Leysin is located on a terrace at an altitude of 1,200m above Aigle in the lower Rhône Valley. In addition to fantastic views of the Rhône Plain, Mont Blanc, Dents du Midi and Les Diablerets offer an attractive family holiday world.
Leysin, at the foot of the Tour d'Aï, has a sun-rich and mild climate and has been a famous health resort for people since the fifties. Club Med opened a holiday club here in 1950 and since then it has developed into an all-year holiday resort.
Leysin in the Vaud Alps is at the same altitude as Villars and is accessed from Aigle by a cog –railway which takes around 35 minutes. The resort offers very easy access to possibilities in the lower Valais and Lake Geneva area. Aigle has a great history and hosts its medieval castle and Wine and Vine Museum. The village of Leysin is host to a few of Switzerland’s hotel schools and therefore the resort, although fairly small, offers a very professional feel and you will struggle to find bad service. Having said that, it’s still a very relaxed place with a great atmosphere.
Leysin ski resort has evolved along a sloping, sunny balcony in the French speaking Alpes Vaudoises region. The village also holds its own history which dates back at least 1,500 years. It was originally a large agricultural area, but during the health resort boom of the first half of the century the village grew and is now famed for its healthy climate and attracts those in search of high altitude cures. The history gives the village a nice local feel, and while still offering access to the huge ski area of Villars, it takes you away from the hustle and bustle of a large resort and places you in a charming and very quiet village.
With well over 20 restaurants there are plenty of options for food in this small resort. They do everything from the Swiss Classics up to most other European options. There are plenty of little cafes for the quick bites, and these are lined up along the main street with small tables outside. The resort is not renowned for being a heavy party town, however there are around 10 lively bars for the younger generation. If this isn't your taste, there are also quiet bars to relax in with a nice glass of wine.
The beautiful local ski area has around 20 lifts and a snow park with massive half pipe. Ski tours and snow-shoe treks offer skiers and snowboarder’s ideal opportunities for enjoyment. And there is also a lit cross-country skiing trail and toboggan run. Additional challenges for skiers and snowboarders are available in the Glacier 3000 ski area at the Col du Pillon and Les Diablerets. In the small holiday resort of Les Mosses/La Lécherette a family-friendly ski region and lots of space for cross-country skiers awaits.
Three ski regions with a total of 225km of pistes and a snow park extend up to an altitude of 3,000m. The cross-country network of tracks consists of 30km of classical Nordic track and 15km of skating trails. Further attractions include 7.2km of long toboggan runs, 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.
You can upgrade to the new Super Pass. This includes all of the areas above and also extends to the Gstaad Mountain. A total of 420km!
Over the years we have managed to negotiate some superb equipment at excellent rates and have passed the benefits of this directly to you.
We use one of the top Sports shops in Leysin, Endless Ride Sports, they are very convenient and friendly and we can offer a massive 20% discount here.
SKIS: Top rate skis are included in the rental price with the latest brands and models.
SNOWBOARDS: No extra for snowboards with the latest bindings and designs.
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.
|Train Transfer Time from Basel:||3hr 40min|
|Train Transfer Time from Bern:||3hr 00min|
|Train Transfer Time from Geneva:||1hr 45min|
|Train Transfer Time from Zürich :||3hr 35min|
|Driving Distance from Calais:||515 miles|
View the Swiss Rail timetable.
We have 2-person studio apartments and every size, right up to 10-person apartments. They are spacious and convenient to amenities, the ski lifts and free village ski bus.
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.
Because of the wide variety of accommodation we have available, please enter the numbers travelling and standard required on the Personal Quote Page and we will e-mail you with details and pictures of the best accommodation matching your requirements.
If you have any specific requests such as swimming pools, childcare etc, please also mention this on the Personal Quote Page and we will do our utmost to quote you the ideal place to suit your needs.
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!
Because of the tremendous range of accommodation we offer, we have listed the prices below based on good quality apartments. These rates are a guide and may fluctuate based on the accommodation actually chosen / available and are based on full occupancy. Please ring or e-mail for available accommodation.
You can specify the standard and size of apartment or standard of hotel required on the Personal Quote Page. We respond personally to each request with availability, description, pictures and exact prices.
|Winter 2012 – 2013||Child – 9yrs||Youth – 15rs||Adult|
|LOW SEASON from||£249||£349||£499|
|HIGH SEASON from||£349||£449||£599|
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 mention this on your Personal Quote Page or contact us directly.