Vars is an attractive ski resort in the Foret Blanche ski area, in the Hautes Alpes in the Southern French Alps. The resort is made up of four hamlets, Saint Marcellin, Sainte Marie, Sainte Catherine and Les Claux, located just at the entrance of both the Ubaye and the Queyras mountain ranges. It is a particularly sunny ski resort thanks to its southern location, set in the midst of a forest of larch trees, offering one of the largest and most dynamic ski areas in the region. The ski area of Vars is now linked to the Risoul ski area, offering nearly 185km of magnificent ski slopes suitable for all levels. Thanks to the up-to-date equipment and modern ski lifts, snow parks and free ride zones, Vars has become one of the most popular ski resorts in the Southern French Alps with good snow conditions and plenty of sunshine. With family or friends, you can enjoy a ski holiday in a beautiful setting surrounded by the Massifs des Ecrins, Ubaye and Queyras mountain ranges. You will find many activities and entertainment in Vars available for an unforgettable ski holiday in France.
Ski area : Foret Blanche - Vars / Risoul
Minimum altitude : 1650 m - Maximum altitude: 2750 m
- 118 slopes, 185 km : 21 green, 45 blue, 42 red, 10 black
- 51 ski lifts
- Freestyle areas : 1 snowpark and 3 boardercross
With its 185 km of slopes, the « Foret Blanche » ski area, linking together the ski areas of Vars and of Risoul, is highly appreciated for the quality of its slopes and for its high-tech, modern network of snow canons guaranteeing snow all through the winter season.
The 118 slopes served by 51 ski lifts, promise hours of wonderful skiing whether you are a first-time skier or an expert skier. In Vars you have the possibility of trying night skiing on the floodlit slopes. There are also a variety of cross-country skiing circuits and paths for hiking and snow-shoeing.
Vars is also an extremely popular ski resort with free riders, by virtue of its narrow, snowy gullies, like the «Y», the «Funnel», the «Comma», the «Little Neck,» or the «Banana». The resort has 4 snowparks to satisfy all levels of snowboarders. The Varspark extends over more than 21 hectares with a boardercross and slalom courses. The Eyssina park is designed for fans of « slope style », whereas the Escondus park is a true delight for beginners and for “Jib” lovers (skiing without snow). For more advanced skiers, a “woodpark”, in the middle of the forest, enables you to snowboard on surfaces made entirely from local wood and stone.
Finally, those looking for an adrenalin rush will enjoy the challenge on the « Chabrieres » slope, with an altitude drop of 435 m and an inclination of up to 98%. This extremely steep descent is very often the scene of speed skiing records. You have the possibility of timing your descent and have this recorded for time immemorial, as you will receive a certificate at the bottom of the slope as proof ! Ready ?
The chalet, for 18 persons at le Fournet, at Vars les claux 05560 , at the very centre of the resort, 150m from the slopes and from the shops, shuttle at a distance of 100 m. This chalet, in a warm and friendly setting, with all the atmosphere of an old Alpine chalet, guarantees you a charming stay in Vars. All has been designed for your holiday to be a truly relaxing and comfortable moment. The interior decoration is charming, with its wood, stone and traditional paintings, its situation ideal for you are right in the centre of the resort, close to the ski slopes.
3 shower rooms, one bathroom , 3 separate toilets, TV , fire-place, 2 living rooms, lounge, kitchen, terrace , balcony.
6 bedrooms as follows:
4 double bedrooms
1 bedroom with 2 single beds and 2 bunkbeds
1 bedroom with 2 single beds and a settee bed for 2
WiFi, flat-screen TV, by cable and satellite, baby equipment, very well equipped kitchen, private car park, fitness room, sauna, jacuzzi, hammam, total living space of 500m², for 18 pers.
During your ski holiday in Vars, in the Hautes Alpes, enjoy the many different activities offered in and around the ski resort :
- Snow-shoeing (half-day, full day or night-time)
- Well-being treatments
- Ice climbing
- Helicopter rides
- Speed riding
- Dog sleighing
- Snowscooter tours
- Sledging, snake gliss
- Night-time skiing
- Games room
- Library, multimedia area at Vars Ste Marie
During your ski holidays in Vars in the Hautes Alpes, enjoy the many different activities offered by this ski resort in the Southern French Alps :
- The Queyras Regional Nature Park
- The Vars mountain pass
- Serre Ponçon
- The Montdauphin fortifications
Contacter Mr. Blanc
To obtain keys, contact M. Blanc, 48h before arrival.
+33 825 273 273
Monday to friday : 9am/7pm
Saturday : 9am/6pm