Vars / Hautes Alpes

alt. 1850m

Vars Southern Alps

Depart de la telecabine de Chabrieres

Courtesy of Vars Tourist Office

Pre du bois

Courtesy of Risoul tourist office

Les Orres

Courtesy of Webcams

La Cabane a Jo

Courtesy of Ubaye

Les Agneliers Haut

Courtesy of Praloup

Front de Neige

Courtesy of Reallon Tourist Office

Weather report

Partly cloudy forecasted today. Temperature low -5 °C, high 6 °C. Freezing level at 3583 meters. Wind at 6km/h E.

Snow depth

Snow report Saturday February 23

lower 85 - 130cm
mid 130cm
upper 142cm

Snow condition Hard packed.

Snow anomaly

80 %

Average long-year snow depth in week 08 is 106cm on the lower slopes and 177cm on the upper slopes. Current snow depth is below long-term average.


91 %
43 of 47 lifts in operation


92 %
166 of 180km slopes open

Snow sure

Score based on 10yr average snow depth and temperature


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


The ski region La Foret Blanche was voted an average of 7.6 by our visitors.


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.


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