Villars ski resort, Switzerland
Villars in Switzerland is an exclusive but discreet, family orientated dual season ski resort perched upon a sunny south facing plateau above the Rhone valley near Montreux. Villars is approx 75 minutes from Geneva by motorway and a regular train service connects Geneva airport to Bex or Aigle nearby. Villars is a secluded and relaxing Swiss mountain retreat which remains within easy reach of the rest of the world.
In winter, Villars' 75 ski lifts connect 220km of slopes and a chairlift connection to the neighbouring resort of 'Les Diablerets' enables year-round skiing on the glacier at 3,000m. Sledging, ice-skating, Nordic skiing and snowshoe walking provide skiers and non-skiers with endless possibilities in Villars. Two respected ski schools in Villars provide expert tuition and children under 9 benefit from free ski passes. For those who like to ski in a different resort everyday, Verbier is 40 mins away, Chamonix 1hr 15mins, Les Portes du Soleil (Champery, Avoriaz & Morzine) 40 mins and Gstaad 1hr. Ski resorts Crans Montana, Saas Fee and Zermatt are further afield but all skiable on a days excursion.
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In summer, Villars' 300km of pedestrian paths are an invitation to go for a walk or a hike through the pine woods and wild flower meadows to lakes and small alpine villages. In Villars you can also practise many different sports such as golf, tennis, swimming, rock-climbing, horse riding, mountain biking or paragliding.
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