Extra activities

From Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m to 5 p.m., you will have time to enjoy some skiing, snowshoeing, or Tai Chi, or simply make use of the hotel facilities or explore the town. The hotel will provide packed lunches for those who wish to eat on the slopes, or else a buffet lunch for those who prefer to eat at the hotel.

Registration for all activities and payment for the ski pass will be taken on Sunday 27th between 2.30 – 3.30 p.m. and every day from 4.30 – 5.30 p.m. The ski passes are issued on a compulsory KEYCARD, which costs 5 CHF.

For organisational purposes, but on a non-committal basis, you are invited to designate your activity choices on the registration form.

Please make sure you have the necessary insurance coverage in case of accident - BASP declines all responsibility.



The ski pass includes the special train to and from Bretaye (up on the ski slopes) and is valid from 11 a.m. A special group price for will cost around 40-45 CHF per day. This will be defined when we know the number of people interested for 1-2-3-4 days skiing.

Timetable for train Villars – Bretaye – Villars:

Approx. 20 minutes each way.

If you choose to ski with a monitor, you need to indicate your level on the registration form.

The Villars Swiss Ski School proposes a special price of 85 CHF per hour, per monitor, for each group of 3-10 people. This sum will be divided between the group participants at the end of the afternoon and paid directly to the monitor.



We recommend hiring a Swiss guide to accompany groups, as he will be able to judge the best paths to take. Prices : same as for ski monitor, 85 CHF per hour, per guide, per group of 3-10 people.

Hiking boots or similar footwear is required to put on the snowshoes. You can bring your own or rent them.

Tai Chi


Group sessions will be organised in the hotel, ideally from 11.30 a.m. -12.30 p.m. and/or 3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. n.b. these times are flexible and will be confirmed nearer the time.

Group prices for 1 hour:

Participants Group price
3-6 200 CHF
7-10 300 CHF
11-15 420 CHF
16-20 480 CHF

The cost will be divided between the participants in the group.
Depending on the size of the room available, the monitor may form two groups, but keep the overall price for each participant. Therefore, if 20 people are registered and he makes 2 groups of 10, you will only pay 24 CHF each. Please bring some comfortable clothes, e.g. tracksuit, gym clothing.

Chinese massage, individual Tai Chi

These can be booked on site.

Equipment rental

Ski and snowshoe equipment can be rented from Dätwyler Sport, opposite the hotel.
There is a 10% optional insurance fee to cover theft or damage to the rented articles.

Price estimation:

  skis-poles-boots ski helmets snowshoes-poles snowshoes-poles-boots
1 day   57 CHF  8 CHF 19 CHF  34 CHF
2 days 108 CHF 14 CHF 36 CHF  64 CHF
3 days 136 CHF 18 CHF 47 CHF  82 CHF
4 days 164 CHF 21 CHF 58 CHF 100 CHF