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Château-d'Oex Ski Resort & Transfer Guide

Majestic mountains, Swiss hospitality in old decorated chalets and restaurants, powder snow on the slopes and… hot air balloons! Château-d'Oex is well known as a the perfect place to enjoy mountains from above due to its suitable microclimate all year round. The ski resort due to its size is less crowded and can offer more space for those enjoying slower, calmer descents thus attracting families and beginners looking for a peaceful holiday.

 

Ski Resort Location

Located in the picturesque Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut district near Lake Geneva at an elevation of 968 meters above sea level, Château-d'Oex is nestled in fairytale territory. The area is filled with traditional chalets, some of them hundreds of years old.  Since 1979 the town has been hosting the world-famous “Balloon Week”; in 1999 the worlds first hot air balloon to circumnavigate the earth took off from Château-d'Oex.

 

Closest Airports to Château-d'Oex

Choose one of the closest airports if you’re planning to fly to Château-d'Oex:

 

Closest Train Stations to Château-d'Oex

Château-d'Oex is easily reachable by train as there is a train station in town. If you want to skip changing trains, choose one of the bigger stations in the region. From the train stations, further transfers to your final destination can be arranged.

 

Transfer Times

The transfer times indicated are approximate only. Weather and traffic conditions can significantly impact transfer times:

  • Geneva Airport (GVA) – 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Zurich Airport (ZRH) – 3 hours
  • Basel Airport (BSL) – 2 hours 50 minutes

 

How Much Will Your Transfer Cost?

In order to ensure you pay the lowest possible price for your journey, the price of your transfer will be based on a variety of factors. Alps2Alps pricing policy is designed to keep our fares uniquely affordable at all times. Even if you plan to visit Château-d'Oex during high season, we still guarantee the lowest prices on all our services.

Just a few of the factors that can determine the price of your Château-d'Oex transfers include:

  • Your point of arrival and desired destination
  • Total distance and travel time of transfer
  • Time of year and seasonal demand
  • The size of your group and the age of the travellers
  • Limited deals available at the time of booking

The aforementioned criteria will only ever result in our transfer base-rate – we never over-inflate our prices at any time or for any reason. Unlike others, we take into consideration as many factors as possible to minimize our pricing whenever possible. We always recommend booking well in advance, in order to access the very best deals and discounts. We also offer substantial discounts for off-peak, off-season and midweek transfers to Château-d'Oex. If looking for the biggest savings, traveling midweek or outside peak season typically results in the best possible deals. We offer midweek (Monday to Friday) prices with up to 60% discount in comparison to weekend prices.

Your transfer quote will also depend on vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle utilization and other possible expenses like road tolls and airport parking charges.

If you have any specific requirements or plan to travel as part of a larger group, please contact us directly so we can discuss your needs.

 

Resort Opening and Closing Dates

Château-d'Oex season opening dates are subject to snow conditions:

Season opens –16th December 2017

Season closes – 25th March 2018

 

Ski Resort Essentials

Seven ski lifts take visitors from Château d'Oex to the La Braye ski area, with further connections to the neighbouring ski areas of Gstaad, Schönried and Saanenmöser with access to 325km of downhill skiing, with 144 individual pistes, served by 57 ski lifts. The plateau of Les Mosses-La Lécherette is popular among cross-country skiers. Here are some essential stats about Château d'Oex itself:

  • 1 Black piste
  • 3 Red pistes
  • 2 Blue pistes
  • 4 Green pistes
  • 50 km Downhill pistes
  • 35 km Cross-country tracks
  • 10 ski lifts
  • Max vertical: 830 m

 

Family Friendly/Kids

Château-d'Oex ski area is family friendly and suitable for beginners and intermediates who enjoy skiing a smaller, less crowded ski area with quiet open slopes. The Swiss Ski and Snowboard School of Château-d’Oex offer different courses suitable to all ages and skill levels. Consider booking a private ski instructor, if the whole family is learning or want to improve their skills together.

 

Weather/Snow Weekly Forecast

 

Maps of Château d'Oex

 

Live Webcam

 

Tourist Resources & Links

If you’re planning a trip to Château d'Oex, these useful links will help you prepare:

 

How to Choose Transfers to Château d'Oex

Get your ski holiday off the ground with a little help from Alps2Alps. We’re proud to provide the most reliable, affordable and enjoyable ski holiday transfers for our clients, all throughout the winter season.

Head out to Château d'Oex resort with us and benefit from:

  • Safe, clean and comfortable vehicles
  • English speaking drivers with solid local knowledge
  • A 24/7 customer care team on-call around the clock
  • Family-friendly service with a smile
  • Lowest possible prices on all resort transfers
  • Commitment to punctuality and reliability

 

Book Your Ski Transfer to Château d'Oex

If you’re looking for an unbeatable deal on your resort transfers to Château d'Oex, be sure to book ahead of time. Don’t hesitate and get in touch with the Alps2Alps customer service team if you’re unable to find the service or destination you’re looking for on our website.

Regardless of your plans and needs, start your trip with ease by choosing Alps2Alps!

Book your transfer here!