2 weeks before the opening of the Mercantour ski resorts, the snow has finally fallen! What a joy for the fans of skiing and powder!
The most beautiful resorts are only 1 hour away from Nice, open at the beginning on weekends, and then every day when the snow is heavier, they are to be discovered and have each their charm and their assets, a weekend, or even a day.
But for longer stays, it is important to choose the right resort; for this, you must ask yourself the right questions:
- Determine the nature of the vacation: alone, with friends or family.
- Then according to the first criterion, look for the desired atmosphere.
- Establish the vacation budget, it is crucial depending on the destination.
- Then take into account the period in which you leave; very important also to check the snow cover of the tracks.
- Don't forget to choose the station also according to the means of transportation.
- Finally, take into account your level of skiing in your choice, so that you can make the most of your snow vacations.
The most authentic : Valberg
Valberg has become over the years the favorite resort of the locals: very elegant with the pedestrian zone in the center of town and shuttles and electric cars in car-sharing to move everywhere. For skiing, there are 56 slopes over 90 km to satisfy ski enthusiasts. There are also marked snowshoe trails, snow golf, a heated swimming pool and many other facilities that both young and old will love. Not to mention the "Family Plus" label, which guarantees a warm welcome and facilities adapted for the youngest. Opening on 14/12/2019
One address: Chalet Utopia, Tel : +33 660 10 40 69
If you want to organize a luxury vacation with family or friends with 5 star comfort, this chalet is for you: 385 square meters, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, up to 14 people can stay in this very chic chalet at the foot of the slopes. An indoor sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi.
The most traditional : Auron
Auron is the favorite resort for good skiers: 135 km of slopes for 42 runs, the majority of which are for experienced skiers, latest generation lifts, hands-free pass, everything is organized to optimize skiing. Snowboarding with free access snowpark, but also welcome the youngest with lessons and ski school. Opening on 30/11/2019
One address: Le Chalet d'Auron, Tel : +33 493 23 00 21
Hotel full of charm and very well located (only 400 m from the center), which has all the facilities for your stay to provide absolute relaxation: sauna, steam room, heated pool, and traditional cuisine.
The closest to Nice : La Colmiane
1 hour from Nice, La Colmiane offers a 30 km ski area with 20 runs. For the little ones "Les Ptits Loups" from 3 years old. In addition to the ski area, this resort has a giant zip line, the largest in France, to fly over the entire area. La Colmiane is a small family resort full of charm. Opening on 30/11/2019
One address: Green Ecolodge Hotel, Tel : +33 493 03 00 00
For those who want to live in an environmentally friendly way, this hotel will appeal to you! Both at the foot of the chairlift and surrounded by wild vegetation, the Green uses renewable energy, and is decorated with furniture carved from tree trunks. For meals, a gourmet restaurant with local organic products. An absolute change of scenery!
The most modern : Isola 2000
At 90 km from Nice, Isola is the most pragmatic resort for you to be here only to spend energy to your favorite activity: skiing. Everything is nearby, the shopping mall, at the foot of the slopes allows you a pleasant and easy shopping. The ski area, one of the most beautiful, includes 45 slopes and 20 lifts. Isola is the Grand Ski destination thanks to its altitude and its snow coverage.
Good to know: the handiski in Isola will allow people with reduced mobility to enjoy the joys of skiing thanks to specialized instructors and special chairs including 2 "tandem skis". Opening on 30/11/2019
One address: Chalet Marano, Tel : +33 493 23 15 15
This small and chic 4 star hotel has 25 rooms and suites delicately decorated with a panoramic view to the south on the nature. The blue slope "Chalet Marano" will take you to the resort in 5 minutes. To relax after skiing, the Eskimo Spa with treatments based on mountain plants. A treat!
The closest to the coast : Gréolières les Neiges
45mn from Grasse, this charming little resort has 30km of skiable slopes and 30km of cross-country ski trails. Magnificent old village, at the top of the Cheiron, breathtaking view on the French Riviera and the Italian Riviera. Kindergarten, ski Club de la Colmiane and ESF Club.
Good to know: for the 2019-2020 ski season, Gréolières will be the first resort in France to benefit from the concept of "communication for solidarity" by joining forces with the Val d'Allos ski resort. This concept aims to support small resorts like Gréolières that are often limited by their budget so that they can survive. For more information: http://www.stations-greolieres-audibergue.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/CONTENU-WEB-pour-site-web-Gréolières-les-Neiges.pdf. Opening on 21/12/2019
One address: Cottage rental on https://www.chalet-montagne.com/locations-vacances-montagne/alpes-du-sud/alpes-maritimes/locations-greolieres-les-neiges. Do not hesitate to rent a beautiful chalet to the inhabitants of Greolieres, you will find accommodations full of charm.
Have a good slide!