In the Lake Geneva Region of Switzerland, the Nordic skiing area at Les Mosses-La Lécherette offers ideal cross-country skiing conditions throughout the winter. Thanks to the altitude and climate, skiers can enjoy great snow until mid-April in the Vaudois Alps. It’s the reason that Le Mosses has hosted the Swiss Biathlon Championship for the last 20 years, and the region is now the capital of this sport which combines cross-country skiing and shooting.
A fast sled – or sledge – run is what’s on offer at Les Diablerets. The resort’s 7.2 kilometer luge track is one of the longest in Switzerland. Visitors can rent a Davos-style luge and board the Diablerets Express cable car along with the skiers. Three evenings a week, the track is open at night for an evening descent with head torches. It’s best combined with a mountaintop fondue dinner beforehand.
In the heart of the winter, the Lac de Joux, the largest lake of the Jura massif, is transformed into one of Switzerland’s largest natural skating rinks.