Les Diablerets An unspoilt Mountain Village

Les Diablerets Winter Ski Holidays in Switzerland Les Diablerets lies between Lake Geneva and Gstaad at an altitude of 1,200m. It’s located in the canton of Vaud, in the western French-speaking part of Switzerland. The summit is at 3,210m, making it the highest in Vaud. To the south it overlooks the hamlet and valley of Derborence and overlooks the Pas de Cheville.

diablerets-logo In the middle Ages, the rock wall that surrounds the village was cursed, the place where the devil did his worst. Accordingly, the place name of Les Diablerets also derives from the French le Diable, which mean the devil. Luckily all of those fears can now lay to rest and in fact the opposite name has been earned. A varied, child-friendly programme of events, infrastructure and big discounts accommodate the needs of our younger guests.

Traditional Farming Bags Of Heritage

diablerets skiing in the snowy swiss village Les Diablerets is a traditional farming village, and has bags of heritage. Luckily due to the lack of corporate expansion, has a very cosy feel to it and the village is charming. It has a pedestrian friendly area in the centre and in this newly lit up street you have the chance to walk around with your family or friends and discover stalls and activities such as creating snowmen, igloo building, hot chestnuts and maybe a small tipple for the older guests!

The Village

Dotted along the street are little fireplaces to warm you up and share some quality time taking in the fresh air at the centre of a typical Swiss village. Whilst you are hopping from warmth to warmth, you can take the opportunity to window shop or visit the restaurants and tea-rooms that will be nicely decorated, and to complete the atmosphere, there is a huge Christmas tree. It really does have that little Swiss chocolate box feel.

diablerets nightlife village views

Eating Out

There are over 20 places where you can find very homely regional food. These fit in very well with the atmosphere of the village and although it may lack the full diversity that some larger resorts have, it can still offer the usual international dishes as well. This only maintains the quaint village feel.

This resort is not just for families however! Big events, including Snow Boarding competitions, live bands and gigs mean that Les Diablerets is for everyone – they genuinely care about all their guests.

Small Resort, Big Area Over 200kms

Over 24 peaks with a height over 4,000m can be seen from the glacier. The ski run around the Oldensattel is one of the longest at 7km and most challenging runs in the area. The glacier offers a large variety of activities for its guests and has 10 lifts and 30km of ski runs. It is part of the ski area shared with Villars and Gstaad and offers 220km of ski runs. The area is great for Freestylers and Free riders. There is a challenge for any skier or snowboarder. The area includes a snow park which often holds competitions, extends up to an altitude of 3,000m.

Les Diablerets piste mapLive: Open Lifts

The cross-country network consists of 30km of classical Nordic tracks and 15km of skating trails. Further facilities include a 7.2km long toboggan run, snow-shoe walks, snow biking and ice fall climbing. Last but not least, the glacier restaurant constructed by leading Swiss architect Mario Botta in the Glacier 3000 ski region offers a unique panorama of the Lake Geneva region.

This ski pass covers all the lifts in Les Diablerets, Villars, Gryon, Leysin, Les Mosses, including the glacier – 220km of pistes.

Getting Here Fly, Drive, Train

We include Cross-Channel Ferries for those who are self driving or Airport Transfers for those flying, so you can choose the best option that suits you.

Travelling to Les Diablerets
Train Transfer Time from Basel: 4hr 05min
Train Transfer Time from Bern: 3hr 25min
Train Transfer Time from Geneva: 2hr 15min
Train Transfer Time from Zürich : 4hr 00min
Driving Distance from Calais: 520 miles

View the Swiss Rail timetable.

We offer a wide range of quality accommodation from 2 to 5 star, apartments and hotels

Chalets and Apartments (Self-catered):

We have 2-person studio apartments and every size, right up to 11-person apartments. They are spacious and convenient to amenities, the ski lifts and free village ski bus.

All our hotels, chalets and apartments are fully ABTA protected.

Hotels:

Again, we offer a huge range of availability on hotels. We can offer any level from our 2, 3 or 4-star hotel selection. In some resorts we can even 5 star hotels.


Booking

OTP Holidays – Les Diablerets Preferred Tour Operator of Switzerland Tourism

Our prices are simple, LOW & HIGH season. We have Youth prices for up to 15yrs old, and even bigger savings for Children under the age of 9yrs!

LOW & HIGH season vary for each accommodation/re­sort – we do not add any of our own surcharges onto the cost of your stay. NEW YEAR and HALF-TERM are standard HIGH Season. If you have any queries about which dates are LOW or HIGH for the accommodation level you desire, please contact us directly.


Unlike most other British tour operators, the prices include…

  • Up to 20% discount on ski rental equipment (if required)
  • Massive choice of high standard and spacious apartment or hotel accommodation
  • Cross-Channel travel with car or transfers to the resort from airport on Swiss Rail
  • Services of our very own 24hr on-call experienced representatives
  • All cleaning, linen, heating & tourist tax charges

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