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In accordance with the latest directives announced this Saturday March 14 by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Vars station is forced to cancel all events and entertainment from today, March 15. Take care of yourself and your loved ones all mobilized and responsible for the health situation we face today


  • December 2020

  • Saturday 12 December

  • Torch-lit descent

    Look towards the heights and be amazed by the legendary torch-lit descent by the children and instructors of the ESF.
    And there’s nothing like a good hot chocolate or mulled wine to warm you up as you enjoy this delightful spectacle.
    Meet at the bottom of the slopes by the Vars les Claux cable car

  • Vars On Stage

    THE unmissable musical date to kick off winter!
    A renowned artist is on a mission to set the slopes on fire and get the winter season going.
    A party which promises to be full of surprises!

  • Sunday 20 December

  • Christmas magic

    Enhance your holidays with a wide range of activities, festive encounters, fireworks, torch-lit descents and shows.

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Free hot drinks

  • Tuesday 22 December

  • Night-time skiing and torch-lit descent with ESI children

    Carry on skiing on the Piste des Ecrins at the end of the day and marvel at the ESI torch-lit descent.
    Free activity offered by the SEM-SEDEV lift company
    Les Ecrins piste

  • Fun for the kids

    Free show for kids
    A funny show with clown magic and music.
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

  • Wednesday 23 December

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • “Autour de l'organ” organ concert

    Centre œcuménique

  • Thursday 24 December

  • Torch-lit descent

    Look up and revel in the legendary torch-lit descent.
    Meet at the bottom of the slopes in Vars Sainte Marie

  • Sunday 27 December

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Free hot drinks

  • Tuesday 29 December

  • Night-time skiing and torch-lit descent with ESI children

    Carry on skiing on the Piste des Ecrins at the end of the day and marvel at the ESI torch-lit descent.
    Free activity offered by the SEM-SEDEV lift company
    Les Ecrins piste

  • Fun for the kids

    Free show for kids
    A funny show with clown magic and music.
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

  • Wednesday 30 December

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Full Moon

    The full moon is THE ideal 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 22:15.
    Your eyes will quickly adapt 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!

    Full moon pass tariff: € 12 for children (aged 5-12) - € 15 for adults (aged 13 and over)

  • Thursday 31 December

  • New Year

    Say goodbye to 2019 and welcome a promising 2020 with a great party... Descent torch-lit by ski and snowboard instructors, municipality welcome, snow-groomer parades, fireworks, free mulled wine and hot chocolate.
    Vars les Claux

  • Torch-lit descent

    Look up and revel in the legendary torch-lit descent.
    Meet at the bottom of the slopes in Vars Sainte Marie

  • January 2021

  • Friday 01 January

  • “Autour de l'orgue” organ concert

    Centre œcuménique

  • Sunday 03 January

  • Vars Winter Trail

    Go on a voyage of discovery amongst the most beautiful wintery landscapes, valleys and Varsinc hamlets.
    2 race formats in a spirit of conviviality: 10km (The Sainte Catherine), 17 km (The Winter Trail)

  • Wednesday 06 January

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Wednesday 13 January

  • Outdoormix Winter Festival

    The resort offers a range of alternative sports: freeride and freestyle with parties and concerts. A varied programme combining displays by professional athletes and events open to all (subject to conditions) in skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, snow scooting, paragliding, tightrope walking and even canoeing and kayaking... all on the snow!

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Wednesday 20 January

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Tuesday 26 January

  • Speed Skiing World Championship

    The fastest skiers on the planet battle it out on the legendary Chabrières piste.

  • Wednesday 27 January

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Saturday 30 January

  • Speed Skiing World Cup

    KL specialists meet to beat the world speed record.

  • February 2021

  • Wednesday 03 February

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Sunday 07 February

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Free hot drinks

  • Tuesday 09 February

  • Night-time skiing and torch-lit descent with ESI children

    Carry on skiing on the Piste des Ecrins at the end of the day and marvel at the ESI torch-lit descent.
    Free activity offered by the SEM-SEDEV lift company
    Les Ecrins piste

  • Fun for the kids

    Free show for kids
    A funny show with clown magic and music.
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

  • Wednesday 10 February

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Thursday 11 February

  • Torch-lit descent

    Look up and revel in the legendary torch-lit descent by the children and ESF instructors.
    Enjoy a hot chocolate or mulled wine to keep you warm while you're watching the show.
    Meet at the bottom of the slopes by the Vars les Claux cable car

