Les Diablerets, an important centre for adventure sports, lies between Lake Geneva and Gstaad at an altitude of 1200 metres. Even in summer, the Glacier 3000 ski region in the heart of the Vaud Alps offers skiing and glacier enjoyment over an expansive area.
In the Middle Ages, the rock wall of the mountain massif which surrounds the small village was regarded as a dangerous and cursed place where the devil did his worst. Accordingly, the place name of Les Diablerets also derives from the French ‘le Diable’, the devil. But no one need harbour any fears in Les Diablerets today, at the most some courage for the multitude of adventurous sports on offer. A varied, child-friendly programme of events and adjusted prices and infrastructure characterise the efforts that have been made to accommodate the needs of our younger guests.
But traditional sports are certainly also on offer: walking (250 km of walking trails) and mountain biking. And excursions to the Aigle viticultural museum not far from Lake Geneva, the Bex salt mine in the lower Valais, or by postal bus across the Col du Pillon to the nearby sophisticated resort of Gstaad are always worthwhile.