1300 m - 2198 m
Leysin is a village in the canton of Vaud, located in the massif of the Bernese Alps. He is registered on the federal inventory of sites built to protect in Switzerland. Its privileged location, on a broad terrace at 1'253 m above sea level on the South side of the Tower of Aï, in fact a very popular holiday destination. Its winter sports station is known for its ski area, its wide offer of sport activities and its unique attractions: Tobogganing Park, restaurant revolving... Impossible to get bored in Leysin!
The area ski Leysin, reliable as the Mosses - La Lécherette in less than 10 minutes with a ski bus (9 minute ride) service, covers 24 hectares and total 100 km, including 55 km of blue runs, 42 red track km and 3 km black runs. A very well-appointed snowpark offers 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, allows to live other sensations of gliding through the night ski. You can also discover the bubble through the Tobogganing Park: this park, designed by Silvio Giobellina, Olympic and bobsled World champion, medalist consists of slides in snow to slide down straddling a sort of big buoy. Children can also try a downhill toboggan run on the small tracks, at the bottom of the village.
For the founders, 7 km of cross-country skiing await you at the bottom of the village. When snowshoeing fans, they have 50 km of trails marked and secured. You can also try the Nordic Walking or hiking, since the tracks dedicated to this activity, with a length varying between 4.8 km and 15, 4km, are also open in the winter.
Other activities await you within the village, provided with two sports centers. The first, located at the bottom of the village, includes a climbing wall, four outdoor tennis courts and a semi-covered rink that allows you to slide on the ice and enjoy an extraordinary view of the towers of Aï and Mayen. You can also practice hockey and curling, but also volleyball, basketball and the unihockey. Another sports centre includes an indoor swimming pool with solarium booth, five outdoor tennis courts and four indoor courses, squash room and a weight room. To recover from these fine efforts, we cannot recommend a dinner at the Kuklos, restaurant turning (to solar power) and all-glass panoramic breathtaking views of the magnificent mountainous setting surrounding the station!
The offer of accommodation in Leysin is very diverse: hotels, apartment ' hotels, rental apartments and cottages, accommodation for groups... If you like a little unusual experiences, feel free to spend a few nights in one of the trailers of hazelnut: sauna, hammam and jacuzzi outside will bring comfort to this extraordinary stay in the middle of the Vaud Alps!