Project Description


Vars Mountain Trail

Boost attendance at the Vars ski resort in summer thanks to a sporting and family event.

Vars’ ski resort, in the Hautes-Alpes department, is a privileged place for outdoor sport practice, and one of the staplist place for the trail running. But as many ski resort , the summer season needs strong events to rise its attendance.

It is exactly the purpose of the Vars mountain trail, organised for 6 years now. Five different types of race are created, including a children race, which cover a large range of customers.

Each summer, almost 2500 peoples meet in Vars to run on the summits or cheer their family and friends in a festive atmosphere.

Our strengths on this event : our mountain field knowledge and our reactivity to anticipate the unpredictable, a timed organisation and competent team leaders, and also an efficient and focused communication plan to insure a large media cover.

Key data
meters D+

1440 meters D+: distance to climb the mythical run kilometer track, is the last test born and imagined by FEEL on the Vars Mountain Trail.


850 participants, 90 volunteers and 1507 accompanying staff.


85% of participants recommend the Vars Mountain Trail 47% have already checked the date for the 7th edition.


18,000,000 people reached thanks to 7 national televisions



« Collaborating with Feel Experience is always a pleasure. The professionalism and versatility of the teams combined with their deep knowledge of the mountain environment always gives the expected result. Without making concessions on the atmosphere and the conviviality. »

Francis Lafontaine – event manager at the Vars tourist office


« Congratulations to everyone, organizers and volunteers, because without your involvement and love nothing would be possible. Congratulations also for the responsiveness to the weather and the good communication of schedule changes »

Sophie, runner 2019 at 42 Km from the Vars Mountain Trail

Race director

« It’s now six years that Courir en Briançonnais has been supporting FEEL Experience for the organization of the VMT, which has become an essential event in the Haut-Alpin des Trails calendar and more widely at the regional level. And yet nothing is simple, being able to coordinate the various organizations made up of professionals and volunteers testifies to a knowledge that could make the VMT envision a national future… »

Patrick Michel – Race Director – Courir en Briançonnais


  • Coproduction with Vars Tourist Office


  • Vars
  • Conseil Départemental 05
  • Au Vieux Campeur
  • Intermarché
  • France Bleu
  • Little Marcel


  • Number of edition: 6

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