Villars Attractions

There’s lots to do in Villars, but one attraction not to be missed is the traditional delight of a descent on the 2km sledge run from Col de Soud to Villars. The sledge run is reached by taking the Villars-Bretaye train then from the Col de Soud train stop, walk for five minutes toward the forest and you will get at the departure point of the run which goes back to the village, just above the Rochegrise apartment buildings. Sledges can be rented at ski shops and current information is available from the tourist office.

Activities Available

Bowling (+41 24 495 20 30;

Ice Skating (+41 (0)24 495 12 21;

Paragliding (+41 (0)24 495 76 55;


Squash (+41 (0)24 495 12 21;

Swimming Pool (+41 (0)24 495 12 21;

Tennis (+41 (0)24 495 12 21;

Toboggan Run .

Volleyball (+41 (0)24 495 12 21;

Winter Walking (30km cleared paths)

Shopping in Villars

Villars has quite a good range of shops with more than 50 stores, enough for several hours of serious browsing. Many are located on the main Rue Centrale and include photography, souvenir, fashion and newsagent shops along with ski stores and food outlets.

Le Paradis des Jouets (Rue Centrale ; +41 (0)24 495 28 01) is the place to take the children for toys (or to avoid if you want a peaceful holiday) or you could treat yourself or a loved one at Brändli Création (Place de la Gare; Tel. +41 (0)24 495 14 14;, a good jewellers, while for watches try Kaenel (Rue Centrale; +41 (0)24 495 26 55;