Turin 3 hrs
Glacier High Altitude Guaranteed Snow
high altitude skiing
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So what's it like?
An attractive, modern village with a huge shared ski area
Vars ski resort is linked with Risoul, part of La Forêt Blanche, one of the largest ski areas in the Southern French Alps. The slopes are generally uncrowded and there are a large variety of gentle slopes, more challenging pistes, as well as an abundance of off-piste possibilities. The ski area offers a lot of good freeriding for snowboarders and also boasts an excellent snowboard park. The resort is compact and purpose built, yet still attractive, with numerous traditional chalet-style buildings, in a lovely woodland setting and a genuine French atmosphere. With high altitude skiing, the area boasts a good snow record, as well as lots of sunshine. The resort centre has a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops to keep you entertained after a day’s skiing.
Buy 1 lift pass get 1 half price
If you buy a lift pass then help yourself to a second one at half price.
Excludes certain departure dates, see terms and conditions for details.
Risoul and Vars are ideal for first-time skiers with wide sunny nursery slopes and gentle tree-lined runs. In Risoul the beginners area is easily reached by 'bucket-lift' and there is a specially fenced off area and children's ski area. In Vars there is also a children's nursery slope with a 'magic-carpet' lift and easy slope for adults.
This sensational ski area offers a huge variety of runs to test the skills of every skier. From the pretty, tree-lined runs back to the villages, to the scenic snow bowls above Risoul, the well-linked lift system provides a wealth of cruising runs. Vars offers an even wider variety of challenging pistes and social skiing with your Crystal rep in Risoul will help you to get the most from the ski area.
There are a number of black runs to challenge the most seasoned skier, as well as many great mogul fields on the plunging runs down to Vars. The toughest pistes can be found on the Vars side of the Crête des Chabrières, while Risoul provides plenty of great off-piste opportunities amongst the lower wooded areas and the higher snow bowls.
Quiet and informal with a couple of popular bars to choose from · La Passerelle, Barjo, Tribeca'
· Outdoor ice-skating rink in Risoul and Vars · 35kms of Snowshoe and walking trails · Skidoo rides · Cinema · Parapenting · Microlite flights
Very reasonably priced and lots of choice · Pizzas from €9 · 3-course meal from €15 · Cheese or meat fondue from €20 including wine and dessert · L'Assiette Gourmande for excellent French cuisine. Or why not try La Tradideria and La Dalle en Pente.
· Shops · Games hall · Cashpoint · 45 mins by car to the nearby historic town of Briançon with its medieval fortress and modern sports centres with top class ice hockey matches.
From Turin airportOne-way (arrival) from £64 pp. Return from £122 pp.
Local area rep. We'll give you a call to say hi once you've settled into your accommodation. We'll get you sorted with your lift passes, lessons and equipment so you can settle in and get on the slopes as soon as possible. You can also find our phone number, lots of tips, activities and après events in your info pack. We've got loads of insider tips for your ski resort. Just call 24/7.
Special offers for holidays between Dec 2013 to Apr 2014
• Buy one lift pass and get one half price for all adult and child lift passes for the departure dates 21 Dec 2013, 18 & 25 Jan 2014, 8 Feb, 8 &29 Mar & 5 Apr 2014. Please select at time of booking.