Easily accessible by train from the towns of Montreux and Vevey, the resorts of Rochers-de-Naye and Pléades offer superb slopes, diversified activities, typical restaurants and, above all, sumptuous panoramas. Peaking at an altitude of 2,042 metres, Rochers-de-Naye offers great snow conditions from the beginning of the winter season. The facilities are suited for skiing and snowboarding. Further below, in the Jaman ski region, a guide takes experienced skiers down off-piste in powder snow. Memorable freeride experience guaranteed. Above Caux, a guided snowshoe walk starts at the sunset reflected in Lake Geneva and ends with glowing torches after enjoying local produce and wine.
Les Pléiades: a fun winter playground for all the family
To satisfy all tastes, Les Pléiades also has three dedicated cross-country slopes and there are also marked snowshoeing tracks. Its regional space is a short walk from the train line, offering every comfort to inhabitants and visitors. The Swiss Ski Schools are present in several resorts of the Montreux Riviera. They offer information and courses for all levels. What’s more, the Montreux Oberland (MOB) rail company organises various activities. Hop aboard to get to a restaurant or outdoor site to savour a mouth-watering raclette. More into walking? Why not try out the lantern-lit walk in Les Pléiades.
The funicular and sled track at Les Avants
The lovely natural ice rink in Caux above Montreux is a delight for skaters, weather permitting. In winter, the Orgevaux/Sonloup mountain road is closed to traffic (except for inhabitants). Instead, there is a fun sled track leading down to Les Avants station. The beginning of the track can be accessed by a funicular dating back to 1910. This is one of the many rail lines operated by the Montreux Oberland (MOB) railway, which also runs the famous panoramic GoldenPass line linking Montreux to Lucerne.