Settled at 1850 mts above sea level, in the middle of the Haute-Alpes, Vars has become one of themost desirable resorts in the south Alps. It goes through the montain in a well preserved environment, surrounded by larch forests and has slopes at around 3000 mts high. It has 185 kms of slopes, 1100 of vertical drop, 116 slopes and 51 skilifts. The Forêt Blanche, the sum of the Vars and Risoul ski areas is one of the most beautiful areas in the southern Alps.
Made up of 4 mountain hamlets stretching along the route des Grandes Alpes, Vars has managed to combine the authenticity and charm of its traditional villages with the comfort of a large winter sports resort. Its natural heritage and its mountain character make Vars a privileged place to stay.
It is a taste of freedom in the heart of nature that this area opens to all. A white and friendly atmosphere, activities and events within everyone’s reach throughout the season, a huge sports leisure area for board sports enthusiasts awaits you in Vars. A resort with a Mediterranean temperament where it is good to live, Vars is resolutely turned towards modernity in a mountain setting of its 3 historic villages: a harmonious cohabitation between tradition and modern services with a warm welcome.
Established in a grandiose setting at an altitude of 1650-2750 m, with a network of artificial snow on all the main axes, the White Forest, provides you with quality snow from December to the end of April.
Skiing for all ages, with a wide variety of slopes for all levels spread over the entire ski area and multi-level slopes allowing children from the first star to explore the White Forest using very comfortable equipment directly.
Committed skiing is offered to the more athletic with splendid black slopes, a hundred corridors less than an hour from the ski lifts in the peaks of Eyssina and Chabrières. The ski lift park in Vars is modern (the most recent in the Southern Alps) with recent equipment which has made it possible to make winter sports enthusiasts more fluid and therefore to reduce the waiting time at the start of the ski lifts.
Young and old, with friends or family, you can admire the grandiose panoramas offered by the White Forest, slide down the slopes of freshly fallen snow or simply take a simple break in one of the mountain restaurants.