Ski area Vars

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

Loipes (km) 45

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 Vars compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 168 reviews.

Overall 80 Skiing 70Skiregion 73
8.0 6.97.0 7.67.0 7.76.0 7.17.3 7.0
6.0 7.67.7 7.87.0 6.77.0 7.76.0 7.0


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 records in the French Alps. The downside is, as you would expect, that regular deliveries of snow are not reliable. The other benefit of this southerly location is that the tree line is much higher than it is further North. Consequently much of the skiing is through the trees and very enjoyable in consequence. However, this does also mean that these pistes tend to be in the shade and so likely always to be icy no matter what the weather. The grading of the various runs is fairly arbitrary. Runs th
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Vars Hautes Alpes France
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