Vars Hautes Alpes France

alt. 1850m

Vars Southern Alps

Vars Peynier

Courtesy of Vars tourist office

Col de Vars

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Pointe de lEyssina

Courtesy of Vars Tourist Office

Sentiers raquettes et pietons

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Depart de la telecabine de Chabrieres

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Weather report

Moderate snow forecasted today. Temperature low -5 °C, high -2 °C. Freezing level at 1924 meters.

Weather today

Weather outlook

Snow alert

Snow alert Sunday January 21

lower 5cm middle 8cm upper 8cm


Avalanche risk level Sunday January 21

Avalanche risk 3

Snow forecast

5-day snow forecast

lower 22cm middle 34cm upper 36cm

The upper slopes will receive 36cm in the next 5 days

Snow depth

Snow report Sunday January 21

lower 160cm middle 188cm upper 217cm

Snow condition Fresh. 17cm of fresh snow during the last 48h


93 %
48 of 52 lifts in operation


82 %
148 of 180km slopes open

Snow sure

Score based on 10yr avg snow depth and temperature


Vars is a safe choice for skiing.

Ski area

The ski area of La Foret Blanche consists of 180km of skiing slopes between 1650-2750m altitude. There are 95km of blue, 67km of red and 18km of black slopes. the skiarea is serviced by 42 lifts.

Ski map


Despite the height of the resort, since this is one of the most southerly in France (other than Pra-Loup and Isola 2000) it does enjoy reliably good weather. I understand it has one of the best sun ..


Closest transit point for ski destination Vars is Torino airport. The travel distance is 159 km which equals an est. travel time of 2 hours 30 mins.

Points of interest


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Tourist office