Isola 2000 Ski Weekends
In the southern Alpes-Maritimes, Isola 2000 is one of the best ski resorts in the south-east of France. The resort is approximately two hours from Nice airport and can be combined with a couple of days on the Côte d'Azur.
With ski-in ski-out accommodation, high altitude and enough variety of pistes, it is a great little-known resort for a long weekend. Renowned for its record of sunny days, Isola 2000 is a great resort for fair weather skiers.
- Approximately 120 minutes from Nice
- Beginner area right by the base of the resort
- Intermediates will find a wealth of blue runs
Isola 2000 is a satellite village to the larger commune of Isola, which is further down the mountain. Perched at the top of a plateau, Isola 2000 has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. On the clear days, you can even see the Mediterranean Sea. The resort has everything to accommodate skiers over a four-night stay, including a large shopping centre, several great restaurants and a few of bars.
The resort has access to 120km of slopes that are best suited to beginners and intermediates. Beginners can find their feet on the nursery and green slopes and over half of the slopes are wide, leisurely blues. The skiing is split over two valleys: the sunny, south-facing Lombarde side and the snow sure, north-facing Méné side.
Advanced skiers will find a handful of challenging red and black runs. Vast wooded areas surround Isola 2000, where you can have some thrilling tree runs. There are some great opportunities for freeride, which are best enjoyed with a local guide. Auron is a short drive away and has another 130km of skiing, which is covered in the main lift pass.
There are a selection of mid-range, family-friendly restaurants, a couple of bars and Le Cuba Loca nightclub. For local fare, try The Marmotte or La Raclette. Isola 2000 also has a bowling alley, games room and a cinema. Paragliding, ice driving, sleigh rides, snowmobiling among other activities can also be organised.