Les Diablerets Ski Resort
With glacier skiing up to 3000m, varied local slopes and a much-improved lift system, Les Diablerets is one of Switzerland's top all-round resorts.
Quick access to the local slopes is possible via the recently built Diablerets Express gondola, from the top of which it is possible to make the journey across to the linked ski area with Villars. These slopes suit intermediates best, with blues and reds scattered across the piste map – most are tree-lined and are therefore good for bad weather days. A short bus ride up the valley takes you to the foot of the snowsure slopes at Glacier 3000, where there's some steeper terrain (including a beautiful long black down to the valley) and some seriously impressive high-alpine scenery.
The village is scattered across a sunny hillside, but the centre is pretty and most accommodation is in chalets or small chalet-style hotels. There's plenty to do away from the slopes, including a long, winding sledge run down from the top of the gondola at Les Mazots. Access is very easy from Geneva, with the resort having one of the quickest transfer times in the Swiss Alps.
Resort website: www.villars-diablerets.ch