Switzerland is an increasingly popular destination for discerning snowsports lovers in search of authentic Alpine atmosphere and challenging, still-unspoilt mountains.
One reason for Switzerland’s continuing charm is that environmental pressure have largely prevented the over-development of Swiss ski villages. Almost all Swiss ski resorts can be reached by train from Geneva and Zurich airports. Leysin has a strong international following as a family resort. The impressive intermediate advanced skiing also includes the neighbouring resorts of Les Mosses, La Lécherette. The three areas provide 100 km of piste, with two terrain parks, served by 28 Lifts. Altitude: 1240m-2240m The top of the Leysin Berneuse is accessed by an 6 seater gondola from the village with the great 360 view of the Lac Léman and the Kuklos revolving restaurant. The nursery slope at Plan-Praz Vallée Blanche is gentle, and first-timers quickly graduate to blue runs with the new magic carpet. A detachable four-seater chair-lift runs from the village to Tête d’Ai .
The Glacier 3000, reached in 20 minutes by car, provides high-altitude, snow-sure skiing.
Airport: Geneva: 120km approx 1hr 25mins.
Rail: Geneva Airport to Leysin 1hrs 55 mins