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