Ski Vaud Switzerland


Ski Vaud with its stunning views of Mont Blanc and Alpine charm. The skiing area of Vaud has become a favourite ski destination with many skiers, especially family groups. Lift passes for this area will connect you to slopes in Villars, Gryon, the glacier at Les Diablerets, Leysin and Les Mosses. In total, there is 250km of skiing, mainly aimed at beginners and intermediates.

If you ski Vaud, the ski school in Villars has a good reputation, and there are good green slopes in the village, and wide blue runs at Bretaye. Tough red runs can be found across the resort along with easy links to the glacier skiing at Les Diablerets. Around 10km of skiing can be found here, with 4 terrain parks for snowboarders and areas dedicated to winter walking and cross country skiing.

Visiting Vaud

The other resorts in the ski Vaud skiing area are smaller, but have a good selection of blue and red runs nonetheless. Also worth a mention is the nearby resort of Gstaad. It's sometimes included in reports on Vaud, although it is known as a ski area in its own right too. A Gstaad Super Ski pass gives access to 250km of pistes, which beginners and intermediates will enjoy, while there are some off piste runs for experts to enjoy as well. The ski season in both areas runs from December to April, and there's a good snow record, despite the lower altitude.

Off piste there are plenty of activities to enjoy, and events being held throughout the season mixing snowboarding, skiing and competitions with live music. The après ski scene is relaxed and in some areas mainly centred on the hotels.

Flights arrive in Geneva from numerous UK airports, and with transfers only 2 hours you could be here enjoying yourselves in no time. So why not give it a try and ski here next time you book a winter sports holiday?

Resort NameLow AltitudeHigh AltitudeVertical DropLongest RunBeginnerEasyIntermediateAdvanced/ExpertSkiingBoardingAprèsFamiliesOverall
Les Diablerets1150 m2970 m1820 m14.0 km818Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (0h 56m)CH Geneva (1h 26m)CH Bern (1h 37m)
Leysin1257 m2331 m1074 m0.01252Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (0h 53m)CH Geneva (1h 23m)CH Bern (1h 34m)
Villars1300 m3000 m1700 m5.0 km15193Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (0h 45m)CH Geneva (1h 24m)CH Bern (1h 35m)