Activities and events

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  • January 2020

  • Friday 17 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!

  • Monday 20 January

  • Instant beauté

    Sylvie welcomes visitors to her shop where you’ll learn about, or perfect, the art of applying make-up. A friendly atmosphere but limited places available; information and registration on site.

  • Tuesday 21 January

  • Weekly market

    All day,
    Vars les Claux

  • Molkky sur neige

    Come and try your hand at Molkky, a Finnish bowling game, in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
    Meet in front of Vars les Claux tourist office

  • Atelier DVA

    Training on, and introduction to, Victim Avalanche Detector, organised by ESF

  • Wednesday 22 January

  • Craft workshop

    Hand crafts, collage, painting... Let your imagination run wild and take a home made souvenir home from your holidays!
    Salle Eyssina, Vars les Claux tourist office

  • Visit the snow factory

    If you’ve ever wondered how artificial snow is made, here you’ll find the answers to all your questions.
    Meet at the top of the Chabrières cable car then follow the arrows.
    Valid lift pass required

  • 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 23 January

  • Craft workshop: Your 2020 calendar

    Cut-out, colour-in and personalise the new year's calendar.
    Salle Eyssina, Vars les Claux tourist office

  • Bingo

    If you're lucky, you might leave with some. Places are limited.
    Meet at Salle Eyssina, Vars les Claux tourist office

  • Friday 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

  • Stretching - Etirements

    Well-being exercises, stretching and relaxation; ideal for recovering after a day of skiing.
    Remember to bring a bottle of water and sportswear. For age 14 and above

  • Monday 27 January

  • Instant beauté

    Sylvie welcomes visitors to her shop where you’ll learn about, or perfect, the art of applying make-up. A friendly atmosphere but limited places available; information and registration on site.

  • Wednesday 29 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

  • February 2020

  • Saturday 01 February

  • Monday 03 February

  • Instant beauté

    Sylvie welcomes visitors to her shop where you’ll learn about, or perfect, the art of applying make-up. A friendly atmosphere but limited places available; information and registration on site.

  • Wednesday 05 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 09 February

  • Welcome drinks

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

  • 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)

  • Monday 10 February

  • Instant beauté

    Sylvie welcomes visitors to her shop where you’ll learn about, or perfect, the art of applying make-up. A friendly atmosphere but limited places available; information and registration on site.

  • Learn about being a professional ski patroller

    Rescue demonstrations, chairlift evacuations and avalanche workshop with the Balise 14 Association.
    Bottom of the Sibières chairlift - Point Show

  • Tuesday 11 February

  • Night-time skiing

    Prolong your day of skiing on the Piste des Ecrins.
    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 12 February

  • Ice sculpture

    Admire an experienced sculptor transform a block of ice into a work of art under your very eyes.
    Forecourt of Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • 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 13 February

  • Vars in lights

    An explosive musical theme, firework display and a torch-lit descent by the ESF. A wonderful evening and a beautiful end to the holidays.

  • 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

  • Friday 14 February

  • The "love eggs"

    Enjoy a quirky Saint Valentine's Day with your other half: a unique 25 minutes at over 2,000m in the air, pulled by the cable of love...
    Whisper tender words 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 a table of champagne and petits fours.

  • Sunday 16 February

  • Welcome drinks

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

  • Monday 17 February

  • Astronomical events

    Discover space, the stars and the sun with very high-performance equipment, as if you were on board a spaceship! Daytime and evening workshops will be available free of charge.

  • Instant beauté

    Sylvie welcomes visitors to her shop where you’ll learn about, or perfect, the art of applying make-up. A friendly atmosphere but limited places available; information and registration on site.

  • Learn about being a professional ski patroller

    Rescue demonstrations, chairlift evacuations and avalanche workshop with the Balise 14 Association.
    Bottom of the Sibières chairlift - Point Show

  • Tuesday 18 February

  • Night-time skiing

    Prolong your day of skiing on the Piste des Ecrins.
    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 19 February

  • Ice sculpture

    Admire an experienced sculptor transform a block of ice into a work of art under your very eyes.
    Forecourt of Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • 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

  • Thursday 20 February

  • Vars in lights

    An explosive musical theme, firework display and a torch-lit descent by the ESF. A wonderful evening and a beautiful end to the holidays.

