Tobogganers and the landscape - Diablerets Packedagain

The first experiences



Snow Garden

© José Crespo

First time in the snow garden

Put on your skis for the first time with your children and enjoy this unforgettable experience in the beginner areas of the ski region!

In Frience, for example:

In the heart of the snowy landscape of the Alpe des Chaux, the magnificent panoramic plateau of Frience offers you access to various winter activities, including skiing for beginners from the age of 3! Everything is ready for your first exploits: Surrounded by majestic mountains, in safe terrain and on a gentle hillside, the ski slope for beginners is waiting for you! Your children can have fun with figures and games in the fresh snow, alone or accompanied by attentive and competent instructors who will ensure their safety.  

Thanks to the 160 m long conveyor belt, which is protected by a beautiful wooden tunnel in bad weather, the little athletes can effortlessly summon up the energy they need to get back on the slope.

Throughout the season, several beginner areas are open in the ski region. Click on the following links to learn more about them: Enjoy this great tryout adventure in idyllic surroundings and experience an unforgettable first time on skis!  
Group and individual lessons are also offered daily.
Try it

Try it

The first skiing attempts are such a special experience that you will remember your ski instructor or your first medal for years to come.

Whether group or private lessons, you will find just what you need at the ski schools in the region:



Ski touring

© Florian Frey / Switzerland Tourism

First time on a ski tour

With skins under your skis, take a hiking tour to the peaks or through the snowy plains like real Inuits. A completely untouched natural wilderness awaits you!

These ski hikes combine ascent and descent in untamed landscapes and allow for sporting exertion and conviviality in a dreamlike setting! Explore the various marked and safe routes in the region and discover the pleasure of boundless freedom on your skis far from the ski lifts.

A whole world at your feet, accessible to all!


Make your start in ski touring easy and visit the Rando Centre in Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets: there you will find everything you need in terms of equipment for your first experience on a ski tour.

Our ski instructors will explain the techniques and the behaviour you need to adopt in order to practice ski touring in complete safety.




© Olivier Fatzer

First time on a sledge

For the ultimate thrill in the midst of nature, try the region's various sledge runs! A great activity and fun for young and old on the rapid descent into the valley.

Whether you arrive at the start of the sledge run by cable car, funicular or conveyor belt: suddenly things start moving faster and faster, you get going and feel the adrenaline rush as you take turn after turn.

Pure fun and lots of fresh air for some 7.2 km! 

Various sledge runs offer great moments with family or friends:


Enjoy a downhill ride on one of the longest sledge runs in Switzerland in Les Diablerets. For this great nature experience, simply rent a sledge at the bottom station of the Diablerets Express cable car or in the sports shops in the village. This way you can enjoy a well-maintained and waxed sledge that accelerates perfectly!



You can also tackle the 7.2 km downhill run in Les Diablerets at night. Immerse yourself in the night-time winter scenery using your headlamp and let yourself be swept away by the unique atmosphere of the sledge run.

Would you like a fortifying treat before the descent? Book your fondue at the restaurant Les Mazots before disappearing into the night and back to the village on your sledge.




© Guillaume Mégevand

First time in a biathlon

Do you like winter sports away from the ski slopes? Start with biathlon! Classic cross-country skiing or skating, together with rifle shooting, offer an exciting sporting opportunity.

Experience pure skiing pleasure and then test your skills with the position shot, prone shot, standing shot or stress shot with the infrared rifle.

Lying on the shooting range with the rifle in your hand and the skis still on your feet is a very special experience indeed!
Book an introduction to the sport of biathlon with the instructors and experience the thrill of a sport that combines both physical exertion and shooting skills.


Book an introduction with the instructors in Villars or Gryon: