Villars, Switzerland

A picturesque haven for families, elegant Villars is only 1hr 30mins from Geneva and sits on a sunny plateau in the Vaud Alps with views stretching from Lake Geneva to Mont Blanc. While Villars is full of refined luxury, you’ll also find it a low-key alternative to some of the glitzier Swiss resorts.

Although the pistes of Villars are perhaps best suited to novices and intermediates with a good choice of sunny beginners areas and plenty of lovely wide cruising runs, experts can enjoy a handful of black runs and off-piste terrain.

Whist visiting Villars, stay at the stunning Chalet Royalp Hotel & Spa. This hotel sits in a quiet location above the village and has excellent facilities. Villars is renowned for its excellent dining options, from pizza and raclette to gourmet fine dining.