The Indian winter in the canton of Vaud

Snow right up to the winter’s end

The Vaudois Alps resorts are just entering the final phase of an exceptional winter season. The magnificent conditions promise us more snow sports experiences on pristine snow right up to the end of the winter, whether at Villars, Les Diablerets, Leysin-Les Mosses-La Lécherette or Château-d’Oex-Rougemont. For a beautiful end to the ski year, the rays of the sun are growing stronger and temperatures are getting a little milder.

Ski, relaxation and gastronomy

Before letting winter go on its way, we often feel like really making the most of the fun this season offers. Sensations on the slopes are even more intense and the pleasure of plunging into the thermal baths after all that effort is second to none. Summer diets have not yet appeared on the horizon, so you can enjoy the cheese dishes to your heart’s content in the friendly surroundings of a mountain restaurant.

Sunny terraces and wild après-ski

Down in the plains, the sun always struggles to pierce through the fog. In the Vaudois Alps, the opposite is true! Between one descent and the next, you must take the time to bask in full sun on the terraces. At the end of the day, keep some energy for partying at the unforgettable après-ski. While waiting for the summer festivals, winter partygoers are all heading to events such as the Giant X Tour, the Worldwide Festival and the Ski & Snow Fiesta.
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Easter offers in the Vaudois resorts

It’s not too late to enjoy the last snows on the high peaks. The Easter holidays are an ideal time and the Vaudois resorts are well aware of that. There are many offers for a relaxing weekend not too far from home!

One last breath of fresh air before spring-time! What an enchanting prospect for lovers of winter sports as the white season draws to a close. A different way to celebrate Easter, and a local way too - that’s what the Vaudois resorts offer. Children, take note: the Easter bunny is also invited in some places!

For the last winter sports sessions, what could be better than taking advantage of the following offers:

Spend a night for two people at Château-d’Oex, enjoying a fondue or a rosti dish, all for CHF 165.- For families, there’ll be an egg hunt on 31 March. The same goes for Rougemont.

Leysin asks: “Why look any further?”, offering holiday-makers the chance to spend a week in the resort at a bargain price (CHF 710.- instead of 810.-).

In Leysin, for CHF 80.-, a Magic Pass holder can book a room for up to 5 people, regardless of the number of guests, the amout will remain the same. The special offers are proposed by the “Alpine Classic” and “Central-Résidence&Spa” hotels in Leysin to take full advantage of the exceptional snow conditions from 8 to 15 April 2018.

Stay for 2 nights with breakfast at the Hôtel Les Sources in Les Diablerets and enjoy a 3-day ski pass valid at Villars/Les Diablerets, including Glacier 3000, for only CHF 230.- per person.

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Terraces, restaurants and après-ski on the slopes

A restaurant high up on the slopes is an unmissable part of any ski day worthy of the name. Whether for a coffee, the menu du jour or a speciality aperitif, the café terraces and restaurants along the slopes of the Vaudois Alps welcome anyone who loves snow and companionship.

What could be better at the end of a long day spent gliding down the slopes of the Vaudois Alps than reclining on the terrace of a snow bar, sipping the traditional mulled wine or some other reviving drink? But first, a good meal savoured in the shelter of a mountain restaurant, to re-energise the winter sportsman or woman. Whether beginner or expert, no skier would miss the pleasure of an après-ski bathed in sunlight, in a lively musical atmosphere.

The high-altitude refuges and bars scattered between Leysin, Le Col des Mosses, Villars-Gryon, Les Diablerets, Château-d’Oex, Rougemont , Rossinière, la Vallée de Joux, Ste-Croix/Les Rasses and St-Cergue/La Dôle offer local and seasonal specialities, for every taste and every pocket.

Most of the establishments on the slopes offer comfortable chaise-longues to skiers in search of rest. Some restaurants are accessible by ski lift so occasional skiers do not have to take all their snow equipment with them. At the day’s end, the festive ambience in the après-ski bars extends into the evening.

Thermal Center Yverdon-les-Bains

Relaxation and well-being Vaud-style

After a sporty adventure has put all your muscles through their paces, how great it is to plunge your body into the warm eddies of a thermal spa. The canton of Vaud has first-rate facilities to help you do just that.

The thermal spas of the canton of Vaud are a delight for the local people as well as for visitors in search of relaxation in the waters, providing a tempting mix of modernity and tradition.

Surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges, Lavey-les-Bains has for several centuries been the site of the warmest natural spa in Switzerland. It fills the indoor and outdoor pools, and a wide choice of spa services is available to all in a serene atmosphere.

At Yverdon-les-Bains, the spa tradition goes back to Roman times, and the benefits of its well-being centre are renowned throughout Switzerland. The water that springs up there is rich in sulphur, reputedly excellent for treating, among other things, the joints, the respiratory tract and the stomach.

Villars, a famous ski resort in the Vaudois Alps, enjoys new facilities looking out onto the surrounding landscape to intensify our feeling of total relaxation


March and April events in the Vaudois Alps

An exceptional winter season deserves a celebration! In the Vaudois Alps we say thank you to the winter and greet the spring with great ceremony, right up until the slopes close. There is something for everyone - sportspeople, families, music-lovers - among the many events in March and April.

In the Vaudois Alps, winter tends to linger and it invites everyone to join its party! The rising temperatures are preparing to transform the peaks into open-air dance floors. The best DJs are at the turntables ready to create the most fantastic après-ski parties! Sports fans can still cheer on their favourite athletes, who continue to compete in all disciplines right up to the end of the winter. Thrill-seekers are also welcome at the competitions open to every level, which can get a bit crazy!

And for families, there’s always something for them to enjoy! Especially at Easter, when the Easter Bunny comes with his chocolate treats.

You can count on these brilliant events to leave you with great memories of this outstanding winter. Here’s to next year!

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