The Alpes-Maritimes has 15 ski resorts all located within 1.5 hours of Nice international Airport and the coast.
Sea views & sun
On a fine day, you can see the sea from four of the ski resorts: Valberg, Isola 2000, Gréolières-Les-Neiges and Turini Camp d’Argent. It is also exceptionally sunny with more than 300 days per year (over 1,500 m above sea level).
Close to Cannes
Stylish clients will find the most prestigious ski equipment brand (Moncler) in Cannes. Moncler opened its new shop last spring at 14, La Croisette. Transfers are arranged to allow clients to be on the snow-covered slopes of the Alpes-Maritimes ski resorts in less than 30 minutes. In the evening, everyone can be back in the most prestigious hotels on the coast – hotels that make the French Riviera famous.
Adult beginners can take advantage of free initiation offers at Auron and Isola 2000 thanks to the collaboration of the resorts and the ESF (French Ski School). They have access to around 100 green and blue runs.
A variety of classes and activities are available for families with children of all ages. At all the ski resorts, great attention is paid to safety, and activities are led by mountain professionals. Following on from educational areas devoted to the very young (Piou Piou clubs), French ski schools have developed the "Kids Park", intended to teach young skiers freestyle techniques in suitable, safe conditions. At Valberg, child-care provision is made for children from three months old.
Experience the most extreme activities in the heart of the Parc National du Mercantour or the Parc Naturel Régional des Pré-Alpes d’Azur. Such as speed flying, airboard luge, night in an igloo, snowscooters, snowshoes and yurts, ski jeering, ice falls, dogs sledding, skibobbing, snowmobile outings, ice racing, and snow quads.
700km/230 alpine runs and 97 ski lifts; 25 cross-country skiing routes.
15 ski resorts:
Isola 2000 – Auron - Saint-Dalmas-Le-Selvage – Valberg - Beuil-Les-Launes - La Colmiane - Valdeblore - Le Boréon – Gréolières-Les-Neiges- L’Audibergue – Turini Camp d’Argent - Val Pelens - Estenc- Entraunes - Peïra-Cava - Roubion - Castérino
Daily snow buses depart from Nice serving the SNCF railway station and the airport. These shuttles serve three ski resorts every day: Auron, Isola 2000 and Valberg, and La Colmiane and Roubion at the weekend. Organised to suit skiers’ schedules, they offer a real alternative to the car for getting to the resorts.
The service is available by booking online on www.lignesdazur.com, €4 for a single; €8 return or buy on the bus for €5 single; €10 return.
In addition, journeys between the villages of the valley by the classic regular lines cost €1.