One of Europe's first ever ski resorts, this Swiss resort helped launch the popularity of winter sports during the "Roaring Twenties". The small rack railway dates back to the resort's origins, as does the elegant hotel that is home to the Club Med. With its outdoor heated swimming pool in a beautiful, south-facing setting, its Turkish bath and speciality restaurant, the hotel offers warm and cosy comforts. Villars-sur-Ollon has something for the whole family, from action-packed skiing to tasting local produce and relaxing strolls to nearby Lake Geneva. Altitude 1,300 metres (4,260 ft).
Return flights with a choice of airlines, cabin classes and flight schedules1
Meet & Greet, transfers 2, taxes & tips
Choice of room comfort : Club
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, snacks and dinner
Choice of restaurants offering refined and generous buffets
Open Bar drinks & snacks served throughout the day and evening with a large choice of premium brands
Club Med Baby Welcome ®: nursery equipment, appropriate catering, bottle-heater
Free stay for children under 4 years 4
Child supervision from 4 to 11 years with multicultural and specialized G.Os®
Juniors’ Club Med from 11 to 17 years
A wide range of après-ski activities
Ski pass and group lessons in partnership with ESF (Ecole du Ski Français).6 7
Free access to Turkish Bath and Sauna
A choice of relaxed and festive atmospheres with concerts and shows
1 At extra cost and where possible
2 Transfers only in case of purchase of the Club Med Package including transport, exceptions for some Resorts
3 Depending on the Resort
4 Depending on the dates
5 Except for the hammam (Bali, Trancoso, Phuket, Cervinia, Val d'Isère) & Sauna (Bali, Trancoso, Cervinia)
6In Chamonix Mont-Blanc the Brévent and Flégère ski domains close on 21 April 2013 (Winter Ski 2013), and Club Med snow sports end on the same day.
7 In Val d'Isère, Chamonix Mont-Blanc, Méribel 3 resorts and Arcs Extrême, our group lessons from 12 years.
Childcare and children's club facilities: Our Resort welcomes children of all ages, with children's club facilities specifically devised for the different age groups and run by professionals.
Club Med Baby Welcome: Club Med Baby Welcome for babies up to 23 months - available in most of the Family Resorts if the service is reserved at the time of booking.
Ski pass and skiing/snowboarding lessons
Free practice : Cardio-training room with Club Med Gym®
Unidentified : Guided snowshoe walks
Group lessons for all levels (age and date restrictions may apply) : Alpine skiing, Club Med fitness, Snowboard
Leisure activities : Guided snowshoe walks, Lounge and festive evenings, Swimming pool.
If you have chosen a package with transport, it includes the return flights and transfers to and from the Resort.
The Villars Palace is a 1920s building, its restaurant, lobby and theatre are listed buildings. The hotel has a wide variety of rooms (215 in total), on six floors with lift, and a garden level.
A comfortable and elegant Club or Family Club Room, on all floors of the hotel.
You might want to opt for a south-facing room.
Full board throughout the stay including wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Open bar and snacks (at the restaurant) at specific times during the day and night.
•Linked ski area •Access to glacier skiing •Charming Swiss village
Not just a sunny ski resort, Villars has an impressive ski area and caters really well for families. Topped with olde village charm, views of Lake Geneva, Mont-Blanc and the Dents du Midi and restaurants that even Heston raves about, a holiday here is likely to be a hard one to forget.
Great for •Groups •Families •Short transfer
Snow Report: Top 225cm, Bottom 40cm
Snow Forecast: 5cm expected this week
Snow History: April average depth 87cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
|Geneva||115km, 1 hour 20 minutes|
|Region:||Switzerland, Vaud Alps.|
Villars lift pass price last reported as 301 CHF. Ask for a quote when booking Club Med Villars-sur-Ollon.
Night skiing: No
Villars has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April, Glacier: October-May.
|Town altitude:||Villars 1300m|
|Top of slopes:||3000m|
|Bottom of piste:||1300m|
|Total length of trails:||125km|
|Longest piste:||Olden 7km|
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