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Leysin, Switzerland

Leysin ski holidays

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 the area is not snow sure. Over 68 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 5km of trails, which equates to around 8 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Leysin is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 120km or approximately 85 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Situated on a plateau above the Rhone Valley with magnificent views of Mont Blanc and the Eiger. Renowned for its sunshine (1900 hours annually which equals over five hours every day, average) ... and skiing.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
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0%  Intermediate Trails
 12 runs 43km
60% 
Advanced Trails
 5 runs 15km
30%  Expert Trails
 2 runs 2km
10% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Leysin snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Leysin snow history.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) CHF252 - CHF252
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2020
Resort ClosesApr 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 60km
total length of Leysin trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 4.5km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation N S E W
direction Leysin area faces
Top Altitude 2205m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1200m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1263m
centre of Leysin ski resort
Vertical Drop 1000m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 890m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

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Skiing in Leysin

19 pistes and trails means approximately 60km of runs. 12 Leysin lifts have capacity to transport 12000 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 4.5km.

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 60% intermediate, 30% advanced slopes and 10% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 1.3km Chaux-de-Mont run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Leysin

Of the 12 ski lifts, 4 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Leysin is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 150 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Leysin Apres Ski

Off-Slope 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.

SNO-man says

Leysin's major year round sports and leisure facility is the "Centre Sportif", which incorporates a 25 metres indoor pool, four indoor tennis courts, two squash courts, covered ice rink, curling, multi-sports hall, gym room, video games room, body building, sauna, massage, Turkish bath and a climbing wall. Other facilities include bowling, a cinema and a museum. Outdoor activities include snowshoeing, 40km (25 miles) of prepared walks and paragliding tandem-flights with a fully qualified instructor are available through the ski school. You can also take a sleigh ride or have a ride on the snowtubing tobagganing.

Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

"Leysin" by any other name

The Swiss resort is also known as Leysin and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Leysin slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing 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 resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Leysin has slopes facing N S E W.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Leysin, Switzerland

Leysin day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Leysin has been recognized officially as a resort where « Families are welcome » since 2001. This title is accorded by the Swiss Tourism Federation to resorts fulfilling specific criteria concerning their « family friendliness ». In Switzerland only 26 destinations are actually recognized as fulfilling these requirements. More than just a simple marketing strategy, this actually corresponds to a philosophy concerning family vacations. Leysin does its best to make guests, but in particular families (for whom special offers are available) feel at home. In summer, the weekly programs offered for children and their families are run by a dedicated professional: the art of cheese making, the quiz trail of the little trapper, discover life on a swiss farm, educational hike on renewable energy. The main goal of these excursions is to give children and adults alike a taste of wonder and the chance to enjoy themselves while staying pleasantly busy. In winter, families benefit from very advantageous prices in Leysin: Skiing and accommodation, free for kids up to 9! The weekly program of activities plus the local Snow Sports School permits each family member to participate in and enjoy the snow related activities. Whether you need child-minding facilities, picnic and games areas, a range of trips and walks suitable for parents with pushchairs, You‘ll find that every care has been taken to ensure that children enjoy a dream holiday here. The resort has one non-skiing daycare centre which accept children from as young as six months at the Arc-en-ciel centre. Children aged three and older may joining the fun at the Swiss Ski School's Snow Garden where they can play in the snow. Ski kindergarten starts at age 3 with children's ski classes running up to age 15, all day cover with lunchtime supervision is the norm. Opening hours vary from and 8.15 to 8.30am start with 5 hours of teaching time between 9am and 4pm, Mondays to Saturdays and a 5 or 6.30pm finish depending on the season. A day nursery is also available.

4 stars out of 5 overall    

Leysin Shopping

Leysin shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

Leysin has a good selection of about 30 shops, including three supermarkets and a few sports and of fashion boutiques.

Leysin value for money gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Leysin

Leysin hire shops - overview of all shopping in Leysin

Leysin has a good selection of about 30 shops, including three supermarkets and a few sports and of fashion boutiques.

Leysin ski rental shops value rating gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Leysin

Leysin ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called ESL - Events Sports and Loisirs and has 40 teachers teaching in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch and taking students from a minimum age of 3.info@eslleysin.ch www.eslleysin.ch 4941202

Leysin for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Leysin for intermediates  gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

Leysin for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Leysin for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Leysin

Leysin snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Leysin: 7km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 0km     Intermediate XC Trails: 7km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 1      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Leysin

Leysin snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 40 Snowshoeing: 40 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 1

Leysin non skiing facilities also include Aerobics, Climbing Wall, Curling, Via Ferrata, Weight Lifting, Bouldering room.


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