Pays-d'Enhaut Région (Alice Jaquillard)

Château-d’Œx - L'Etivaz in Winter

Known far and wide for its International Balloon Festival, Château-d’Œx conceals treasures to be discovered in wintertime.

Château-d’Œx has many treasures to be enjoyed in winter. Between its cultural and leisure venues, discover the traditions and history of this village in the Vaud Alps. In the heart of its streets, many culinary stops invite you to taste the authentic products of the region.

When winter is with us, put on your snowshoes and set off for the snowy mountains of the Pays-d'Enhaut! Rediscover the landscapes hidden under a thick blanket of snow. The Ramaclé forest invites you for a magical get-away-from-it-all. Between fir trees covered with snow, rivers and frozen waterfalls, enjoy the calm of nature. For those who enjoy good food, the La Sarouche mountain hut invites you to taste delicious dishes during your winter hike.

In January, don't miss the famous International Balloon Festival ! Organised for over 40 years, it is the unmissable event in the region. Hot air balloon flights, night shows, sports competitions, entertainment for children await you during the 9 days of the festival. Thanks to Ballons Château-d'Œx, enjoy the unique experience of a balloon flight !

Located in the heart of nature between Château-d'Œx and La Lécherette, the village of Etivaz is the capital of the famous mountain pasture cheese “L'Etivaz AOP”. Made during the summer according to traditional methods passed down throughout the ages, the truckles of cheese are then stored in this small mountain village where you can visit the maturing cellars and participate in a tasting.

Ski touring enthusiasts, you've come to the right place! Many known routes are between the villages of Château-d'Œx and Etivaz. During the climb to the summit, enjoy the view of this unspoiled nature. A few hares might cross your path. Once you reach the highest point, take off your skins and let yourself slide down the freshly snowy slopes!

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Ski touring routes in the Pays-d'Enhaut

Snowshoeing routes in the Pays-d'Enhaut

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