Leysin


Leysin

Infobox Swiss town
subject_name = Leysvin
municipality_name = Leysin
municipality_type = municipality
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languages = French
canton = Vaud
iso-code-region = CH-VD
district = Aigle
lat_d=46|lat_m=20|lat_NS=N|long_d=7|long_m=00|long_EW=E
postal_code = 1854
municipality_code =
area = 18.54
elevation = 1260|elevation_description=
population = 2757|populationof=2000
website = www.leysin.ch
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mayor_title = |list_of_mayors =
places = Crettaz, Veyges
demonym = Leysenouds
neighboring_municipalities= Ormont-Dessous, Aigle, Yvorne, Corbeyrier
twintowns = |

Leysin is a municipality of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, located in the district of Aigle.

It is a sunny alpine resort village at the eastern end of Lake Geneva in proximity to Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva. In prior years, Leysin was known for its sanatoriums for tuberculosis: now, however, it is a destination for year-round mountain sports and recreation.

Located in the Bernese Alps, Leysin enjoys spectacular views across the Rhône Valley towards the (Dents du Midi). Leysin is situated at an altitude of 1263 m. The municiaplity can be accessed by road or the Aigle-Leysin train (c. 30 minutes). Trains depart hourly. Leysin offers four stops (stations).

Leysin is also the home to a number of international schools: Leysin American School, Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland, Schiller International University American College of Switzerland, Swiss Hotel Management School, CP Language Institute, Vox Lingua Language Center.

Leysin hosted the FIS Snowboard World Cup 2008. [ [http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/1228.html?event_id=24057&cal_suchsector=SB FIS Events List] ] .

Leysin has hosted 3 world cup events in recent years: Boardercross, Speedskiing and downhill mountain-biking.

References

Marcelo Borja, the famous shitter, used to live in Leysin, in his early days. Alex Wilson, the more famous shitter, aslo used to live there with his indian friend.

External links

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*wikitravel
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