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Leysin Introduction

Leysin is a small but lively resort overlooking the Rhone Valley in the Gstaad area of Switzerland. The resort itself offers forty miles of pistes but as part of the Glacier-Alpes Vaudoises Ski Area, it provides much more. All ability levels are catered for and, as well as a snow park, the terrain is ideal for boarders. In January Leysin hosts boarding competitions. The pistes are above six thousand feet making the resort fairly snow sure. Schools provide tuition in both skiing and boarding. The village is family-friendly with tuition for children and childcare facilities. It has a very good shopping centre and a lively apres ski scene. Leysin ski holidays offer great skiing in an superb landscape in a village with an authentic alpine atmosphere.

Why Go To Leysin?

Leysin ski holidays offer great skiing in an area that almost guarantees snow cover throughout the season. Apart from satisfying downhill skiers and boarders, there are a number of cross country trails through stunning countryside. Apres ski is lively with a wide choice of restaurants, bars and a nightclub. There are shops providing for all your holiday needs and a variety of recreational activities are available.

Leysin ski holidays are popular with all skiers regardless of ability. They attract families as well as groups of young adults looking for a vibrant nightlife. Boarders are well catered for and there are crosscountry trails.

When To Go To Leysin

The Leysin ski holiday season lasts from early December until mid April. Snow cover is generally good throughout this time. The summer months bring an influx of visitors who enjoy climbing, hill walking and mountain biking.

Leysin - The Place

Leysin ski holidays offer a winter sports break in a pretty alpine village overlooking the Rhone Valley, with stunning panoramic views of the Eiger and Mont Blanc. The resort lies at an altitude of almost four thousand feet and with the highest skiing at eight thousand feet, there is generally snow cover throughout the season. Leysin has forty miles of pistes and, as part of the Alpes Vaudoises, it has access to several resorts including Anzere, Gstaad, Chateau d'Oex and Villars, which means there are slopes to suit all levels of expertise. In addition there are very good off-piste runs and a snow park. A lift system gives quick and easy access to the slopes. Schools provide tuition in both skiing and boarding, and guides for off-piste skiing. Hotels, apartments and chalets provide a range of high quality accommodation and restaurants, bistros and cafes cater for all palates. Leysin ski holidays are ideal for groups with non-skiers in their midst as there is plenty to occupy their daylight hours. Recreational facilities include a skating rink, walking trails, a gymnasium and sports centre. Evenings can be as lively or as relaxed as you wish as there are venues to suit all moods and tastes. Leysin ski holidays offer fun-filled days in stunning surroundings, followed by hours of entertainment in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Leysin Nightlife

Leysin nightlife has something for every mood, from romantic to party. Its bars, pubs, and nightclub can keep you entertained until after the midnight hour. There are fine restaurants where you can spend a more relaxing time. Kuklos, the revolving restaurant sitting at over six thousand feet on the Berneuse Mountain, gives breathtaking views as well as good food.

Leysin Shopping

Leysin has a good number of shops, stores and boutiques which supply all your holiday essentials as well as gifts and souvenirs.

Leysin Eating

Leysin has excellent restaurants both in the village and on the mountain. They serve a diverse cuisine from traditional Swiss dishes to international fare. There are plenty of cheaper options where fast food is available.