Maison de Montagne-Train © Maxim Coquard/Bestjobers
Bretaye ©Roman Tyulyakov

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

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.

Technical data

1.2 km
30 min.
Difference in height
32 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.

Restaurant du Lac - Bretaye

Restaurant du Lac - Bretaye


Try the Hôtel du Lac restaurant on the slopes at Col de Bretaye.

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