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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


  • January 2021

  • Thursday 21 January

  • 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 14 years and upwards.
    Meet at the start of the pedestrian footpaths, Vars Ste Catherine

  • History of the resort

    Learn about the history and architecture of Vars through a short guided tour and a slide show
    Venue: Vars Tourist Office

  • 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 14 years and upwards.
    Meet at the start of the pedestrian footpaths, Vars Ste Catherine

  • History of the resort

    Learn about the history and architecture of Vars through a short guided tour and a slide show
    Venue: Vars Tourist Office

  • Saturday 23 January

  • Snow sculpture competition

    Let your imagination run wild and sculpt in ice. Mind, Father Christmas is watching you work.
    Forecourt of Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • Sunday 24 January

  • 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 14 years and upwards.
    Meet at the start of the pedestrian footpaths, Vars Ste Catherine

  • 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 14 years and upwards.
    Meet at the start of the pedestrian footpaths, Vars Ste Catherine

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Tuesday 26 January

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Treasure Hunt

    A fun way to discover the ski slopes - follow the map by answering a series of questions about your surroundings!
    This is a family event (one adult required per team, ski lift required

  • Treasure Hunt

    A fun way to discover the ski slopes - follow the map by answering a series of questions about your surroundings!
    This is a family event (one adult required per team, ski lift required

  • Thursday 28 January

  • 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 14 years and upwards.
    Meet at the start of the pedestrian footpaths, Vars Ste Catherine

  • History of the resort

    Learn about the history and architecture of Vars through a short guided tour and a slide show
    Venue: Vars Tourist Office

  • 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 14 years and upwards.
    Meet at the start of the pedestrian footpaths, Vars Ste Catherine

  • History of the resort

    Learn about the history and architecture of Vars through a short guided tour and a slide show
    Venue: Vars Tourist Office

  • Saturday 30 January

  • 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 14 years and upwards.
    Meet at the start of the pedestrian footpaths, Vars Ste Catherine

  • 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 14 years and upwards.
    Meet at the start of the pedestrian footpaths, Vars Ste Catherine

  • Sunday 31 January

  • Snow sculpture competition

    Let your imagination run wild and sculpt in ice. Mind, Father Christmas is watching you work.
    Forecourt of Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • February 2021

  • Tuesday 02 February

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Wine discovery workshop - Epicureans

    Awaken your senses! Sight, smell and taste through an introduction to wine tasting to better appreciate the wine and know how to talk about it.
    A gourmet approach, a journey between aromas and flavours

  • Sunday 07 February

  • Welcome drinks

    Presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Hot drinks available

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Monday 08 February

  • Yoga Discovery

    During the well-being days, come and enjoy a moment of relaxation in the mountains: unwind with an outdoor yoga class.

  • Sound baths

    During the well-being days, come and treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the mountains: Escape in a sound bath with the intensity and sensitivity of the vibrations of Tibetan bowls

  • Presentation of the patrol man profession

    Rescue demonstration, chairlift evacuation and avalanche workshop with the association Balise 14.
    Venue: departure of the Sibières chairlift - Point Show

  • Tuesday 09 February

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Game library

    Young and old, come and play together with games from all eras and regions.

  • Night Skiing

    Extend your day skiing on the Ecrins slope
    Offered by the ski lift company
    Meet on the Ecrins slope

  • Event for kids: Jasmine ou le mélange du monde

    Free show for children
    Once upon a time there was an ordinary little girl who, encouraged by her grandmother, found herself embarking on an unexpected adventure that would awaken her view of the world... This interactive musical show takes us, through the adventures of its courageous heroine, through a succession of varied cultural and musical universes, to meet characters who are as endearing as they are intriguing. With humour, love, and a touch of poetry, children are invited to accompany Jasmine on her journey, made up of metaphysical legends and more contemporary themes. They encourage her, reflect with her, change during their meetings and participate in her discoveries.
    Venue: Maison Chastan, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Wednesday 10 February

  • Ice Sculpture

    Admire the work of this master sculptor who will transform a block of ice into a true work of art before your eyes.
    Venue: Forecourt of Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • Descent in a toboggan

    Toboggan in hand everyone for a thrilling descent!
    Helmet and toboggan with metal brakes mandatory, valid ski pass, ski and snowboard boots prohibited, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    You are welcome to try fatbike.
    Pedestrian pass mandatory.
    Meet at the bottom of Chabrières - Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Thursday 11 February

  • History of the resort

    Learn about the history and architecture of Vars through a short guided tour and a slide show
    Venue: Vars Tourist Office

  • February Show

    Musical entertainment, torchlight descent followed by fireworks on Vars les Claux snow front

