Lac de Frience Association Touristique Porte des Alpes - Gryon
Ski gratuit jusqu'à 9 ans ! © Guillaume Megevand
Bouée enfant Frience Guillaume Mégevand
Ski à Frience Guillaume Mégévand
Luge à Frience Sébastien Staub

Recreational area at Frience

Frience, a south-facing panoramic plateau in the heart of Alpe des Chaux, offers a wide range of activities for the entire family in any season !

On the plateau of Frience near Gryon, families can enjoy unforgettable moments in a magnificent south-facing setting!

Use of all installations is free of charge, promising boundless fun for the entire family!

---- IN WINTER ----

The area offers 3 ski runs, including one for beginners. The perfect place to learn how to ski. The Swiss Ski School in Gryon offers lessons and a snow playground.

There are 5 specially prepared toboggan runs with varying levels of difficulty, including 1 for beginners, 1 for advanced and 1 for expert tobogganists.
A 160-metre long conveyor belt gets passengers effortlessly up the hill! With its wooden cover, reminiscent of Lucerne’s famous Chapel Bridge, the belt protects users from the elements.

This recreational area is located close to the ski area of Villars-Gryon-Diablerets, with easy access from Les Fracherets.
A cross-country ski trail as well as several winter walking and snowshoeing trails are close by.

Numerous other activities are offered throughout the winter : tobogganing, downhill skiing, winter walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing

---- SPRING-SUMMER-FALL ----

At Frience, a bathing facility with stunning views of the Miroir d’Argentine awaits you!

3 specifically designed pools are available:
- Paddling pool with a maximum depth of 40 centimetres located in the small pool next to the Refuge de Frience
- Non-swimming area with a maximum depth of 90 centimetres located in the small pool facing Solalex
- Large pool with a maximum depth of 2.50 metres

A water treatment area using aquatic plants (not accessible to the public) complements the facilities.

Practical information

---- IN WINTER ----

Access :
- Access by bus (shuttle Gryon - Alpe des Chaux, 7 races a day),
- to ski
- by car (since Barboleuse),
- 2 free car parks nearby (La Golèze and Frience).

Equipment rental:
Rental shop with toboggans, bobs, skibobs, snowscoots and yooners as well as helmets.

Food and beverages:
Snack bar with terrace and deck chairs, toilet.
Access:
- by bus (Gryon - Alpe des Chaux shuttle, 7 services per day during off-peak season and 15 services per day during peak season)
- on skis
- by car (from Barboleuse)

Safety:
- wearing a helmet is recommended
- tobogganing, snow scooting and downhill skiing are only allowed on the runs marked for each discipline. Everyone on their own tracks!
- do not leave the marked runs and trails, observe the signage
- children and adolescents must be supervised by their parents

---- SPRING-SUMMER-FALL ----

Access:
- by car (from Barboleuse)
- on foot or by bike
- 2 free car parks nearby (La Golèze and Frience)


Safety and recommendations:
- Access is free, children must be accompanied and supervised by adults.
- Animals (dogs…) are not allowed in the water.
- Access to the lake is prohibited for motor vehicles

Contact

Maison du Tourisme de Gryon
Place Barboleuse 11
1882 Gryon

Tel : +41 (0)24 498 00 00
information@gryon.ch

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