Overview of Villars Ski Resort
One of the world’s classic ski resorts, Villars ski resort, in the French-speaking area of Switzerland oozes class from its pristine slopes down to its plethora of posh finishing schools for refined young gentle folk. But Villars is far from exclusive, it is a friendly, sunny place where good service is the norm and you’ll find a quality experience at every level, from the mountain restaurants to the hotels.
Although not the biggest or highest ski area in the Alps, this is one of the best with an extensive ski area linked to neighbouring Gryon and reaching the edge of les Diablerets, and a regional lift pass which also includes hundreds of kilometres of nearby, but not lift-linked, skiing at Gstaad and Leysin. To make the most of the extensive skiing on offer, have a look at our ski guide and for the best accommodation prices check out our deals page.
Situated on a high plateau above the Rhone Valley, the resort has been rail-accessed for over a century and was a spa resort before winter sports arrived. Its long-standing importance is reflected in the fact that it was a stop in the hey day of the Orient Express. Currently there’s a particular onus on all aspects of providing a great family holiday, including free skiing for children up to nine years old.