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Ski & Snow / Villars, Switzerland

Perched on a sunny shelf looking across the Rhône Valley to the Portes du Soleil, fairytale vistas abound from the gentle nursery slopes and wide uncrowded pistes. Villars is a well-established village resort with numerous attractions for skiers and non-skiers alike including a two kilometre sledge run, indoor ice rink and a main street lined with welcoming tea rooms, pizzerias and bistros. Beautiful views across the valley are appreciated by skiers and non-skiers alike with enchanting winter walking trails leading to secluded mountain restaurants and sunny terraces. From the village, take the mountain railway to the scenic runs at the top of Bretaye or the gondola to the Roc d’Orsay. Families and beginners will love the wide, uncrowded pistes and gentle nursery slopes, while intermediates can test their skills on the delightful long cruising runs from Meilleret to Les Diablerets – an unspoilt village which sits beneath the imposing Diablerets Glacier. Expert skiers can hire a guide and explore surprisingly good off-piste. Lift passes of three days or more increase the ski area to 225 kilometres by including Leysin and Les Mosses, both easily accessible by rail or road.

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Villars, Switzerland Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in Villars, Switzerland.

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Villars, Switzerland /Resort Guide

Statistics

Altitude of resort 1300m
Highest skiing point 2970m (Glacier 3000)
Ski area 125km
Number of lifts 45
Blue runs 50%
Red runs 36%
Black runs 14%

Recommended for

Beginners **** | Intermediates **** | Advanced ** | Families ***** | Non-skiers ***

Best experiences in Villars

  • The gentle slopes of Glacier 3000 and glorious 10 kilometre descent are a rewarding days ski away via bus and cable car from Les Diablerets
  • The closest Swiss ski resort to Geneva Airport, the fairly extensive and extremely scenic intermediate slopes are ideal for a short break
  • Complimentary skiing for children under nine years of age and a dedicated Kids' Snow Garden

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