The two resorts of Risoul and Vars combine together to create the largest ski area in the Southern French Alps, offering its visitor about 180kms of un-crowded, well groomed pistes.
The excellent range of skiing is mainly suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers alike, although advanced skiers will enjoy the challenge of the mogul filled black runs leading down to Vars and the numerous off-piste opportunities through the densely wooded areas descending into Risoul. The resorts themselves sit at an altitude of 1850m with skiing extending up to the higher realms of 2750m. The snow record is good and the sunshine hours are virtually unrivalled throughout the Alps.
185 km of pistes provide skiers and snowboarders with plenty of opportunity to let off steam in La Forêt Blanche ski area. 90 km of the pistes are marked red, 75 km blue or green and 20 km black. There is something for every preference and experience level. In accordance with the size of the ski area, the number of lifts totalling 51 is impressive. As well as tow lifts and chair lifts, there are two cable cars.
As a popular holiday destination in the winter months, La Forêt Blanche ski area also has something to offer away from the pistes. This includes numerous restaurants and cafés as well as bars for relaxing in the evening. Quaint huts provide opportunity for refreshment on the mountain after a day on the piste and for breaks in between. Party-goers who also want to celebrate in the evening after a strenuous day in the open will find après ski clubs in Risoul and Vars. Away from these, a friendly atmosphere sets the tone. The best examples for this are the many restaurants, which spoil their guests with local culinary specialities such as cheese, fondue, raclette and selected wines, a relaxed ambience and dreamy views of the appealing surroundings. These are good grounds for the ski area receiving three stars from our experts in the category “Après ski”. Even more relaxation is provided by spa establishments with massage and saunas.
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