moleson.jpgChalet La Taupiniere is an ideal destination for family ski holidays or winter vacations. At Moléson you are not stuck up a long and tortuous mountain road like many of the larger resorts, and so it is easy to drive to other ski areas if you wish, or to take a day off skiing and do something different.

There is plenty of skiing to suit all abilities within easy reach, as well as plenty to do for the non-skiers. In winter the area is ideal for both downhill and cross-country skiing. The beginner or nursery slopes are within sight of the chalet, some 500m away. The main lift is a funicular railway and is just a further hundred metres. The skiing area in the village is from 1100m to 2000m altitude and there are eight lifts varying from T-bars, buttons and a large cable car. The 30km of pistes cater for all standards of skier from green to black runs, but with the majority being blue and red. The skiing is great for beginners and intermediates, but there is also enough to keep the more advanced skier amused for a few days.

La Taupiniere in winter

The village is well served for winter sports, including cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, paragliding, snow boarding, and has a ski school which teaches all of these. Ski and boot hire is also available in the village or in the local town of Bulle at either Castella Sport on the High Street, Bulle or Ochsner Sport at Pôle Sud in Bulle.

Within a hours drive of Moléson you will be able to ski the world class resorts of Verbier, Villars, Mürren, Wengen, the White Highlands, Gstaad, Les Diablerets, Leysin, and Les Mosses as well as many smaller, quieter (and often cheaper) ski areas such as Charmey, Les Paccots, La Berra, Zweissimen, Jaunpass and Saanen.

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