  • Torchlight descent

    Turn your eyes to the heights and let yourself be amazed by the legendary torchlight descent of the children and instructors of the ESF ski school
    Venue: Vars les Claux snow front

  • Sunday 14 February

  • Welcome drinks

    Presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Hot drinks available

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Monday 15 February

  • Astronomical events

    Discover space, the stars and the sun with very high-performance equipment, as if you were on board a spaceship!
    Workshop for young and old, planetarium and outdoor telescope and naked-eye observation sessions

  • Presentation of the patrol man profession

    Rescue demonstration, chairlift evacuation and avalanche workshop with the association Balise 14.
    Venue: departure of the Sibières chairlift - Point Show

  • Tuesday 16 February

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Game library

    Young and old, come and play together with games from all eras and regions.

  • Night Skiing

    Extend your day skiing on the Ecrins slope
    Offered by the ski lift company
    Meet on the Ecrins slope

  • Event for kids: Sur un arbre perché

    Free show for children
    Abricotine and Abricot, inseparable, go to visit their cousin Dédé the parrot because they have not received an answer to their letter. It's probably because of the postman, Gaston the carrier pigeon who gets lost all the time!!!
    Thus begins this story in which the tree in which Captain Owl has taken up residence, serves as a nesting box for the birds of the forest and as a perch for birds passing by...
    Harmonie and Marcelo are accompanied by instruments such as cajon, guitar, recorder, acoustic bass, maracas, bass drum...
    Fresh, intimate and educational show to share with children.
    Venue: Maison Chastan, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Wednesday 17 February

  • Ice Sculpture

    Admire the work of this master sculptor who will transform a block of ice into a true work of art before your eyes.
    Venue: Forecourt of Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • Descent in a toboggan

    Toboggan in hand everyone for a thrilling descent!
    Helmet and toboggan with metal brakes mandatory, valid ski pass, ski and snowboard boots prohibited, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    You are welcome to try fatbike.
    Pedestrian pass mandatory.
    Meet at the bottom of Chabrières - Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Thursday 18 February

  • History of the resort

    Learn about the history and architecture of Vars through a short guided tour and a slide show
    Venue: Vars Tourist Office

  • February Show

    Musical entertainment, torchlight descent followed by fireworks on Vars les Claux snow front

  • Torchlight descent

    Turn your eyes to the heights and let yourself be amazed by the legendary torchlight descent of the children and instructors of the ESF ski school
    Venue: Vars les Claux snow front

  • Friday 19 February

  • Yoga Discovery

    During the well-being days, come and enjoy a moment of relaxation in the mountains: unwind with an outdoor yoga class.

  • Sound baths

    During the well-being days, come and treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the mountains: Escape in a sound bath with the intensity and sensitivity of the vibrations of Tibetan bowls

  • Sunday 21 February

  • Welcome drinks

    Presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Hot drinks available

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Monday 22 February

  • Astronomical events

    Discover space, the stars and the sun with very high-performance equipment, as if you were on board a spaceship!
    Solar observation, winter sky observation evening, talk, introduction top the night sky and astro photography

  • Presentation of the patrol man profession

    Rescue demonstration, chairlift evacuation and avalanche workshop with the association Balise 14.
    Venue: departure of the Sibières chairlift - Point Show

  • Tuesday 23 February

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Game library

    Young and old, come and play together with games from all eras and regions.

  • Night Skiing

    Extend your day skiing on the Ecrins slope
    Offered by the ski lift company
    Meet on the Ecrins slope

  • Event for kids: Oups... Encore un coup de Ninon

    Free show for children
    Tales in pieces, songs for laughter and nonsense from the summits. And this is what happens when an author alienates his main character! Ninon, a mischievous and somewhat clumsy Savoyard shepherdess has run away from her creator's imagination to escape the age-old punishment of the... well you know what... well yes! SMACKED BOTTOM! Having taken everything that was in the author's head with her in her flight, she is ready to tell you the stories of the characters that populate the books written by this funny man: The dyslexic peddler, the monster of the lake, the beast of the Grésivaudan, pretty Miss Pays de Savoie, the little chimney sweeper, cursed Mont Blanc, Freestyle biquette... Except that Ninon ONLY does stupid things, unsure that everything takes place as in a traditional fairy tale show... But if she's wrong, well you wouldn't... well you know what... well SMACKED BOTTOM!
    Venue: Maison Chastan, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Wednesday 24 February

  • Ice Sculpture

    Admire the work of this master sculptor who will transform a block of ice into a true work of art before your eyes.
    Venue: Forecourt of Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • Descent in a toboggan

