Isola 2000 France is one of the smallest ski resorts in France, located in the heart of the Alps in the south of France. This resort was created around 30 years back, and has quickly established itself as one of the most pleasing of the French resorts. Moreover, the geographical location, a true Mediterranean sun and exceptional snowfalls benefits the resort. The resort is less than 100km from Nice and on the Italian border, and is the nearest ski resort to the French Riviera, where one can enjoy loads of sunshine and lots of snow during a vacation here.
Skiing in Isola 2000 France is the key attraction, and with one of the best snow records in France, due to its’ altitude, and the warm Mediterranean climate, spectacular views and laid-back Italian atmosphere provide visitors with an amazing environment to ski in. Not only popular with the skiers but also a very popular choice for families for weekend breaks because of the modern design and convenience of the resort. The ski area consists of over 120kms of pistes, which extend from 1800 to 2610m guaranteeing, by its altitude and its situation, plenty of snow and sun. The resort is at 2000m and has direct access to 120km of downhill skiing, with 47 individual pistes, served by 24 ski lifts. With pistes above 2500 meters, skiing and snowboarding is guaranteed throughout the season.
A drive from Nice to Isola 2000 is an amazing experience, which takes one through the steep river gorges of the Maritime Alps and takes just one and a half hours. With number of useful diversions, the Verdon and Cians gorges are at hand, as are spectacular fortress towns such as Entrevaux the drive is just great. The ski terrain is varied and is especially good for beginners and intermediates with a respectable 120km of piste and some challenging wooded off-piste runs for snowboarders and advanced skiers after new snow. As Isola 2000 is located so close to the sea and above 1800m, it gets the impact of the snowfall from storm systems moving into the Western Med and can often have very different conditions to the rest of the Alps. With the start of the season, it gets more snow-sure than higher resorts further north but being so close to Nice results in busy weekends and holidays.