Things to do

Villars’ unique position in the heart of the Swiss Alps means that whatever time of year you book your Swiss vacation rental, you are always within easy reach of a huge array of exciting and varied activities right on your doorstep.

A top Swiss ski resort, Villars Gryon boasts one of the largest ski schools in Switzerland and has over 120km of ski pistes for all abilities and ages. The added attraction of the connecting 'Diablarets' glacier at 3000 metres also offers year-round extensive skiing opportunities. The ski train up the main ski area at Bretaye is 2 minutes walk from Chalet Balthazar!

While 60% of Chalet Balthazar’s clients want a Swiss ski apartment in order to enjoy the snow every year, 40% visit in the summer when the mountains open up to become an enormous playground with stunning alpine scenery and endless family attractions.  There are over 300km of walking trails for hikers and 130km of mountain biking routes that stop off at local vineyards, cheese-making farms, pretty mountain refuges and breathtaking peaks