Vars FR

Ski Vars and find yourself in the largest ski area in the Southern French Alps adjacent to Risoul. With quiet slopes and easy access, there's over 170kms of piste awaiting you in the La Forêt Blanche ski area - you won't be disappointed.


If you ski Vars, you'll find that most of the other skiers are French. This ski resort hasn't appeared in most major brochures, so the lift queues are short, the slopes quiet. As part of the largest domain in the Southern French Alps, you'll have over 170km of pistes available to you, with a good choice of slopes. Transfer is relatively straight-forwar if unfortunately over 2 hours from any airport.


2750 m

1100 m

1650 m

TOTAL PISTE : 185 km
LONGEST RUN : 3.0 km
SEASON : December - April




  • Slopes best suited for beginners to intermediate level - but pistes for all abilities are good. Two famous snow parks, one of which has 8 acres of freestyle!
  • A good record on the snow front - throughout the season. Wooded sunny slopes.
  • Despite being a purpose built resort the buildings are low rise chalet style therefore keeping the traditional alpine appearance.


  • Some lifts are still very slow - especially going between Vars and Risoul
  • If you want good off-piste, you need to head over to Risoul
  • Drinking out and eating out to some extent is expensive - especially with Euro exchange rates


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On the slopes

Beginners will love to ski Vars - the whole area is accessible via green and blue slopes, and you can ski from Risoul to Vars (the two resorts share a common lift pass) entirely on blue pistes. For intermediates there are plenty of wide-open runs both above and below the tree-line, while expert skiers will find 11 black pistes and plenty of good off-piste terrain to explore.

If you need a challenge, why not try the mogul run down back down to the resort or why not try what's generally viewed as the toughest - the Cuni piste. Vars also has a permanent speed skiing course that allows you to zoom down the slopes at up to 160 kilometres per hour (100 mph). Not your thing - then the parallel slalom course or 'boarder cross' course may well be the thing to challenge you.

Ski area

If you ski Vars you are also in the ski region of La Forêt Blanche .

Off the slopes

This is a quiet resort, a good place to escape the crowds while enjoying some good skiing - the sun shines for over 300 days a year, perfect when you're on a tree-lined run. There is a reasonable selection of restaurants, although if it's lively nightlife you are after, you'll have to wait for the the weekend, when things pick up a bit. For an 'off the beaten track' ski resort, the nightlife can be lively and there's nearly always something going on in a bar or night club somewhere.


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Fax: +33 4 92 46 56 54
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This winter choose Vars ski holidays and book them online to get the best deals and ski offers. With you can choose from luxury chalets through to budget accommodation packages that mean you don't break the bank. Book online now.

Ski holidays in Vars

With over 170kms of pistes, Vars ski holidays provide some excellent beginner and intermediate slopes for you to cut your teeth on. Check our ski operators to see th elatest deals and book early to ensure availability.

If you've no time to sort your own holidays out then let our Vars tailormade ski holidays service help you.

Search online for Vars ski chalets whether you are looking for self catered or catered. Ranging from small 4 or 6 person ski chalets to 30+ giants, you can find some great deals online for ski chalets in Vars via So why not browse our listings below and book yourself a great winter holiday now.


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If you're wanting to find Vars apartments for a ski and snowboard holiday this winter, then why not let help. Compare aparthotels in Vars as well as a wide range of apartments in Vars from basic through to luxury. Check out location and facilities and when you are happy, book online to get the best deals.

Vars Apartments


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This winter, a Vars hotel could be just the thing for your skiing or boarding weekend. Whether you are wanting to find luxury or basic ski accommodation, why not use our travel partners to find ski hotels in Vars that suit your budget and requirements. As part of la Forêt Blanche ski area you have over 170kms of pistes to enjoy, so make sure you compare the hotels in Vars online and then book to secure your place.


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Finding airport transfers to Vars is fairly easy! But finding good value ones can be a lot more tricky. Whether private hire or group ski transfer by bus, either way you want to ensure you can book your seat at the bnest price.

Airport Transfers to Vars

To book Vars airport transfers online, simply compare a few of the options for taxis, small minibuses or large coaches (where available) and then book youir ski transfer early. Check your ski chalet doesn't offer this service - it may be a lot cheaper and more convenient.


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Discover the Vars ski schools available to you if you want to book ski or snowboard lessons for your stay. With some great deals on private, group, beginner or advanced ski lessons, don't leave anything to chance and book or reserve a place before you leave home.

Vars ski schools

If you want to improve your skiing or snowboarding technique and learn some new tricks, Vars ski schools have fully qualified and professional ski and snowboard instructors on hand. For just a few pounds each day, get some professional help and boost your confidence on the slopes whilst in Vars.


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Nearby Resorts

» FRRisoul (11km)

Nearby Airports

» IT Turin (2h 20m)
» FR Nice (2h 59m)
» FR Grenoble (3h 2m)
» FR Chambery (3h 3m)
» FR Lyon (3h 27m)