Raquette à neige Roman Tyulyakov
Lac des Chavonnes © Francesca Martini

Snowshoes - Bretaye-Les Chavonnes-Bretaye

From Lake Les Chavonnes, you follow a trail through snowy forests and meadows towards Laouissalet, through a variety of alpine landscapes.
Bretaye-Lac des Chavonnes-Vy Boveyre-Conche-Bretaye

In the land of mountain lakes, sometimes covered with snow, sometimes with ice, these popular areas for walking in the summer have a completely different look in the winter. Along this trail, you can admire Lake Bretaye, catch a glimpse of Lake Noir and take a break on the shores of Lake Les Chavonnes.
From Villars, you start this trail at Bretaye then head for the tranquil Lake les Chavonnes, with the restaurant of the same name. Then you head off in the direction of Vy-Bovyre and Conche.
Once back in Bretaye, you take the train back to Villars enjoying spectacular views of the Vaudois Alps.

Practical information

Starting point: Bretaye, take the train from Villars then walk/snow shoe to Lake les Chavonnes

Technical data

6.2 km
Difference in height
212 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.

Le restaurant du Lac de Bretaye

Le 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. At an altitude of 1,800 metre, it offers stunning views of the Alps and is 20 minutes by cogwheel train from Villars.

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes


This restaurant is in a stunning location on the shores of the beautiful mountain lake of the same name. Perched at 1,690 metres in the heart of the Vaudois Alps right near the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets ski area, the restaurant is open summer and winter .

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