    Toboggan in hand everyone for a thrilling descent!
    Helmet and toboggan with metal brakes mandatory, valid ski pass, ski and snowboard boots prohibited, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    You are welcome to try fatbike.
    Pedestrian pass mandatory.
    Meet at the bottom of Chabrières - Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Organ concert

    € 10 per person
    Venue: Ecumenical centre, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Thursday 25 February

  • History of the resort

    Learn about the history and architecture of Vars through a short guided tour and a slide show
    Venue: Vars Tourist Office

  • February Show

    Musical entertainment, torchlight descent followed by fireworks on Vars les Claux snow front

  • Torchlight descent

    Turn your eyes to the heights and let yourself be amazed by the legendary torchlight descent of the children and instructors of the ESF ski school
    Venue: Vars les Claux snow front

  • Friday 26 February

  • Yoga Discovery

    During the well-being days, come and enjoy a moment of relaxation in the mountains: unwind with an outdoor yoga class.

  • Sound baths

    During the well-being days, come and treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the mountains: Escape in a sound bath with the intensity and sensitivity of the vibrations of Tibetan bowls

  • Saturday 27 February

  • Speed Skiing World Championship

    The fastest skiers on the planet will meet on the mythical Chabrières slope

  • Full Moon

    The full moon is the ideal time to ski!
    A unique sensation under a night star that creates a special atmosphere and brightness to enjoy part of the ski area until 10.15 pm.
    The eyes adapt very quickly to this lunar light! Dare to leave your habits behind, we'll prepare musical evenings in the mountain establishments, there's no reason not to ski at night!

    Fullmoon pass mandatory

  • Sunday 28 February

  • Welcome drinks

    Presentation of the week's programme with the resort's service providers.
    Hot drinks available

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • March 2021

  • Monday 01 March

  • Yoga Discovery

    During the well-being days, come and enjoy a moment of relaxation in the mountains: unwind with an outdoor yoga class.

  • Sound baths

    During the well-being days, come and treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the mountains: Escape in a sound bath with the intensity and sensitivity of the vibrations of Tibetan bowls

  • Presentation of the patrol man profession

    Rescue demonstration, chairlift evacuation and avalanche workshop with the association Balise 14.
    Venue: departure of the Sibières chairlift - Point Show

  • Tuesday 02 March

  • Speed Skiing World Cup

    Speed Skiers have a date for the conquest of the world speed grail.

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Game library

    Young and old, come and play together with games from all eras and regions.

  • Night Skiing

    Extend your day skiing on the Ecrins slope
    Offered by the ski lift company
    Meet on the Ecrins slope

  • Event for kids: Le Mouflet

    Free show for children
    If you meet someone who's cold, offer him what you can!
    Listen a while to him or her, it gives you wings!
    From a traditional tale (the mitten) staged and with music, a story with much hilarity to spend the winter feeling warm!
    Family show from 4 years upwards
    Venue: Maison Chastan, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Wednesday 03 March

  • Ice Sculpture

    Admire the work of this master sculptor who will transform a block of ice into a true work of art before your eyes.
    Venue: Forecourt of Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • Descent in a toboggan

    Toboggan in hand everyone for a thrilling descent!
    Helmet and toboggan with metal brakes mandatory, valid ski pass, ski and snowboard boots prohibited, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    You are welcome to try fatbike.
    Pedestrian pass mandatory.
    Meet at the bottom of Chabrières - Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Thursday 04 March

  • History of the resort

    Learn about the history and architecture of Vars through a short guided tour and a slide show
    Venue: Vars Tourist Office

  • February Show

    Musical entertainment, torchlight descent followed by fireworks on Vars les Claux snow front

  • Torchlight descent

    Turn your eyes to the heights and let yourself be amazed by the legendary torchlight descent of the children and instructors of the ESF ski school
    Venue: Vars les Claux snow front

  • Saturday 06 March

  • Quiksilver challenge

    The French youth speed skiing championship where 6-18 year olds will come to compete in the footsteps of the greatest champions of the Chabrières slope.
    Amazing times for those young, talented speed skiers

  • Sunday 07 March

  • Vars Winter Trail

    Discover the most beautiful winter landscapes, between Vars forests, valleys and hamlets.
    2 race formats in a friendly spirit: 10 km (the St. Catherine), 17 km (The Winter Trail)

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Monday 08 March

  • Yoga Discovery

    During the well-being days, come and enjoy a moment of relaxation in the mountains: unwind with an outdoor yoga class.

