The skiing resort of Les Diablerets forms part of a much larger region which includes Villars and Gryon and is dominated by the glacier at 3000m. It is within the "Alpes Vaudoises" area and if you combine Les Diablerets-Villars and the glacier, there are 35 lifts but 71 for the "Alpes Vaudoises" region.
The Diablerets Glacier will open on l November for the 2007-08 season although the resort of Diablerets opens on 22 December and closes 6th April (glacier 4 May 2008) enabling winter sports lovers to enjoy early season "training" and spring sun-tan!
The three parts of the regions skiing area is The Meilleret which is linked to Villars and Gryon, Isenau and then the Glacier at 3000m For fairly good skiers The Meilleret has numerous red runs but competent skiers will find challenging runs down to Villars. At the bottom of the runs is the snow garden "snowli" for beginners. Also, enthusiasts have 3 slopes with artificial snow (2 on the Meilleret side and 1 on the "Audon" slopes.
The Isenau is an area best reserved for beginners with easy blue runs where the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School are based for classes and this is where most of the snowboarders stay.
Glacier 3000 is only 15 minutes from the Col du Pillon, between Les Diablerets and Gstaad where an ultra-modern cablecar take skiers up to the Botta 3000 restaurant and whilst beginners will find some easy pistes to negotiate, really good skiers can enjoy the famous "Combe d'Audon" piste.
With 74 lifts in the region including a train, six cablecars, 9 detachable chairlifts, 2 ordinary chairlifts and 27 ski lifts, the area is a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts who will find a variety of good hotels to select from including two 4*, two 3*, and 1, 2* hotels as well as plenty of b&b houses, chalets and apartments to rent.
There is a 7,2km natural sledge run on the Meilleret side which has become a "must" for winter visitors.
The winter season proper opens on 22nd December 2007 and remains open until 6th April, 2008 (4 May on glacier).