Events and activities 2016-2017


  • March 2017

  • Thursday 30 March

  • Speed Masters

    World record attempt.
    Every year enjoys its fair share of records. Each time, they seem to be stronger, faster and more determined! The Italian, Ivan Origone, clocked 254.958 km/hr in March 2016.

  • Speed Masters

    World record attempt.
    Every year enjoys its fair share of records. Each time, they seem to be stronger, faster and more determined! The Italian, Ivan Origone, clocked 254.958 km/hr in March 2016.

  • Friday 31 March

  • Speed Masters

    World record attempt.
    Every year enjoys its fair share of records. Each time, they seem to be stronger, faster and more determined! The Italian, Ivan Origone, clocked 254.958 km/hr in March 2016.

  • April 2017

  • Saturday 01 April

  • Derby de Chabrières - Dropping Zone

    Balise 14’s end of season party. Bring your friends and join in this fun occasion
    Register at Central Secours (emergency centre) up until 31st March, 5pm: €5 per person, from age 15 upwards, includes free drink
    From 3.30pm: distribution of start numbers at cable car base station
    From 6.15pm: set off in teams of 2, every 30 seconds from top of Chabrières.
    From 6.30pm: First participants arrive at Le Point Show, music event with DJ, party with bbq and bar at bottom of Les Ecrins piste.
    11pm: End of celebrations, free bus back to Guillestre, booking required (service provided by Imbert coaches)

  • Speed Masters

    World record attempt.
    Every year enjoys its fair share of records. Each time, they seem to be stronger, faster and more determined! The Italian, Ivan Origone, clocked 254.958 km/hr in March 2016.

  • Sunday 02 April

  • Speed Masters

    World record attempt.
    Every year enjoys its fair share of records. Each time, they seem to be stronger, faster and more determined! The Italian, Ivan Origone, clocked 254.958 km/hr in March 2016.

  • Déjeuner concert latino-jazz

    The Horizon chalet is hosting a musical event with the “Latin Jazz” duo

  • Welcome drinks

    Presentation of the week's programme and resort's service providers.
    Free hot chocolate and "green chaud" cocktail

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Monday 03 April

  • Speed Masters

    World record attempt.
    Every year enjoys its fair share of records. Each time, they seem to be stronger, faster and more determined! The Italian, Ivan Origone, clocked 254.958 km/hr in March 2016.

  • Astronomic encounters

    Découvrez l'espace, les astres et le soleil avec un matériel très haute performance, comme si vous étiez à bord d'un vaisseau spatial!!! Des ateliers en journée et soirée vous seront proposés gratuitement avec André Cassèse, astronome conférencier de l'observatoire de Rocbaron dans le Var.

  • Children's workshop

    A creative workshop with a fun, friendly atmosphere, for young and old alike

  • Nordic Walking

    Explore the area around the resort on foot with walking poles to help you.
    Remember to bring trainers and a bottle of water. For ages 14 and upwards.
    Meet at the Refuge Napoléon

  • Sled ride

    Grab your sledges and get set for a thrilling ride!
    Helmet and sledge with metal brakes are mandatory. Valid lift pass. Ski boots and snowshoes not allowed. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Meet below the Chabrières-Vars les Claux cable car
    Note: last ascent at 4.50 pm

  • Initiation au snowboard

    An opportunity for youngsters (under 7s) to learn about snowboarding, using specially designed material, with advice from qualified professionals.
    Meet in front of the mountain planet store, imm ski soleil.

  • Tuesday 04 April

  • Speed Masters

    World record attempt.
    Every year enjoys its fair share of records. Each time, they seem to be stronger, faster and more determined! The Italian, Ivan Origone, clocked 254.958 km/hr in March 2016.

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Children's workshop

    A creative workshop with a fun, friendly atmosphere, for young and old alike

  • Atelier DVA

    Training on, and introduction to, Victim Avalanche Detector, organised by ESF

  • Fun for the sprogs

    Free show for children
    Good for the soul and the imagination!
    Salle Chastan - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Wednesday 05 April

  • Visit the snow factory

    If you’ve ever wondered how artificial snow is made, here you’ll find the answers to all your questions.
    Meet at the top of the Chabrières cable car then follow the arrows.
    Valid lift pass required

  • Thursday 06 April

  • Children's workshop

    A creative workshop with a fun, friendly atmosphere, for young and old alike

  • Chronique de Vars

    Chronique Epique presents “rencontre avec les varsincs” (encounter with the people of Vars) or how tourism has changed the lives of Vars’ inhabitants

  • Lotto

    Wishing you all the best! Lots of prizes to be won, donated by resort partners and businesses.
    Open to everyone
    Meet at Salle Eyssina, Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • Sunday 09 April

  • Déjeuner concert latino-jazz

    The Horizon chalet is hosting a musical event with the “Latin Jazz” duo

  • Welcome drinks

    Presentation of the week's programme and resort's service providers.
    Free hot chocolate and "green chaud" cocktail

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Monday 10 April

  • Sled ride

    Grab your sledges and get set for a thrilling ride!
    Helmet and sledge with metal brakes are mandatory. Valid lift pass. Ski boots and snowshoes not allowed. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Meet below the Chabrières-Vars les Claux cable car
    Note: Last ascent at 4.50pm

  • Tuesday 11 April

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Atelier DVA

    Training on, and introduction to, Victim Avalanche Detector, organised by ESF

  • Fun for the sprogs

    Free show for children
    Good for the soul and the imagination!
    Salle Chastan - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Full Moon

    The full moon is the perfect time for skiing!
    Enjoy a unique experience under a starlit sky which creates a special kind of atmosphere and light. It’s the ideal time to enjoy the slopes, some of which stay open until 10.15pm.
    Your vision quickly adapts to this lunar light! Dare to break out of your routine: we’ve organised some musical events in mountain-top venues so you’ve no longer got an excuse to avoid night skiing!

  • Wednesday 12 April

  • Visit the snow factory

    If you’ve ever wondered how artificial snow is made, here you’ll find the answers to all your questions.
    Meet at the top of the Chabrières cable car then follow the arrows.
    Valid lift pass required

  • Saturday 15 April

  • Visite des villages

    Set off and explore the village of Vars Sainte Catherine with the Vars au fil du temps association.

  • Welcome drinks

    Présentation du programme de la semaine et des prestataires d'activités de la station.
    Chocolat chaud et green chaud offerts

  • Sunday 16 April

  • Egg hunt

    Find hidden, Easter-themed objects in the shop windows of our partner businesses; use your treasure map to answer different clues and claim your Easter Egg prize.
    Various maps are available: Sainte Marie (Tourist Office), Fournet-Point Show: Great atmosphere, Les Claux centre: Tourist office

  • Déjeuner concert latino-jazz

    The Horizon chalet is hosting a musical event with the “Latin Jazz” duo