Désalpe de l’Etivaz
septembre 2023

A living tradition; See you on September 30, 2023

On September 30, 2023, the village of L'Etivaz will be celebrating the herds that, after a summer on the mountain pastures, will be returning to their stables for the winter. Decked out in their finest bells, proud and full of flowers, the cows will parade to the applause of the public, much to the delight of the herdsmen.

Take part in the Désalpe de L'Etivaz, which combines Swiss mountain traditions, local specialities and joie de vivre! There's plenty of entertainment on offer. In particular, you'll be able to taste the first wheels of L'Etivaz PDO cheese produced during the summer of 2023 and fresh from the maturing cellars. Don't hesitate to contact us, we look forward to sharing this Désalpe with you!


From 8 a.m., herds of cattle pass through the festival square, followed by folk entertainment, a large craft market and tastings. From 7pm, dinner in the heated canteen, with live band and youth bar.
This year, you'll be able to pay for admission, drinks at the bars and our own stands (cheese boards, souvenirs, etc.) using the Twint application.


Admission: CHF 8.- per adult, free for children under 16.

Shuttles and parking

This year, you can take advantage of a free shuttle service to l'Etivaz.

  • From L'Arsat (free parking between Les Mosses and La Lécherette)
  • From La lécherette (large parking lot)
  • From Château-d'Oex (opposite the bookshop and from the Landi grounds at the bottom of the village, free parking)
This service is available from 7am to 6pm. A welcome desk will be set up at the departure of each shuttle to provide information and cheese tasting. We'll also be selling entrance pins directly at the various reception points. Evening buses and shuttles: From Landi to L'Etivaz at 18:00, 19:00 and 20:00 Drop-off times from L'Etivaz to the Landi: 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, then pyjama bus all evening from 11.30 pm. Opt for the shuttles, you'll save time! Let us take you to the event center in L'Etivaz without the hassle of finding a parking space.

Desalpe partners

Pays-d’Enhaut Région

Notre partenaire pour la communication et l’information

Gstaad Züglete: 2 septembre 2023

Les désalpes de l’Etivaz et de Gstaad se sont rapprochées! Elles partagent la même tradition et sont des fêtes traditionnelles en Romandie comme en Suisse allemande! Rendez-vous le 2 septembre 2023!

Le Barlatay

Le Super-Trail du Barlatay aura lieu entre les 11 et 12 août 2023 au départ de l´Etivaz.

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