Leysin/Les Mosses Ski Resort
For a small, family-friendly Swiss resort in easy reach of Geneva, Leysin (and its neighbour Les Mosses) is a good option.
Between the two resorts – linked by a 9 minute ski bus – there's 100km of gentle slopes on offer, which have become a little more snowsure in recent years thanks to investment in snow machines – but more are definitely needed. The lift system has also improved, but note that if you're skiing at Les Mosses, you'll be exclusively using draglifts to access the slopes. Leysin has also developed a reputation as a freestyle hub, with the park above the Tete d'Aï recently hosting the Youth Olympic freestyle events.
The village is pretty, with traditional wooden buildings at its core, but there are a few bigger hotels to be found above the centre. There's a popular and long winter walking trail linking Leysin and Les Mosses, along with a good selection of rustic mountain restaurants.
Resort website: www.aigle-leysin-lesmosses.ch