What are the best ski resorts near Nice?

What are the best ski resorts near Nice?

Enjoy a complete experience during your stay in Nice. Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Lakmi is ideally situated to take part in the famous Nice Carnival, visit renowned museums and discover iconic sites. However, there's more to explore! Throughout the winter, adventure enthusiasts can conveniently reach ski resorts from Nice.

Fancy a day in the mountains? It's entirely feasible! Enjoy a moment in the heights and return to the seaside in the evening. Find out how to get to the ski resorts, and explore our selection of the best ski resorts near Nice for a memorable winter getaway.


How can I access the ski resorts from Nice?

A day on the slopes during your stay in Nice is an excellent idea! It presents a fantastic opportunity for families seeking to explore the Côte d'Azur while indulging in winter sports and taking advantage of the favorable rates at Nice hotels during the colder months.

If you have access to a car during your stay, you can reach the magnificent Alpes-Maritimes ski resorts within a mere 1 hour and 30 minutes from the coastline.

Alternatively, a convenient option is to utilize the 100% Neige bus service, designed specifically to provide easy access to various winter sports resorts around Nice. This service offers highly reasonable fares, allowing for ticket purchases either through advance reservations or directly on-site.

I Love Nice sign on the ski slopes in Auron
I Love Nice on the ski slopes of Auron - Credits Les Stations Nice Côte d'Azur

Our handpicked selection of top-notch ski resorts near Nice

Nestled amidst the harmonious interplay of sun and snow, the Nice Côte d'Azur metropolitan area invites you to discover a preserved natural environment, usually covered in snow from December to April!

  • Valberg – « The best of the Southern Alps »

At an altitude of 1700 meters, Valberg boasts 90km of slopes. Accessible to all levels, this resort invites you to enjoy a ski area adapted to everyone, offering a diversity of fun facilities for all ages. In addition to skiing, Valberg offers a multitude of activities such as SnowPark, big air bag, snowmobiling, quad biking and snowshoeing, guaranteeing moments of shared pleasure.
Valberg day pass price: €37 for adults / €18.5 for children aged 5 to 15.Prix du forfait journée à Valberg : 37€ pour les adultes / 18.5€ pour les enfants entre 5 et 15 ans.

  • Auron – The family ski resort

Situated at an altitude of 1600 meters, Auron boasts the largest ski area in the Alpes-Maritimes, encompassing 135 km of ski runs. Perfect for enthusiasts of hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, this resort embodies a family-centric atmosphere. Alongside the joys of the slopes, Auron offers an abundance of activities to keep you entertained and relaxed.
Auron day pass price: €40 for adults / €33.6 for young individuals aged 18 to 25 / €30.7 for children aged 5 to 11.

Isola 2000 is renowned for its variety of skiing, with 42 slopes covering 120 km. Beyond skiing, the resort presents an array of off-piste activities such as snowshoeing, hiking, and dog sledding. For enthusiasts of adrenaline-pumping adventures, Isola 2000 offers a distinctive experience with an elevated walkway at the summit of Sistron, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the Mercantour landscape and the shores of Nice.
Isola 2000 day pass price: €40 for adults / €33.6 for young individuals aged 18 to 25 / €30.7 for children aged 5 to 11.


Make the most of your time in Nice by exploring the conveniently accessible ski resorts nearby, including Valberg, Auron, and Isola 2000, for a truly memorable day on the slopes. These destinations promise an exceptional winter adventure just a short distance from the sun-soaked beaches of the Côte d'Azur. Back in Nice, enjoy the local specialities and breathtaking panoramas to complete this unique getaway between snow-capped mountains and Mediterranean charm.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) : 

  • Which bus should I take from Nice to go skiing?
    The ligne d'azur's 100% Neige bus service facilitates access to ski resorts near Nice: take the 100% Neige N92 to Isola 2000, the 100% Neige N91 to Auron, and the ZOU! network's regional line 670 to Valberg*. *Information as of 2024.​

  • How much does the bus cost to reach the ski resort from Nice?
    The 100% Neige bus from ligne d'azur offers highly affordable fares, departing from Nice Vauban: €10 for a one-way journey / €14 for a round trip / includes 1 piece of luggage + skis*. *Prices as of 2024.

  • Where can I rent skis in Nice?
    For convenience and cost-effectiveness, consider renting skis directly in Nice before your departure from specialized stores like Locaventure or Sport'ev.
  • How long does it take to travel from Nice to ski resort?
    Plan for approximately 1 to 2 hours, depending on the chosen resort. For Auron, Valberg, or Isola 2000, allocate roughly 1.5 hours driving time from Nice.

  • Which ski resort is closest to Nice?
    The Turini Camp d'Argent ski resort is just an hour away from Nice on the Côte d'Azur. However, it's a relatively small resort with only a 3km ski area divided into 4 runs.
  • What's the most budget-friendly ski resort near Nice?
    Roubion-Les-Buisses, located approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes' drive from Nice, offers economical ski passes priced at €18 per day online and €20 on-site.