Vars, France

Ski Facts

resort altitude: 1850m
ski area: ForĂȘt Blanche
height at summit: 2750m
marked runs: 180km
snow park: yes
snow rating:

Travel Facts:

nearest airports: chambery 2½hrs
geneva 3½hrs
grenoble 1½hrs
lyon 3½hrs
turin 3½hrs
rail: grenoble

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Vars Ski, Snowboard & Summer Holidays

Vars in a very well kept secret. At 1850 metres it has a good snow record and boasts 300 days of sun per year making it an excellent ski holiday destination. Vars is also part of one of the largest ski areas in the Southern French Alpes, Foret Blanche Ski circuit, which offers 180km of varied pistes.

Ski holidays in Vars:

The ski area of Vars is linked with Risoul sharing a common lift pass to allow you access to the whole of the Foret Blanche Ski circuit.

Winter activities include:

helicopter rides, cross country skiing, ice rink

Summer activities include:

hiking, walking, mountain biking, swimming, parapenting, indoor and outdoor pools, via ferrata, climbing, horse riding, golf, tennis.

More info:

Eating out: reasonably priced with lots of choice. French and Italian inspired cuisine.
Apres ski: Lively and informal with a number of popular bars to choose from
Non skiers: outdoor skating rink, walking and snow shoe trails, 45 mins by car or bus to historic town of Briançon