Villars &
Les Diablerets
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Villars Resort Mountain Info

Top lift: 3300m
Vertical drop: 2000m
First lift: 1300m

Total ride area: 120km local,
                             225km whole ski area (lift linked)
Total runs: 67 
Longest runs: 5km, 12km 
Blue runs: 40%
Red runs: 50%
Black runs: 10%

Glacier, open all year round
2 Terrain / Snow parks
Freeride off-piste and tree runs, best explored with a guide, at least initially. .

Address:   Villars, Switzerland

(Villars Resort Official Website)
About Villars Ski Resort

Villars Ski Resort is a sweet ski area located in the Swiss Alps about an hour and half from Geneva. The Villars terrain is not too difficult, resulting in a lot of beginner skiers. The ski area is spread over miles and miles. You can literally ski from town to town.

The elevation at Villars is not as high as compared to resorts like Val D'Isere or Chamonix  so it can get icy on the lower runs. The runs take you above the tree line and even onto a glacier in Les Diablerets at 3000 meters.

Most of the terrain at Villars is made up of groomers. My only complaint about Villars is the lift system. It is old with lots of t-bars and pommel lifts. This is fine if you are skiing but a pain if you are snowboarding. Most resorts that have a pommel lift have it in places to cover a short distance. Villars has them where there obviously needs to be a chair lift, like the pommel lift just keeps going on forever.

The town of Villars has a lot of quality restaurants, but not too much in the way of nightlife. They do have a few spots that get a crowd on the weekends. For cheap grub, I recommend getting a pizza, they are usually excellent in Switzerland. For those of you who enjoy fine cheese, I recommend having fondue or raclette at least one night.

MTgnar Rating: 5 out of 5 (it's europe)
villars trail map
Villars Trail Map
Villars ski mountain snowpark
Villars Ski Mountain View
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Villars Web Cams
les arsets chalets winter
les diablerets ski piste
les diablerets ski trail
Les Arsets chalets in winter.  [1/2010]
Les Diablerets side of Villars ski resort.  [1/2010]
Chuck and Alain in Les Diablerets. [1/2010]
Villars Ski Resort
Ski piste at Villars Ski Resort - Swiss Alps in background.
Les Diablerets village in winter.  [1/2010]
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villars winter paragliding
Villars cat trail near train tracks.  [1/2010]
Villars paragliders in January.  [1/2010]
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Les Arsets park bench with view of Swiss Alp.  [1/2010]
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Les Arsets chalet we stayed in - notice chuck.  [1/2010]
villars valley view
View of the valley of clouds from Villars ski mountain. [1/2010]
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View of Glacier 3000 from Les Diablerets (notice gondula at top). [1/2010]
View of mountains from villars (notice ski piste on the right).  [1/2010]
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Villars ski piste near Alpe des Chaux (notice valley of clouds on right). [1/2010]
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Les Arsets chalets in winter. [1/2010]
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View from chalet at Les Arsets. [1/2010]
les arsets winter
Panorama of 2am view of mountains from Les Arsets chalet in Alpe Des Chaux - lit by a full moon.
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View from atop Villars Ski Area. [1/2010]
Cloudy valley and Villars ski piste. [1/2010]
Chuck and Alain in white-out conditions at Villars. (It took us an hour to get down). [1/2010]
villars trees gondula
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One advantage to living at altitude - being above the clouds - Alpe des Chaux.
Tree run at Villars - a short cut to the chalet at Alpe des Chaux.
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View of mountains from Les Arsets - Alpe Des Chaux.
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Panorama of Villar ski area slopes and view of valley.
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Panorama of Alpe des Chaux area in the summer.
Alpe des Chaux ski piste with view of valley (the valley floor is far underneath the clouds). [1/2010]

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