This winter ski Château-d'Oex for un unspoilt Swiss Alpine village. With the Gstaad ski region on your doorstep, you can ski and snowboard in Switzerland with this quaint traditional village in the Alps.
When you ski Château-d'Oex If you're looking for a small, attractive village to stay in, ski Château-d'Oex ski resort might be perfect for you. Château d'Oex has close links to Gstaad, and in addition to its own ski area, shares Gstaad's 250km ski area as part of the Gstaad 'Superski' pass. Access is easy too.
On the slopes
If you want to ski Château-d'Oex ski resort, it's best locally for intermediates, but with Gstaad's 250km ski area available as part of the Gstaad 'Superski' pass, there is something for all levels. Snow cover is excellent for a low altitude resort, and won't find many crowds here, but there is quite a lot of travel involved in reaching the different slopes. The trains and buses are organised and run regularly, but this is not for those who like ski in/ski out convenience.
If you ski Château-d'Oex you are in the Swiss ski region of Glacier-Alpes Vaudoises and is also sometimes referred to as being in the Bernese Oberland region.
Off the slopes
This is a charming little village, popular with families. Although there are plenty of restaurants and bars - even a few clubs - the après-ski would be best described as mellow. All the basic facilities are in evidence, although there is not too much to do away from the slopes. However, this area is very popular with hot-air-balloon enthusiasts.