Hotel Club Med Villars sur Ollon
- All inclusive
You can feel the history oozing out of every corner of this former Palace hotel. The grand entrance lobby welcomes you in the most striking way, and the elegant decor runs through the lounge/bar areas and the cavernous dining room. Step out on to the terrace and soak up the gourgeous view accross the Rhone Valley where you can see the various small viallage on the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil ski area. In fact, you can take a train from right outside your hotel across to Champery and give Europe's largets ski area a go for a day!
Tiny tots are pampered at Baby Club, whilst the older ones from age 4 have lots of activities to chose from. And so it’s with peace of mind that you can discover the riches of the Vaud Alps on foot or in snowshoes. When night falls, relax in the quiet lounges of this former palace or enjoy the benefits of the Turkish bath and sauna.
This hotel, with its 218 rooms, boasts a wide selection of rooms facing in different directions, divided between garden level and 6 upper floors. Each room has a hair-dryer, telephone, television and personal safes.
A comfortable and elegant Club or Family Club Room, situated on all floors of the hotel. Additional options include a south-facing room, which have exceptional views.
|The bars and restaurants cater for every palate for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Most packages offer you a pre-paid open-bar, during the day and evening, where you can enjoy a complete range of popular branded drinks and sweet and savory snacks. Drinks are also available during meal times, so you don't have to worry about the bill at the end of your stay! All meals are included in the package price if you dine in one of the restaurants.
- Return flights and transfers
- Accommodation in a Standard Club Room - upgrades available
- Full area lift pass
- Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, snacks and dinner
- Choice of restaurants offering refined and generous buffet
- Open Bar drinks & snacks all day
- Child supervision from 4 to 11 years
- Juniors’ Club Med from 11 to 17 years
- A wide range of après-ski activities
- Free access to Turkish Bath and Sauna
- Heated outdoor swimming pool
- A choice of relaxed and festive atmospheres with concerts and shows
- Cardio training room and Club Med Gym
Villars Resort Info
Linked to Les Diablerets and its glacier in 1997, Villars' signature feature is its mountain railway, which winds up the valley from Bex and stops at Bretaye. Due to its lower altitude and south-facing location, Villars can be in trouble if there isn't much snow. This problem has been partially defeated by the recent introduction of snowmakers. Most of the skiing favours beginners and intermediates. For boarders there are 2 local boarding parks. The glacier has some very good off-piste. Investing in a 'Glacier – Alpes Vaudoises' pass allows you to ski on over 500km of pistes, including Gstaad and Chateau d'Oex. The on-site ski school is more than adequate and childcare is comprehensive for all ages. The town itself is more modern than Les Diablerets, but still fairly attractive. There are some decent mountain restaurants, with more local speciality venues in town. There are also several good bars, a couple of clubs and lots of off-snow activities. As a result, Villars is a relaxing, relatively quiet family resort, with ample skiing for those of lower abilities.
More Villars resort information
Villars Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 21 Mar 2018|
|Last snowed|| 19-Mar-2018|
|Fresh snow||3 cm|
|Lower slopes||40 cm|
|Upper slopes||270 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Best up high|
|Comments||Lower slopes good, excellent up high|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 04-Dec-2017)
Temperatures remained cold at around -2C in Switzerland on Thursday, and fresh snow has fallen at resorts that remain open. Visibility was largely limited as snow continues to fall up high, but conditions on the upper slopes are improving all the time.
In Adelboden (0/60cm) 10cm has fallen in the last 24 hours, whilst nearby at Gstaad (0/455cm) there has been around 15cm on the upper mountain. Lift numbers are limited at both resorts due to the tine of the year, however, if you do head up you can expect to enjoy some quiet slopes.
The best skiing can be found around the Matterhorn region, where only 6cm has fallen at Zermatt (0/155cm), but across the border in Italy there has been a lot of snow at Cervinia (30/235cm).
Pontresina (6/102cm) looks one of the best placed resorts to benefit from the snow that is forecast to fall over the next couple of days, and total accumulations could amount to around 75cm by Saturday morning.
Over the weekend we should see a change in the weather, with sun and warmer temperatures predicted to replace the current cloud.
European Weather Outlook
Across the central European Alps, snow and cold temperatures are forecast to stick around until Saturday. Accumulations of snow on the upper slopes could be huge for the time of year, with some Swiss resorts predicting around 80cm over the course of today and Friday. By the weekend the snow is predicted to subside in many regions and a mixture of sun and cloud is expected for much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.
In the Pyrenees, Saturday should be the pick of the day for any skiing in Andorra. Our featured resorts are now closed for the season, but for anyone strapping on their skins, you can expect a mixture of sun and cloud, with temperatures around +3C
In Germany, 44cm of fresh snow is being forecast for Garmisch (0/380cm), who will be in disbelief at the moment for all the snow they have received of late.
Further north you can expect temperatures of around -3C and snow showers in Norway, which are set to continue right through to Sunday for resorts such Trysil. Across the border in Sweden, the weather should be fairly similar, but any snow that does fall is likely to be light and bring only 1-2cm.
Despite some recent biting temperatures and cold winds in the UK, any snow that does fall on the Scottish mountains is most likely to be on Thursday. Thereafter, rain could destroy any hopes of some late season turns.