Southern French Alpes
Introducing a brand for three Alpine departments: Hautes-Alpes – Alpes de Haute-Provence – Alpes Maritimes. View the MAP SOUTHERN FRENCH ALPES and watch the video.
65 ski resorts (alpine and Nordic skiing). 15 Major ski areas such as Montgenèvre, Isola 2000, Serre Chevalier, Auron, Vars-Risoul, Praloup, Puy St Vincent, Val d’Allos, La Grave-La Meije, 33 ski village resorts, and 17 cross-country skiing areas.
Accessibility: 3 major airports: Marseille Provence Turin Nice
Altitudes from 1200 up to 3 550 m
2,500 km of downhill ski slopes, 1,200 km of cross-country ski trails, and over 700 ski lifts.
A wide range of snow & winter activities: snowshoeing, snowkiting, dog sledding, zip lining, ice climbing, rail sledding & more.
New for 23-24
For Risoul: a new residence: MMV Le Silvana, ski in – ski out, 85 apartments, spa, and swimming pool. Open 12/23/2023.
Contact: Isabelle NICOLAS / +33(0)6 95 15 51 97
Nice Côte d’Azur
Nice Côte d’Azur with its 51 towns and villages, draws from its geography and history a particular and shared identity between the coast, the hills, the valleys, and the mountains. Here, the mountains are very close to the sea and to the Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport, the first after Paris, located 15 minutes from the city center and connected to the tramway. Skiing down the slopes with a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean, going on a snowshoe trip in the morning, and paddle boarding in the afternoon, the dream becomes reality in the Nice Côte d’Azur region. The 7 ski and mountain resorts in Nice Côte d’Azur complement each other. Indeed, each is unique and offers its own way of experiencing the mountains (in a sportive, relaxing, discovery, or family way), there is something for everyone, for all tastes and all levels!
New for 23-24
From 28 September to 01 October 2023 – the second edition of Nice Côte d’Azur by UTMB: As the summer season draws to a close, discover the varied landscapes of the Nice Côte d’Azur metropolitan area over four distances. Whatever your level, set off to conquer the most beautiful panoramas between the sea and the mountains.
The arrival of the Tour de France 2024 in Nice in July 2024: for the first time in its history, the Tour de France will end in a place other than Paris. Indeed, the arrival of the race will be on the mythical Promenade des Anglais in Nice on 21 July. Stage number 20 (the day before the arrival of the Tour de France) will begin from Nice to Col de la Couillole via the Turini and Colmiane passes. By hosting the 2024 Tour de France Finish, the Nice Côte d’Azur metropolitan area continues to write its history with cycling and with hosting large-scale international sporting events. © Vue Generale NCA, Ville de Nice
Puy St Vincent ski resort
The resort’s longest ski run is 9.150m long and surrounded by all “Melèzes” trees and the high summit of the Ecrins National Park. 4102m and 3986m are the highest points! The village resort is on the border of the Ecrins high Mountains National Park 6. SAEM les Ecrins represents the ski lift company and manages all services in resort. Accommodation, skipass, slalom races, party places, airport transfers, excursions trips and guiding at client disposal (early check in or late departure in possibilities, priority check in and more). Special offers for groups Packages on 5, 6 or 7 nights starting on all inclusive offer/ per person and including skipass, accommodation offers in ** / *** Résidences, hotels and Chalets with more than 3500 beds available.
Resort information: 31 Ski slopes, 11 lifts, 1550-1350m inclines, 7 green slopes, 14 blue, 8 red, 2 black, 13500 beds, skating rink, slalom stadium, night skiing, snow park & Boardercross
Join us: www.puysaintvincent.com and watch our movies!
Contact: Bianchi pascal / +33 (0) 492235842
Hotel**** SNOW CHILL
Our establishment displays 4 stars and is ideally located in the Hautes-Alpes. The SNOW CHILL Hotel**** welcomes you for an unforgettable stay including relaxation, sport, and quality. Perched at an altitude of 1850m, within a circus north-facing slopes, with the combination of good quality snow and sun of the Mediterranean climate
In our hotel in Risoul, share your time between unique moments of relaxation (wellness centre), unforgettable tasting moments (bar & bistronomic restaurant) and above all enjoy an unrivaled ski experience in « La Foret Blanche » skiing area (185 km). Watch our video!
