Vars includes several small, old villages on or near the approach road, chief among them Vars-Ste-Marie. There are lifts on the fringe of this village, but the focus for most visitors is higher, purpose-built Vars-les-Claux.

Attractive, family-friendly resorts

Reasonably snow-sure and with lots of treelined runs

Among the cheapest resorts in the French Alps


Still mainly draglifts and slow old chairs, though a few fast ones

Few on-piste challenges for experts

Little to do off the slopes

Good For

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Ski To Door
On Slope
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability

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