Vars Ski & Snowboard


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

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


Skiing, freeride, freestyle, snowboarding, Telemark skiing, snowshoes. In a group, as a family or with friends, you can learn new ways to have fun.


New: Ski lockers in each ESF (Centre and Point Show) Set off to ski in the morning with warm, dry shoes - toasty toes!


A Nursery on Skis: Two snow kindergartens at the bottom of the slopes, for a fun learning experience. Near the Tourist Office and Le Point Show.

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


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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

Evolution 2 - ski school

05560 Vars les Claux
+33(0)645909011 - +33(0)680851180
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Evolution 2, ski and adventure academy provides high-quality ski services for all abilities.

We specialise in freeriding/off-piste, ski touring, heli-skiing and freestyle.


Evolution 2 ‘s instructors are real enthusiasts who are keen to share their knowledge and experience to help you improve and feel more comfortable in the mountain environment.


Safety is our top priority in these activities

Ski touring trail

05560 Vars les Claux

A new, free activity:

Set off from Fontbonne chair lift for a 4.5 km route with 347 m elevation.

This route introduces you to uphill cross-country skiing in a safe environment, while the return journey takes you down marked blue slopes. Average difficulty.

Those who reach the summit of Peynier, which stands at 2,246 m above sea level, are rewarded with a wonderful 360° view of the surrounding peaks.

Return along marked ski slopes


Snowboard school - Pure School

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Alain Michel - Independant ski instructor

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Night skiing

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The Ecrins piste is open every Tuesday and Wednesday during the school holidays.

From 5 to 7.30pm, from 17th December to 2nd January

From 5 to 9pm, from 4th February to 5th March and from 1st to 17th April

Free of charge, courtesy of ski lift companies

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 


05560 Vars les Claux

Moitié planche, Moitié Vélo, venez tester ce sport de descente qui vous permettra de dévaler les pistes différemment.

Certaines pistes vous accueillent sur le domaine de la Forêt Blanche + d'infos