Skiing

Moleson is a small ski village with skiing from 1200m to 2002m. The pistes here are quite limited but there is more than enough to keep you amused. There is a full range of pistes, from green to black, and some excellent off-piste, which is not hard to find. The beautiful thing about Moléson is that, if you are confident, you can drop off the edge of any run, have a good, tree-lined, James Bond-style descent, and still not get lost or have to walk anywhere. The nursery slope is at the entrance to the village. The lifts are open every day from Christmas until Easter from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Click here for the piste map

Click here for pass prices and opening times

Ski School

Ecole Suisse de Ski et de Snowboard de Moléson offers private or group lessons for skiing, snowboarding and snow-shoeing. Tel: 026 921 1500 or +41 79 353 25 25       www.essmoleson.ch

Ski Equipment Hire

Castella Sport, Grand Rue 17, Bulle                      Tel: 026 912 7647 (Bulle) /026 921 3349 (Moléson)
Oschner Sport, rue de l’Europe 14, Le Pole Sud, Bulle              Tel: 026 913 70 53

Within an hour’s drive are the resorts of Verbier, Gstaad, Les Diablerets-Villars, Leysin-Les Mosses, Châteaux D’Oex, Charmey and other small villages. See below for full details.

SKI RESORT

WEB

KM/TIME FROM MOLESON

LIFTS

KM OF PISTES

HEIGHT OF TOP LIFT

COMMENTS

Moleson

moleson.ch

0

5

30

2002m

Good nursery slopes and mix of blues/red and a tough black from the summit

Charmey

charmey.ch

16km/

18 mins

7

30

1627m

Lovely small village with enough to keep you amused for a day or two. Easy to medium runs

La Berra-

La Roche

laberra.ch

24km/

25 mins

8

25

1899m

Some good long runs through the trees. Nice easy/medium skiing

La Chia

lachia.ch

15km/

15 mins

2

5

1300m

Only open at weekends and holidays. Small ski village but ideal for beginners

Les Paccots

les-paccots.ch

35km/

28 mins

11

20

1500m

Small village but with some nice skiing when the snow is good

Gstaad-Chateau d’Oex

gstaad.ch

32km/

30 mins

14

250

2200m

Large, world-class resort – renowned for being the haunt of celebrities. Expensive and not very well connected pistes, but excellent skiing across the whole network. Worth it particularly if you spend a few days there and make the most of a pass.

Gstaad-Rougement-Saanen

gstaad.ch

38km/

37 mins

21

90

2555m

Gstaad-Zweisimmen

gstaad.ch

56km/

50 mins

6

40

2328m

Les Mosses

lesmosses.ch

41km/

38 mins

12

40

1905m

South-facing slopes which are easy-moderate (blues/reds) and a few blacks that are easy too. Links by bus with Leysin.

Leysin

leysin.ch

54km/

53 mins

14

60

2205m

Good resort and generally south facing

Les Diablerets

diablerets.ch

52km/

50 mins

23

 

3000m

Very large resort – as it links with Villars and also the Glacier, which is shared with Gstaad. Great skiing and usually excellent snow.

Villars

villars.ch

75km/

55 mins

27

120

2120m

Fabulous skiing and a good extensive resort linked with Les Diablerets.

Verbier/4 Vallees

verbier.ch

105km/

70 mins

92

410

3330m

Huge international resort with world-class skiing. Truly excellent but can have terrible queues.

Schwarzsee

schwarzsee.ch

51km/

60 mins

7

22

2090m

Lovely small resort with some good runs.