Moléson is a mountain in the Swiss Prealps in the canton of Fribourg. The mountain, whose height is 2,002 metres, overlooks the region of Gruyères, well known all around the world for its delicious cheese. The village of Moléson-sur-Gruyères stands in the middle of green pastures at the base of the mountain and it is a very peaceful place, perfect for relaxing breaks away from the hectic life of a big city.
In winter, the place is quite popular among the Swiss, who like to go there especially for activities like skiing, sledging, hiking and snowboarding on its slopes and routes. Visitors can also have the possibility to climb a Tower of Ice (in French la Tour de Glace) and relax in the restaurants of the village or the wider area, maybe enjoying a Fondue Gruyèrienne.
At the entrance of the village, a big complimentary car parking serves visitors that travel by car, so they can start their ascent of the mountain by riding the funicular. The funicular, which runs on a track, brings the visitors to the first stop, Plan Francey, where the slopes for skiing and sledging start. For the bravest among visitors, a black slope awaits near the summit of the mountain, where one can also take a break at the self-service restaurant before the big slide! For those that prefer not to sweat too much, a small walk to the panorama will definitely be worth the visit.
At the entrance of the village, close to the slope for beginners, there is the ski school and a shop, where one can rent the full equipment.
Location: Moléson, 1663 Gruyères, Switzerland