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“Easy and cheap access from Nice Airport”
Review of Isola 2000

Isola 2000
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Isola
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Owner description: Ski area
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Access to Isola 2000 is easy from Nice with 2 buses a day and costing just €5 each way. We had very good skiing in late March. Lifts are a mixture of gondalas, chairlifts and some very long draglifts. One or two Red/Black runs are often left ungroomed to provide additional challenges for good skiers which widens the appeal. Nearby Auron, however, is a superior resort, not least due to the better free wi-fi connection throughout the village. While there is free wi-fi in Isola 2000, it is patchy and unreliable.

2  Thank Mary N
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

I bought an apartment in La Valette here 38 years ago. My daughters were 4 and 6 years old. One is now a ski instructor! We had years of fantastic holidays with friends and their young children. I have skid in aprox 40 resorts all over the world and for young children, beginners and intermediates this is the best I have found. But not for luxury and clubbing. A glass of red wine cost me 2 euros today on my visit to see French friends who have lived here since we began coming.next year at 72 they give free ski pass, think I will start coming every year again. The safest and best place ever for children.

2  Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Great for beginners and those supervising as the resort is built around the nursery slopes. Because there are many blue and green runs, novice skiers soon gain access to the stunning scenery around the resort. We would consider ourselves "respectably" competent skiers and had thoroughly explored all runs enjoying the Italian border point and the distant view of the Mediterranean and some very perfect ski conditions during our stay.

Travel to Isola 2000:
Arrived Nice and used an amazing transfer by bus to Isola at 5 euro each. Book ahead and check the timetables on line for the 100% Snow / 750 Isola 2000 route. However we bought tickets upon arrival as pre-booking afternoon trips on line was not possible (worth considering when booking your flight as taxi is a high cost option).

4  Thank Jerry P
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

An hour and a half from Nice airport - provided you don't get stuck and have to back track to buy snow chains. Only one day of the entire week the roads were snowed up and we were on our way there. Friendly and helpful locals in "Tabac" in Isola got us kitted out with correct size of chains and explanation of how to fit - have to wait til back up the hill and on snow before fitting. Great experience in the dark and freezing conditions!!
Once there snow conditions great, excellently groomed pistes, wide and quiet slopes. French holidays are mid Feb to mid March so it was delightfully quiet.
Shops and restaurants are located inside the mall but many restaurants have outside areas if you're up to braving the cold. Only inside areas at night - thank goodness. Good supermarket with plenty choice if you want to self cater but 4 good restaurants fairly priced and good food if you prefer. Recommend La Loona, La Bouissonniere & La Raclette. La Marmotte had good but fatty meat and stuck us at a table in line of the door with chilly drafts.

2  Thank Lachlan75
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

I have skied numerous times in Isola 2000 since 1990. One of it's main attractions is the proximity to Nice - an hour and a half by car, 2 hours by the excellent Santa Azur bus service (which goes from Nice central, via the airport several times a day - Google "Lignes d'Azur - 100% Neige skibus or ligne 750). The fare is just 1 euro or 4 euros each way fir the bookable bus. The resort can be skied by any competent skier in a weekend, or even a day, BUT the runs are varied enough to make it relatively interesting. It is spread over three separate areas, all conveniently linking up. It is excellent for beginners and nervous intermediates, with a massive long blue and green piste running the entire length of the resort. There are three blacks which are mildly challenging insofar as they have a few narrow steep sections with large bumps (bosses/moguls) and some lovely off piste possibilities after a snowfall through trees. Very friendly for a French resort and not as expensive as the main Alps. 2 supermarkets (Sherpa) one has a butcher. Would recommend for a long weekend - fly out with EasyJ or BA (cheap deals in the winter as this is ordinarily a summer destination) and catch the bus.

3  Thank kimski44
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