The Diablerets/Glacier 3000 skiing area is one of Switzerland’s most attractive winter spots, especially for those traveling with children (Les Diablerets) or looking for summer skiing (Glacier 3000).
Les Diablerets (technically in Canton Vaud in Western Switzerland) has three areas for skiers/boarders: Isenau (great for beginners and kids), Meilleret (which connects with Villars for some challenging slopes), and the border-straddling big daddy known as Glacier 3000, which has a piste (the Combe d’Audon) that runs for 8.6km (5.3mi) and takes skiers through no less than three cantons (Vaud, Valais and Bern)!
A big bonus for families is the fact that numerous hotels and businesses at Les Diablerets basically let kids under nine stay and play for free — including lift tickets and ski gear.
Cable car access to Glacier 3000 is from Col de Pillon and Reusch stations, which are both on the road that connects Gstaad and Les Diablerets. A direct train line connects Aigle with Diablerets station. Aigle is on easily accessible by train from Lausanne.
Once you’re at Glacier 3000, a world of fun awaits: Glacier Walk, the Alpine Coaster. dogsled rides and the fabulous Peak Walk by Tissot.