French-speaking Vaud stretches from the Alps to the Jura and has Lake Geneva as its Southern boundary. The capital of the canton is beautiful, buzzy Lausanne and it makes a good base to explore the winter sports in the region with its fast connection to Aigle, from where trains run to Les Diablerets, Villars and Leysin. Lausanne is also a reasonable base to explore the resorts of Valais, with the Portes du Soleil and Four Valleys being reasonably easy to get to.
It is true that the winter sports opportunities in Vaud itself are not as broad as that available in neighbouring Valais. There is only one glacier in the canton, Glacier 3000, which lies right on the border with Valais, and the highest runs are low by Valais standards. However the resorts are good, and you are unlikely to be disapppointed.
The tourist office for the Lake Geneva region is located here.
|Resort||Ski Area||Piste(km)||Bottom(m)||Top(m)||Snow 'n'Rail||Family||Funpark||Spa||Car-free|
|Ch芒teau-d'Oex||Gstaad Mountain Rides||30||1001||1650||Y||Y||Y|
|Glacier 3000||Gstaad Mountain Rides||25||1350||3000||Y||Y|
|Les Diablerets||Villars - Les Diablerets||100||1200||3000||Y||Y|
|Rougemont||Gstaad Mountain Rides||62||992||2284||Y||Y|
|Villars||Villars - Les Diablerets||100||1300||3000||Y||Y||Y|