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Winter fun
in the canton of Vaud

SNOW SPORTS OR WINTER HIKES WITH YOUR PARTNER OR FAMILY: EVERYTHING IS IN PLACE FOR A FABULOUS STAY!

Are you looking for natural, perfectly preserved spaces to get away from it all? The canton of Vaud has all that and more! The Vaudois resorts in the Alps and the Jura offer everything to spend fun moments with your family or your partner when skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking, sledding and doing other recreational activities.

Snow-covered Vaud is ideal to spend your holidays in high-quality hotels, relax in spas and discover our traditional and varied gastronomy.  At the end of the year, the towns also don their festive clothes, offering a magical atmosphere at the Christmas markets and special cultural events.

Sports and wellness in the Vaudois Alps
The ski region of Villars/Les Diablerets appeals to all sportspeople thanks to its varied ski slopes up to the canton’s highest point, Glacier 3000. This region is also well known for its wellness offer in the spas of Lavey-les-Bains and Villars. Fans of fun appreciate the Tobogganing Park in Leysin and its “snowtubing” tracks as well as its Snowpark that has been designed to host international competitions. Others may be more into enjoying the Alpine panorama at the Kuklos revolving restaurant or the incredible sunshine on the slopes of the Nordic centre in Les Mosses. Then there is Château-d'Oex/Pays-d’Enhaut! This region is famous for its International Hot-Air Ballooning Festival whose authenticity and idyllic setting attracts a growing public each year. Close to the towns of Montreux and Vevey, Rochers-de-Naye and Les Pléiades offer every winter fun to be had, plus a stunning view of Lake Geneva.

Nature and rejuvenation in the Vaudois Jura
Enjoying a stay in the Vaudois Jura means offering yourself a one-of-a-kind experience. In Vallée de Joux, winter is an experience with soft sports. Cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking can be practised between frozen lakes and fir forests with the impression of being alone in the world. In Sainte-Croix/Les Rasses, a breathtaking view unfolds before you while you practise Alpine skiing or cross-country touring on miles and miles of marked and maintained tracks. Last but not least, a mere twenty minutes from Nyon, the ski region of St-Cergue/La Dôle offers multiple possibilities that will delight children and adults alike: night skiing, snowshoeing and emblematic outings in sleds pulled by dogs.

Our winter favourites in the canton of Vaud

Our winter favourites in the canton of Vaud
All our favourite winter activities in the canton of Vaud to have fun, marvel, relax... In short, to enjoy yourself!
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The 2020 Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne

From 9 to 22 January 2020, the canton of Vaud will be hosting the 3rd edition of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG). “Competing, learning and sharing!” These are the values of the YOG and Lausanne 2020. This sports event is the most important of its kind in the world. It is reserved to athletes aged 15 to 18 from around 70 countries.
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Winter fun and various recreational activities

People just loooove to ski in the canton of Vaud, be it in the Alps or the Jura! But variety is the spice of life. And the Vaudois people are champions in that, too! That’s what our bloggers Yann and Aurélie - "Amoureux du Monde" discovered during their multifaceted winter vacation. Let’s see what they saw!
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Our winter destinations

Winter, event galore

Music and cultural festivals, sport competitions and traditional carnivals enliven the four corners of the canton of Vaud throughout the winter. This particularly festive period is conducive to meeting and sharing warm moments indoors and out.

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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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