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Nearest Airports

Geneva / Geneve 90 minutesmins

Zurich 180mins

Sion 60mins

For peak dates, browse the pages with Villars ski holidays at Christmas, New Year, Half Term or Easter.


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Villars ski holidays

Established in 1866 the Swiss ski resort Villars lies at 1253 metres altitude in the Vaud region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3000m the area is snow sure. Over 13 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 26km of trails, which equates to around 12 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Villars is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 110km or approximately 90 minutes minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

A pretty traditional Swiss resort on a sunny south-west facing plateau above the Rhone Valley. The large ski area reached by funnicular will suit most skiers, with a link to the glacier of Les Diablerets.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 28 runs ?km
40%  Advanced Trails
 46 runs ?km
50%  Expert Trails
 8 runs ?km

Resort and Holiday Stats

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)CHF266 - CHF295
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensDec 2013
Resort ClosesApr 2014
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs220km
total length of Villars trails
Longest Lift-Served Run5km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationS SE
direction Villars area faces
Top Altitude3000m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude1300m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude1253m
centre of Villars ski resort
Vertical Drop900m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 820m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Villars

74 pistes and trails means approximately 220km of runs. 54 Villars lifts have capacity to transport 38300 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 5km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Villars.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 40% intermediate, 50% advanced slopes and 10% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 1.51km Bouquetins run, with a steepness/slope angle of 32%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Villars

Of the 54 ski lifts, 35 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Villars is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 4 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 3 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Villars Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

6 apres ski bars 50 restaurants 1 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 3 billiards / pool 1 games room 0 concert 2 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 3 saunas 1 hot tubs 3 solariums 5 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 2 indoor sports centre 3 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 50 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Badminton, Climbing Wall, Gliding, Luge, Skibob.

SNO-man says

Facilities in Villars include an artificial ice rink where Guest Card holders receive a discount of around 60% on admission prices. The Swimming Pool offers similar discounts. There is a fitness Club with Cardio-vascular enhancing gym equipment, a bowling alley with six lanes and 7 pool tables and Tennis de Villars has indoor tennis , squash, badminton, a climbing wall and offers archery facilities. Outdoors it's possible to try parascending or glider flights. There's also horse golf, mini golf, tennis and mini-tennis in season. Excursions are offered to Montreux (only 30km/19 miles), the medieval town of Gruyere, famous for its cheese (70km / 44 miles) and Lausanne, home of the Olympic Organising Committee (IOC) and the International Ski Federation (ISF), 57km (36 miles) away.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Villars" by any other name

The Swiss resort is also known as Villars Chamossaire. Chaux de Conches, Croix des Chaux and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Villars slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Villars has slopes facing S SE.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Villars reviews, 4.3 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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11 Jan 2015
Without Flights £1060
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