Plan Your Stay in Ollon Villars
As exclusive ski resort towns go, Villars-sur-Ollon is up there with the most charming. At an altitude of 4265 feet, it sits high above the Rhone Valley with striking views of the Mont Blanc massif. It also enjoys a reputation for mixed-ability skiing with family-friendly teaching facilities, as well as very good fine dining and superb hotels.
Easily reached from Geneva International Airport, Villars is a shining star among Vaudois Alps resorts. The emphasis here is on quality facilities, from its three snow parks, snow kindergarten and 27 miles of cross-country trails and walking routes, to the buzzing après-ski scene and many wellness centres and spas.
What Kind of Hotels Are in Villars?
Accommodation in Villars ranges from the traditional to the modern. Alongside some of the more contemporary hotels, you’ll find attractive chalets with shutters and geranium-filled window boxes, as well as grand purpose-built timber hotels designed to offer a luxurious experience whilst blending in with the surroundings.
Things to See and Do in and around Villars
Skiing and snowboarding are clearly at the top of the list, but people also holiday in Villars for its paragliding, climbing, e-biking and ice skating. While you’re in Villars, you’ll also find plenty of other things to do. Try the sledge run, or enjoy a game of squash or tennis at the indoor sports centre. During the summer, the high-altitude 18-hole golf course at 5,250 feet is quite an experience.
For something completely different, take a trip to the working salt mine at Bex, where you can explore an underground labyrinth and learn about the history of salt mining, from its 17th-century origins to the present day. Also nearby is the eight-seat gondola known as the Telecabine, which whisks you up to Roc d’Orsay high above the Bretaye ski area. Plan your day well, and you could make a stop for lunch at the mountain-top restaurant, which offers panoramic views across the Vaudois Alps. Or make an excursion to the nearby Bains de Lavey for a dip in the warmest thermal waters in Switzerland.
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