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Skiing on the French Riviera from Nice

Isola 2000 village

Looking for a ski resort with a difference?

Nestled in the picturesque Maritime French Alps, the ski resorts of Auron and Isola 2000 offer a remarkable blend of mountainous beauty, thrilling skiing opportunities, and convenient access. Located just a stone's throw away from the sunny shores of the French Riviera, these two resorts provide an idyllic weekend escape for seasoned skiers and a good value weekly option for beginner winter sports enthusiasts.

Auron: A Winter Wonderland

Auron village ski resort
(c) Pierre behar

Nestled at an altitude of 1,600 meters, Auron stands as a charming ski village with an authentic alpine atmosphere. Renowned for its family-friendly environment, Auron offers a wide range of ski slopes suitable for all skill levels. With 135 kilometers of ski runs, including gentle slopes for beginners and challenging descents for experts, it caters to skiers of all ages and abilities.

Beyond the slopes, Auron boasts a lively après-ski scene. The 2 villages ( one at 1600, one more traditional at 1100m) are adorned with rustic chalets, traditional restaurants, and cozy cafés, allowing visitors to unwind after an exhilarating day on the mountain. The ambiance is welcoming and laid-back, making Auron a perfect destination for those seeking a tranquil alpine getaway.

Isola 2000: High altitude adventure

isola 2000 ski area

Situated at an altitude of 2,000 meters, Isola 2000 is a high-altitude resort that offers an unforgettable skiing experience.

Altitude means it's a better bet for a getaway closer to the beginning or end of season too.

With 120 kilometers of ski slopes it provides a diverse range of terrains, from gentle beginner-friendly runs to challenging blacs. Additionally, Isola 2000's modern ski lift infrastructure ensures efficient transportation, minimizing wait times and maximizing time on the slopes.

Isola is a purpose built resort that's nearly ski in ski out of all residences, with a mix of Hotels and Apartments.

As we said before, this means you can fly into Nice airport and go ski!

Not something many people would associate with winter sports

Getting to Auron and Isola 2000 from Nice Airport:

Both Auron and Isola 2000 are easily accessible from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, making them convenient choices for travelers seeking a ski vacation without the hassle of long journeys. Here are the recommended transportation options:

Car: 1.5 to 2 hours

1. Private Transfer: Arrange a private transfer from Nice airport to your resort of choice. Several companies provide door-to-door service, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free journey. This option is particularly suitable for families or groups traveling together.

2. Car Rental: Renting a car from Nice airport allows you to have the freedom to explore the surrounding area at your own pace. The scenic drive to either resort takes approximately two hours, offering breathtaking views of the French Riviera and the mountains.

This is a great option especially for Isola so you can pick up shopping on the way, as a smaller purpose built resort there's less options both for groceries and for dining out.

3. Shared Shuttle Service:

2hrs 15 to either resort

710-720am daily service from Nice Airport

More times Saturday, Sunday and Friday and weekdays during holiday times

These shared transfers provide a cost-effective option for solo travelers or small groups. Advance booking is recommended to secure your seat.

What is the price? €6 for a single journey and €12 for a return journey

1 item of baggage + skis allowed.

Payment of an excess baggage ticket will be required for each additional item of baggage

Remember to check departure times before you book flights!

We think this is a great value resort choice, ideal for:

  • Short ski breaks

  • Ski stag or hen dos

  • Budget ski holidays

  • Beginner ski holidays

  • Novel ski holidays

  • Ski and city breaks

Remember, you can check out how this compares to other resorts of similar size and price on our - use the menu at the top of the page.


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