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Martin
I went to Leysin in March 2010. It's small, quiet, and like the rest of Switzerland, expensive. Transport is a cinch as Leysin is reached by a cogwheel railway from the nearby town of Aigle which has regular intercity connections to other Swiss cities, most notably Geneva and it's airport. Leysin is a medium sized resort and I would say aimed at beginners and intermediates. There is only one black run which is not too demanding. I would classify myself as an intermediate and I managed to do all pistes several times in two days, so I would suggest Leysin is a good place for a short break rather than main holiday. Lift pass prices are at the higher end of reasonable, close to what you would pay across the border in Austria, but the prices of food and drink on mountain are extortionate. This is definitely one resort to take a packed lunch for the day. Leysin is very quiet at night and aimed at families, not the party crowd.... Full Review
Good Transport
Expensive, quiet
12 years ago
We went to Leysin for a long weekend of snowboarding in March. On our first day we have some crusty hard pack, but on the second day it snowed all day so we had a good foot of fresh snow, which made it much more fun. Also, we were there during the Nescafe half-pipe contest, and it was fun to watch the competitors doing tricks. Overall it's a pretty nice resort. One of the main perks is that most lifts are chair lifts. We've been to a couple other ski resorts in Switzerland and a lot of them have mostly drag lifts... which for me is a real, well... drag! So two thumbs up for that. One drawback of the resort is that there is a lot of congestion on the main lift, and to get to the north side of mountain, you need to take a series of lifts. We found the pistes to be more fun over there, but it took longer to get to - it wasn't super accessible. On the other hand, the town of Leysin is very accessible, being only a 30-45 minute drive to Lausanne. And once you are in town, you can do pretty much everything on foot, which is also nice. Nice place to check out.... Full Review
Easy to get to and easy to get...
not a very big mountain
12 years ago
Loved every moment, everyone in leysin was so friendly, a very good place to go on a family holiday, good variation of slopes and wonderful scenery. ... Full Review
15 years ago
Built in two main sectors on quite a steep hillside, Leysin has the reputation of being one of the sunniest spots in the Alps, which means the snow is typically better earlier in the season – especially with south facing slopes. The unusually youthful vibe of this resort, especially by Swiss standards, is aided by the presence of four international schools, including two American and one Japanese, so there’s a good cross-cultural mesh. Plus Leysin has been a major 'boarders destination since the early years of the sport, holding its first pro event way back in ’92, so its credibility is not to be questioned. Leysin receives 1900 hours sunshine annually which equals over five hours every day. You can get to the original Leysin village from a stop on the funicular railway that runs up to the resort from Aigle in the valley It’s only 100km (60 miles) from Geneva, so a good choice for ski weekenders. The steepest terrain, on and off piste, is served by the Berneuse gondola. Here one of the resort’s three blacks runs, descends the first two-thirds of a top to bottom descent over the resort’s full 1000m vertical beneath the gondola. The high black served by the Chaux de Mont chair around the snowpark is also fun. Stop by the ski school’s slalom and speed skiing courses in the Berneuse Chaux de Mont Sector if you would like your skills officially measured. The lift pass covers neighbouring resorts including the glacier skiing at Diablerets and those staying four days or longer also get access to the Gstaad Superski area, taking the total skiable area on your ticket towards 500km (250 miles). You will need to use efficient Swiss public transport to get around though if you haven’t got a car with you. Well organised for getting you off the beaten tracks are the Mountain Guides Office and Heli-Chablais, or if you want to risk going alone the trail map has a range of itineraries marked on. A favourite is to take the lift up to Chaux de Mont via the Berneuse gondola and then follow the ridge above the resort. From here there’s a huge choice of runs down through the powder above the treeline. The snow is usually best between January and March. ... Full Review
16 years ago
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