Overview of Leysin Ski Resort
Leysin ski resort has grown up along a sloping, sunny ‘balcony’ in the French-speaking Alpes Vaudoises region of Switzerland. The village has a history dating back at least 1,500 years, originally as an agricultural centre and then famed for its healthy climate attracting those in search of health cures in the first half of the last century. Then winter sports arrived.
It’s a relaxed place with a medium sized ski area accessed by a cable car or quad chairlift from the resort. The available skiing is however nearly four times the size of the local 60km of slopes, as an area pass that includes neighbouring ski areas such as Les Mosses and Les Diablerets ski centre and Villars ski resort triples the skiing potential, with public transport between them all. Ski options also include the snow-sure Glacier 3000 area above nearby les Diablerets.
Leysin is a mid-sized resort village, with the original centre at the lower end of the village, and more modern development climbing up the slopes above (the ‘upper village’). It has particularly good off-slopes sports facilities in the shape of its ice centre, swimming pool and indoor multi-sports complexes. There is a wide variety of accommodation available including lots of hotels. Find excellent prices on our deals page.
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Famous for its sunshine and spectacular scenery for centuries before skiing arrived, Leysin also offers a moderate-sized intermediate standard ski area. This is just the start however, as the area pass nearly quadruples the skiing available with neighbouring Les Mosses as well as the slopes of Diablerets and Villars all included.