About us

Welcome to the Hefti Family

It was May 10th, 1963 when the store which was then called « Andreas Sports » first opened its doors in the building « Le Pavillon » situated next to the restaurant « The Top Pub ».

The very first year of business was a disaster. The summer (1963-1964) was cold and snowy, while the winter did not see one flake of snow. It was cold and dry. The guests at Club Med were ice skating on the Lac de Mayen! This first disasterous year would have discouraged anyone from continuing another year. However knowing the tenacious Hefti and their Glaronian origins it was without question that they continue fighting for their passion, the ski.

In 1967, André at the height of his 19th year, decided to expand the store by opening a new branch in the building of what is now the Hotel Management School – the « Mont-Blanc » building.

In 1974 Hefti Sports moved to the center of the village of which shortly followed an expansion to the locale that later became the photo shop, Nicca in 1984.

In 1988 the store branch located in the Mont-Blanc building moved to the foot of the telecabine and became entirely dedicated to the rental of winter sports equipement.

It was finally in 2008 that the two stores combined in the current « Place Large » location to provide clients with a one-stop shop. There is now one entire floor dedicated to retail sales and one floor – directly accross from the telecabine – dedicated to rental of sports equipment. A « Ski-Lock » is available to rent and store your ski and snowboard equipment throughout the winter season or while you are visiting Leysin on holiday. Behind the scenes Hefti Sports maintains a highly performant workshop with a state-of-the-art « ski tuning center » to ensure your ski and snowboard equipment remain in tip top shape.

Today three generations have followed one another in a family-run business. Mrs Frieda Hefti, the founder, worked in the Hefti Sports Boutique from the very beginning (1963) until 2013. André Hefti, the second generation, dedicated his entire life to the successful running of his family-run shop(s) and moreover the development and promotion of ski tourism in Leysin. Then in 2010 the third generation, Blaise Hefti, was handed over the general direction of Hefti Sports. It is his innovative ideas and honest business sense that give hope to the future of the Hefti Sports. He opened the Hefti Sports Col des Mosses location in 2011.

HEFT Sports


Route du Belvédère 3



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E-mail: info@heftisports.ch
Tel Leysin: +41 (0) 24 494 16 77
Tel Mosses: +41 (0) 24 491 15 67
Fax: +41 (0) 24 494 26 21

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We will do everything in our power to make your sports days a pleasure.

E-mail: info@heftisports.ch
Tel Leysin: +41 (0) 24 494 16 77
Tel Mosses: +41 (0) 24 491 15 67

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