Ski area Risoul

La Foret Blanche

Mountain range Cottische Alpen
Vertical drop 1650 - 2750 meters
Descent 1100 meters

La Foret Blanche

2 skiresorts in La Foret Blanche:
Risoul Vars

Ski slopes

44 ski slopes, 180 km
  • novice95km
  • intermediate67km
  • expert18km

Ski lifts

drag- chair- gondolas
Total lifts (n) 69
capacity: 57000 persons/hour

Ski lift pass

Currency: euro
Daycard adult 41.50
6-day card 209.50
Daycard child 35.30
6-day card 167.50


Interm. altitude 18%
High altitude 82%


Bit steep 8%
Steep 6%
Very steep 3%
Extrem. steep 1%


North 36%
East 38%
South 8%
West 18%

Ski resort ratings

Ski resort ratings for Risoul compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 177 reviews.

Overall 71 Skiing 74Skiregion 73
7.0 6.98.0 7.67.8 7.77.0 7.16.9 7.0
7.4 7.67.7 7.86.6 6.77.2 7.76.6 7.0


Excellent beginners and children area (lifts for beginners free) Good resort can ski over to Vars (intermediate or above only) Vars is not as nice as Risoul and you will want to come back. Lacks mountain Cafes but the atmosphere in the resort is Very Good. The Cherin bar is well worth a visit. Lots of the accommodation is ski in/out which is a great plus. Risoul represents great value for money and has plenty of doorstep skiing to suit all abilities. All in all an excellent resort with good snow conditions and well-prepared slopes where you are almost alone, no lift-queues! The only disadvantage is that it is 3hrs + from the airport
More reviews

Office de Tourisme - Risoul Station Risoul 1850 05600 Risoul France
Risoul Hautes Alpes France

Neighbouring ski resorts