2020-2021 Events and Activities

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  • December 2021

  • Saturday 11 December

  • 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 19 December

  • Welcome drinks

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

  • A mountain Christmas

    Var invites you to experience the magical world of Christmas in the mountains with a range of activities and free, Christmas-themed workshops for all. Throughout the week, Santa’s sack provides surprises for all the family, with the festive highlight taking place on the 24th December in Vars Sainte Marie: torch-lit descent and entertainment.

  • 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

  • Tuesday 21 December

  • Night Skiing

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

  • Fun for the kids

    Free show for children

    Good for the soul and the imagination!

  • Wednesday 22 December

  • 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

  • Friday 24 December

  • Christmas Show: Disney All Star

    A musical and theatrical stroll that revisits the Christmas repertoire for a moment to share with family and friends
    Venue: Point Show snow front

  • Torchlight descent

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

  • 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 26 December

  • Welcome drinks

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

  • Tuesday 28 December

  • Night Skiing

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

  • Fun for the kids

    Free show for children

    Good for the soul and the imagination!

  • Wednesday 29 December

  • 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

  • Friday 31 December

  • Torchlight descent

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

  • 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!

  • January 2022

  • Saturday 01 January

  • Organ concert

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

  • Wednesday 05 January

  • 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 08 January

  • Giant Galette des Rois

    Join us to share the giant Galette des Rois and a hot drink offered by the tourist office.
    Vars les Claux tourist office

  • Wednesday 12 January

  • Outdoormix Winter Festival

    The resort hosts a real panel of alternative sports: freeride and freestyle with festive evenings and concerts. A varied programme combining shows by pro athletes and events open to all (under conditions) around skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, snowscoot, paragliding, slack-lining and even canoeing and kayaking... all on snow.

  • 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

  • Wednesday 19 January

  • 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

  • Wednesday 26 January

  • 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 27 January

  • Speed Skiing World Championship

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

  • Monday 31 January

  • Speed Skiing World Cup

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

  • February 2022

  • Wednesday 02 February

  • 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 06 February

  • Welcome drinks

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

  • Monday 07 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

  • Tuesday 08 February

  • Night Skiing

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

  • Fun for the kids

    Free show for children

    Good for the soul and the imagination!

  • Wednesday 09 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 10 February

  • February Show

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

  • Sunday 13 February

  • Welcome drinks

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

  • Monday 14 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

  • Tuesday 15 February

  • Night Skiing

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

  • Fun for the kids

    Free show for children

    Good for the soul and the imagination!

  • Wednesday 16 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

  • 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

  • Thursday 17 February

  • February Show

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

  • Sunday 20 February

  • Welcome drinks

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

  • Monday 21 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

  • Tuesday 22 February

  • Night Skiing

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

  • Fun for the kids

    Free show for children

    Good for the soul and the imagination!

  • Wednesday 23 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 24 February

  • February Show

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

  • Sunday 27 February

  • Welcome drinks

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

  • March 2022

  • Tuesday 01 March

  • Night Skiing

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

  • Fun for the kids

    Free show for children

    Good for the soul and the imagination!

  • Wednesday 02 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 03 March

  • February Show

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

  • Saturday 05 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 09 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 12 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 16 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

  • Wednesday 23 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

  • Wednesday 30 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 2022

  • Saturday 02 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.

  • Thursday 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

  • Wednesday 13 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

  • Monday 18 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.