Auron – Isola 2000, Stations Nice Côte d’Azur
Winter & summer resorts, Auron & Isola 2000 are only 90km away from the French Riviera and Nice Côte d’Azur international airport. Close to the Mercantour National Park and the Italian boarder, it offers a special charming atmosphere in this typical region of the Southern French Alps.
The extraordinary sunshine enjoyed by Auron and Isola 2000 makes skiing in the mountains of the Cote d’Azur an unforgettable experience. Nice isn’t just the Promenade des Anglais and the Mediterranean Sea, it also has beautiful mountains which create an incredibly impressive view when viewed from the air, looking down from an aeroplane’s window. The skiresorts of Nice Côte d’Azur, (Auron and Isola 2000) , await, ready to share an exceptional experience between the sea and the mountains: sun and snow, great skiing and salty air! And NEW for 2023-24, a new residence 4* in Auron (ODALYS).
Orcières, is the strength and power of the great Alpine destinations with a touch of the exceptional sunshine and hospitality of the south (located around 2 hours from Marseille and Grenoble).
Perched at 1,850 m on the edge of the Ecrins National Park, the ski area reaches an altitude of 2,725 m, and provides breathtaking views of the most beautiful 3000-m peaks of the Ecrins. The 100 km of slopes make this one of the biggest ski areas in the Hautes-Alpes, with facilities that are adapted to all levels of ability. The great diversity of the landscape provides so many playgrounds for enjoying a wide range of outdoor activities. As a leading resort for families since 1962, this destination is ideal for a stress-free holiday and is also the perfect base camp for sporty visitors, those looking for a festive atmosphere and fans of outdoor activities.
New for 23-24 -The 1st open-air art gallery: ‘Large Format’ photography exhibition on skis!
The resort is organising its 1st photography exhibition on skis. It is an open-air photography trail featuring large format photographs from different photographers that will be on exhibit for one year. The photos will be displayed in different places in the Orcières ski area, as the 2 panoramic terraces at Py Marty and Les Sirènes (can be reached on skis). The exhibition showcases the artworks in this fantastic natural high alpine environment, providing an original way to travel around and really embrace your experience in the mountains.
Serre Chevalier is one of the biggest ski areas in Europe, with nearly 250 km of slopes offering varied skiing between the altitude and larch forests. 80 % of slopes are above 2000 meters of altitude, ensuring excellent snow conditions throughout the winter season.
Serre Chevalier ski resort extends for 15km along the valley including 3 charming villages and a town of Briançon. More than just a ski resort, the history of the place is fully expressed in Briançon, labelled as a town of art and history, and whose fortifications are classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. Located only 135 km from the Torino Caselle airport, regular shuttle services between Serre Chevalier and the airport will be available again from next winter.
New for 2023/24
Les Chalets du Grand Hôtel – opening Christmas 2023. The Ultimate experience, this new residence of 21 prestigious apartments, conceived and designed by the internationally renowned architect and urban planner Jean-Michel Wilmotte and interior design by Olivier Frémont, connects directly to the Grand Hôtel**** and benefits from all the advantages and services (restaurants, bar, spa, ski shop, etc…). Perfect location for this residence situated at about 50 meters from the lift.
Pontillas cable car – opening Christmas 2023. A brand new gondola will very soon replace the current Pontillas cable car in the Villeneuve area, arriving at an altitude of over 2000m. With a capacity of 10 seats and a throughput of 2800 p/h, the new Pontillas cable car will improve the access to Méa/Clot sector, its beginner’s area and the new BBQ area at an altitude of 2255m.
New BBQ area in Méa/Clot sector. A brand new picnic area is to be built in the Clot/Méa sector, close to the arrival point of the new Pontillas cable car. This will bring the total number of picnic areas with free access to planchas, picnic tables and deckchairs to four. Each of the picnic areas offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding peaks, so you can enjoy a tasty break to recharge your batteries, share convivial moments with friends or capture some majestic mountain scenery!