High quality, high altitude
Abta Certified No.W5537
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Vars

Thinking of skiing in Vars? A traditional French resort, Vars benefits from high altitude and enjoys almost 300 days of sunshine a year.

Why Vars Ski Resort?

  • Nearly 300 days of sunshine
  • Great skiing for intermediates and beginners
  • Home to the fastest speedskiing piste in the world (252.632km/hr!)

Vars la Forêt Blanche Information

The Southern Alps ski resort of Vars forms part of Domaine de la Foret Blanche, which is one of the largest ski area in the Southern Alps.

The resort runs along the length of the valley and is split between 4 hamlets: Saint Marcelin, Sainte Catherine, Les Claux and Saint Marie.

Sainte Marie is the largest of the hamlets and the starting place for skiing with the 5 seater chair lift departing from the edge of the village and connecting it to the resort of Risoul at 1850. It opens up to over 180km of piste and a large choice of ski possibilities.

Ski Collection features 3* superior self-catered apartments in Vars, sleeping up to 9 people. 

The Vars tourist office staff will be happy to help you with any information or advice that you may need during your stay.

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Vars ski facts:

  • Ski area: Foret Blanche
  • Resort height: 1850m
  • Resort top height: 2750m
  • Foret Blanche Vars
  • Km piste: 185
  • Lifts: 51
  • Snow cannons: 15
  • No. of slopes: 118
  • Green slopes: 21
  • Blue slopes: 45
  • Red slopes: 42
  • Black slopes: 10
    • Beginners 4 stars
    • Intermediates 4 stars
    • Experts 3 stars
    • Boarders 4 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 645 miles (approx. 10h15)

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