Perched at an altitude of 1300 m on a sunny south-facing terrace overlooking the Rhone Valley, the resort of Villars-sur-Ollon in the heart of the Vaud Alps enjoys an incomparable view of the Dents-du-Midi, the Mont Blanc massif and even as far as Lake Geneva. Villars offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere for all age groups as this Vaud holiday resort also boasts several prestigious public schools. The small neighbouring town of Gryon is situated a little further down the eastern valley side. The two communes together form the holiday destination of Villars-Gryon, accessible via the Ollon or Bex roads in the Rhone valley.
The Villars ski resort encompasses the two areas of Villars/Bretaye and Gryon and is also linked by the Meilleret area to the Les Diablerets ski area where the glacier culminates at 3000 m altitude. In total, this gives a ski area comprising 44 facilities and 125 km of slopes. In addition, there are three snow parks, snow gardens, 44 km of cross-country ski runs, toboggan runs and numerous winter hiking trails, as well as lively après-ski opportunities. Visitors seeking relaxation will appreciate the wellness facilities and services of the Lavey spa resort. In summer, the main activities are hiking, mountain biking and golf. Visitors can choose from more than 300 km of marked hiking trails and 150 km of mountain bike trails. An attractive circuit leads upstream to the mountain lakes of Chavonnes, Bretaye and Lac Noir. Visitors can also take part in gastronomic walks and treasure hunts. An 18-hole golf course set in a beautiful landscape at an altitude of 1600 m allows you to play golf in an alpine environment with a view of Mont Blanc. An educational forest trail equipped with a picnic hut, Nordic walking trails, a sports centre with an ice rink, a swimming pool and tennis and squash courts allows you to vary the pleasures. Not far away are the theme parks and exciting excursion possibilities: the Aquaparc and the Swiss Vapeur Parc in Le Bouveret, the adventure park in Aigle (aerial courses), the labyrinth adventure park in Evionnaz, the salt mines in Bex, the "Fun Planet" in Villeneuve, the charm of Montreux and its castle in Chillon or the aquatic pleasures offered by Lake Geneva.