43rd Saas-Fee Course
Star formation in galaxy evolution: connecting numerical models to reality
11-16 March 2013

Outdoor activities

The Saas-Fee Course 2013 will be held in Villars, a scenic village located on a natural balcony with southern exposure, in the heart of the Vaud Alps. more details

Ski & snowboard

For ski & snowbaord lovers, Villars offer a varied ski area with more than 112km of ski-slopes.

Cross-country skiing

There are 50 km cross-country skiing tracks and trails in the Villars-Gryon region. However, before bringing your cross-country skis along with you, check if these tracks are still open as we are late in the season.


If snow condition permit, a nice sledge run can be done with moderate effort going up with the train to Bretaye. It is sure you will like it.

Ice skating

Between the training of the hockey team and the Young artistic skaters, the Centre des Sports of Villars welcomes you onto its large ice ring. Night skating is scheduled regularly.

Sport's Center

Swimming pool, ice rink, tennis, squash, fitness, bowling…you will find everything for your spare time and relaxation at the Centre des Sports de Villars.


Villars-Gryon is located in an impressive amphithéâtre of mountains, which forms a barrier against the prevailing winds, and thus facilities the sport of paragliding. Flight schools in Villars offers flights in tandem paragliders.

Winter walks

Or simply enjoy the mountain scener, by doing some winter walks in the surroundings of Villars.