Altitude: 1253 Meters

Villars-sur-Ollon in short

  • Charming ski resort
  • Excellent cross-country ski area
  • Beautiful views overlooking the Rhône valley

In Villars-sur-Ollons in 1937 the first ski lift was built to assist a number of local heroes in their frantic efforts to master some ski jumping skills. It paid off, because one of them, Henri Ruchet, managed to jump the then absolute world record of 87 meters. The Ecole Suisse de Ski in Villars dates back to the winter season of 1930/31 so the people here had an early start in the ski tourism business. Villars-sur-Ollon is still an authentic alpine village where chalet-style buildings and the beautiful train station set the scene.

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Big ski area with wide slopes and good connections. We liked the valley runs in particular. The lifts are a little old, no bubble lifts or heated seats. Food an...

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 Apres-ski & entertainment Villars-sur-Ollon

Restaurants 30 Theatre
Bars & cafes 12 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 1 Concert hall
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Villars-sur-Ollon

No. of ski schools 5Private ski lessons CHF 360
No. of ski instructors 450Ski lessons6 Days, 12 Hours, CHF 112
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons6 Days, 12 Hours, CHF 112
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 Book ski schools in Villars-sur-Ollon online

Kids-Ski-Lessons 4 Offers available
Adult-Ski-Lessons 2 Offers available
Snowboard-Lessons 2 Offers available

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 Facilities Villars-sur-Ollon

No. of hotels 6 Supermarkets 2
Total no. of hotel beds 1000 Banks
Total no. of beds 10000

 Tourist information for Villars-sur-Ollon

Office de Tourisme Villars-sur-Ollon
0041 - 024 - 4953232

 Distances from Villars-sur-Ollon

Railway station
gare de villars - by bus
Genève approx. 115 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 15 km 20 minuten by car

 Villars-sur-Ollon for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Villars-sur-Ollon

Public saunaFootpaths 30 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descentfakkeltochten 2 x per week
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court Toboggan run
Squash court

Ski blog about Villars-sur-Ollon

7 August 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Geneva is a wonderful jumping-off point for many ski resorts. Located on the border between France, Switzerland and Germany, it is within short reach of some of the best skiing in the Alps. And with many budget airlines offering cheap flights into Geneva, there has never been a better time to plan your ski holiday starting from this international city. Once you’ve landed, renting a car is an easy way to get to your destination with all your ski gear, but it’s also possible to take trains. Here i... More ›
(Photo: © Spalder by Thijs Termeer)

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Ski area
Les Diablerets & Villars-sur-Ollon

Les Diablerets & Villars-sur-Ollon
Total slopes 174 (km)
Blue slopes 94 km
Red slopes 59 km
Black slopes 21 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (64 )
Drag lifts 37
Chair lifts 18
Gondola lifts 9
Train 1
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