Nestled deep within the Canton of Waadt, in the Lemanic region of Switzerland, sits the stunning resort of Leysin. Favoured by families and neighboured by Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva - Leysin is a picturesque paradise surrounded by a hub of activity.
Each year, Leysin’s population of around 4,000 grows to accommodate visitors from across the world seeking fun, thrills and adventure in the mountains. As a result of this, investments in the area are highly sought after. Winter season runs from the end of November to mid-April, and this period sees the highest influx of guests. The community is warm and welcoming, and visitors will soon feel at home in Leysin - whatever time of year they visit.
Leysin is not only beautiful, but it is also an area where visitors can enjoy a mild-climate, sun and snow in the same vicinity.
Leysin's historical snow report for the 2018 season shows a total snowfall of 433cm, with 20 snow days. The base depth reached 105cm, with an average depth of 39cm, whereas the summit depth reached highs of 208cm with an average depth of 159cm. The resort also has 72 snow canons. For updated snow and weather reports, take a look at our Leysin resort guide here.
Living in Leysin
Those considering buying a property in Leysin can be assured that the resort offers year-round enjoyment and excitement for both guests and residents, with activities running throughout all four seasons.
The majority of the terrain across Leysin’s 60 km of slopes is easy, making Leysin resort a perfect destination for families and beginners to take to the slopes. For more accomplished skiers, there is 15km of intermediate and 2km of difficult terrain. Access to the slopes is easy, with 13 lifts taking guests to elevations of 1,250 and 2,205m.
Leysin is also connected to the slopes of Les Mosses-La Lécherette - creating over 100km of slopes. The resort is also home to a valley run, snow park and halfpipe.
Guests are encouraged to visit the ice skating rink and the Tobogganing Park, founded by Olympic medallist and bobsleigh world champion Silvio Giobellina, who each year assists a technical team in designing new and exciting tracks. In the past, tracks have included 360-degree turns and dizzying speeds. Smaller children are invited to try the mini-park, which is just as exciting - but not quite as fast!
During the summer season, visitors can take the cable car up to La Berneuse for beautiful views and exciting recreational activities such as hiking, cycling and paragliding. In 2015, La Berneuse opened an animal park, which is home to chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep and alpacas – a perfect outing for families.
Visitors are in for a treat with the range of delicious food and drink on offer in Leysin. There are many refuges along the slopes to refuel, all being the perfect spot to warm up with a signature hot chocolate after a day in the snow, whilst the Kulklos restaurant is one of the most impressive infrastructures in the area. Located on La Berneuse, Kulkos is a revolving restaurant which allows guests to take in the beautiful landscape whilst sampling delicious local cuisine. The safety of guests is incredibly important in Leysin and the nearest hospital is only 4 minutes (1.6 km) away from the resort.
Leysin & Culture
Leysin is a Swiss heritage site and celebrates a rich history and culture, having been founded in 1231-32.
Old Leysin Museum accommodates to those who wish to learn more about the area. Leysin is also home to a medicinal garden, a farm, a climbing wall and a cinema complex (films are screened in the original language, with subtitles). The close proximity to neighbouring areas such as Lake Geneva also allows for exciting day trips.
Leysin resort is particularly child-friendly, proving to be an excellent destination for a family holiday. However, there are also numerous bars, clubs and restaurants in the vicinity which encourage visits from adults too!
Leysin welcomes guests into the community, hosting regular parties to celebrate events such as National Day (1st August) together.
Investment Potential in Leysin
Leysin has become a centre of education as well as activity, with the establishment of several higher education facilities bringing new investment potential to the area. In addition to this, the town now boasts a shopping centre and 21 different restaurants.
An investment into property in the area is sure to prove fruitful. There's a choice to purchase a range of properties from holiday homes to chalets, and with several new builds currently in the works hoping to provide guests with excellent accommodation to accompany the already excellent facilities within the resort.
Transport to Leysin
Leysin is conveniently located with plenty of options for transport. The nearest airport is 55 minutes (67.4km) away. The nearest train station is in Aigle, which is just a 35-minute cog train journey away from the mountains. Leysin is also accessible by car.