Les Diablerets

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Les Diablerets with the massif of the Diablerets

Les Diablerets is a village and ski resort located in the municipality of Ormont-Dessus in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. It is surrounded by the Diablerets Massif, its peak (Sommet des Diablerets at 3,210 metres (10,530 ft)) is the highest point in western Switzerland.

The village lies at an altitude of 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) on the north side of the massif of the Diablerets in the Swiss Alps. It can be accessed by train (Chemin de fer Aigle-Sepey-Diablerets) or by road from Aigle. The Col du Pillon (1,546 m) on the east give access to the Bernese Oberland region and is the Glacier 3000 cable car lowest station.

The resort has a ski school, hotels and a small town centre. Les Diablerets is known for its traditional mountain architecture.

Skiing[edit]

Les Diablerets has three main ski areas:

Scex Rouge (marketed as Glacier 3000) consists of beginner and intermediate slopes at its highest altitudes with more challenging pistes such as Martisburg further down the mountain. Glacier 3000 is also home to the infamous Combe d'Audon which sweeps past the summit of Oldehorn (3,122m) and drops down to the valley below at Reusch. Aside from skiing Glacier 3000 is home to "Peak Walk by Tissot" - the only peak to peak suspension bridge in the world, the Alpine Coaster and Dog Sled trips.

The Isenau sector is known for wide, sweeping slopes suitable for beginners, all day sunshine ensures its popularity. As well as pistes at he top of the area there is a run down to the village and a long run down to the Col du Pillon - the first station of the Glacier 3000 cable car.

The Meilleret area is on the slopes to the south east of the village. The area is Diableret's connection to the extensive Villars/Gryon/Diablerets ski area. Meilleret has the longest sledge run in Europe from its summit down to the village via the Col de la Croix. The slopes of Meilleret will host the alpine skiing events of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics.

Other events[edit]

Les Diablerets has hosted the Festival International du Film Alpin Les Diablerets every year since 1969.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival du Film des Diablerets, Montagneexploits-environnement Les Diablerets, Switzerland". International Alliance for Mountain Film. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°21′05″N 7°09′29″E / 46.35139°N 7.15806°E / 46.35139; 7.15806