Typical Swiss valley. Local village has restaurants, bars, cafes, supermarket, shops selling local produce. In summer, tennis courts, ten pin bowling, mini golf, cinema, museums, art gallery, outdoor swimming pool, horse riding, white water rafting & kayaking, rambling trails, mountain bike trails, rock climbing, farm visits. Valley famous for picturesque Bernese Oberland Railway. Interlaken 2 hours, Bern 1 hour away. Les Diablerets glacier (open all year). Music recitals & sports events in Gstaad (13kms) Larger shops in Bulle. Gruyeres (famous for cheese) and Cailler chocolate factory 25 min by car. In snow season, the Gstaad valley is uncrowded and unspoilt. 250 km of slopes for skiing, ski walking, snowboarding & winter hiking. Château d'Oex area has a network of ski lifts ski school, 'ski gardens' for children, sledge runs & skating. Top ski lift pass includes skiing from Château d'Oex to Zweizimmen & train access. The international hot air balloon festival is in January
Other Activities: Rafting, Ballooning, Mini-Golf, Ten Pin Bowling, ice skating, horse riding
Golf: There is only mini golf in Chateau d'Oex.
There are many golf courses in Switzerland and the nearest would be in the Fribourg, Montreux or Lausanne areas.
Ski: Ski hire can be obtained in person locally in Château d'Oex or via the Internet,
Ski set members can use Planete Sport in Château d'Oex.
There are many ski runs available down mountains from Chateau d'Oex across to Zweisimmen via Rougemont, Gstaad and Sannenmoser. With over 62 ski lifts, the Gstaad Mountain Rides allows you to enjoy over 250 kilometres of incredible ski runs. Whether on skis, snowboards, toboggans, ski walking or on foot. The Glacier 3000 is open from November to April. The mountain runs are divided into 6 areas and the Top Card system allows you to enjoy skiing where you wish and often covers travel by train to and from these ski areas from the station just 2 minutes walk from the Chalet.