The sunny south-facing resort of Villars is a hidden gem. Villars is located in the canton of Vaud and part of the municipality of Ollon. It's a new resort for us this winter, offering gentle skiing, traditional ambience, picturesque chalets and smart hotels.
Located in the heart of the Vaud Alps, Villars offers guests a charming place to relax, unravel historic culture and enjoy winter sports. Positioned on a natural balcony with southern exposure at an altitude of 1,300m, Villars enjoys spectacular panorama extending from Lake Geneva to Mont-Blanc. It's a traditional small Swiss mountain village that has plenty of charm and is within easy reach of 3 airports; Montreux, Geneva and Zurich. The town is lined with shops, bars and restaurants so there are plenty of places to dine out with friends and family.
There are 77 ski lifts available to explore the winter sports region, the 220km of pistes of the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets and Glacier 3000 ski area leads all the way back to the village. The skiing is great for families due to the many beginner and intermediate slopes, making it a perfect resort for those adults and kids who are learning to ski for the first time or need a refresh. The off-piste slopes are opening up if you want a scenic run through the backcountry and into village. This makes Villars a fine destination for mixed ability groups, all of who can enjoy fine dining on the slopes.
We carefully select our hotels visiting each property and researching it in great detail. Our hotels are hand-picked for their unparalleled accommodation, cuisine and facilities as well as first-class service.
Chalet RoyAlp Hotel & Spa
Located in a family resort this five star boutique hotel has a charming personal touch and a real family vibe which can be felt throughout.
With plenty of mountain restaurants to choose from, Villars also offers great food in the village. Below you'll find our pick of a local favourites.
Restaurant Lac des Chavonnes
Nested on the shore of altitude Lake Chavonnes, the restaurant is easy to reach on skis near Petit Chamossaire chairlift but also by foot. Famous chefs Medou and Severine offer fresh local market cuisine serving traditional dishes such as cheese fondue but also lobster, roasted rosti potatoes topped with goose liver, delicate meat and fish.
Located in the heart of the village, this chalet style restaurant offers cheese raclette in cosy environment with an open fire blazing. It specialities are local beef and to accompany your meal they have different wines from around the region.
There is plenty of additional entertainment for the kids to get involved with in Villars such as sledging, tobogganing, ice skating and attractions in the town. Although, if spoiling yourself is your aim then the wellness area and 6 treatment rooms at Chalet RoyAlp is just the thing. Treat yourself with one of the numerous massages or beauty treatments available or why not hire the private spa for an hour which comes with a Jacuzzi, mini bar, massage, champagne and canapes.
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