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Chateau d'Oex-Gstaad

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All inclusive school ski trips

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Resort runs

Total runs: 200km
Top lift: 3016m
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Resort information

Resort height: 958m
Vertical drop: 1950m
Lift pass: Gstaad Mountain Rides
Glacier: Yes - Glacier 3000
Travel by coach: 12hrs from Calais
Travel by air:
Geneva (2hrs transfer)

Located in the Pays d’Enhaut region next to the internationally famous resort of Gstaad, Chateau d’Oex is in many ways the quintessential Swiss alpine resort. Boasting 220km of world class skiing interconnected by an impressive high quality lift system and unique ‘snow train’ on the Gstaad Mountain rides lift pass, and with altitudes of over 3000m, Chateau d’Oex is perfect for skiers of all levels.

 

The Skiing...

Chateau d’Oex’s is just 20 minutes from the Gstaad Mountain Rides ski area, renowned around the globe as offering fantastic skiing for all abilities mixed with incredible Swiss scenery.  It is considered a paradise for children with 200km of pistes.

The Gstaad valleys have a good snow history, with most skiing taking place between 1500m and
2000m. Most slopes have snow-making facilities and to ensure snow is assured, the nearby Glacier
3000 offers a good backup option.

The village of Chateau d’Oex is a stunning chocolate-box Swiss village which offers a good variety of restaurants, brasseries and a pizza house which are just a short walk away from the accommodation we offer.  In addition there is a bowling alley near the accommodation and this village offers a safe and tranquil environment for your group.

 

The Snowfall...

The Gstaad valleys have a good snow history, with most skiing taking place between 1500m and 2000m.  Most slopes have snow-making facilities and to ensure snow is assured, the nearby Glacier 3000 offers a good backup option.

 

Off the Slopes…

Chateau-d’Oex is a French speaking village, with other villages in the areas crossing over into the German speaking part of Switzerland.  The village is world famous as the former home of Hollywood superstar David Niven and is also the start point for the famous 1999 circumnavigation of the globe by the Breitling Orbiter balloon.  An annual balloon festival at the start of January each year attracts thousands of visitors and dozens of hot air balloons scatter the skyline.  The village has its very own hot air balloon museum, which is well worth a visit.

With a charming local village and excellent après ski facilities available, Chateau d’Oex has quickly become one of our most popular ski resort which has resulted in a close relationship with the Resort Mayor ensuring all school groups receive unrivalled service when staying in Chateau d’Oex.

The village of Chateau d’Oex offers a good variety of restaurants, brasseries and a pizza house which are just a short walk away from the accommodation we offer. There is a large outdoor skating rink in the village where the local ice hockey team play.  There is also a new bowling and leisure complex in the village and a superb cheese making demonstration to view, famous across Switzerland.

One popular après-ski option is to stop off in Gstaad en route home from the slopes and take an après ski dip at the wonderful swimming pool complex. The Gstaad Mountain Rides Pass includes discounted swimming making it a popular après ski activity with our groups.

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