" La Forêt Blanche "

Risoul and Vars, two sister resorts with a hint of the South, share a vast larch forest with a backdrop of entwined peaks. Their combined ski areas satisfy the demands of skiers avid for wide open spaces and ready to do battle with the mountains.

Risoul and Vars created La Forêt Blanche area in 1990 by linking their respective slopes. The area gets its name from the larch trees that cover the mountainsides up to a height of 2200 m. From this spectacular setting you get a magnificent vista of the surrounding

mountain ranges from the Alpes Maritimes to Haute-Savoie, from the Massif des Ecrins to the Queyras, from Mont Viso to Mont-Blanc. Located right in the heart of the Guillestre region, this ski area is above all true mountain country with loads of potential for winter sports enthusiasts.


Ski area map:



Plan des pistes "La Forêt Blanche"

Ski pass prices: https://en.risoul.com/skipasses.html


Ski equipment rental: http://www.skiset.co.uk 


Enjoy 185 km of pisted ski runs in the best conditions. 52 ski lifts - 31 draglifts,19 chairlifts, 1 “télénacelle” bucket lift and 1 gondola - access the whole Forêt Blanche ski area, a total of 116 pistes (21 greens, 45 blues, 40 reds and 10 blacks) .


La Forêt Blanche ski area is also:

Uplift capacity: 57 000 skiers per hour

15 km of snowshoeing and cross country trails

7 terrain parks

2 boardercross

1 slalom run

1 flying kilometre run

2 natural sledging slopes

1 free beginners’ area

1 toboggan run on tracks, the “luge dévale”

83% of the slopes are above 2000m

55% artificial snow making