  • Sunday 14 February

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Free hot drinks

  • Tuesday 16 February

  • Night-time skiing and torch-lit descent with ESI children

    Carry on skiing on the Piste des Ecrins at the end of the day and marvel at the ESI torch-lit descent.
    Free activity offered by the SEM-SEDEV lift company
    Les Ecrins piste

  • Fun for the kids

    Free show for kids
    A funny show with clown magic and music.
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

  • Wednesday 17 February

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Thursday 18 February

  • Torch-lit descent

    Look up and revel in the legendary torch-lit descent by the children and ESF instructors.
    Enjoy a hot chocolate or mulled wine to keep you warm while you're watching the show.
    Meet at the bottom of the slopes by the Vars les Claux cable car

  • Sunday 21 February

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Free hot drinks

  • Tuesday 23 February

  • Night-time skiing and torch-lit descent with ESI children

    Carry on skiing on the Piste des Ecrins at the end of the day and marvel at the ESI torch-lit descent.
    Free activity offered by the SEM-SEDEV lift company
    Les Ecrins piste

  • Wednesday 24 February

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • “Autour de l'orgue” organ concert

    Centre œcuménique

  • Fun for the kids

    Free show for kids
    A funny show with clown magic and music.
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

  • Thursday 25 February

  • Torch-lit descent

    Look up and revel in the legendary torch-lit descent by the children and ESF instructors.
    Enjoy a hot chocolate or mulled wine to keep you warm while you're watching the show.
    Meet at the bottom of the slopes by the Vars les Claux cable car

  • Saturday 27 February

  • Full Moon

    The full moon is THE ideal 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 22:15.
    Your eyes will quickly adapt 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!

    Full moon pass tariff: € 12 for children (aged 5-12) - € 15 for adults (aged 13 and over)

  • Sunday 28 February

  • Welcome drinks

    The presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Free hot drinks

  • March 2021

  • Tuesday 02 March

  • Night-time skiing and torch-lit descent with ESI children

    Carry on skiing on the Piste des Ecrins at the end of the day and marvel at the ESI torch-lit descent.
    Free activity offered by the SEM-SEDEV lift company
    Les Ecrins piste

  • Fun for the kids

    Free show for kids
    A funny show with clown magic and music.
    Good for the soul and the imagination!

  • Wednesday 03 March

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Thursday 04 March

  • Torch-lit descent

    Look up and revel in the legendary torch-lit descent by the children and ESF instructors.
    Enjoy a hot chocolate or mulled wine to keep you warm while you're watching the show.
    Meet at the bottom of the slopes by the Vars les Claux cable car

  • Saturday 06 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 ever to have competed on the Chabrières slope.
    These speed-loving youngsters achieve jaw-dropping times!

  • Wednesday 10 March

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • “Autour de l'orgue” organ concert

    Centre œcuménique

  • Saturday 13 March

  • Vars Family Challenge

    The Vars Residents' Association offers you fun to enjoy to your heart's content!
    Easy and fun giant slalom:
    - One round per team of 2 members from the same family
    - A laser shooting range with 3 targets just before the finish
    - Penalties for each missed target (5 seconds)
    - And...a short Nordic-style skating course to the finish line
    Bottom of the Ubac stadium

  • Wednesday 17 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.

    The ideal weather conditions between 16 March and 5 April decide the race programme!

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Wednesday 24 March

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Wednesday 31 March

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • April 2021

  • Saturday 03 April

  • Gliss & Mix

    A fun and charitable ski weekend to raise funds for the fight against cancer, with entertainment during the day and a DJ set in the evening.

  • Sunday 04 April

  • “Autour de l'orgue” organ concert

    Centre œcuménique

  • Wednesday 07 April

  • Toboggan ride

    Get out your toboggans for a thrilling ride!
    A valid lift pass, helmet and sledge with metal brakes are all compulsory. Ski boots and snowshoes are forbidden. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    Why not try fatbike?
    Single tariff: € 8/person
    Bottom of the Chabrières-Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Monday 12 April

  • Instructors Challenge

    The 70th edition will be a unique event: over 3,000 runners, 35 competitions and 7 different disciplines.
    The instructors hurtle down the legendary Chabrières piste in a unique speed-skiing race. With a festive atmosphere and evening concerts.