People just loooove to ski in the canton of Vaud, be it in the Alps or the Jura! But variety is the spice of life. And the Vaudois people are champions in that, too! That’s what our bloggers Yann and Aurélie - "Amoureux du Monde" discovered during their multifaceted winter vacation. Let’s see what they saw!
The way we anticipate the February holidays is a bit like children waiting for Christmas. The morning is too late to enjoy the atmosphere. That’s why many people already set off for the Vaudois resorts in the evening. The journey to the mountains is a holiday experience in itself thanks to the excellent public transport networks. We settle comfortably and start dreaming about all the lovely surprises in store for us.
There are more and more night activities on offer. So, you can enjoy the snow as soon as you arrive after work or school. Some visitors choose to go on a guided cross-country tour or snowshoeing hike to experience the magic of a winter night.
Trying out an unusual activity is a good start to a weekend in the mountains. Such activities are fun and adapted to the whole family. There’s something to suit every taste in the canton of Vaud!
The highest point of the canton of Vaud, Glacier 3000, has specialised in atypical activities. See the ice from the snow bus directly on the Diablerets glacier. Experience the thrill of the Peak Walk by Tissot, a hanging bridge between two peaks, and admire the sublime panorama of Switzerland’s most beautiful Alpine peaks. One of its kind!
Nature lovers prefer recreational activities that put them into contact with preserved landscapes. Try for example an inspiring flight in a hot-air balloon.
After a breathtaking sled descent or a poetic ride in a hot-air balloon, you can't just quit your pals. Whatever your programme during the day, the end of the Saturday afternoon is ideal for an “après-ski” moment on a sunny terrace, a bar or village inn. This is where you can share your adventures around a cup of tea or a glass of mulled wine. These hot beverages and the friendly atmosphere soothe your soul and boost your energy for the evening ahead.
Sunday always comes too soon when you're having so much fun in the snow! The prospect of returning to the plain can be rather glum. So, a stimulating activity can contribute to a happy ending of your holidays. Relaxing in warm spa water is always a favourite. In the canton of Vaud, there are spas near the slopes in Vallée de Joux,Villars, Lavey and Yverdon-les-Bains. The latter has been reputed since Roman times, while Lavey-les-Bains offers the hottest thermal water of Switzerland.