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. The offer of all these resorts is complemented by a variety of urban cultural activities, the ice rinks in the city and even a unique experience: Steam on the water, a spa on the water's edge.
Montreux Christmas: a fairy-tale market
During the Christmas holiday, the town of Montreux transforms into one of Switzerland and Europe’s most beautiful Christmas markets. The beautiful lakeside promenades fill up with approximately 150 typical cottages offering traditional dishes and artisanal gifts. Children’s eyes really start shining when they embark on a unique adventure: visiting Father Christmas in his magical house on Rochers-de-Naye! At the end of the day, visitors to the market can even see him cross the sky on his sled pulled by reindeer. A unique attraction that takes the elderly man with the white beard from the shores of Lake Geneva to the market square 300 yards further away!
New event Light on Ice: visitors will be able to access a two-hour magical world of light and ice. From skating on real ice to walking for the less adventurous, the young and not so young can experience different worlds: The enchanted forest, the polar space, the workshop of Father Christmas, a light show, plus an ice bar for those over 18 years.
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. In addition, the MOB organizes various events and allows you to reach several restaurants or open-air sites to enjoy an excellent raclette, without forgetting the enchanting lantern path in Les Pléiades.