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Vars & Risoul Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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Vars & Risoul   Resort Information
Season December to April
Nearest Airport Marseille,Turin or Grenoble
Ski Area 180km
Ski Lifts 54
Ski Runs 106
Longest Run 8km
Resort Height 1850m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 4.5 / 5
Experts 3.5 / 5
Families 5 / 5
Nightlife 3.5 / 5
Affordability 4.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4.5 / 5

 Vars in a very well kept secret and isnt in many UK tour op brochures. Yet at 1850 metres it has a very good snow record and boasts 300 days of sun per year making it an excellent ski holiday destination. Vars is also part of one of the largest ski areas in the Southern French Alpes, the Foret Blanche ski circuit, which offers 180km of varied pistes suitable for all levels but mainly beginners and intermediates with an abundance of green and red runs.The ski area of Vars is linked with Risoul sharing a common lift pass to allow you access to the whole of the area.

For beginners the skiing could not be better, the whole area is accessible via green and blue runs and you can ski between Risoul and Vars entirely on blue pistes. Intermediates will enjoy a huge choice of runs above and below the tree line. Advanced skiers have a choice of 11 black pistes and plenty of off-piste, (normally some of the best in France) best explored with a local guide. Alternatively, try the famous speed ski run!

Risoul and Vars are fully behind snowboarding. Under the De Cezier chair is ‘Surfland’ which has a boardercross run, rail, quarters and an array of different sized kickers. Furthermore there are also two natural half-pipes and an Olympic size half-pipe.It is a very French resort with few English visitors and partly for that reason it is very much more affordable than some of the larger more well known French resorts and consequently superb value for families.

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