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Leysin Ski Resort Guide

Leysin, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length60km37 miles
Highest Lift2,331m7,648ft
Resort Height1,263m4,144ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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The Swiss ski resort of Leysin is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,263m4,144ft, with 60km37 miles of marked runs.


Leysin is part of the Alpes Vaudoises ski area with access to 220km137 miles of downhill skiing, with 121 marked pistes, served by a total of 54 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Leysin itself (60km37 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Alpes Vaudoises ski resorts of Les Diablerets and Villars - Gryon.

With ski lifts as high as 2,331m7,648ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Leysin is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Leysin.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Chaux-de-Mont'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Leysin?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm1in, expected on 31 October.

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Snow Forecast by day for Leysin

Ski Area Stats

Leysin Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 2km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 5 15km9 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1243km27 miles
Total Length
60km37 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
7km4 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Alpes Vaudoises Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
220km137 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Leysin Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,331m7,648ft
Resort Altitude (Leysin)1,263m4,144ft
Lowest Piste1,257m4,124ft
Max Vertical1,074m3,524ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Leysin
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Leysin

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Location and Map

Where is Leysin?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Alpes Vaudoises, Vaud.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Leysin is Sion, 60 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Berne, Annecy, Basel, Chambery, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Zurich, Dole–Jura and Turin Caselle airports are all within three hours drive.

Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 16 ski lifts are able to uplift 18,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 5km3 miles of ski runs, with 68 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Leysin open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Leysin, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Leysin Tourist Office for the latest.

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