Review of snowboarding and skiing in Leysin Switzerland.
Leysin Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1954 the Swiss ski resort Leysin lies at 1263 metres altitude in the Vaud region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2205m Leysin ski area is not snow sure. Over 68 snow cannons ensure artificial Leysin snow making covers 5km of ski trails, which equates to around 8 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Leysin (Switzerland) is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 120km or approximately 85 minutes driving time. Leysin ski season runs from December to April.
alpine downhill runs to ski in Leysin Switzerland
0 runs 0km
12 runs 43km
5 runs 15km
2 runs 2km
Skiing in Leysin
Skiing Leysin you'll enjoy 19 pistes and trails and that means approximately 60km of ski runs. Leysin lifts number 12 with the capacity to uplift 12000 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the Swiss ski resort of Leysin is over 4.5km long.
Leysin Ski Area
Leysin ski area has 0% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, 63% intermediate, 26% advanced ski slopes and 10% for expert skiers - the most difficult Leysin piste is the 1.3km Chaux-de-Mont run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can't ski Leysin after dark.
Leysin for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Leysin
If you snowboard Leysin you'll want to know that, of the 12 ski lifts in total, 4 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives a good indication of how modern the lift system is and well set up Leysin snowboarding is - especially for beginners learning to snowboard. Leysin snowboard facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 150 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Leysin for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Leysin Apres Ski
The apres ski Leysin scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
7 apres ski bars 19 restaurants 0 bowling 0 night club 1 cinema 3 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 1 solariums 1 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 2 indoor sports centre 4 indoor tennis 2 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 40 prepare winter walks 2 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Aerobics, Climbing Wall, Curling, Via Ferrata, Weight Lifting, Bouldering room.
Leysin for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
More Leysin Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
Leysin resort - ski Leysin by any other name
The Swiss ski resort of Leysin ski resort is also known as Leysin and has the following common misspellings:
Leysin ski area has ski slopes which face N S E W
The direction which the various Leysin ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Leysin ski resort has ski slopes facing N S E W.
Leysin for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Leysin reviews, 4 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.