We love

  • Excellent value for money
  • Within striking distance of the slopes
  • In the resort centre
  • Access to a skiing area with 185 km of runs
  • Travel links to the resort of Risoul
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Ideally located in the heart of the Vars resort a mere 150 metres away from the slopes and just around the corner from the shops, the two-star Résidence Les Myrtilles has it all: easy access to the resort’s facilities and activities, including skiing, an ice-rink, snow biking, hikes, an ESF school, bars and restaurants. The apartments here are excellent value for money.

Perched 1,850 metres high, prepare to fall in love with one of the southern Alps’ most popular resorts thanks to its pristine surroundings, slopes that snake nearly 3,000 metres high, gorgeous sunshine and excellent snow conditions.

Thanks to its connections with the Risoul resort, enjoy access to one of the southern Alps’ biggest skiing area and its 185 km of runs.


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 three-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 150 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 

Les Myrtilles **
Cours Fontanarosa, 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 : 44.5743Longitude : 6.681590000000028

Check-in & Checkout

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


Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 11:00am and 4:00pm to 7:00pm - Closed Wednesday
Saturday: 8:00am to noon and 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am to 11:00am and 5:00pm to 7:00pm


The residence does not have a pool.

Payable on site

Tourist tax payable on site: €1/night/guest.
Deposit: €350/apartment by pre-authorised card payment.

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