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Château d'Oex is a part of the Ski Gstaad area in Switzerland. This doesn't just guarantee great snow and lots of ski options -but also a great vacation with interesting and fun activities. In Château d'Oex you can both ski long, beautiful slopes and try to fly with a hot-air balloon. The closest villages are Rougemont and Rossinière and also share their lift systems with Château D'Oex.
Thanks to ideal conditions in Château d'Oex there are plenty of hot-air balloons fans in the resort and you too can go for a flight! Imagine floating silently way up in the air with a clear blue sky above you and the beautiful Alps below. When you're in Château d'Oex you should really try this adventure.
18-26 january 2002 : 25th International Hot Air Ballooning week
One of the better parts of the Gstaad ski area
When you're skiing in Château d'Oex you have three different lift pass opportunities. All will give you very good skiing but the difference is the variety of slopes. Choose between 14 lifts in Château d'Oex, 60 in the Alpes Vaudoises region or 130 in the Gstaad Super Ski region with 450 kilometers of slopes.
For beginners the Château d'Oex's ski area is one of the better choices in the region. It has long, easy slopes that are perfect to practice in. Intermediates will find the area sufficient for a couple of days, but expert skiers will have to travel around the region for more variety.
Trekking in the-
Gran San Bernardo
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