Vars le Claux is a charming resort in the Southern Alps. Located in the heart of the Hautes-Alpes, 1,850m above sea level, Vars le Claux is one of the most coveted resorts in the Southern Alps.

1650 m
142 KM

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Ski resort Information

Holidaymakers appreciate the lifestyle, unique views, traditional architecture and privileged access to the large ski area of la Forêt Blanche. Made u of 4 typical hamlets and surrounded by magnificent larch forests, the Vars resort skilfully mixes tradition and modernity. Comfortable accommodation, quality facilities, sunny landscapes and a renowned ski area, Vars really has it all. The ski area of Vars will be open from December to April.


Ski area focus

The Vars resort is connected to the immense ski area of la Forêt Blanche It has 116 pistes spread across 185km and over a vertical drop of 900 meters (1850m to 2750m above sea level). The high altitude ensures good snow cover, and snow cannons provide cover to 55% of the ski area to make sure conditions are for optimum skiers. 51 ski lifts ensure a return ski to the resort door to the delight of skiers. The diversity and the quality of the facilities present in la Forêt Blanche allows skiers of all levels to start, improve and perfect their technique. From wide gentle slopes to surprisingly steep black slopes, the area has a range of options for skiers. New slide pioneers can head over to the play areas and spend time on the slalom track, 2 natural toboggan runs and freestyle beginner area. Cross-country skiers are not left behind as the ski area offers 17km of marked trails.


Off-ski activities

A range of off-piste activities in Vars le Claux helps vary sporting pursuits and activities, and there are many ways for you to spend your leisure time for ultimate relaxation. Discover (or rediscover) the mountain with a snowshoe hike through the larch forests, stopping to contemplate the extraordinary viewpoints before resuming the walk at your own rhythm. If you like thrills, you will love to take a paragliding flight over the valley! But if you prefer speed you should try a snowmobile getaway. The village is also home to attractive, welcoming shops, wellness establishments and many restaurants bursting with mountain flavors. The resort organizes events and festivities throughout the season, make sure you check the program for what's on during your stay.

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