Villars ski schools Ski lessons, ski touring & off-piste clinics in Villars

There are several Villars ski schools and ski touring mountain guide companies each offering a comprehensive ranges of lessons for all ages and abilities for both skiing, snow boarding and other mountain disciplines. Villars is ideal for learning as the sunny south facing slopes on the plateau at Bretaye (1800m) offer gentle pistes for absolute beginners that are well linked to wide and long cruising blue runs.

Ski guiding & touring

To experience the full extent of what Villars has to offer, why not try some ski touring in the Alpes Vaudoises. Expert local guides will navigate you around the high mountain trails off Glacier 3000 and over in to Gstaad where there is an abundance of off-piste opportunities.

Some of the best ski tours from Villars include...

Diablerets to Leukerbad

This 6 day tour is for good skiers taking you via the Wildhorn and Wildstrube huts before arriving at the wonderful thermal spa resort of Leukerbad. From Villars, its a gentle ski over to the Glacier 3000 lift and then it starts to get interesting. The tour takes you up to Arpelistock (3035m), across the Tungel glacier and there are some teriffic long off-piste sections - not to be missed!

Summer activities

Some of the ski schools operate during the summer months offer guided hiking tours and mountain climbing and many more mountain adventure activities. A very popular walk is from Scex Rouge to Quille du Diable on Les Diablerets glacier and does not require a guide.

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Swiss Ski School Villars

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At a glance

  • Ski kindergarten
  • Private & group lessons
  • Snowboarding and Freeriding
  • Paragliding (winter & summer)
  • Race training with a Pro
  • Telemark
  • Handyski
  • Biathlon (winter & summer)
  • Cross-country
  • Snowshoeing
  • Summer hiking, mountain guides
  • Summer children's club
  • Native English speaking instructors

In detail

Swiss Ski School of Villars caters for all levels of skier and boarder from absolute beginners to experts and offers specialist instruction in race training, telemarking, freestyle and for those with disabilities.

Lessons may be booked on a group basis or we can organise private lessons that range from 1 hour to a full day.

We can also arrange guided ski tours everywhere in the Alpes Vaudoises including Glacier 3000. For fans of off piste, our school is approved “Freeride World Tour”.

For children aged from 3-8 years, we offer peace of mind with a specially-designed kid’s snow garden.

During the warm summers, we offer an extensive programme of activities for all ages including a supervised children's entertainment programme.

Villars Ski School

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At a glance

  • Childrens ski lessons
  • Kids club
  • Group & private lessons
  • Snowboarding
  • Freestyle
  • Telemark & cross-country
  • Summer hiking & mountain biking
  • Paragliding
  • English speaking instructors

In detail

Villars Ski School provides lessons and clinics for all levels of skier and boarder from absolute beginners to experts and offer specialist instruction in telemarking, freestyle and for those with disabilities. Private and Group lessons are available.

The ski school also provides guided ski tours of the area including Glacier 3000 above Les Diablerets, snowshoeing, paragliding and during the summer, guided hiking.