Snowshoes - Circuit around the Lac de Bretaye

The snow-covered Lake Bretaye is the destination of this family trail at 1,800 m.
Bretaye - Lac de Bretaye

Bretaye - Lac de Bretaye - Bretaye

Starting from Bretaye, a short walk through the chalets of this village will take you to the start of the trail around the lake, which takes in the Grand Chamossaire, the highest peak in Villars, as well as the Petit Chamossaire. When you've finished, there's a variety of restaurants and snack bars where you can relax and enjoy the views of the Vaudois Alps.

Practical information

Departure from Bretaye, train from Villars center to Bretaye.


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

1.6 km
40 min.
Positive altitude difference
57 Metres
Negative altitude difference
57 Metres

Along your way

Train Bex-Villars-Bretaye (BVB)

Train Bex-Villars-Bretaye (BVB)

It's a 45-minute trip on the BVB from Bex to Villars, through spectacular alpine valleys.

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