The French Riviera is arguably one of the very few places that can boast about being so close to the sea, yet just a stone’s throw to the mountain. Whether you like skiing, or going to the mountain simply to relax, here is our selection of the best ski resorts of the region.
Valberg Ski Resort
With its ultra-modern equipment, Valberg is the ideal resort to provide a fun stay for the whole family. This ski resort has even been labelled “Family Plus” since 2006, guaranteeing a high quality experience which can also be structured for kids of all ages. Enjoy their family park, with tracks created for the whole family. Experience the video zone where cameras film your descent, or dare try freestyle jumping on a giant inflatable mattress, the kids will undoubtedly have a blast!
Experienced skiers will love the ski resort, with its 90km of slopes and 56 trails (11 green, 11 blue, 28 red and 6 black trails). You can also opt for a more romantic atmosphere with horseback rides in the snow, or you can choose to spend time in the lovely village, with its charming atmosphere.
Where to stay? We suggest the three-star hotel-restaurant Le Chalet Suisse, which benefits from an exceptional situation at the heart of the village, and it is close to all amenities. After enjoying a fun time on the chilly slopes, you can get some well-deserved relaxing time in its sauna!
Isola 2000 Ski Resort
Home to the famous Andros Trophy, a national ice racing championship, Isola 2000 is a renowned ski resort that offers countless activities. The quality of its slopes is indisputable as every year, Isola 2000 attracts world-renowned athletes during European championships. This ski resort is located on the border of Italy, just one hour and a half from the French Riviera. It offers 45 ski trails (7 green, 22 blue, 13 red and 3 black trails).
To discover a panoramic and breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea, head to the Sistron peak. If you seek thrills, you can enjoy rock climbing and even mountain biking. For wellness lovers, the resort offers a relaxing time with yoga activities and a heated swimming pool with a view of the slopes. Isola 2000 has so much more to offer, with numerous games and tournaments, sled dogs and ski shows for children. It goes without saying that the whole family will be entertained! Moreover, Isola 2000 is easily accessible from Cannes by helicopter, as it is only a 30-minute flight with the company Azur Helicopter.
Where to stay? We recommend the three-star hotel Le Pas du Loup, located at the heart of the resort.
Auron Ski Resort
This family-friendly resort is the largest ski area of the region and it is situated an hour and a half from Nice. For ski lovers, Auron offers 135km of slopes (3 green, 17 blue, 15 red and 8 black trails). In addition, various activities are offered such as snowmobile circuits, airboard sled, and even escape games!
Where to stay? Enjoy the resort’s luxury chalets. The four-star hotel-restaurant Le Chalet d’Auron will welcome you with s spa, sauna and swimming pool. In addition, the resort’s new massage cabins will offer you a nice relaxing time, with a dreamy view on the snowy slopes of the mountains.