The top 20 of winter activities for families in the canton of Vaud

Discover our top 20 of winter activities for little and big adventurers!

It’s not always easy to find ideas for what to do in winter with your family. Thanks to our top 20, all you need to do is follow the guide so you can enjoy a season full of fun and discoveries in the canton of Vaud!

The Vaudois resorts offers many facilities that are adapted to all ages, where you can do winter sports or simply relax. No need to worry about a hazardous ski experience. There are easy slopes, marked snowshoe trails, tracks for sleds and inflatable tires. The canton’s ice rinks - some of them frozen over naturally - also promise a fun day out.

The most adventurous family members may want to try out the Peak Walk in Les Diablerets, the world’s only suspended bridge between two peaks, or have fun at the Leysin Tobboganing Park or the Mosses snowtubing area. For those more into contemplation, there’s nothing like a ride on a sled pulled by Nordic dogs in the Vaudois Jura or a treasure hunt followed by a chocolate fondue on Col du Mollendruz.

Our recommendations


Snow gardens and ski schools

Close to the slopes and food&drink areas, the snow gardens offer young skiers a gentle learning experience. These fun spaces are open to all and ideal for learning skiing in all safety. They also offer spaces to eat, play and relax.

The specialised instructors of the Swiss Ski Schools show beginners and children of all ages the fun of skiing. These courses for all levels allow them to learn how to ski and improve their technique. Cheerful mascots encourage beginners, whose efforts are always rewarded. Parents can ski down a few slopes or relax on a sunny terrace while their children or toddlers receive private tuition or are looked after in day-care facilities.

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What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

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