Snow and sun
The ski slopes of Leysin are renowned for their plentiful sunshine. They are linked to the ski area of Les Mosses and La Lécherette, a paradise for families and cross-country fans.
The infrastructure and magnificent natural setting of the ski area of Leysin-Les Mosses-La Lécherette caters to all tastes. The south-facing ski slopes of Leysin combine snow and sun. Much to the delight of the young athletes who will be the guests of the resort during the Youth Olympic Games in 2020! Connected to Leysin, the region of Les Mosses-La Lécherette offers slopes and cross-country tracks that are useable throughout the winter and are therefore particularly attractive to families.
Craftspeople at the heart of culture
The history of the region of Aigle-Leysin-Les Mosses is closely linked to wine, terroir products and life in the mountains.
To become familiar with the origins of this region, it is sometimes enough to observe wine growers or farmers during their work. Sites steeped in history facilitate this exploration of the regional heritage.
In the old town of Aigle and near its medieval castle - whose museum is dedicated to vines and wines - a special energy allows us to take a leap in time. There is a different but just as authentic an atmosphere in Leysin where you can discover the daily life and products from the mountain pastures.
Wine from the mountains
The region of Aigle is proud of its excellent wines, which can be enjoyed from the plain to the summits in a revolving panoramic restaurant.
Aigle, Yvorne, Ollon: these towns and villages have become guarantors of quality for all wine fans. Various varietals bearing the Chablais AOC denomination delight visitors’ palates, especially “King Chasselas”, a delicious dry white wine. It can be enjoyed in traditional or more contemporary inns offering a view of the mountains, such as Kuklos, the revolving panoramic restaurant in Leysin. There’s no need to drink it to appreciate the grape: a fun walk on the winegrowers’ path attracts the whole family.
The mountains as a playground
Shaped by mountains, forests and mountain lakes, the natural setting is ideal for contemplation and sports activities.
Walk along a mountain lake, get to the summits or take a stroll in a garden featuring Alpine plants: hikers are spoilt for choice in the magical landscapes of Leysin-Les Mosses-La Lécherette. The more adventurous-minded climb a via ferrata or have fun in a treetop adventure park.
Cycling fans and professionals appreciate the town of Aigle above all for its World Cycling Centre. Many marked trails or mountain routes can be explored throughout the region.
Festivals to suit all tastes
Leysin is reputed for its celebrations and music festivals, but sports events are also on the increase.
A whole generation of festivalgoers has wonderful memories of the rock anthology concerts in Leysin. Several years later, rock was replaced by electro music, but the festive spirit prevails. During the Worldwide Festival, the rhythm and the shouts of joy fill the bars on the slopes and in the resort. Amateur and professional sports competitions always attract crowds. In winter people are delighted to watch cross-country skiing or dog sledding competitions. In summer, works of art take to the mountains to be exhibited.
Just one and a half hours from Geneva airport, the Aigle-Leysin-Les Mosses region offers original innovative ideas for business tourism and incentive trips. A revolving restaurant, velodrome, mediaeval chateau: surprise your guests!
Accessible both by car (A9 motorway) and train from Geneva airport, Aigle-Leysin-Les Mosses attracts groups and companies given its large-capacity and well-adapted facilities in original – in fact stunning - settings. Seminars and conferences are held at inspiring sites such as the World Cycling Centre in Aigle or the Kuklos revolving restaurant, unique in French-speaking Switzerland, at the summit of La Berneuse (2048 m). Sumptuous banquets for fine ladies and their noble lords at the Chateau d’Aigle, and all the secrets of the famous fondue are revealed at La Fromagerie in Leysin. Whether for relaxation, team building or incentive trips, challenge your colleagues at curling, a ‘mini-olympics’ or simply enjoy the sparkling frosty Tobogganing Park and Snow Village.