In 10 words: Brilliant scenery, attractive towns – even if you don’t ski.
Worthy destinations: Zurich; Geneva; Bern; Luzern; Solothurn; Lausanne; Fribourg; Lake Maggiore.
Left for another visit: Interlaken/Thunersee area and Jungfraujoch; Basel; Lake Lugano.
Last visit: 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.