Luxury Ski Chalets Villars-sur-Ollon
Enjoy a luxury ski holiday in Villars-sur-Ollon with our exclusive collection of luxury chalets.
Luxury Ski Holidays in Villars-sur-Ollon
Situated above the Rhone valley in the western Swiss Vaud Alps lies the ski resort Villars-sur-Ollon, a family-friendly resort with a ski area stretching across to Les Diablerets, Gryon and the Glacier 3000. Due to its proximity to Geneva, this luxury resort is particularly popular with second-home owners and skiers looking for a short luxury ski break within an hour’s drive of Geneva airport.
Located at 1300m, this resort offers sunny slopes at a modest altitude with extensive snow-making facilities. Its discreet charm brings many well-heeled visitors to the area who appreciate the luxury ski chalets in Villars, quiet backcountry and traditional vibe.
The resort has some excellent restaurants both on and off the mountain and there are several good bars too. Appealing to families, visitors can enjoy a range of alternative winter activities including 50 km of cross-country trails, one of Switzerland’s longest sledge runs (7.2km), dog sledding and ice skating.
For relaxation, the super luxurious Spa by RoyAlp offers massages, and yoga classes with an array of facilities including an infinity pool, sauna, hammam and Jacuzzi. Just as popular in summer, the village also has a wide variety of mountain bike trails and hiking routes for visitors to discover.
4 Chalets & Apartments in Villars-sur-Ollon
Leo Trippi's Highlight
This refined duplex apartment is perfectly located with ski-in access and with complimentary access to an award-winning spa, relaxation is taken care of too.
Royalp Modern Penthouse
Leo Trippi's Highlight
With ski-in access, this modern three-bedroom penthouse apartment is a convenient and comfortable base for exploring everything Villars-sur-Ollon has to offer.
Royalp Family Duplex Residence
Leo Trippi's Highlight
Ideal for families, this stylish residence offers ski-in access and fantastic views. Particularly good for children are the three spacious bunk rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Leo Trippi's Highlight
Ideally located a short drive from the resort centre and with direct access to the slopes, this family-friendly chalet is charming, comfortable and tastefully furnished. A relaxing mountain retreat in winter and summer.
Luxury Chalets & Apartments in Villars-sur-Ollon
Home to several luxury hotels, Villars-sur-Ollon in Switzerland is also home to two top international schools including College Alpin Beau Soleil and Aiglon College.
Conveniently located, our properties are within walking distance of the cog railway to the slopes and the centre of the village. After a hard day on the slopes, guests can also unwind in a luxurious hot tub or enjoy a film in the cinema room, perfect for family movie nights.
Those looking to spend a luxury ski holiday in Villars will have plenty of ski areas to choose from.
The local slopes with Bretaye and Gryon are linked via Meilleret with the Les Diablerets ski area by a two-way chairlift. The slopes of Bretaye are reached via a cog railway, whilst a gondola takes you up to Roc d’Orsay. Advanced skiers can enjoy some good off-piste skiing or head over to the Glacier 3000 once they have skied into Les Diablerets. The highest point of the Vaudois Alps, the Glacier 3000 offers a further 28km of pistes to explore, as well as numerous alternative winter activities such as dog sledding and glacier walks.
Villars-sur-Ollon Resort Information
- Resort Altitude: 1258m
- Slopes Altitude: 1300m-3000m
- Pistes (Including Les Diablerets and Gryon): 84km
- Lifts: 25
- Nearest Airport: Geneva Airport (121km, 1 hour 31 Minutes)
- Blue Slopes: 43km
- Red Slopes: 38km
- Black Slopes: 3km
Family Holidays in Villars-sur-Ollon
Villars ski holidays are particularly popular with families and beginner skiers. For the younger members of the family looking to try snow sports for the first time, the Swiss Snow Kids Village and Playground are the perfect spots to start. The Swiss Snow Academy suits older children with more experience looking to learn some tricks in the snow park.
