La Forêt Blanche ranges from 1,650m to 2,750m in altitude and covers over 185km of ski pistes. It is largely known as a family resort as it caters to all abilities, from beginners to some more adventurous off-piste skiers. In addition, the two villages offer more than simply ski activities – there is snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, horse riding, and paragliding and zip lining in the summer.
The streets of the village house multiple restaurants and some great pubs that host some live music throughout the week. The buildings in Risoul are generally favoured among tourists as they are made from natural materials such as wood and stone, creating a perfectly cosy alpine experience.
Risoul is more populous with trees and offers the steeper ski pistes, whereas Vars tends to be a bit sparser and flatter on average. Because of its landscape, Vars has become quite popular among the speed skier circle.