Leysin is located in the Vaud Alps at a height of 1200m, at the foot of the Tour d'Aï. It is idyllically situated for views of Mont Blanc, Dents du Midi, Diablerets and over the Rhine Plain. Skiing and snowboarding is exceptionally popular here in winter, but it the township also a centre for mountaineering, paragliding, climbing, and general alpine amusement. It is also an International Education Centre and admired on the congress circuit. It is an ideal place to loosen up in a serene and scenic location. It is also the religious home of The International School of Mountaineering which was established by Jon Harlin in the mid 60s, although it initially included Modern Mountaineering in the title.