Both snowboarders and skiers can partake in the Swiss Snow League working up from Snowli Kids Village through to the Blue, Red and Black League. By partaking in this scheme, children will progress from snowplough turns to parallel skiing right through to jumps and parallel turns off-piste.
There is plenty to keep the non-skiers of the group entertained, including fat biking and snowshoeing. There are also numerous shops to peruse in the centre of the resort.
Skiing in Villars-sur-Ollon
Ski holidays in Villars are particularly popular with beginner and intermediate skiers with the majority of the ski area made up of both blue and red runs. More experienced skiers can take on some challenging black runs or enjoy the off-piste terrain.
Beginner skiers can make the most of the gentle slopes in Bretaye with more adventurous skiers often exploring the wooded slopes at Les Mazots. The more experienced skiers of the group can also ski over to Les Diablerets and then take the ski bus for a day trip to the Glacier 3000; a popular skiing location often frequented by those staying in the luxury resort of Gstaad too.
Snowboarders enjoying a Villars luxury holiday can choose from several snow parks and the wonderful cross-country tracks give an alternative activity to downhill skiing.
Particularly popular with British families, the combined areas of Villars, Gryon and Les Diablerets have several excellent ski schools with both private and group lessons available. As one of the closest resorts to Geneva, this luxurious village is the perfect weekend ski destination, and, located on a sunny plateau Bluebird days are a frequent occurrence with plenty of snow-making facilities to make sure the snow stays topped up.
The Best Restaurants in Villars-sur-Ollon
Several of the hotels in Villars-sur-Ollon have some very impressive restaurants including the gastronomic restaurant Le Jardin des Alpes found in the 5-star hotel Royalp which is rated 15/20 by Gault & Millau. Offering Italian cuisine, meals are made with local seasonal produce with meals including scallops and truffle, as well as pigeon with winter melon. For fantastic views, the restaurant Lac des Chavonnes is located just 150m from the base of the Petit Chamossaire chairlift and offers delicious food adapted to the season.
How to have the perfect luxury ski holiday in Villars-sur-Ollon
- Wake up in your Villars chalet rental and enjoy a relaxing morning before heading out onto the slopes.
- For the skiers of the group, the slopes are not far from the ski chalets in Villars nor are the shops for the non-skiers of the group. Thanks to their central location, the Villars sur Ollon chalets create the perfect base for every member of the group.
- Following a day on the slopes, why not enjoy a drink or two at one of the apres ski spots in resort? Opposite the train station, Le P’tit Chalet is popular with tourists and locals alike whilst the Crazy Moose offers stunning sunset views.
- Continue your evening with a meal at one of the local restaurants or head back to your chalet in Villars-sur-Ollon and unwind in the spa or with a glass of wine or two.
Location & Map
At only a 90-minute drive from Geneva Airport and even closer to Sion international airport, Villars-sur-Ollon has an ideal location for a luxury ski holiday in Switzerland. Alternatively, Villars can also be easily reached by train from Geneva Airport, swapping at Aigle for a bus service on to the resort.
Frequently asked questions
Where is Villars-sur-Ollon?
Located in the heart of the Vaud Alps, the resort has around 2500 residents and is located just over an hours drive from Geneva Airport giving it a convenient location for weekend getaways.
How to get to Villars-sur-Ollon?
The resort is just over an hours drive from Geneva airport. For those who would rather go by train, the train from Geneva Airport to Villars sur Ollon is around 2 hours 40 minutes.
How high is Villars-sur-Ollon?
The resort has an altitude of 1300m with a peak slope altitude of up to 3000m with the Glacier 3000.
What to do in Villars-sur-Ollon?
All the activities are easily accessible from your Villars ski chalet so guests will never have to venture too far to find their next adventure. From skiing to snowshoeing, there are plenty of winter activities on offer whilst those who want to enjoy a little retail therapy have plenty of shops to browse.
Where to stay in Villars-sur-Ollon?
For a private ski chalet in Villars, Chalet Melchior offers breathtaking views and ski-out access. Ideal for family and friends, the Royal Penthouse is also centrally located and gives guests complimentary access to the Royalp Hotel facilities including an award-winning spa complete with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.