Snow Sports

Home to some of the world’s top Swiss winter sport champions and with up to 15 metres of snow falling each year, Villars has an enormous variety of snow sports on offer.


Whether it’s gentle family skiing, challenging off-piste, downhill slalom, fast piste carving or deep powder skiing that you want, Villars has everything to offer for the discerning skier or snowboarder. There are over 120km of ski pistes for all ages and abilities enhanced by amazing year-round glacier skiing on the 3000 metre glacier at ‘Les Diablarets’ that links with Villars.  Villars boasts one of the biggest ski schools in Switzerland and instruction is excellent.

Cross Country Skiing

50km of tracks and trails criss-cross through stunning mountain scenery throughout the Villars region.  This is a great sport and for those that enjoy the silent natural beauty of the mountains.  Charming mountain huts offer refreshments along the way.

Ski Touring

With skins on your skis you can set off to conquer the snow covered peaks and discover untouched areas with breathtaking scenery.  Equipment can be hired in Villars and the local mountain guides can accompany you on this wonderful backcountry skiing experience.

Tobogganing / Sledging

For your sledging enthusiasts there are some runs not to miss.  A 2km run from ‘Col de Soud’ down to Villars (take the train up) is not to be missed.  The ‘telebob’ at the ‘Refuge de Frience’ in Alpe des Chaux nearby is a lovely way for families to spend the afternoon and children can hook their sledges onto a pulley system so you can enjoy a drink in the nearby mountain hut. Hours of entertainment!,

Snow Shoeing

Snow shoeing is very popular in Villars and a great alternative for those that do not ski.  It can be enjoyed by young and old and there are no barriers to entry.  Equipment can be hired from the local sports shops and you can set off on your own, in a group or with a guide.