Ski Leysin by Train

100 km of piste between 1350-2205m

Although Leysin is a bit of a sprawl, it has a reasonable amount going on and some good slopes, particularly for boarders and intermediates. It makes a good base for trying out the runs in neighbouring resorts and connects directly to the modest but reasonable Les Mosses terrain. There is a good rail link to Leysin from Aigle, which itself has rail connections to Villars, Les Diablerets (both covered by the Alpes Vaudois ski pass) and the 4 Vallées.

Ski Leysin by train

Leysin is one of the oldest of the Alpine resorts, with a history as a health resort as old as the 18th Century, although it did not become established as a significant centre until the 1890s with the narrow-gauge rack railway connection to Aigle. From then on winter sports became popular without being a significant source of tourism. However the village declined as a health centre and by the 1950s was firmly established as a major winter sports destination.

Sky and Rail

The nearest airport to Leysin is Geneva. There is a railway station in the airport, with one change for trains to the resort.

Where to Eat and Party in Leysin

The Yeti Bar and le Lynx are lively spots in the village, and Club 94 carries on after everything else is closed. They do excellent fondue and raclette at La Fromagerie (+41 24 494 22 05).

Getting to Leysin by Train

The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Leysin-Feyday. The station is 15 minutes from the chairlift (or take the courtesy bus). Courtesy bus also runs from Solepraz to Les Parchets for les Mosses.

Piste Map for Leysin

Ski and Snowboard using the Leysin trail map

Larger trail map for Leysin

Map of Leysin

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View of winter sports resort in Vaud

Accommodation for Leysin and the Surrounding Area

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