Les Diablerets Snowboarding
The 76th most popular snowboarding destination in Switzerland.
Wednesday 23 January 2019 07:01 GMT
Southeast of Geneva, the Les Diablerets-Villars ski area has 18 lifts accessing a maximum vertical of 700m. Les Diablerets is an authentic charming village situated in the Vaudios Alps. Local snowboarders condider one of the toughest, steepest groomed runs to be the Bouquetins piste which is a 1.2km long descent averaging over 30 percent.
When it comes to off-piste, head up to Combe d’Audon and descend the 1400m through extreme high alpine terrain to the remote Oldenalp (10km), where you’ll need to catch a ski bus (every 30 minutes) back to the lifts (guide recommended). For the freestylers in your crew, you’ll want to check out the terrain park that is located at Isenau.
Les Diablerets is ideally situated to explore two other nearby ski areas. From the northernmost lift at Les Diablerets, there is a ski bus across the valley to Glacier 3000 and its 1650m descents. Also, there are ski buses running down valley (30 minutes) to the Leysin ski area. The Alpes Vaudoises ski pass covers both Glacier 3000 and Leysin, too.
After a long day of snowboarding at Les Diablerets, definitely checkout the nightlife at Saloon La Pote, MTB, Atomix, Chez La Croix or L'Ormonan.
The nearest airport is located in Geneva. From the Geneva airport, take the train to Aigle. In Aigle, transfer to the ASL Railway for the 50 minute ride up to Les Diablerets.
TIP: If you are interested in backcountry snowboarding, contact Compagnie des Guides des Diablerets or the mountain guides office at Villars Experience. Should you want heliboarding, then contact Air-Glaciers Company.
Overall, Les Diablerets is the 76th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 80 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland.