Le Sépey is at the crossroads of the Vaudoise Alps ski resorts. Ideally located, it is less than 15 minutes from the neighbouring resorts of Les Mosses, Leysin and Les Diablerets and you can use this little tucked away corner of paradise as your base from which to enjoy a whole variety of activities. In summer the village is the perfect departure point for a number of different hikes.
Small businesses like the bakery-tearoom, the grocery and the butchers are a delight for visitors. Its hôtel-restaurant the « Cerf », is steeped in family tradition, one that the current family owners make it both their duty and pleasure to maintain. At the same time they’ve added a modern touch and have renovated the hôtel in such a way that diners or hôtel guests get a real flavour of the mountains but can also enjoy the luxury of a sauna, steam bath, solarium and a « Sonnenwiese » lamp.
Charming picturesque village nestled at the foot of the Chamossaire boasting a hotchpotch of delightful typically Swiss chalets in a tranquil hamlet some 20 minutes from Col des Mosses.
In the summer season, Forclaz’s ancient wood burning oven operates on all 7 Thursdays of the school holidays and both Saturdays at Easter and « Jeûne Federal ». Everyone can buy bread fresh straight from the oven and enjoy the farmers’ market. This is the ideal occasion to taste and buy the local produce. The village is also famous for its traditional cow parade.
In winter, La Forclaz goes all out to attract night skiing enthusiasts. Located at the entrance to the village, the floodlit skilift allows the adventurous to ski by night. Unique in the Vaudoise Alps, this is a novel way to attract winter sports lovers. A different experience but one that is so much fun and just goes to prove that you can even enjoy snow at night.
Leysin, located on a terrace at an altitude of 1200 metres above sea level above Aigle in the lower Rhone Valley, in addition to affording fantastic views of the Rhone Plain, Mont Blanc, Dents du Midi and Diablerets is an attractive family holiday world.
Leysin at the foot of the Tour d'Aï which used because of its sun-rich and mild climate to be famous as a health resort for people with lung diseases since the fifties - Club Med opened a holiday club here in 1950 - has developed into an all-year holidary resort. The summer children's activity programme offers treasure hunts, visits to a farm or cheese dairy. And the child-friendliness of the mountain transport facilities finds expression in their price structures.
The village in the Vaud Alps which is at the same altitude as Villars is accessible from Aigle by rack-railway (35-minute journey) or by car via Le Sepey. The excursion possibilities to the Lower Valais and Lake Geneva are varied: Aigle with its medieval castle and Wine and Vine Museum, the salt mines of Bex, a cruise on Lake Geneva, in Le Bouveret the Swiss Vapeur Parc for young railway enthusiasts and the Aquaparc.
Vers l’Eglise, the main centre of Ormont-Dessus, is a quiet, unspoilt little village 3 km from Les Diablerets.
The little village of Vers l’Eglise is 3 km from Les Diablerets. The main village of the Ormont-Dessus district, its origins date back to the end of the 13th century.
Given the narrowness of the valley here, the village hasn't experienced the same growth as the neighbouring Les Diablerets, so it's remained unspoilt and rustic. The chapel, built in 1396, became a protestant temple in 1530. It has been regularly refurbished, the last time in 2014, with a shingled roof. Given its exceptional acoustics and magnificent setting, classical music concerts are regularly held here. The village also has an alpine museum, two restaurants, a Bed & Breakfast and a campsite. There's also a drag lift taking you up to the ski slopes.
The village of Les Diablerets is nestled in the heart of the Vaud Alps just 30 minutes from Lake Geneva. At the foot of an imposing mountain massif, the village is capped with a majestic Glacier / Glacier 3000.
It's altitude goes from 1'128 meters to more than 3'000 meters.
This town has 1'460 inhabitants and is part of the district of Aigle.
Les Diablerets is an authentic mountain village with a privileged location and environment, just 90 minutes from Geneva airport.
In winter, the mountain offers all the pleasures of snow on three ski areas with 125 km of slopes: alpine skiing and snowboarding, but also cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or walking. Not to mention the unforgettable tobogganing day or night of 7.2 km in length, ice skates or curling and many other sporting or recreational activities.
In summer, the multiple and seductive landscapes of the valley allow you to enjoy the sun and the great outdoors. Hiking, mountain biking and Via Ferrata guarantee fun and change of scenery.
A cross-country skiing paradise, Les Mosses also attracts downhill skiing enthusiasts from a young age and hikers in the summer.
The climate in Les Mosses guarantees generous snow cover, even pre-season. Linked with Leysin, the ski area is ideal for families with its learner slopes and the 42 km of cross-country trails and 38 km of snow-shoe trails make it the Nordic Area of the Vaudois Alps. With a programme of events throughout the winter, the Nordic area specialises in activities related to the biathlon, combining cross-country skiing and shooting.
In the summer, the snow gives way to a lush green landscape criss-crossed by marked trails for walkers and cyclists. To reach the Pic Chaussy, the high point of the region at 2,351 m, walkers pass Lake Lioson, the pearl of alpine lakes, crossing paths with the seasoned fishermen there. A regular venue for cycling grand tours, climbing the Col des Mosses is a legendary challenge.
From June to September, there is a weekly flea market on Sundays with over 50 sellers from all over Switzerland.