Ski holidays in Vars

The resort is made up of four different villages, with Les Claux by far the largest and home to the most facilities. The most modern of the villages, it blends into the woods at the base. Hit Les Claux for the best bars and aprčs-ski atmosphere.

The smaller villages include Sainte Catherine, a sunny village with typical Vars architecture; traditional old farms with the ground floor made out of stones, upper floor out of wood, and a balcony to dry the clothes. The village has kept its communal wash tub, its traditional larch wooden balconies, its "gruate" (pulleys to store ricks) and its communal oven. Saint Marcellin is the oldest village, and objects and jewels dating back to bronze age have been unearthed close by during excavations.

The gateway to the ski areas, Sainte Marie, is the administrative centre and site of the first tourist developments, and with the Peyniers and the Olympic snow fronts, where some of the Foręt Blanche's most beautiful pistes remain. With good snow, great sun and cheaper prices than some French resorts, Vars is a guaranteed good ski holiday for a lower cost.

Skiing in Vars

General information

Min. altitude: 1650 m
Max. altitude: 2750 m


Nearest Airport: Turin, 150 km
Closest railway station: Montdauphin Guillestre, 15 km
Direct bus from railway station
Direct shuttle from railway station

Details about ski resort

All ski slopes: 180 km

Artificial snow
Night skiing


Cable car
Chair lift
Child carpet lift
Child lift
Children's park
Child slope
Drag lift