Posted on 28 January 2012
The resort is 1200m above sea level, and the area incorporates two smaller areas of Villars/Bretaye and Gryon. The area has 125 km of ski slopes serviced by 44 lifts — a lift system that has benefited from considerable investment during the last few years –and there is also a glacier.
Off piste skiing is excellent, and 7% of the area is covered with snow cannons. Skiers can choose between altitudes of 1300m and 3000m. There are also three snow parks, 44 km of cross-country skiing trails, a snow kindergarten, sledging runs and lots of walking routes.
Those in need of relief after a hard day skiing can visit the thermal baths and wellness centres in Lavey, while those with a more robust constitution will enjoy the lively apres ski scene. The resort is a very family-oriented as during the winter all children under the age of nine ski for free.
It’s also a great year-round resort as it has tennis courts, a swimming pool and a golf course with beautiful views of Mont Blanc, and it’s a perfect choice for a second home or rental property. Of course there is also plenty of hiking and mountain biking with over 300km of foot paths and 150km of mountain bike routes.