Hint

Intro

In both summer and winter, Château-d'Oex and Rougemont present a diverse range of holiday experiences and sporting activities. Wonderful mountainscapes and old decorated chalets are typical for the villages of the Pays-d'Enhaut.

Situated at around 1000 metres in altitude, half-way between the classy resort of Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland and the small town of Gruyères in the canton of Fribourg, lie the two places of Château-d'Oex and Rougemont. The holiday region of Pays-d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud is linked to the Lake Geneva region by the Col des Mosses and by the Montreux – Bernese Oberland Railway. Thanks to its favourable micro-climate, Château-d'Oex has developed into a hot-air ballooning metropolis. Passenger flights are available throughout the year and an international competition in hot-air ballooning is held every January.

But the older traditions too have been retained: accordingly, the much-loved Alpine cheese of Etivaz is still made over an open wood fire. In Rougemont, many chalets dating back a hundred years bear testimony to the folk art of the region.

Children too are fully catered for in the Pays-d'Enhaut. The themed trail about the life of ants on La Braye and a visit to the mineral and fossil collection in Rougemont are also highly enjoyable.

Winter

The La Braye ski region of Château d'Oex has four ski lifts and 20 km of pistes. Thanks to the Videmanette cableway, Rougemont has a direct connection to the ski area of Gstaad. In winter, the railway also brings winter sports enthusiasts to the nearby ski areas of Schönried and Saanenmöser. The high plateau of Les Mosses – La Lécherette is very popular with cross-country skiers. 35 km of trails lead through snow-covered fields and forests. Further activities and facilities include snow-shoe treks, toboggan runs and winter walking trails.

Summer

A beautiful pre-Alpine walking area lies south of Château-d'Oex: La Pierreuse, the largest nature conservation area in western Switzerland contains rock areas, forests, abundant flora and flat moors. For both leading bikers and amateurs, the Pays-d'Enhaut offers a large network of marked mountain biking trails along the tracks of the 1997 world championships. You can indulge in white-water sports on the fast-flowing river Saane: canyoning, hydrospeed, canoeing /kayaking and river rafting. One of Switzerland’s most beautiful river rafting routes lies between the wild Vanel and Gérignoz gorges.

News

The news listed here is maintained by the regional / local tourist offices, which is why Switzerland Tourism can not guarantee the content.

  • Situated in the heart of "Alpes Vaudoises" at 1000 meters high in the "Pays-d'Enhaut", Château-d'Oex is the World Alpine Capital of Hot Air Ballooning, every year at the end of January the International Balloon Festival takes place. Festival International de Ballons In winter, more than 420 km of alpine skiing slopes, 70 km of snowshoeing tracks and cross-country skiing. The families are welcomed in the Pays-d'Enhaut !

Partner

Hint

Overview
Château-d'Oex
Lake Geneva Region (Vaud)
Show on map

Media gallery

Current Offers

  • Gstaad Family ski pass

    5 nights, 5 Nights in Double room, Half-board, 1 x Guided snowshoe hikes per person per night, Use of the... from CHF 7,640
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 20.01.2020 - 06.02.2020

    Learn more about Family ski pass
  • Gstaad Winter-Ski-Discovery

    3 nights, 3 nights in the booked category, Mountain breakfast buffet, Entry to our SPA (swimming pool, sauna &... from CHF 744
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 20.01.2020 - 29.03.2020

    Learn more about Winter-Ski-Discovery
  • Schönried Wellness in the mountains

    3 nights, 3 Nights in Double room, Half-board, 1 x 50 minutes Whole body massage per person per stay, fruit... from CHF 877
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 20.01.2020 - 07.02.2020

    Learn more about Wellness in the mountains
  • Gstaad Unique experience

    2 nights, 2 Nights in Double room, Half-board, 1 x Day ski pass per person per night, Packed lunches, Arrival... from CHF 4,364
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 20.01.2020 - 08.03.2020

    Learn more about Unique experience
  • Saanenmöser Skiing fun, includes ski pass

    7 nights, 7 Nights in Double room, Half-board, 1 x fondue get-together per person per stay, 1 x Weekly ski... from CHF 1,612
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 20.01.2020 - 29.02.2020

    Learn more about Skiing fun, includes ski pass
  • Saanen Switch off and enjoy

    3 nights, 3 Nights in Double room, breakfast buffet, 3 x evening meal per person per night, 2 x Day ski pass... from CHF 744
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 20.01.2020 - 07.02.2020

    Learn more about Switch off and enjoy
  • Gstaad Unwind and relax in the mountains

    2 nights, 2 Nights in Double room, breakfast buffet, 1 x 5 course evening meal per person per night, 1 x 25... from CHF 493
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 20.01.2020 - 31.03.2020

    Learn more about Unwind and relax in the mountains
  • Gstaad Winter Wonderland Lauenen

    2 nights, The fresh snow-covered winter landscape, a small but fine skiing area and cosy hours at the... from CHF 605
    Offer details

    Price per person in superior room
    valid: 20.01.2020 - 15.03.2020

    Learn more about Winter Wonderland Lauenen
  • Gstaad Exciting winter experiences in Lauenen

    2 nights, The fresh snow-covered winter landscape, a small but fine skiing area and cosy hours at the... from CHF 765
    Offer details

    Price per person in superior room
    valid: 20.01.2020 - 15.03.2020

    Learn more about Exciting winter experiences in Lauenen
  • Gstaad Stay 3 nights and pay 2

    3 nights, 3 Nights in Double room, Continental breakfast, 1 complimentary night, Use of the wellness... from CHF 860
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 20.01.2020 - 15.03.2020

    Learn more about Stay 3 nights and pay 2

Travel information: Château-d'Oex

Discover Lake Geneva Region (Vaud)