The Frience recreation area in winter

A magnificent view to the south and west, a snow-covered plateau and several facilities make Frience an idyllic place to have fun with the family, to relax and enjoy the view or to make your first ski tracks.

As soon as the snow falls, Frience is transformed into a place of fun dedicated to skiing. Tobogganing, skiing or snowboarding - the facilities are open to everyone free of charge and offer boundless fun for the whole family!

A 160-metre-long conveyor belt takes you to the various slopes effortlessly, with skis, a snowboard or a sledge. The wooden structure offers protection in all weathers. This facility is free for all.

Opening hours

During school vacations :  Every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm - from 23 December 2023 until January 7, 2024 - from February 10 to March 03, 2024 - from March 30 to April 07, 2024 Outside of school vacations : Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm - from January 08 to February 09, 2024 - March 4 to March 29, 2024


Espace Récréatif de Frience Route de l'Alpe des Chaux 1882 Gryon

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Ski and snowboard slopes for beginners

Frience offers the ideal setting for first attempts at skiing or snowboarding. Supervised by qualified instructors, children can easily get started on these slopes, which are specially adapted for beginners. The Swiss Ski School in Gryon offers courses and a snow garden.

© Olivier Fatzer

Sledge runs

Three specially designed toboggan runs of varying degrees of difficulty are available for young and old. Whether you are a beginner, an advanced or an expert, you find the slope that suits your level!

Luge enfant-Frience-Hiver-Olivier Fatzer
© Olivier Fatzer

Process activity park

A Process activity park welcomes you with tubing, a big airbag, a trampoline and a carousel.

© Maison du Tourisme de Gryon

Many activities to discover all winter long

This recreational area is located close to the Villars-Gryon-Diablerets ski area, with access via Les Fracherets. A cross-country skiing loop as well as winter walking, ski touring and snowshoeing trails are accessible just a few steps away. 

© Olivier Fatzer

Useful information

Equipment rental
Catering and facilities

To eat, an elegant chalet surrounded by larches or a lively snack

Le Refuge de Frience

An authentic chalet overlooks the Frience site and has a very attractive terrace. This is the Refuge de Frience. The restaurant welcomes you in a cosy wooded interior for a meal or a hot drink.

Olivier Fatzer
© Olivier Fatzer

La buvette de Frience

At the bottom of the slopes, the Frience refreshment bar is open at the same time as the facilities and offers snacks and drinks on a pretty south-facing terrace.

Restaurant du Lac Retaud - Maxim Coquard/Bestjobers
© Maxim Coquard/Bestjobers
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