Raquettes © Office du Tourisme de Villars
Maison de Montagne © Maxim Coquard/Bestjobers
Paysage Bretaye © Studio Patrick

Snowshoes - Bretaye-Villars

This varied trail through mountains and forests from Bretaye to Villars offers stunning alpine views.

Bretaye - Col de Soud - Villars

Right from the start of this trail at the Bretaye train stop, you'll enjoy clear views of Mont Blanc, the Dents du Midi and all the Vaudois Alps. After a few hundred metres, you'll get to Les Bouquetins. Then head for the Col de Soud where you can make a little pit stop before returning to Villars.

Practical information

Take the train to Bretaye from Villars station

Technical data

5.8 km
Difference in height
122 Metres


Office du Tourisme de Villars
Avenue Centrale 140
CP 100
1884 Villars-sur-Ollon - CH

Tel : +41 24 495 32 32


WInter nordic map (application/pdf)

Restaurant du Col de Bretaye

Restaurant du Col de Bretaye


Ideally situated at the terminus of the Bex-Villars-Bretaye cogwheel train, the Col de Bretaye restaurant offers panoramic views of Mont Blanc. The ideal place for getting together with family or friends to share the traditional flavours on offer, the cosy restaurant also welcomes skiers in the winter while the terrace is perfect for hikers in the summer.

Hôtel du Lac

Hôtel du Lac


The Hôtel du Lac is situated in the middle of the Bretaye slopes in the Villars-Gryon-Diablerets ski area at 1,800 metres, affording spectacular views of the Alps. 20 minutes on the cogwheel train from Villars.

The Crazy Moose

The Crazy Moose

Villars sur Ollon

The Crazy Moose restaurant in the Maison de Montagne de Bretaye at 1,700 m is the ideal place for socialising in a unique location. In the heart of the Vaudois Alps and the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets ski area, it's an exceptional location accessible by train, on foot or on skis.

Auberge du Col de Soud

Auberge du Col de Soud


The Auberge du Col de Soud is the ideal place for a refuel during the day. In winter, you can ski to the restaurant on the Populaire run or snow shoe there on the official trail while in the summer, you take the Renardeaux trail. All year round, the cogwheel train drops you right outside the Auberge du Col de Soud.

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