Highlights 2017-2018


  • June 2020

  • 6 jours cyclo

    *** By decision of the organising committee, the “6 jours cyclo” cycling event due to be held in July 2020 has been postponed to July 2021. The same conditions in terms of itineraries and registrations will apply***


    For the 37th occasion of the 6 days of Vars, the organisers have put together a week-long programme to discover Guillestre, Izoard Pass, the Pré de Madame Carle natural site, Galibier Pass and Allos Pass.

    All roads lead to Vars during this event centred around the resort. Places are limited, so hurry! Enthusiasts take note.

    Long course: 587 km / + 12,560 m Difference in altitude
    Short course: 448 km / + 8,710 m Difference in altitude

  • July 2020

  • Opening of the chairlifts

    The chairlifts will be open every day until 1st September.
    Live, discover, appreciate

  • MTB Team UP

    MTB TeamUp is an all-round event when the resort’s beautiful mountain-bike trails become the scene of races of every kind over an entire weekend: Enduro - X-country - DH & X-country Enduro. For a fun touch, you can race solo or share the pleasures of your favourite sport by competing in a team!

    MTB Team Up attracts enthusiastic mountain-bikers of all levels. They come alone or in teams to compete against the clock or just enjoy themselves, and relax during a moment of togetherness.

  • Vars Mountain Trail

    This is the 7th occasion of the “Sky Race”.
    Now much-awaited, the Vars Mountain Trail race is back with a vengeance on 25th and 26th July 2020. This year’s participants will compete in 6 different races across this superb landscape of forests, valleys and ridges. For 2 whole days the trail runners will meet challenges, surpass themselves, and enjoy moments of pride, warmth and togetherness throughout the event.

  • August 2020

  • Vars Musical Festival

    5 beautiful concerts of classical music, including an exceptional outdoor performance to celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary in the magnificent setting of Val d'Escreins.
    In the Salle Chastan, with its excellent acoustics and human scale, experts, enthusiasts and the newly-converted will be close to the performers.

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Unprecedented opening concert in Val d'Escreins to mark the festival’s 10th anniversary, with Oxygen Quintet, a brass ensemble of 5 talented young musicians from the prestigious Conservatoire de Musique et de Dance in Lyon.
    Bizet, Debussy, Kompanek, Cheyron, Mingus
    €10, Free for children under 12.

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Piano recital
    Mathis Cathignol
    Chopin, Fauré, Beethoven
    €10, Free for children under 12.

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Chamber music
    Luc Laidet, clarinette
    Justine Eckaut, piano
    Schumann, Brahms, Gade, Scriabine
    €10, Free for children under 12

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Piano recital
    Guilhem Fabre
    Bach, Rachmaninov, Ravel
    €10, Free for children under 12.

  • Heritage Festival

    All the residents and holidaymakers are invited to share in a beautiful village festival, with the traditional mountain welcome with entertainment and discovery workshops. The village is transformed into an entertainment stage to celebrate the patron saint: procession and mass followed by an aperitif, bowls competition, fête, activities with local craftspeople, mini farm, crouseton-making workshop, car boot sale, games library, village visits, dance, fireworks, etc.

  • Vars Musical Festival

    Four-hands piano
    David Salmon
    Manuel Vieillard
    Mozart, Stravinsky
    €10, Free for children under 12.

  • Week-end O'Vars

    The Orienteering Race is returning to Vars in 2020! Armed with a map and compass, go in search of markers among the beautiful natural landscape of Vars. Come along and give it a try, or perfect your Orienteering skills on unexplored territory!
    Anyone can join the races, as there are trails for all levels, from beginner to competitor.