Ski Holidays Vars
Ski holidays Vars

Ski Holidays in Vars

A Vars ski holiday is perfect for those looking for something a bit different from other well-known and busier areas in France. The idyllic resort has a good snow record and offers easy access to 180km of piste. Vars consists of traditional Alpine villages which are renowned for their authentic and relaxing atmosphere, while the traffic-free streets are lined with cosy restaurants and bars.

Why Here:

  1. 180km of snow-sure slopes
  2. Cosy après ski and off-piste activities
  3. High-class accommodation to suit all budgets
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Why Ski in Vars?

Vars is set in a wooded valley and shares it ski area with Risoul. The architecture although 1970’s in design is not as brutal at some of Frances purpose built villages due in part to the tree line softening the harder edges. The height of Vars at 1850m means it is snow sure. The whole area covers some 180km of slopes serviced by 52 lifts.

Vars has serveral villages, but for most winter visitors the preferred choice is staying in Vars- Les- Claux which offers modern apartment style building with sunny restaurant terraces facing the slopes.

Ski Line mainly offers apartments and the small selection of catered chalets in Vars.

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Vars Piste Map


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Expert Ratings

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Beginners skiing in Vars

There is a central nursery slope in Vars which we have received good reports of, it offers varied terrain and excellent progression slopes. Fast learners will be skiing over to Risoul before the week is up.

Intermediates skiing in Vars

Easy blues and cruising reds make Vars and Risoul an ideal choice for all levels of Intermediate skiers and boarders.

Advanced skiing in Vars

Vars might not appeal to those who consider themselves as advanced or expert skiers as the ski area is limited with few black runs. We suggest you try the runs down from Crete de Chambrietres which covers an off piste section and an un-pisted track. Also try the tricky couloir at Col de Crevoux.

Snowboarding in Vars

There is some excellent free riding to be done in Vars and Risoul, and few drag lifts which is always good news!

Après ski in Vars

The après ski is lively after the lifts close but less so after dinner except at weekends when the discos get busy and stay open until late.

Activities off the slopes in Vars

Vars offers 35km of walking paths in the mountains, an ice rink and cinema.

Accommodation in Vars

We have 3 properties available in Vars. If you're hunting for your accommodation by name, then you'll find it here, or for availability and prices select 'Search Holidays'.