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

A few safety requirements :
- Always check the weather forecast and snow conditions before leaving (no departure without visibility)
- Have with you a map or a plan of the route
- Respect the road marking and the bans
- Always visualize the following beacon since the place where you are
- Be wary of false tracks and do not hesitate to turn back in case of doubt
- Watch to carry of the adequate material(equipment), the drink and if possible a mobile phone
- You make a commitment on the plans of hikes, tracks of bottom or sled under your own responsibility
- We disclaim all liability in the event of an accident, of distraction or problem inherent to forces of Nature
- By respect for the fauna and the environment, please keep your dog on a leash and collect its dropping and do not leave waste in the nature


WInter nordic map (application/pdf)


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

Tel : +41 24 495 32 32

Technical data

Start point
5.5 km
Positive altitude difference
122 Metres
Negative altitude difference
577 Metres

Along your way

Restaurant du Lac de Bretaye

Restaurant du Lac de Bretaye


The Restaurant du Lac is situated in the midst of the Bretaye runs in the Villars-Gryon-Diablerets ski area.

The Crazy Moose

The Crazy Moose

Villars sur Ollon

The Crazy Moose is the restaurant of Maison de Montagne in Bretaye located 1,700 m above sea level. This is the ideal place to share friendly moments at a unique site in the heart of the Vaudois Alps and the ski area of Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets.

Auberge du Col de Soud

Auberge du Col de Soud


The Auberge du Col de Soud is ideal for a gourmet break in Villars-sur-Ollon. It offers terroir dishes and home-made desserts and a charming sunny terrace in the heart of the resort.

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