Profile Vars

Ski 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


Total slopes (n) 44
Total slopes (km) 180
  • novice95km
  • intermediate67km
  • expert18km

Loipes (km) 45


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%


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


Currency: euro
Daycard adult 40.50
6-day card 229.60
Daycard child 34.40
6-day card 183.70

Ski resort ratings

Ski resort ratings for Vars compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 168 reviews.

Overall 74 Skiing 70Skiregion 73
7.0 7.67.0 7.76.0 7.17.3 7.06.0 7.6
7.7 7.87.0 6.77.0 7.76.0 7.08.0 7.1


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

Neighbouring ski resorts

Risoul 6.3 km Crevoux 6.8 km Sainte Anne la Condamine 12.8 km Les Orres 12.9 km La Chalp 22.7 km Molines en Queyras 21.1 km Sauze Supersauze 24.6 km Super Sauze 24.6 km Pra Loup 24.7 km