Vars Ski Holidays

Resort features: 
Beginner skiers
Intermediate skiers
Advanced skiers
Family resort
Traditional village


The ski areas of Vars and Risoul make up the Forêt Blanche Domain and, with their artificial snow links, this is the largest skiing area in the Southern Alps.  Vars is a traditional French resort which benefits from a high altitude and claims to enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year.


Snow Scoot, helicopter rides, snowshoeing and winter walks, dog sledding, night time skiing & torchlight descent, snowtubing, sledging, ice skating, weekly event program with fireworks & thematic evenings (for children & grown-ups), relaxation and fitness centre (sauna, hammam, nordic bath, massages), squash, cinema, restaurants, nightclubs, library, games room.

Facilities for children

Two ski schools for children: “ESF”:Ski lessons are available for children 2 years and over.  “Bébés skiers” for children 2 to 4 years is located in the chalet ESF centre and the Point show, commerical centre.  “ESI" international ski school, the Snow Garden welcomes children from 4 to 8 years old.

Accommodation in this resort

  • Pet Friendly
  • Family Friendly
Panorama Vars 2000 is a luxurious, newly built residence in Vars-les-Claux with ski in/out access and swimming pool facilities. Read more


Click on any of the below links to take a look at this resort.

Webcam of Les Claux

Webcam of Les Claux 2

Advice & Guides

Visit our advice and guides section for great and useful information.

Special offers

We currently have no featured offers for this resort; however, there may still be discounts available on selected dates. Please visit our ski deals section for information on all our current special offers.

Mountain info

Vars and Risoul share the Forêt Blanche ski area which covers 185km of pistes, 52 lifts and 116 ski runs, and offers 35 km of cross country skiing.  The area offers runs for all levels of skier, from the nursery slopes at the village, to the intermediate, cruising slopes joining Vars and Risoul and offering advanced skiers moguls and challenging blacks mainly based in the Vars area.  There is also a speed skiing course, half pipe, big air and boarder cross for those looking for adventure.

Mountain stats

Resort Altitude: 1650m

Summit Elevation: 2750m

Vertical Drop: 1100m

Total Pistes: 185km





Number of Lifts: 50

Snow Parks: 1

Piste map

Ski passes

We are currently unable to pre-book ski passes in Vars.

For more information and prices on Vars ski passes, click on the logo below to be taken to the main resort website.

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Ski rental

Pre-book your ski equipment rental through Erna Low for the ultimate in value and convenience.  We carefully choose our rental partners to ensure that you get the best equipment, the best value and, with multiple rental locations in most of our resorts, the most convenient location to ensure you get to spend less time sorting out your gear and more time on the slopes.

Vars Ski Rental Locations

Vars ski rental locations

Note for guests staying in Residence Le Bouquetin II & Residence L'Albane
There is a Sport 2000 rental location in close proximity to your accommodation. Please ensure you select the correct equipment at the time of booking.

Why book your ski hire through Erna Low?


We offer a price match guarantee, so you know you're getting the best deal.


Several rental locations in most of our resorts for your convenience.


We offer a range of equipment options for all standards of skier & rider.


We can advise you on the best equipment to suit your skiing style.

You will be given the option to add ski rental during the online booking process; however, if you have already booked your ski accommodation with Erna Low, please contact us directly to book your ski equipment, or use the search option below to find rental rates for your preferred destination.


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Ski schools

ESF - VarsCours Rohner 05560 VARS    Tél: +33 (0)4 92 46 53 24 Fax: +33 (0)4 92 46 60 08 esf-vars@wanadoo.fr - VarsTél: +33 (0)4 92 50 09 92        +33 (0)6 88 03 45 77esi-vars@hotmail.fr

Travel info

Approx. distance from Calais:
1,063 km

Driving time from Calais:
10 hrs 30 mins

Approx tolls from Calais:
€ 118 ea. way

Gateway airports:
Grenoble - 206 kmTurin - 165 km

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