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.