Villars Ski Holidays

Charming resort on a sunny plateau with stunning views towards Mont Blanc

Villars ski region  
Church at Les Diablerets  
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Villars-Gryon is gaining friends each year as more people discover the delights of this excellent all round resort, situated on a sunny plateau with a spectacular panorama above the Rhône Valley towards the high Alps and Mont Blanc.

The ski area stretches across three areas of Villars, Gryon and Les Diablerets and gives you the opportunity to ski 112km of prepared pistes up to a height of over 3,000m. The cog railway takes the strain going up from Villars to Bretaye for both skiers and walkers. 

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The Villars-Gryon ski area

The local lift pass covers 220km of prepared pistes in the Alps Vaudoises which includes both Leysin and Les Mosses.

From Villars itself you can reach the main ski areas by gondola to Roc d'Orsay, which is a great area for the intermediate skier or by cog railway to Betraye where a whole network of runs and lifts link you to Les Chaux and Les Diablerets. Overall it offers the beginner and intermediate skier a fabulous choice of runs. For advanced skiers, there are several black runs including the more challenging 7 km long descent 'Combe d'Audon' from the glacier.

Villars resort facilities

Winter walking There are 30km of paths in the region, specially prepared for winter walking with great views.

Snowboarding There are designated parks at Bretaye and on the glacier as well as good terrain on which to hone your skills.

Paragliding Villars-Gryon is situated in an impressive amphitheatre of mountains, which forms a barrier against the prevailing winds and this makes it ideal for paragliding. Free-flight schools offers flights in tandem paragliders. Please note that most insurance policies may exclude this activity.

Toboggan Glide down the 2km run from Col de Soud through the forest to Villars.

Sports Centres There are two in the village, one with indoor tennis, vollyball, badminton and squash and another with an ice rink, indoor pool with wellness centre and a brand new fitness centre with views over the Vaud Alps. 

Kindergarten Packages available including accompanied skiing and lunch. 

Winter market Open on weekends in the centre of town, the market offers delicious artisan snacks, gifts and souvenirs and a cheery atmosphere. 

Après ski in Villars

The village offers a vast array of traditional cafés and restaurants, offering both local and international cuisine. The bars are cosmopolitan with everything from local music to Blues and Jazz and the most renowned night spot is El Gringo for late dancing and that last cocktail. Le P'tit Chalet has an outdoor bar and is right opposite the railway station. It is also well worth a visit to the 105 Bar - in the centre of Villars.

How to get to Villars ski resort

Your ticket wallet will contain comprehensive travel instructions to help you reach your destination with ease, including recommended rail connection times and platform numbers. These are the most common routes for your Villars ski holiday. 

Fly to Zurich

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Lausanne > Aigle (and a bus journey to Villars) with a transfer time of around 4 hours 30 minutes. 

Fly to Geneva

Flights available from LondonStansted, Luton, Southend, Bournemouth, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast.

Swiss Railways: Geneva Airport > Aigle (and a bus journey to Villars) with a transfer time of around 2 hours. 

Travel by international rail

Rail from London St. Pancras via Paris to Basel.

Swiss Railways: Basel > Bern > Lausanne > Aigle (and a bus journey to Villars) with a transfer time of around 3 hours 40 minutes. 


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Villars sledging

Villars skiing

Recommended for beginners and intermediates

Altitude: 1,300m-3,000m

Pistes: 112km

Runs: 34 blue, 28 red, 5 black

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