Villars – Skiing in the sunniest location in the Swiss Alps Villars (1300 m)

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Villars-sur-Ollon, with more than 60% of its south-facing pistes and an exposed location on the pistes of the Diablerets massif, deserves its nickname as the sunniest natural balcony in the Swiss Alps. The elegant ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon is part of the Gryon ski area 4km away and Les Diablerets station. Villars is an open and cosmopolitan ski resort. Located in an exceptional natural setting just 20 km from Lake Geneva, the Villars ski resort consists of 100 kilometers of ski pistes and 34 ski lifts. Half of the pistes are suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers. This makes Villars-sur-Ollon an ideal family holiday destination.

However, the resort also offers advanced and experienced skiers various facilities and pistes. In total there are 13 km of black pistes. For cross-country skiers, there are more than 50 km of cross-country routes and cross-country ski runs that go through the entire Villars-Gryon region, starting from different starting points. With the exception of a few, you can also skate on these routes. In Villars-sur-Ollon you can also cross-country at night, on a 2.5 km long route in Plans-sur-Bex. A 2 km long route is reserved for tobogganing. Once a week, the Swiss Ski School organizes magical torchlight downhill runs. 44 km of hiking routes and 40 km of snowshoe routes complete the rich offer of winter sports activities in the Villars ski area.

Ski resort Villars Detailed information:

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Floodlight slope
  • Halfpipe
  • Snowpark
  • Ski school
  • Ski kindergarten
  • Day nursery
  • Cinema
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Ice rink
  • Disco
  • Bar
  • Sport shop
  • Toboggan run
  • Supermarket
  • Bank
  • Cashpoint
  • Wellness

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Luxurious ski resort with the flair of a mountain village

Villars-sur-Ollon has the deserved reputation of a luxury resort for stars and starlets. Princes, kings and presidents, cinema actors, famous musicians, artists and world-class athletes were already here: the Rolling Stones, Fidel Castro, Duchess of Westminster, Charles Aznavour, Hergé, Phil Collins, Ayrton Senna, Gérard Depardieu and many others. If you ski in Villars, you may also meet famous people who spend their holidays here. Because of these noble guests you will find in Villars a variety of high class hotels, chalets, shops and service providers. Despite everything, Villars-sur-Ollon strives to remain an authentic mountain village. Witness the preservation of traditional architecture and the construction of modern wooden buildings and the restoration of alpine huts. Villars also preserves its status as open to all ski resorts. Especially for families there are interesting offers for ski passes.

The use of the ski lifts and slopes of the ski area are free for children under 9 years old. With the unique ski pass, Alpes Vaudoises skiers can ride more than 225 km of pistes in 5 ski resorts. A connection to the Megaski network Alpes Vaudoises - Gstaad Mountain Rides - Adelboden-Lenk is possible thanks to a special ski pass: the SuperPass. With this ski pass, available from 4 days, you can ski unlimited in 17 ski areas in three regions of Switzerland. Despite these interesting offers, the ski resort of Villars is also very diverse and actually sufficient.

Lively après-ski

Not only on the pistes during the day you can experience a lot, but also during the lively après-ski. For those who are not tired, some pistes of the ski area are still illuminated in the evening. The Full Moon Party Villars invites, as the name implies, to skiing at full moon. In addition, there are torchlight downhill runs, aperitifs and regional product tasting. Numerous bars, restaurants and a disco invite to après-ski. There are also regular festivals, such as the Villars Music Festival or the Ski & Snow Fiesta.

Ski dating: Dating on skis

For a few days between January and April everything in Villars is all about love. As part of these days, organized by the tourism office in partnership with dating agencies, thoise who are singles on the pistes or the lift can find the perfect partner. Whether for common ski runs, sleigh rides, cocktails, food or events, the possibilities for flirting are great. If you want, you can also take part in the air dating or speed dating. In the chairlift, the single ones have to get to know their neighbors better during the ascent to the mountain time.

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Villars 126 Accommodations

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  • special offer
  • on request
  • occupied
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