Tourism Info

ski (1)Skiing and Snowboard

On more than 120 km of trails, family skiing in Villars-Gryon is a real joy!
A very varied ski area, offering something for everyone from trails for children (free access for children under 9 years of age) with a moving carpet, carrousel and rope tow, to trails for skilled skiers, not to mention the magnificent snowpark on the Chaux-Ronde trail, Villars-Gryon is an ideal destination for spending unforgettable winter holidays with your family.
The ski schools of Villars and Gryon offer group lessons and private lessons, with fully qualified instructors, for learning or perfecting ski and snowboard skills. At Bretaye, the «Villars Ski Open» goes on all winter long. It is a popular race open to all and including all disciplines. Enjoy a great time with your family!

mountainsGlacier 3000

Mont-Blanc, the Matterhorn, the Eiger, the highest peaks of Switzerland, France and Italy beckon you… An unforgettable excursion!
Let yourself be intoxicated by the altitudes! You can enjoy skiing in winter and summer, a snowpark, sledge dogs, hiking… and a gastronomic restaurant at an altitude of 3,000 metres. In winter accessible on skis from Villars, or in 30 minutes by car in summer.

glassesCross-country skiing

Cross-country ski tracks and trails criss-cross the entire Villars-Gryon region, in total about 50 km through areas of undisturbed silent natural beauty.
50 km of tracks and trails allow you to access the most remote corners of the region departing from the Col de la Croix road, des Frasses (above Barboleuse), des Chaux, de Cergnement or Bretaye. In general, you can use the skating technique on all the trails with the exception of some sections on the road. On your way, you will find mountain huts with typical charm, which serve refreshments to recharge your batteries before continuing your uphill effort or attacking the downhill challenge.

ice-skateIce-Skating

Come and whirl around with your family or friends on the indoor ice rink in Villars or on the outdoor ice rink in Gryon.
Between the training of our hockey teams and our young artistic skaters, the Centre des Sports of Villars welcomes you onto its large ice rink during the winter. Night skating is scheduled regularly.
Don’t miss the hockey matches of our Villars team that is rising in the 1st league.
On the square in Barboleuse, the outdoor ice rink of Gryon is a friendly meeting place in winter. Small snack bar, skate hire and skating lessons on site.

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Para-Gliding

In winter and summer, experience the sensation of flying like a bird. On your skis, you take off for a flight above the snow-covered peaks opposite a panorama that leaves you breathless. From the Mont-Blanc mountain range, to the Dents-du-Midi, to the Upper Savoy Mountains, all the highest peaks of the region extend before you.
Villars-Gryon is located in an impressive amphitheatre of mountains, which forms a barrier against the prevailing winds, and thus facilitates the sport of paragliding. Flying! The oldest dream of mankind is accessible to anyone thanks to our free-flight schools that offer flights in tandem paragliders, discovery days, introductory courses or complete training to the point of obtaining the Swiss Federal Paraglider pilot’s licence.

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Snow Shoeing

Trails to be explored on snowshoes, accessible for everyone, the young and the less young, pros and beginners.
Take off to discover the wintry landscape and undisturbed nature.
Villars-Gryon offers 7 snowshoe routes, from a one-hour introductory route with little variation in altitude to an athletic three-hour route through the forest onto large snow-covered expanses and overlooking a majestic panorama. You will find all the necessary snowshoe equipment for sale or hire in our sports shops.
More information on www.sentiers-raquettes.ch