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Villars - Gryon

Villars - Gryon Ski Resort Guide

Villars - Gryon, Switzerland

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Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length100km
Highest Lift2,100m
Resort Height1,250m
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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Villars - Gryon

The Swiss ski resort of Villars - Gryon is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,250m, with 100km of marked runs.


Villars - Gryon is part of the Alpes Vaudoises ski area with access to 220km of downhill skiing, with 121 marked pistes, served by a total of 54 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Villars - Gryon itself (100km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Alpes Vaudoises ski resorts of Les Diablerets and Leysin. Villars - Gryon is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Anzère.

With ski lifts as high as 2,100m, snow cover is generally reliable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Villars - Gryon offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Villars - Gryon.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Villars - Gryon is 5km long and the most difficult run is the 'Bouquetins'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Villars - Gryon?

The next notable snow forecast is 17cm, expected on 3 November.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Villars - Gryon

Ski Area Stats

Villars - Gryon Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Alpes Vaudoises Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Villars - Gryon Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,100m
Resort Altitude (Villars - Gryon)1,250m
Lowest Piste1,200m
Max Vertical900m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Villars - Gryon
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Villars - Gryon

Ski Hire Shops in Villars - Gryon.

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Location and Map

Where is Villars - Gryon?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Alpes Vaudoises, Vaud.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Villars - Gryon is Sion, 60 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Basel, Berne, Annecy, Chambery, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Zurich, Friedrichshafen and Turin Caselle airports are all within three hours drive.

Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 16 ski lifts are able to uplift 38,300 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 26km of ski runs, with 13 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Villars - Gryon open?

 Open from : 4 December 2021.

 Closes : 18 April 2022.

Usual opening is late December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Villars - Gryon, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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