In 10 words: Brilliant scenery, attractive towns – even if you don’t ski.
Worthy destinations: Zurich; Geneva; Bern; Luzern; Solothurn; Lausanne; Fribourg; Lake Maggiore; Lake Lugano.
Left for another visit: Interlaken/Thunersee area and Jungfraujoch; Basel.
Last visit: Lake Lugano in August of 2013, most of the other places in November 2010.
Swiss skiing resorts may be the overall top attraction of this beautiful country, but it has quite a lot to offer to a discerning tourist beyond skiing. We had only limited opportunities to discover that on our European travels until late 2010, when I managed to spend a full week exploring various Swiss destinations.
Villars ♥♥ is decidedly less glamorous than other Alpine skiing resorts such as Zermatt or Chamonix or Kitzbuhel, but it is an excellent place to spend a week skiing, snow-walking and enjoying many other things that a holiday in Alps can offer.