Vars is a Hidden secret, where the high altitude village is at 1850m. Besides its high altitude, the ski resort boasts 300 days of sunshine a year and has a fantastic snow record. Vars is linked to Risoul and forms part of the Domaine de la Foret Blanche ski area with 185km of slopes a ski holiday here means there really is something for everyone.
Skiing holidays in Vars are great for all level skiers and snowboarders alike. With its large ski area, it promises not to disappoint, and with slopes above 2500m, the snow is assured. Whatever type of ski holiday you want, we have a wide choice of winter Vars ski holiday packages to choose from where you can fly from your local regional airport.
The ski resort of Vars is very French with few English ski holidaymakers and therefore is a little cheaper than some of the other mainstream French ski resorts. This is perfect for those who want to try something a little different or who are on a budget.
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It really is a great ski holiday destination for beginner and learner skiers, as most of the green and blue runs are easily assessable. Also, it is possible to ski to Risoul entirely on blue runs.
The Foret Blanche is great for intermediates as there are many fast motorway slopes to choose from and some great reds that run into the village.
There are some challenging routes in Vars, including a notorious mogul run into the resort. The hardest piste according to the locals is Cuni. The resort also has a speed skiing course, where skiers can reach up to an eye-watering 100mph, that is open every day.
There is a fantastic snowpark in the Foret Blanche below the De Cezier chairlift. This park has many kickers, rails and a half pipe.
Vars is a small compact resort with a laid back vibe and a low key apres-ski scene. It has 2 shopping parts, which both have their own selection of bars, cafes, and nightclubs.
There are over 20 bars to choose from, popular choices include the Le Gruate a piano bar and Le Lynx nightclub that is open late.