Les Diablerets - Ski Area Guide

Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Ski Resort in Alpes Vaudoises, Swiss Alps - 60km of Piste (1,150m to 2,970m)

A rather pretty old mountain resort, better known as a year round glacier skiing destination (the glacier itself is largely intended for summer skiing) There is a ski link to Villars however, so the winter ski area is over 100km without resorting to the glacier. Quite lively apres ski considering its size.

 Les Diablerets Snow News

The next notable snow forecast for Les Diablerets is 1cm, expected on 31 March, with around 17cm forecast over the next 7 days. There is some snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.

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Les Diablerets Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Les Diablerets
Black Pistes (1km)
18Red Pistes (42km)
 8 Blue Pistes (22km)
60kmDownhill Pistes
30kmCross Country Pistes
22Ski Lifts

Alpes Vaudoises Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Alpes Vaudoises
220kmDownhill Pistes
54Ski Lifts

Les Diablerets Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Les Diablerets
1820mMax Vertical
2970mHighest Lift
1150mLowest Piste
1150mResort Altitude (Les Diablerets)

Les Diablerets

The Swiss Ski Resort of Les Diablerets is part of the Alpes Vaudoises ski area with access to 220km of downhill skiing, with 121 individual pistes, served by 54 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Les Diablerets itself (60km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Alpes Vaudoises ski resorts of Leysin and Villars - Gryon. Les Diablerets is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Anzère.

With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

There are five Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Les Diablerets are perfectly feasible. Sion Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Les Diablerets

Les Diablerets' skiing has two main sectors, both of major significance. Firstly the Isenau gondola rises from one side of the resort to the local skiing on the mountain. Here there are red runs served by drag lifts above the tree line and long reds back down to the resort. Most significant, however, is a long trail down to Col du Pillon where, after crossing the road, skiers can take the cable cars up to the Diablerets glacier and some of the most exciting skiing in the area.

From the glacier itself there's a wonderfully long run of 10km (6 miles), the Combe d'Audon, with one unavoidable steep black mogul section which eventually takes you back to the ski bus stop at Reusch on the road to Gstaad. You will ski a 1650m (5414feet) vertical on this one descent. Incidentally, whether you take this route, or the cable car back down to Col du Pillon, you will then need to take the ski bus or some other transport back to the resorts as the lifts can get you from the village to the glacier, but not all the way back!

Les Diablerets' second and larger ski sector is accessed through a series of chair lifts up towards the Chaux des Conches area, above the tree line linking the resort to Villars since the mid '90s. This recent link means that skiers based at Les Diablerets have access to a huge area of largely intermediate standard skiing above Villars and over on to a third mountain area below Croix des Chaux with its long blues and shorter blacks. Beginners have nursery slopes by the village itself.

Apart from the on-piste expert options it's worth hiring one of the resort's dozen mountain guides to take you out on one of the high-mountain tours or off-piste descents; heli-skiing is also available. The Alpes Vaudoises Pass means that skiers can choose to take a combination of public transport options (bus and train) between resorts. A minimum four day pass must be purchased and a day is normally allowed in each area.

If you're looking for inspiration then the resort does boast two champions of its own including Lise-Marie Morerod, World Cup Downhill winner of 1977.

Telemark skiing is offered by the ski school and there are 30km of cross-country trails, including a 5km (3 mile) floodlit loop.

Snowboarding in Les Diablerets

Les Diablerets has established itself as a major snowboarding centre where the purists of the 'boarding life can indulge their love of the sport and its strong ties with the natural environment in this unspoilt environment - year round thanks to the glacier. Apart from the wide ranging on-piste terrain, mainly accessed by cable car, gondola and chair lifts, there are plenty of off-piste opportunities and two snowboard school to show the best to you.

The winter snowboard park is at Isenau above Diablerets with two others above lift-linked Villars (at Bretaye) and Gryon (on Les Chaux). In summer, the Glacier des Diablerets is THE meeting point for snowboarders from all over the world. Les Diablerets boasts the largest Summer Snowpark in Europe. The Park was designed by Nicolas Marduel, helped by Mitch Buchanan, Lolo Besse & Berti Denervaud. The snowpark contains three half-pipes (shaped with a pipe-dragon), a boardercross and an obstacle park.

The summer camps have taken place from late June to late July in recent years. Past stars included Iker Fernandez, Lolo Besse, Berti, Denervaud, Cyrille Neri, Sergio Bartrina, Baps Charlet, Max Platzeneder, Guillaume, Chastagnol, Martina Tscharner, Valerie Bourdier, Cecile Plancherel, Stine Brun Kjeldaas, Anita Schwaller, etc...

Les Diablerets Aprés Ski

Although a small resort, there is a good selection of bars and restaurants, with five bars open late with dancing, particularly the Saloon La Pote. Other lively spots are L'Ormonan, Chez Lacroix and the MTB.

Les Diablerets' true village atmosphere is underlined by a program of events organised by the tourist office for all visitors. In recent years this includes evening toboggan runs every evening on request with the option of a fondue before the descent at a mountain restaurant at the top of the chair lift and a glass of mulled wine when you reach the bottom. Other options include farm visits, sightseeing tours in Diablerets and Vers L'Eglise, a snow shoe walk with an aperitif in a wood cutter's hut another day, and both Protestant and Catholic church services on Sunday.

Torch lit descents and sleigh rides are also organised on request.

Les Diablerets in brief

Les Diablerets Ski Resort is:
Very good for Expert Skiers.
Excellent for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Excellent for Snowboarding.

Les Diablerets Season Dates


 Closes : May 7, 2017.

Usual opening - Late Oct.

Usual closing - Early May.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Les Diablerets.

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Les Diablerets Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 22 Ski Lifts of Les Diablerets are able to uplift 16,200 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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