'Œx, a true paradise for beginners, the family area of Les Mosses-La Lécherette and its day-care centre, as well as the magnificent ski lift in Frience, the snowgardens of our region will seduce you with their wide selection of facilities designed to ensure the greatest and safest first slope riding for your little ones.