How to reach the resort
The small Alpine town of Rougemont is located in the upper region of the canton of Vaud. It is a pretty town of historic importance and the beautiful wooden chalets scattered throughout the resort are typical of the region’s appearance.
Rougemont is easily accessible by a combination of air travel and public transport. Most visitors to the resort choose to fly to either Geneva or Zurich. Both international airports are well-served by flights departing from various airports across the UK and special deals can often be found towards the end of the season.
British Airways offer a return deal for just £94 including tax.
Once you reach the airports, there are various ways of getting to Rougemont. From the airport at Geneva, take the train to Montreux and then transfer on to the Montreux-Bernese Oberland Railway (MOB), which will take you along a breathtaking scenic route to Château-d’Oex. This village lies next to Rougemont, so you can easily access the resort from here. From the airport at Zurich, take the train to Zweisimmen via Bern and Spiez. Take the MOB to Château-d’Oex and find your way to Rougemont. If you would prefer to hire a car from Geneva airport, follow the autoroute that goes via Lausanne, Vevey, and Freiburg. Take the Bulle exit and follow the road headed for Château-d’Oex.
If you would prefer to travel to the resort via train, take the Eurostar from London to Paris. Transfer to the TGV that travels between Paris and Geneva and then follow the rail travel instructions as described above.
Some people choose to drive between the UK and the resort but this is not really necessary, especially since such good deals can be found on flights between British airports and either Geneva or Zurich. However, if you do choose to drive, always check that you have adequate snow tyres and chains and that you have planned at least two routes, just to be on the safe side.
Who does the resort cater for?
Rougemont is excellent for beginners and intermediate skiers looking to practise their skiing skills. The slopes are relatively wide and forgiving, so your confidence on skis is likely to improve over your holiday. The snowfall is also reliable, which means that you will not encounter many scary icy patches. Experts may become bored with the relative lack of challenging runs but snowboarders will be kept happy by the snow parks.
The resort is great for families (it has even won awards for its family-friendly approach) and non-skiing entertainment includes ice-skating, hiking along some of the most beautiful trails you will ever encounter, and exploring the shops around town. Indeed, a simple walk around this historic town is enough to keep anyone amused for a whole day. There are some very impressive restaurants in the resort and some bars which offer lively entertainment long into the night.
What accommodation does the resort offer?
There is comfortable accommodation on offer in Rougemont to suit all budgets, large or small. For those seeking luxury during their stay in the Swiss village, try the Hotel Rougemont. This hotel has 42 rooms and a very cosy restaurant. It also boasts two bars, a swimming pool, a gym, and a sauna. A very filling breakfast is included in the room rates, which are reasonable. However, if you really want to splash out, try the Chalet Phoenix. This hotel is located on the hill above the beautiful village and offers unrivalled comfort. The chalet was opened last year and was designed by a local architect in a genuine alpine style. The dining area is a great place to relax after a hard day on the slopes and there is a great games room to keep the kids happy. The large lounge’s centrepiece is a magnificent log fire, making it a lovely place to spend an evening. If you would prefer more independence, there are several chalets available for rent in the resort centre.
There is 1 black run (suitable for expert skiers), 1 red run (suitable for intermediate skiers), and 3 blue runs (suitable for beginners). The slopes are served by modern lifts and they take nearly 2,000 skiers per hour up the mountains. The Videmanette cable car transports visitors from the village up to a trail suitable for hiking at 2186 metres. The resort has 24 snow cannons which generate artificial snow to supplement the natural snow.
- Downhill Pistes: 250 km
- Cross Country Trails: 35 km
- Number of Ski Lifts: 4
- Maximum Vertical: 1208 m
- Highest Lift: 2200 m
- Altitude of Resort: 992 m
- Lowest Piste: 1000 m