  • Sound baths

    During the well-being days, come and treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the mountains: Escape in a sound bath with the intensity and sensitivity of the vibrations of Tibetan bowls

  • Tuesday 09 March

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Wine discovery workshop - Epicureans

    Awaken your senses! Sight, smell and taste through an introduction to wine tasting to better appreciate the wine and know how to talk about it.
    A gourmet approach, a journey between aromas and flavours

  • Wednesday 10 March

  • Descent in a toboggan

    Toboggan in hand everyone for a thrilling descent!
    Helmet and toboggan with metal brakes mandatory, valid ski pass, ski and snowboard boots prohibited, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    You are welcome to try fatbike.
    Pedestrian pass mandatory.
    Meet at the bottom of Chabrières - Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Organ concert

    € 10 per person
    Venue: Ecumenical centre, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Saturday 13 March

  • Vars Family Challenge

    The Vars Residents' Association offers a convivial moment to enjoy without moderation!

    A giant slalom run for the pleasure of all, young and old
    - A ski jump for you to take off and go as far as possible
    - And... - Above all, don't forget your dose of good humour, loaded with your best smiles
    Meet 9.00 am outside the Ubac stadium

  • Sunday 14 March

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Monday 15 March

  • Yoga Discovery

    During the well-being days, come and enjoy a moment of relaxation in the mountains: unwind with an outdoor yoga class.

  • Sound baths

    During the well-being days, come and treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the mountains: Escape in a sound bath with the intensity and sensitivity of the vibrations of Tibetan bowls

  • Tuesday 16 March

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Wednesday 17 March

  • Speed Masters

    World record attempt.
    Every year has its share of records. The skiers are stronger, faster and more motivated every time! The Italian Ivan Origone was clocked at 254.958 km/h in March 2016...

    It will be the ideal weather window that will decide the race programme between 16 March and 5 April!

  • Descent in a toboggan

    Toboggan in hand everyone for a thrilling descent!
    Helmet and toboggan with metal brakes mandatory, valid ski pass, ski and snowboard boots prohibited, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    You are welcome to try fatbike.
    Pedestrian pass mandatory.
    Meet at the bottom of Chabrières - Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Sunday 21 March

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Monday 22 March

  • Yoga Discovery

    During the well-being days, come and enjoy a moment of relaxation in the mountains: unwind with an outdoor yoga class.

  • Sound baths

    During the well-being days, come and treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the mountains: Escape in a sound bath with the intensity and sensitivity of the vibrations of Tibetan bowls

  • Tuesday 23 March

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Wednesday 24 March

  • Descent in a toboggan

    Toboggan in hand everyone for a thrilling descent!
    Helmet and toboggan with metal brakes mandatory, valid ski pass, ski and snowboard boots prohibited, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    You are welcome to try fatbike.
    Pedestrian pass mandatory.
    Meet at the bottom of Chabrières - Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Saturday 27 March

  • Derby de Chabrières - Dropping Zone

    End of season party with Balise 14. Come and take part in a friendly event.

  • Sunday 28 March

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Monday 29 March

  • Yoga Discovery

    During the well-being days, come and enjoy a moment of relaxation in the mountains: unwind with an outdoor yoga class.

  • Sound baths

    During the well-being days, come and treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the mountains: Escape in a sound bath with the intensity and sensitivity of the vibrations of Tibetan bowls

  • Tuesday 30 March

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Wednesday 31 March

  • Descent in a toboggan

    Toboggan in hand everyone for a thrilling descent!
    Helmet and toboggan with metal brakes mandatory, valid ski pass, ski and snowboard boots prohibited, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    You are welcome to try fatbike.
    Pedestrian pass mandatory.
    Meet at the bottom of Chabrières - Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • April 2021

  • Saturday 03 April

  • Gliss & Mix

    A charity and festive ski weekend to raise money for the fight against cancer combining entertainment during the day and a DJ set in the evening.

  • Sunday 04 April

  • Easter music

    Free to enter
    Venue: Ecumenical centre, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Tuesday 06 April

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Wednesday 07 April

  • Descent in a toboggan

    Toboggan in hand everyone for a thrilling descent!
    Helmet and toboggan with metal brakes mandatory, valid ski pass, ski and snowboard boots prohibited, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    You are welcome to try fatbike.
    Pedestrian pass mandatory.
    Meet at the bottom of Chabrières - Vars les Claux hybrid lift

  • Sunday 11 April

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie

  • Monday 12 April

  • Instructors Challenge

    A unique appointment for this 70th edition: more than 3000 riders, 35 competitions and 7 different disciplines.
    The instructors will take on the mythical Chabrières slope with new speed skiing entertainment! All in a festive atmosphere with evening concerts.

  • Tuesday 13 April

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Sunday 18 April

  • Messe

    Meet at the Ecumenical centre - Vars Sainte Marie