Altitude 1'336 m - 2'198 m
Leysin is a village in the canton of Vaud, located in the massif of the bernese Alps. It is listed on the federal Inventory of heritage sites to be protected in Switzerland. Its privileged location, on a wide terrace at 1’253 m altitude on the southern slopes of the Tour d'aï, in fact, a favourite holiday destination. Its winter sports resort is known for its ski area, its very wide offer of sporting activities and its unique attractions: Tobogganing Park, the revolving restaurant... Impossible to get bored in Leysin!
The ski area of Leysin, reliable to that of Mosses – La Lécherette in less than 10 minutes thanks to a service of ski-bus stop (9 minute ride), extends over 24 acres and consists of 100 km, including 55 km of blue slopes, 42 km of track red and 3 km of black slopes. A huge very well appointed and offers to the followers to practice the freestyle in all its forms : rails, kicks, gaps, step-ups, stept-down, and hips. The village of la Forclaz, at the foot of the Chamossaire resort enables you to experience other sensations thanks to the night skiing. You can also discover the snowtubbing thanks to the Tobogganing Park: this park, designed by Silvio Giobellina, olympic medalist and world champion in bobsleigh, is composed of slides in the snow that it must be hurtling straddling a big buoy. Children can also try a toboggan ride on the small tracks at the bottom of the village.
For cross-country skiers, 7 km of cross-country skiing are waiting for you at the bottom of the village. When the lovers of snowshoeing, they are 50 km of paths marked out and secured. You can also try Nordic Walking, or hiking, as trails devoted to this activity, a length ranging between 4.8 km and 15.4 km, are also open in the winter.
Other activities await you in the village, with two sports centres. The first, located at the bottom of the village, includes a climbing wall, four outdoor tennis courts and an ice rink, semi-covered which allows you to slide on the ice, enjoying a spectacular view of the Towers of Aï and Mayen. You can also enjoy the hockey and the curling, but also volleyball, basketball and unihockey. Another sports centre includes an indoor pool with a separate solarium, five outdoor tennis courts, and four courses inside, there is a squash court and a weight room. To recover from these fine efforts, we would strongly recommend a dinner at the Kuklos, a revolving restaurant (the solar energy) and a panoramic fully glazed with a stunning view over the beautiful green mountains surrounding the resort!
The offer of accommodation in Leysin is very diverse : hotels, appart hotels, rental apartments and cottages, accommodation for groups... If you like the experiences that a little unusual, don't hesitate to spend a few nights at one of the Roulottes des Noisetiers: sauna, steam room and outdoor jacuzzi will bring comfort to this extraordinary stay in the middle of the vaud Alps!