On January 21st 2012, in our beautiful ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon, the sun was shining in a deep blue sky and the Swiss Ski & Snowboard School of Villars in partnership with Villars Tourism, the ski lift company, Télé-Villars-Gryon and 3 different sport shops of Villars, Dätwyler Sport, Holiday Sport and Sports House are proud to participate for the 1st time in the World Snow Day 2012.
Villars Tourism welcomed in their office at 8am, 161 participants with a fruit juice “My Smoothie” and a brioche “Pasquier”.
The Swiss Ski School Office, located in the Villars Tourism office, gave all the information about the schedule of the day.
They all left to the different ski shops to get their ski or snowboard equipment and as soon as they were ready they headed to the train station to fetch their ski passes for the day and took the train to Bretaye (name of the ski fields of Villars).
All beginners must take the train from Villars to Bretaye as the cable car arrives at the top of a red run.
After a beautiful 20 minutes journey, all looking out of the window, taking pictures of our beautiful scenery, the participants arrived at destination.
11 ski instructors and 6 snowboard instructors welcomed the beginners at Bretaye Station. They were all excited to learn how to ski or snowboard, so the instructors sorted out the groups and off they went for 2 hours lessons.
In total we had 115 adults and 46 children, 107 people had chosen ski and 54 preferred to learn to snowboard.
And out of 161 participants the 3 ski shops had 70 ski/snowboard rentals in total.