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  • Local Leader

    All trips led by qualified International Mountain Leaders.

  • Flexible

    We're flexible, we don't insist on fixed arrival or departure days.

  • Chalet Epicea B&B

    We own the B&B here in Leysin & it's rated as excellent on review sites.

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  • Walighürli – ski touring


    This is over in canton Berne on the other side of the col du Pillon. It’s a classic local ski tour and with good weather and great snow it was fairly busy yesterday with about 15 people on the summit when I arrived. I’d climbed up a different route than the one I’ve taken before, […]

  • Monts Chevreuils – skiing


    We just skinned up to the cabane on Monts Chevreuils for some lunch taking advantage of the great weather and a few free hours. The snow’s really great after the last fall, cold(ish) powder at the top and slightly heavy at the bottom in the afternoon sun…. and slightly thin as I demonstrate in the […]

  • Pierre du Moëllé – ski randonnée


    A quick ski up and down Pierre du Moëllé to look at conditions. At around this height the snow’s pretty firm and has been re-freezing most nights. It’s not a bad base and there should be some great skiing next week if we get some fresh snow on top as forecast.


Swiss Mountain Leader is a Switzerland-based ski site that was formed by Ian Spare who is a well-known International Mountain Leader. Ian has been living in the Switzerland for a long time after having moved from the UK in 1999. The Swiss Mountain Leader is being operated and maintained from Leysin in the beautiful Swiss Alps. The site offers useful information on a wide range of mountain climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledging, trekking, and walking holidays in the Swiss Alps. It also provi…