Villars and its neighboring village of Chesieres in the lower Rhone valley are located on the vast mountain terrace from where the view of the Valais and even distant Savoia Alps opens. Alpine skiers may not limit themselves to trails prepared here, but move to the neighboring regions, the skiing zone stretches from 1250 to 2971 m of altitude.
Lifts take sportsmen from Grand Chamossaire (2120 m) to the most interesting downhills. La Rasse and Sodoleuvre lead to Barboleuse and La Chaux ski areas. By lift one may get to the Les Diablerets glacier skiable in summer.
The most difficult downhill is that from the top of Petit Chamossaire (2500 m, elevation change 800 m). There is also intermediate trail of the same length – Bouquetins (2500 m, elevation change 780 m).
Those who prefer cross country off-trail skiing usually go from Petit Chamossaire (2034 m) via Les Lues to La Forklaz (1260 m) or lower to the Ormont Valley from where they get back by train.
In the resort’s sport center one may play tennis or squash, skate, swim in a pool, visit tanning salon. Bars, restaurants, disco are waiting for guests après-ski.
Resort elevation: 1253 – 2971 m
Season duration: middle December – middle April
Number of lifts: 36 (Villars), 72 (Villars-Gryon + Les Diablerets + glacier)
Length of trails: 331 km (more 79 km have been marked and are being prepared)
Length of cross country trails: 44 km
More difficult: 51%
Most difficult: 18%
For snowboarders: 2 snowparks, half-pipe
Snow cannons: +
Ski schools: 3
Cost of ski lessons
(in Swiss francs)
| In a group||half-day (2.5 h) ||5 days (2.5 h a day) |
| || 30|| 135|
| Private lessons || 1 h|| 1 day|
| 1person|| 55|| 350|
Children ski school. For 5 years and older children: 6 days, 5 hours per day (including lunch) - 420
Ski kindergarten. For 3 years and older children: 1 day (including lunch) – 70
Tel. 90) 24 495 88 88
(in Swiss francs)
|Tickets || Adult||Children (5 -15 years) |
| 1 day || 54|| 32|
| 6 days *|| 255|| 153|
*Alpes Vaudoises (skiing areas Villars-Gryon + Les Diablerets + glacier)
Web Page www.villars.ch
Tel. (0) 24/495 32 32 CH-1884 Villars-sur-ollon