Oxygen of the Alps
For years, the village of Leysin has stood out for its attractive range of activities for families and nature lovers, as well as for sportsmen and thrill-seekers.
For families, you will find playgrounds and picnic areas along the summer walks, such as the itinerary "To meet the animals" and "Flat between sun and shade". Leysin also offers a large number of sports facilities with its two sports centres, offering activities such as swimming, ice skating or minigolf and many other disciplines to practice or discover with the family. There is also the new pumptrack, inaugurated in 2021, where young and old share a track for scooters, skateboards and BMX bikes!
For nature lovers, Leysin offers beautiful walks, allowing you to escape and discover unusual landscapes and breathtaking views. Between peaks, mountain lakes, forests and streams, let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the landscapes that surround you.
The best way to discover these landscapes, from the Jura to Lake Geneva, over the Valais and Bernese Alps as well as the summit of Mont Blanc: The Kuklos, this revolving restaurant, located on the summit of the Berneuse at an altitude of 2048m, offers a breathtaking 360° view, accessible on foot or via the mountain railways for the less adventurous.
Leysin is also known for its mountain bike trails and especially for its downhill tracks offered by the Leysin Bike Park. Start from the top of the resort to ride downhill on lines carefully prepared by the shapers! With its 5 trails and 3 levels of difficulty, it is always a nice challenge to tackle it.
In summer, the via ferrata of Plan-Praz and the Tour d'Aï as well as the different climbing spots, offer to the climbing amateurs and adepts, from simple and easy routes, as well as more technical parts with a difficulty going up to 8b+.
Since 2016, Ailyos - Art & Nature has been exhibiting its works in an idyllic setting between Aigle, Leysin and the Col des Mosses. Discover this unusual exhibition through various openings and offers allowing you to fully appreciate the subtle mix between Art & Nature.
In winter, alpine skiing is king and since the 1990s, freestyle skiing and snowboarding have been strongly represented through international competitions. Its magnificent snowpark, called Leysinpark, and its Olympic-sized half-pipe have welcomed the athletes of the YOG in 2020. Don't hesitate to make a "jump" to admire the figures of the pirouetting fanatics on the ramps of the park, an impressive spectacle.