Skiing in Villars

Set in the Vaud alpine region of Switzerland, Villars is located on a natural balcony overlooking the peaks of Mont Blanc and stunning Lake Geneva region. The village sits at 1300m with a pleasant climate.Villars is a classy but family friendly Swiss resort with stunning views and vistas of the Alps. The resort has a strong history with boarding schools and over 800 children study in this delightful location.

Getting here - fly, drive or take the train:

We can arrange train transfers from Geneva - an efficient and slick service is assured when travelling on the Swiss railway

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Skiing In Villars

Skiing in Villars

The local ski area of Villars and Les Diablerets has approx 120km of piste including glacier skiing up to 3000m. However the full area including the neighbouring resorts of Leysin-Les Mosses has 70 lifts and 225km of runs. For those who enjoy cross country skiing the local area has 42km of cross country tracks. Underated for experienced skiers, the area provides many off piste opportunities.

Doing more in Villars

Cut out for families, nightlife is low key but there is still plenty to do. The fantastic sports complex in Villars is spllit into 2 centres. The first offers an indoor swimming pool with children's pool and ice rink, and nearby the other sports complex has indoor tennis courts, fitness, squash courts, as well as a bowling alley. The fantastic 2km long Col de Soud-Villars sledge run is accessible via the Villars-Bretaye train, at Frience there is a special sledge run for children with a telebob lift; keep an eye out for the 'Nocturnes du telebob' (telebob nights) which operate on certain thursdays throughout the winter.

Accommodation is mainly hotels with a few residences on offer. Most hotels have remained in the same families for generations, so there is a real sense of Swiss tradition and hospitality in the hotels and residences.

Getting here:

Villars is a great resort to access without having to fly - no need to worry about baggage charges or long check in times - head to Ashford or St Pancras and get the train via Paris to Geneva and then on....ideal - if you would like a rail inclusive quote

Or you can fly to Geneva and we can arrange your transfer up to resort

 

Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions or;

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Ski area

No of km skiing (full area): 120 (Villars/Gruyon) 225km with Leysin/les Mosses

No of lifts: 46 (Villars/Gruyon) 70 (whole area incl. Leysin/Les Mosses)

Blue runs: 20

Red runs:28

Black runs:7

Altitude (min):1300  

Altitude (max):  3000

Airport Name: Geneva

Ski Insurance

  • Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

    If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

What We Like

  • Short transfer - good for short breakfs
  • Excellent family run hotels

Top 5 Things to do

  1. Warm up with a hot chocolate at Le Sporting when you come back down form the slopes
  2. Try the local speciality "Chabonnard" at the restaurant Vieux Villars - you get a plate of beef which you cook yourself over a steel pan of hot coals. (you will need to book 24 hours in advance for this)
  3. If you are skiing you will probably take the train from the centre up to Bretaye - even if you aren't why not go up and have a mulled wine up there.
  4. Try toboganning - this can be done during the day or at night on a 7km long slope.
  5. How about husky dog sleds? you can be pulled around by these enthusiastic dogs up at the Glacier 3000.

  • Hotel du Golf

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    69 BEDROOMS SLEEPS UP TO 4 PEOPLE FREE WIFI PETS ARE WELCOME FOR A SUPPLEMENT PARKING AVAILABLE

    Owned by the Angelini family for 5 generations, the Hotel du Golf is centrally located in Villars and offers a lovely wellness area and superb service.

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  • Eurotel Victoria

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    WIFI 101 ROOMS ROOMS FOR 2,3 AND 4

    Situated close to the centre of town and within 400m of the lifts, the Eurotel Victoria is a good family option

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a bed & breakfast basis and includes train transfers from Geneva (prefer half board or self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Residence Panorama

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    (£pp on std occ)

    70 APARTMENTS CAN SLEEP UP TO 4 PEOPLE FREE WIFI FREE PUBLIC PARKING SWIMMING POOL AND SAUNA PETS ARE ALLOWED

    Just moments from the lifts and shops of Villars, the Residence Panorama offers a high standard self catered option. 

     

     

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  • Hotel Ecureuil

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    (£pp on std occ)

    30 BEDROOMS CAN SLEEP UP TO 4 PEOPLE PETS ARE WELCOME WIFI AVAILABLE FREE PARKING

    Family run for generations, the Hotel Ecureuil, is a simple traditional Swiss mountain hotel situated just off the main street and only 250 metres from the lifts.

     

     

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