In the heart of these snow-covered landscapes and in silent nature, recharge your batteries and enjoy the idyllic landscapes of the Vaud Alps.
Cross-country skiing is a complete sport that puts your whole body into action and gives you a cardio workout! You evolve at your own pace on perfectly marked trails that lead you between forests and valleys.
Most cross-country ski trails are laid out in two styles: classic (in the parallel tracks) or skating (on the groomed trail).
Classiccross-country skiing is accessible to beginners. Thanks to a longer pair of skis, prepared not to roll back with each step, you quickly find the right rhythm to glide the skis, by coordinating your arms and legs.
Skating cross-country skiing requires a little more balance to find the right glide on shorter skis. The impetus is given by your legs in this sportier version of cross-country skiing.
In the Vaud Alps, some Nordic ski runs are open and lit up in the evening. For a few hours, you can extend the day with a fantastic touch. Skiing in the quiet of the night adds magic to this all-round sport practised in the open air.
Start or improve your technique with the pros
To start or perfect your skiing technique, do not hesitate to take a lesson with our qualified instructors available in the various ski schools in the region.
Rent your cross-country ski equipment
Cross-country ski rentals are also possible in most of our sports shops in order to equip you optimally. Well waxed skis allow a better glide!
Participate or attend cross-country skiing competitions or events dedicated to Nordic skiing
Meet in the Vaud Alps during one of the popular cross-country ski races such as the Ski-24, a competition during which a team of cross-country skiers take turns during 24 hours to cover the longest distance possible.
Other winter activities that may also interest you...
After a cross-country ski outing, why not try out ski touring, go on a snowshoe outing, speed off on a fatbike descent or learn about biathlon?