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Ski Holiday in Vars

Vars is located in the southern Haute Alpes region in the French Alps. Linked with the ski resort of Risoul, they present a quieter option to busier, larger resorts in that part of France.

Vars-les-Claux, name in full, has often been described as one of the French Alps' best-kept secrets thanks to its sizable ski terrain, high-altitude slopes and good snow record. In addition, it has up to 300 days of sun every year and is particularly known to be a fantastic value for money as it generally costs less than most of the more popular resorts in the area.

The ski resort is purpose-built and split into the 4 small hamlets of Vars Sainte-Marie at 1,650 metres, Vars Sainte-Catherine at 1,750 metres, Vars Sainte-Marcellin at 1,650 metres and Vars-les-Claux, the main resort at 1,850 metres. Linked to the Forêt Blanche ski area , Vars has up to 180 kilometres across 104 pistes in total, covering altitudes between 1,660 and 2,750 metres.


With its pristine slopes, modern amenities, and vibrant après-ski scene, Vars provides an unforgettable alpine experience. Vars offers everything from modern ski rental shops and ski school with qualified instructors to quaint mountain restaurants serving classic French cuisine. In addition, a wide range of housing options, including hotels, chalets, and apartments, ensure that guests have a comfortable stay.