Vars - Activities

Leisure center - ALSH

05560 Vars Sainte Marie
+33(0)492465382 - +33(0)607227173
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Leisure centre, housed within the Odcvl Le Chatelret, open to visitors to the Vars region, throughout the year. The Chatelrêt, in Sainte Marie, welcomes local children and tourists, aged 3 to 11 years inclusive, 7 days a week throughout the school holidays, as well as Wednesday afternoons and Saturday all day, during term time.


Your child will participate in communal life, learning to share and get along with others, through a wide range of environment-based activities - cultural, artistic, sports, art and crafts, and civic - which will teach them about the mountain.


You can choose full or half-days, depending on your needs and those of your children. Meals, which are prepared on site, can also be provided, if required.

A collection service can be arranged from the villages of Ste Catherine, St Marcellin and Les Claux - please specify when registering.
Possible ski school pick-up/drop-off service for children.


1/2 day without meals: €15.75 - 1/2 day with meals provided: €21.20

Full day without meals: €22.45 - Full day with meals provided: €27.65

3 non-consecutive days without meals: €60.85 - 3 non-consecutive days with meals: €76.65

6 non-consecutive days without meals: €118.55 - 6 non-consecutive days with meals: €150.30

Price per child



Luge du Caribou

05560 Vars les Claux
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Testez la luge sur rail 4 saisons



La Luge du Caribou deviendra à coup sûr l'attraction incontournable des vacances à Vars. Envie de sensation forte et de partie de fou rire ? 


D'une longueur de 1027m la luge du Caribou vous fera virevolter sur 123m de dénivelé avec une alternance de vrilles, de vagues, de sauts et autres chicanes…

La structure double rails de cette luge permet une pratique de l'activité en toute sécurité avec un confort laissant le loisir de profiter un maximum des sensations !


Au menu de votre descente:
1 boucle totale de 1522 m
19 virages dont 10 en épingle
2 sauts
8 vagues
2 chicanes en flip flap
2 vrilles

Aire de luge

Entretenue et protégée, elle accueille les enfants et les plus grands...

Au sommet de la station, sur le front de neige du Fournet vous découvrirez un espace de jeux grandiose...

Ouvert tous les jours de la saison hivernale (si les conditions météorologiques le permettent), du matin au soir sans contrainte de temps...

Descente en luge collective

Tous les mardis, les amateurs de glisse, petits et grands, ont rendez-vous pour une descente en luge grandeur nature:

Près de 400 m de dénivelé, 2 km de long pour des sensations inoubliables.

A la fermeture des pistes, un espace de jeux s'offre à vous pour le bonheur de tous, rendez-vous à la dernière montée en télémix.
Casque obligatoire, forfait "Luge" obligatoire, luge à freins métalliques obligatoire, à partir de 6 ans accompagné d'un adulte, chaussure de ski ou similaires interdites.

Pedestrian and snowshoes trails

05560 Vars les Claux
+33 (0)492465131

40 km of nature trails and heritage to explore


Discover the delights of Vars,exploring new itineraries along groomed, marked hiking trails.


Over time, you’ll get to explore the Fontbonne ski domain, visit Peynier with its orientation table and the villages with their old washhouses, ovens and alleyways where you’ll meet some of the local residents.


Admire the view of the Vars valley, above Sainte Catherine, with its wild open spaces; the beauty and snow-hushed silence of the new forest trails will astound you.



The speed ski stadium

05560 Vars les Claux

A shot of adrenaline for a real buzz! Introductory runs free

Free entry to stadium Thursday to Sunday 10 am to 3 pm.

Head for the hut at the bottom of the slope; no appointment needed 

Le temps des enfants

05560 Vars les Claux
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Jeux intérieur ou extérieur, ateliers créatifs ou culinaire, chaque jour pendant les vacances scolaires une animation gratuite, dédiée à nos chères têtes blondes, est proposée par les animateurs de l’Office de Tourisme.

Grotte de glace

05560 Vars les Claux

The new cave will have 30 sculptures in snow or crystal ice on the theme of the Caribou, a theme that will change every year because in Spring, nature inexorably reclaims its rights and melts this ephemeral masterpiece.

Each year, 8 sculptors from all over Europe will spend a week developing their talents in the meandering cave to the delight of visitors. The interior of the cave is made up of a network of about 100 metres of galleries where many sculptures will be displayed.

Accessible via the Chabrières hybrid lift: (with a ski or pedestrian pass) during lift opening hours.

Entry to the ice cave:

Adults: €5.50
Children: €4.50
Groups: €4.50

Pedestrian pass + cave entrance:

Adults: €12.50

Children (5 to 12 years inclusive): € 11.50


05560 Vars les Claux
+33(0)492465324 - +33(0)492465965
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“Glisses partagées.” Group lessons, limited to 6, 8 and 10 participants.


The ESF instructors look forward to welcoming you to Vars, introducing you to the delights of all kinds of snow sportsand sharing their GENUINE PASSION for these sports throughout the wonderful Forêt Blanche ski area.


Skiing, freeriding, freestyling, snowboarding, telemark (free heel) skiing, snowshoeing.   Experience the joy of learning in a group, with friends or family.


New Ski lockers in each ESF ski school (Centre and Point Show) Take off on your skis in the morning with warm, dry shoes and toasty toes!


A nursery on skis: 2 gardens at the bottom of the slopes, for a fun learning experience. Near the Tourist Office and Point Show.

Tiny tots aged from 2 and a half, every day from 9am to 5pm.

05560 Vars les Claux
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Improve and have fun with ESI state-qualified instructors

Group lessons: 6 to 8 students maximum, Private lessons, Courses: Freestyle, snowboard, competition and off-piste.

Do you have a special request? We provide customised services!


- Group lessons: a range of available times for holiday classes! From 10 am to 12.30 pm, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm and 2.30 pm to 5 pm.

- Children’s group lessons: from 3 and 1/2 years

- Children’s beginner lessons, adult beginner lessons and snowboarding for beginners: 6 children maximum