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Set in the Pays-d'Enhaut area of Vaud, the small village of Rougemont lies between glitzy Gstaad and Chateau d'Oex (world famous for it's hot-air ballooning). Rougemont takes it's name from the red-tinted mountains that rise up above the village to the north, and as with many of the villages of the Pays-d'Enhaut area, it is extremely picturesque. Rougemont has a direct connection to the ski area of Gstaad via the Videmanette gondola (which goes from the village up to 2150m and then allows skiers access to pistes and further lifts in Gstaad's Eggli ski area) and this means it can be a cheaper alternative to staying in Gstaad itself, but getting access to the resort's slopes.

Rougemont - The Good, the Bad, ...and the Facts!

  • Rougemont Resort Alititude: 1000m.
  • Has it's own slopes at La Videmanette but also links into Gstaad ski area.
  • Cheaper alternative to well known neighbour - Gstaad
  • Easy access from Geneva - particularly by rail.

Rougemont Live Streams

The live images below of Rougemont : Videmanette are provided courtesy of Feratel Media Technologies AG

Rougemont Web Cameras

A list of webcams for Rougemont and the surrounding area.

Rougemont Snow Record

Rougemont is Family Friendly

There are plenty of family-orientated activities, with all the usual suspects in the outdoor mountain arena. In summertime, Rougemont's Mineral and Fossil Museum is also an extremely popular destination for young and old visitors alike.

Rougemont has Amazing Scenery

Any Summer Skiing at Rougemont ?

Rougemont History

Rougemont dates back nearly a 1000 years, with an early settlement being created in the area by a small community of monks. Up until the late 19th century the village and it's surrounding area was used primarily as farm land, particularly for dairy products. However, the turn of the century saw the rise of the tourism industry, and Rougemont benefited immediately from the construction of a railway through the valley and a station in the village. And since then, it's been tourism all the way...

Rougemont - Getting There

Rougemont is in a great location just to the east of Montreux and Lake Geneva. The majority of visitors from the UK will fly into Geneva. From there it's a 1 hour trip around the northern edge of Lake Geneva to Montreux, and then just over an hour up into the mountains.

Getting to the Slopes at Rougemont

Getting to the Ski Area of La Videmanette

The easiest way to get to the slopes of La Videmanette is via the 8-seater gondola from Rougemont up to the station at 2151m. There's another way up to the slopes of La Videmanette and that's via Eggli, which is one of the local ski areas of Gstaad. Ski down to Chalberhoni and then catch the chairlift and then cable car up to La Videmanette.

The Skiing at Rougemont

Rougemont has it's own local ski area - La Videmanette, and from here you can also link into the lifts and slopes of the Eggli area above the resort of Gstaad. You will find details of all of these areas below:

La Videmanette Ski Area

The ski area at La Videmanette is only small but does link in to more runs at Eggli, which is one of the 'local' mountains of Gstaad. The natural place to start is up at the top station of La Videmanette, which is at a height of 2150m and can be reached by an 8-person gondola from Rougemont over a 1000m below. There's a mountain restaurant up here and a red slope that takes you down to Les Gouilles. The chairlift from Chalberhoni comes up to this point and there's a cable car back up to La Videmanette. From Les Gouilles there's a really long blue that brings you around the giant limestone pillar known as Le Rubli, takes you down below Rubloz and right down to the gondola station at Rougemont. Alternatively, rather than going down to Rougemont you can ski the red piste (number 83) or the blue (number 82) down to Chalberhoni, this then gives you access to the Eggli lift system and it's slopes.

Eggli Ski Area

The Eggli ski area above Gstaad is ideally suited to beginners and early intermediates with 5 blue slopes, a single red and a couple of short blacks down to Chalberhoni. With the exception of the black run, it's all blues coming down from Vorderes Eggli, with 75 and 76 both coming down and linking into run number 73, which ends a long run down to Saanen. The single red comes down from below the gondola top station and sweeps around through the trees back to the foot of the gondola.

Rougemont falls under the umbrella of two ski regions: Alpes Vaudoises Ski Region and Gstaad Mountain Rides Ski Region

Alpes Vaudoises

Information on the Swiss ski area Alpes Vaudoises, including links to the surrounding resorts, webcams, slope information and lift details.

Gstaad Mountain Rides

Information on the Swiss ski area Gstaad Mountain Rides, including links to the surrounding resorts, webcams, slope information and lift details.

Rougemont Piste Maps

A list of piste-maps for Rougemont and the surrounding ski areas.

Rougemont The Resort Itself

Rougemont Other Activities

Rougemont Local Knowledge

Lady Diana, the Princess of Wales, lived in the Rougemont area for a few years in the late 1970s as she went to a finishing school there - the Institut Alpin Videmanette.

Rougemont Apres Ski

Rougemont - Any Chance of Early Snow ?

Rougemont Resort Style

Rougemont Annual Events

Annual Events in this and neighbouring resorts...

The 2016 Les Diablerets Film Festival will be the 47th running of one of Europe's largest events dedicated to films centred around the mountains. Centre piece of the festival is a giant screen showcasing the latest action from some of the world's top outdoor film directors, including some free-riding features. There also climbing walls and exhibition stands to visit.

Les Diablerets Film Festival »

When it comes to ballooning, the Swiss resort of Chateau-d'Oex is the Alpine capital, and this is the festival to celebrate it. The 2016 festival will be the 38th in the history of this renowned international event, and will feature about 100 balloons, including 10 special shaped ones, from over 20 different countries. The highlight for us though has to be the fantastically named event - "the David Niven Long Distance Hare and Hounds Competition" !

As the festival normally runs in the last week of January it's possible to combine a visit with a skiing holiday in the area - Chateau-d'Oex is situated in the Pays-d'Enhaut region (between Lausanne and Interlaken) and there are a number of other ski resorts close by, including Gstaad for the millionaires amongst you.

Chateau d'Oex Balloon Festival »

Rougemont Useful Links

If you want some further information on Rougemont, then you might find these links to other sites useful...

Hotels + Chalets in Rougemont

Rougemont hotels and chalets.

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