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The ski resort of Charmey and the mountain village of the same name, in the Gruyère region, have retained all their charm. Visitors will find a complete tourist infrastructure in the midst of unspoilt nature. An ideal place for experienced skiers, who can take the Rapido Sky cable car to the summit of Vounetz.

The Charmey ski resort

A snowpark, floodlit cross-country ski runs and an indoor swimming pool complete the resort’s sporting offer. If you want to relax a little, there’s nothing better than a visit to the Bains de la Gruyère. And for lovers of regional culture, a visit to the local museum is not to be missed.

With 30 km of slopes, gondolas, 3 ski lifts and a new chair lift, the Charmey ski resort offers many possibilities.

Let yourself be captivated by a landscape straight out of a fairy tale. Charmey, a small family resort, will delight lovers of winter sports and powder snow. And the highlight of the day is a hot thermal bath: a pure delight!

Charmey © La Gruyère Tourisme

The Charmey resort is committed to sustainable development.

Every year, the Charmey resort offers an opportunity to learn to be environmentally friendly, to respect nature and to change a few things in your daily life.

Every year, Charmey organises a sustainability week.

The programme focuses on helping farmers, understanding their way of life and their work. Workshops are also organised, for example a mobile phone repair workshop in the Vigousse with the Repair Café in Fribourg. There are also food collection and preparation sessions, lectures, meditation sessions… The perfect cocktail to raise awareness about sustainable development and what is happening on the planet. And of course, children are part of the event!

Unforgettable experiences at Charmey

The complex has a zip-line valley, with a course consisting of no less than 13 zip-lines that can be up to 300 metres long. In addition to the incredible sensations you will experience, the view from the zip line is breathtaking! For even more thrills and fun, it is also possible to practice this activity at night! In addition, in the late afternoon you will have the opportunity to slide down the metal ropes while admiring the sunset —a dream come true!

Charmey Zip-Line© Charmey

To keep the thrills going, let yourself be carried away by paragliding! As well as discovering the sensation of flying, you’ll be in an ideal environment! Don’t forget to look under your feet to see the trees, which will seem tiny from above. What’s more, no particular level is required to take part in this experience.

Paragliding © Charmey

The mountain resort of Charmey in summer

When you think of mountain gastronomy, you think of cheese… What about making your own? It’s possible at Charmey during the summer season! From 9.45 am you will be immersed in the life of the mountain pastures in the Vounetz chalet. The Piller family has lived there for 18 years. The programme of the activity is as follows: 1 hour of cheese making and tasting! You can also buy other cheeses. A great activity to do with family or friends.

Cheese making © Charmey

How about climbing the sometimes steep mountain roads on an electric bike? It requires less physical effort, but it’s just as much fun! Ride the roads and paths of the resort without pressure in an experience you won’t forget.

Electric bicycle © Charmey

Hotels in Charmey station

Hotel Cailler ****

Directly connected by a tunnel to the Gruyère spa, Hotel Cailler offers charming rustic rooms and good cuisine.

The Gruyère spa features a Turkish bath, a sauna area, beautiful swimming pools and numerous wellness facilities. There is also a sports centre nearby.

In addition to the beautifully furnished double rooms, you can also choose a spacious junior suite or a flat with lounge.

Hotel Cailler at Charmey ski resort
Hotel Cailler © Booking

Hotel Romantik l’Etoile ***

Located in the centre of the small village of Charmey in the Gruyère region, Hotel Romantik l’Etoile is set in a restored 17th-century building. It offers free Wi-Fi access and free private parking.

All of the rooms at Hotel Romantik l’Etoile are equipped with wooden furniture, cable TV, a minibar, a safe and a hairdryer.

The restaurant and brasserie serve seasonal regional cuisine. A varied breakfast buffet is served every morning.

Hotel Romantik l'Etoile at Charmey ski resort
Hotel Romantik l’Etoile © Charmey

Hotel de Gruyères ***

Located on the outskirts of the town of Gruyères, the Hotel de Gruyères offers quiet rooms decorated in a rustic style, with free Wi-Fi and a balcony.

Most of the rooms offer a panoramic view of the Chamois and Broc teeth.

During your stay you can enjoy the garden and terrace, perfect for relaxing in the warmer months. There is also a spa, gym and meeting room.

Hotel de Gruyères at Charmey ski resort
Hotel de Gruyères © Booking

Skiing in Charmey: the resort’s main strengths

✅ Eco-responsible resort: numerous initiatives to protect the environment.

✅ A wide range of services adapted to families.

✅ Wide range of restaurants.

✅ Accommodation located close to the ski slopes.

✅ Ski and snowboard schools with experienced professionals.

✅ Ski and snowboard schools with experienced professionals.