  • 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 23 February

  • Welcome drinks

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

  • Monday 24 February

  • Instant beauté

    Sylvie welcomes visitors to her shop where you’ll learn about, or perfect, the art of applying make-up. A friendly atmosphere but limited places available; information and registration on site.

  • Learn about being a professional ski patroller

    Rescue demonstrations, chairlift evacuations and avalanche workshop with the Balise 14 Association.
    Bottom of the Sibières chairlift - Point Show

  • Tuesday 25 February

  • Night-time skiing

    Prolong your day of skiing on the Piste des Ecrins.
    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 26 February

  • Ice sculpture

    Admire an experienced sculptor transform a block of ice into a work of art under your very eyes.
    Forecourt of Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • 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

  • Thursday 27 February

  • Vars in lights

    An explosive musical theme, firework display and a torch-lit descent by the ESF. A wonderful evening and a beautiful end to the holidays.

  • 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

  • March 2020

  • Monday 02 March

  • Instant beauté

    Sylvie welcomes visitors to her shop where you’ll learn about, or perfect, the art of applying make-up. A friendly atmosphere but limited places available; information and registration on site.

  • Learn about being a professional ski patroller

    Rescue demonstrations, chairlift evacuations and avalanche workshop with the Balise 14 Association.
    Bottom of the Sibières chairlift - Point Show

  • Tuesday 03 March

  • Night-time skiing

    Prolong your day of skiing on the Piste des Ecrins.
    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 04 March

  • Ice sculpture

    Admire an experienced sculptor transform a block of ice into a work of art under your very eyes.
    Forecourt of Vars les Claux Tourist Office

  • 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 05 March

  • Vars in lights

    An explosive musical theme, firework display and a torch-lit descent by the ESF. A wonderful evening and a beautiful end to the holidays.

  • 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 07 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!

  • Sunday 08 March

  • Giornata Senza Frontiere

    Where our Italian friends meet. A fabulous day ahead

  • Monday 09 March

  • Instant beauté

    Sylvie welcomes visitors to her shop where you’ll learn about, or perfect, the art of applying make-up. A friendly atmosphere but limited places available; information and registration on site.

  • 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)

  • Wednesday 11 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

  • Saturday 14 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

  • Monday 16 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!

  • Instant beauté

    Sylvie welcomes visitors to her shop where you’ll learn about, or perfect, the art of applying make-up. A friendly atmosphere but limited places available; information and registration on site.

  • Wednesday 18 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

  • Monday 23 March

  • Instant beauté

    Sylvie welcomes visitors to her shop where you’ll learn about, or perfect, the art of applying make-up. A friendly atmosphere but limited places available; information and registration on site.

  • Wednesday 25 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

  • Saturday 28 March

  • Chabrières Derby - Dropping Zone

    End-of-season party with Balise 14. All are invited to an evening of fun.

  • Monday 30 March

  • Instant beauté

    Sylvie welcomes visitors to her shop where you’ll learn about, or perfect, the art of applying make-up. A friendly atmosphere but limited places available; information and registration on site.

  • April 2020

  • Wednesday 01 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

  • Tuesday 07 April

  • Fun for the kids

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

  • Wednesday 08 April

  • Astronomical events

    Discover space, the stars and the sun with very high-performance equipment, as if you were on board a spaceship! Free daytime and evening workshops.

  • 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 11 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 12 April

  • An musical event for Easter

    “Autour de l'organ” organ concert
    Admission € 10 Free for children under 12
    Centre Œcuménique, Vars Sainte Marie

  • Welcome drinks

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

  • Monday 13 April

  • Egg hunt

    Participate in the winter egg hunt armed with an ARVA avalanche transceiver!
    Meet at the bottom of the slopes by the Vars les Claux cable car

  • Tuesday 14 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.

  • Wednesday 15 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