Switzerland: Hot Air Ballooning
A summer and winter sports paradise
Every January, for a week, the sky above Chateuax-d’Oex is filled with up to 100 hot air balloonists for a very special event. Château-d'Oex has become an important hot air ballooning site in Switzerland, thanks to the exceptional micro-climate of the Pays-d'Enhaut Valley. All year round, scores of people are whisked away by the wind every day on board one of Château-d'Oex's famous hot air balloons. P can enjoy a 360-degree panorama, and are often able to admire the Alps of Switzerland in all their glory from Mont Blanc to the Eiger, via the Grand Combin and the Matterhorn, Jura and the area around Lake Geneva.