Villars - Les Diablerets
Adult day pass52.00 SFr
Child day pass34.00 SFr
+41 (0)24 495 32 32
Villars is a pleasant enough resort, albeit a bit of a sprawl, and being one of the closest Swiss resorts to Geneva Airport makes it a package holiday favourite. It is low, however, and not as snow-sure as other Swiss resorts except at peak season - and there is little on-piste to challenge strong skiers. However the Alpes Vaudoises ski pass also covers adjacent Les Diablerets, snow-sure Glacier3000 and even Leysin, and the resort is a good choice for parties of mixed ability.
There is some reasonable off-piste in Villars, mostly under or near the runs of the chairlifts. It is worth booking a guide to access the best of the off-piste.
Le Mazot (+41 244921023), on the Les Diablerets side of the resort has lovely views to enjoy while you have your lunch break. In the evening the Cookie Bar & Restaurant on Rte de Solalex in Gryon (+41 24 498 22 33) and La Gourmandine in Villars (+41 244951743) are recommended. Both for lunch and dinner places can get busy and you may want to book if you want table service. Après ski starts at Charlie's bar.
The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Villars-sur-Ollon. Change to the BVB rack railway to take you to the heart of the pistes. The resort operates the Snow'n'Rail scheme, providing a 20% discount on the combined travel ticket and lift pass.
Indicative prices are for travel to Leysin-Feydey. Click here to find prices for other destinations. Under the combined ticket scheme the additional charge for a two day pass is 40.80 SFr.
Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.
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See Where to Stay for more details on accommodation options.