Pistes: Vars treasures

Dizzying slopes, walls of moguls, immaculate landscapes and larch forests,
the Vars ski slopes are a stunning array of scenery and sensations for all, whatever your level.

It’s a fabulous playground.

The pistes have that little bit extra to make them memorable.
It’s more than skiing, it’s an unforgettable experience.

Pistes for all tastes and ages!




The legendary Olympique

Red: difficult

3.5 km long with a gradient of 1,100 m where the greatest champions have skied before you.. The longest piste in Vars hosted several French championships and was also the training base for the 1968 Olympic Games.

Feel your skis lift off this legendary piste before launching at mogul walls (depending on conditions), large curves and short or moderate bends. Even the most athletic skiers will feel it in their thighs.

Ski this exceptional piste from the summit of Peyrol to the lowest area of the Forêt Blanche slopes (1,650m) in Vars Sainte Marie.

Popular with good skiers but a nightmare for the less advanced! Fortunately, there a more gentle slopes before you get to this stunning piste.

Choose the bends at your own pace.
You will be back!





At the highest point


Le Col sans nom - Red: difficult

Take time to contemplate the breathtaking 360° view over the snow-covered Alpes before launching down the piste. In the distance, you can see the Barre des Ecrins, Ventoux, the Italian peaks and even Mont Blanc.
The first part of the descent is on a ridge with alpine summits in the background. A wide piste follows where lovers of speed will enjoy the wide curves.
The piste carries you down towards a magnificent valley.
Breathe in, open your eyes and listen to the silence around you.

Breathe in, open your eyes and listen to the silence around you.
Ready, set...go!




Get some sun


Les Mélèzes - Blue: Intermediate


Peynier is a divine place to ski, surrounded by forests with stunning views.

Stop and appreciate the sensational postcard facing you with the Crêtes de l'Eyssina and the Aiguilles de Chabrières, covered with dazzling snow and snow-covered larch trees.

The undulating Mélèzes piste is great fun with a very special white aura which inspire positive energy. It is also a favourite destination when snow falls.
Be quick. First in, first served. Powder snow is reserved for early birds.

Try it...
Hurtle around this vast natural playground.



Simply happy


Les Heureux - Blue: Intermediate



This long, fairly easy descent on a sunny slope is pure joy.
Have great fun shooting down slopes and swinging around lovely bends.
An unforgettable experience because after one descent, you’ll feel like a champion.
This wide piste is a favourite with perfectly groomed snow, ideal for having fun.
And don’t avoid it because it’s blue. If you like a challenge, it’s for you!





The wild one


Le grand vallon - The big valley - Blue: Intermediate

The long descent of the Grand Vallon is suitable for all levels with large curves, wide pistes and a long, fast schuss overlooking breathtaking scenery.
Return to Vars Sainte Marie village via the most unexpected sections of La Forêt Blanche, far from the crowd.
Have fun and absorb the stunning scenery dotted with regular crevices.

Stop now and then to feel the pleasure of being alone with nature.