We love

  • 80 metres away from the ESF ski school, in the heart of the Les Claux resort
  • Free Wi-Fi in all apartments
  • Check-out cleaning and bedding and towels included
  • Terrace or balcony in each apartment
Book your holidays with peace of mind:  Free cancellation up until 21 days before you arrive, or two days before you arrive for Covid-related reasons:  find out more

With its pretty wood and stone façade, the four-star Résidence l’Ecrin des Neiges welcomes you into its luxury fully-equipped apartments with balcony or terrace. Thanks to its unique location in immaculate countryside, enjoy an apartment with spectacular views over the Massif de l’Eyssina.

Located in Vars - les Claux, just 80 metres away from the ESF ski school, the four-star Résidence l’Ecrin des Neiges gives you direct access to the resort’s shops and ski runs. Make the most of the Forêt Blanche skiing area, one of the southern Alps’ most popular thanks to its pristine surroundings, slopes that snake nearly 3,000 metres high, gorgeous sunshine and excellent snow conditions.


Vars and its surroundings

  • Vars: The Vars resort encompasses four villages: Saint Marcellin, Sainte Marie, Sainte Catherine and Les Claux. Welcome to a place brimming with history, ancient traditions, and breath-taking vistas.
  • Le Queyras: from authentic little villages like Saint-Véran to the Parc Naturel Régional, Le Queyras is a stunning combination of nature, art and tradition.
  • Ubaye: surrounded by mountains that tower as high as 3,000 metres, the valley is home to a number of side roads such as Barcelonnette.
  • Serre Ponçon: Europe’s second largest artificial lake offers a huge range of different water sports and activities.
  • Val d’Escreins: known as ‘ Little Canada’, this nature reserve is packed full of botanical nature trails and orienteering routes for the perfect family day out. 

The Vars skiing area

The Forêt Blanche: Elevation of 1,650 m/2,750 m • 185 km of runs • 116 ski runs (21 green, 45 blue, 40 red, 10 black) • 42 ski lifts.

Winter activities in Vars

Vars, a super sporty resort
A range of different activities await: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, monoskiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, mountain climbing, snow biking, ice-rink, snowshoe hiking, hang-gliding, dog-sledding and speed-riding. Enjoy the Varspark while you’re here, too: one of Europe’s top snow parks complete with a chill-out area (terraces, barbecues, open stage)

Vars, a one-of-a-kind resort
Try something different this holiday: enjoy an overnight ‘Inuit’ stay in an igloo in incredible conditions deep in the Peynier forest.

Sweet treats & regional delicacies

Fish soup, tapenade and Provencal tart are on the menu here in Vars.

New at Ateya Vacances: Pick-and-mix your way to your dream ski trip

For your skiing holiday this year, you now have the option to book a bunch of add-ons at the same time as your trip: 

-  Budget-friendly ski passes for the Forêt Blanche skiing area (Vars-Risoul) ski lifts, valid from the day after you check in: save money and time with ski passes ready for you to collect along with the keys to your apartment upon check-in at the residence.

- Your  SKISET ski gear  with up to 40% off in-store prices! The Orain Sport and Atelier Skiset stores are a two-minute walk away from the residence and offer a quick and easy click & collect service. 

-  Group ski classes with the ESF Vars school: want to upgrade your ski skills this winter? Look no further. The meet point is just 80 metres away from the residence!

To book your classes, pick your dates and the type of apartment you’d like and head on to the next step.

Feel free to contact us at  +33 (0)4 82 98 36 42 with any questions you may have. We’d be happy to help!

More information:

Conditions de vente des cours ESF
Conditions d'utilisation des forfaits de ski

Getting there 

L’Écrin des Neiges ***
Les Claux 05560 Vars

By car
Direct motorway from Lyon, Geneva, Paris, Marseille to Grenoble, followed by the RN 91 (1h) heading to Briançon up to the Le Chambon, followed by the D 213.

By plane
Marseille-Provence (242km), Grenoble (211 km), Lyon-Saint Exupéry (293 km) airports.

By train
Montdauphin-Guillestre train station (15 km).

Latitude : 44.57176Longitude : 6.68346

Check-in & Checkout

Check-in:  From 4:30pm on Saturday
Checkout:  Before 10:00am on Saturday


Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 11:00am and 4:00pm to 6:30pm - Closed Wednesday
Saturday: 9:00am to noon and 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am to 11:00am and 4:00pm to 6:30pm


The residence does not have a pool.

Payable on site

Tourist tax payable on site: €1.50/night/per person over 18.
Deposit: €350/apartment by pre-authorised card payment + €50 cleaning deposit.

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