Discover… our snow
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SchwarzseeYoung and old can easily reach the ski area, which is situated at 1500 m above sea level and counts 4 ski lifts. A total of 20 km of slopes are available, and a modern snow machine ensures snow reliability. Particularly popular are night sledging and night skiing from Riggisalp, after a delicious fondue at the alpine restaurant. Let’s go!
CharmeyThe Charmey cable car will take you to Vounetse, starting point of many walks, and gateway to the ski area with around 30 km of slopes. The area is particularly attractive for its varied activities: sledging, cross-country skiing, ski touring and snowshoe trekking. Adrenaline junkies dare to whizz down the 13 ziplines high above the snow-covered fir trees.
La BerraThe area offers around 20 km of slopes, which are served by 6 ski lifts. Marked snowshoe routes and ski tour possibilities complete the offer. And by the way: high-flyer of the freestyle ski scene, Mathilde Gremaud, still likes to spend some moments here.
JaunJaun is the only German-speaking village in La Gruyère. With a total of 4 ski lifts and 25 km of slopes, the area is considered particularly picturesque. For cross-country skiers, it is the place to be. The toboggan run, which is about 6 km long, is popular all over the region. Its unique view on the “Grossmutterloch” is considered THE insider tip.
MolésonDay trippers, sporty families and adrenaline junkies will all be happy on the wonderful mountain of leisure. The black run is legendary, but skiers can also have fun on the blue and red runs. A sledge run and optimal routes for snowshoe- and winter hikers complete the range of activities offered. Enjoy the most incredible view from the panorama restaurant!
Rathvel and Les PaccotsThe two ski resorts of Les Paccots and Rathvel are ideal for families and beginners. Les Paccots counts 11 ski lifts and around 20 km of slopes. In Rathvel there are about 8 km of slopes with 4 ski lifts. The winter world of this region is ideal for snowshoe and ski touring and impresses with idyllic landscapes and a beautiful panorama.
Magic PassThe Magic Pass is an annual pass accessible for everybody and valid from the opening of cablecars in May until the end of the following winter season. Throughout Switzerland, around 30 areas are included – seven of them in the canton of Fribourg: Charmey, La Berra, Jaun, Les Paccots, Moléson, Ratvel and Schwarzsee. «It’s Magic!»
Eat & sleep
Auberge du Lac des Joncs
The family-friendly hostel is located by the romantic little mountain lake Lac des Joncs, a wonderful starting point for winter hikes. There are frogs concerts here at night and day trippers enjoy regional and seasonal dishes on the sun terrace.
Package «Ski at a great price»
Spend an unforgettable and relaxing stay in the magical winter landscapes of La Gruyère. Whether as a couple, with friends or with the whole family, simply enjoy the slopes and the mountains with their wonderful winter panorama.
Package «Nature experience»
They are shorter than skis and narrower than snow-shoes: The unique Ski-Hoks allow guests to experience the snowcovered landscapes in a different way. Accompanied by a botanist, the excursion will be even more exciting.
Simply let everyday life wander into the far distance. Be it a day of skiing in Rathvel or a snowshoe tour in the region - fresh air is guaranteed. A relaxing overnight rounds off the perfect stay.
The traditional 3-star hotel attracts with its privileged location directly by the lake and a fantastic view on Fribourg’s Pre-Alps. You can also enjoy a pizza, grilled dishes or a fine menu on the wonderful covered terrace.
Package «Winter magic»
As soon as the first snow falls, Schwarzsee turns into a winter fairy tale. Be enchanted by the frozen mountain lake, the unique ice palaces and the impressive mountain scenery. Skiing and sledging fun round off the winter experience.
Hotel de la Cascade
In the center of the village, the renovated, family-run Hotel Wasserfall invites you to relax. 6 out of the 17 double rooms are themed, and most offer a stunning view on the mysterious waterfall. The ideal place to recharge your batteries.