890 m - 1626 m
Charmey is a station of the fribourg pre-Alps, in the valley of Gruyère. Located in a preserved natural setting, it is particularly popular among families with children : in fact, they can ski freely on the slopes up to the age of 9 years old! Enjoy your stay to discover the famous gruyère AOP.
The ski resort of Charmey is spread out between 900 and 1630 m and offers 30 km of downhill ski runs (30% of blue runs, 63% of red slopes and 7% of black slopes). The resort also has a snowpark and a new space freestyle with a rug “BigAir”, allowing you to perform tricks in the air in the best conditions of safety. The instructors of the Swiss Ski School and Snow Sports of The Gruyère region-Charmey are at your disposal : they offer private and group lessons for children and adults, but also animations such as the torchlight descents. or traveling on skis or snowshoes accompanied. The children are at the party to Charmey : not only the age of 9 years can ski free of charge, but the resort offers a snow garden to introduce them to the joys of skiing in a secure environment, supervised by monitor.
You will also find a cross country ski track 20 km linking Charmey in Jaun. A part of what this track is lit at night, allowing you to have night-time skiing on 5 km. The field also includes six marked trails for snowshoeing: the shortest is 2.1 km and the longest 6.3 km. In indoor, you have an indoor pool of 25 m and a gym in the sport centre of Charmey.
For you and give you all of these athletic prowess, the Baths of Gruyère, puts at your disposal two large swimming pools of mineral water at 34° c (in an indoor pool and an outdoor pool) with sauna, steam bath, Turkish bath, a relaxation area with light therapy, personalized care (massages), three saunas and a solarium with panoramic views on the mountains of the Gruyère.
The resort of Charmey has two hotels (three and four stars), apartments, or cottages for rent, cottages, shared accommodation for groups and bed and breakfasts and mountain cabins. Don't hesitate to go in one of the restaurants enjoy the delicious specialties of the valley of the Gruyère region, the famous gruyère cheese, obviously, but also the vacherin fribourgeois AOP, the soup of chalet le sérac, the cuchaule, fondue and mustard of Bénichon, among others... If you like chocolate, don't hesitate to go in the nearby village of Broc to visit the famous chocolate factory Maison Cailler! You will also find an alpine cheese dairy in Moléson-Sur-Gruyère, where you will discover the artisanal manufacture of cheese over a wood fire. You will finish your visit by the house of Gruyere, near the castle of Gruyère in Pringy, which will introduce you to the secrets of manufacturing the famous PDO cheese.