Events and activities 2016-2017


  • December 2017

  • Saturday 16 December

  • Vars On Stage

    When your ski tips start tapping and your head starts bobbing, there’s only one thing for it... Vars in the spotlight. The unmissable, early winter, musical event held in the mountains!
    To kick off the holiday and ski season, Vars resort is hosting a concert at the bottom of the slopes, with renowned artists who’ll be sure to get your heads bobbing to the beat.

  • Tuesday 19 December

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Sunday 24 December

  • La feérie de Noël...

    A wide range of activities, festive encounters, fireworks, torch-lit descents and shows will enhance your holidays

  • Monday 25 December

  • 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 26 December

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Fun for the sprogs

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

  • Friday 29 December

  • 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

  • January 2018

  • Monday 01 January

  • 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 02 January

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • 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. Valid ski pass required

  • Friday 05 January

  • 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 09 January

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • 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 16 January

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • 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

  • Saturday 20 January

  • FFH French Cup

    Handicapped/Able-bodied slalom; top level handicapped skiers will compete against able-bodied skiers of an equivalent standard.
    On the agenda: a giant slalom and handicapped/able-bodied slalom on Saturday, and a special slalom on Sunday.

  • Monday 22 January

  • European Freestyle Snowboard Cup

    The best European snowboarders are gathering in Vars

  • Tuesday 23 January

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • 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

  • Saturday 27 January

  • Freeride World Qualifier

    Eyssina snowpark, a renowned spot amongst freeriders, is hosting the Freeride World Qualifier event for the second time this year. This event is a genuine gateway to the famous Freeride World Tour and riders will have to dig deep to earn the chance to compete on the world stage. National and international skiers and snowboarders gather for a great spectacle on superb powder snow.

  • Tuesday 30 January

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • 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

  • Wednesday 31 January

  • 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!

  • February 2018

  • Tuesday 06 February

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • 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

  • Monday 12 February

  • 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 13 February

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Fun for the sprogs

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

  • Wednesday 14 February

  • The "love eggs"

    Enjoy a quirky Saint Valentine’s Day with your better half: an unusual 25 minutes’ trip more than 2,000 m above sea level, hoisted by a love line...
    Whisper words of love to your beloved as you watch larch trees and snow-capped peaks flash past, beneath your feet, while you sit, comfortably ensconced in a tastefully decorated cable car with table, champagne and petits fours.

  • Thursday 15 February

  • Février fait son show

    A magical fireworks display, with hot chocolate and mulled wine, at the bottom of the slopes

  • Friday 16 February

  • 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

  • Monday 19 February

  • 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 20 February

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Fun for the sprogs

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

  • Wednesday 21 February

  • 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

  • Thursday 22 February

  • Février fait son show

    A magical fireworks display, with hot chocolate and mulled wine, at the bottom of the slopes

  • Friday 23 February

  • 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

  • Monday 26 February

  • 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 27 February

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Fun for the sprogs

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

  • Wednesday 28 February

  • 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

  • March 2018

  • Thursday 01 March

  • Février fait son show

    A magical fireworks display, with hot chocolate and mulled wine, at the bottom of the slopes

  • Friday 02 March

  • 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

  • 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 the moonlight! 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!

  • Monday 05 March

  • 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 06 March

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Fun for the sprogs

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

  • Wednesday 07 March

  • 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

  • Thursday 08 March

  • Février fait son show

    A magical fireworks display, with hot chocolate and mulled wine, at the bottom of the slopes

  • Friday 09 March

  • 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

  • Saturday 10 March

  • The Quiksilver Challenge

    The French Youth Speed Skiing championship is the place where 6 to 18 year olds come to measure themselves against some of the greatest champions to have competed on the Chabrières slope.
    Breath-taking times for these tiny, speed-loving tots

  • Tuesday 13 March

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • 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 20 March

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • 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 27 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.

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • 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

  • Saturday 31 March

  • 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 the moonlight! 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!

  • April 2018

  • Tuesday 03 April

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • 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

  • Monday 09 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 10 April

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Fun for the sprogs

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

  • Friday 13 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

  • Monday 16 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 17 April

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Fun for the sprogs

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

  • Friday 20 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