Fur is brownish grey on the back and white on the underside. In winter the coat is light grey. Ears have blackish brown edges; tail is black on top and white on the underside. Ears and tail are longer than those of the mountain hare.
In and at the edge of open landscapes, fields, meadows. Sleeps in a simple hollow scratched in the ground.
Trunk length 50-70 cm, tail length 7-13 cm, body weight 3-7 kg.