Ski Resorts near Nice Airport
Access ski resorts near Nice airport in the morning, the Riviera in the afternoon! Fly into Nice airport and you have the best of both worlds. There are some good ski resorts close by and then of course the Med and sunny beaches are just 30 minutes from the airport.
Probably not your first thought, but ski resorts near Nice airport, whilst a little limited, start from just about an hours drive. Sun or skiing and snowboarding holidays - how great is that! So for ski resorts near Nice Airport check our lists below. Resorts include Auron and Isola 2000. If you want to find out more about the resorts check out our in depth resort guide.
Resorts by Distance
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- Isola 2000
(87 km - 1 h 37 mins)
(88 km - 1 h 35 mins)
(165 km - 2 h 59 mins)
(241 km - 2 h 50 mins)
- Prato Nevoso
(245 km - 2 h 56 mins)
Nice is located on the French Riviera in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. It is famous for its beautiful beaches and seaside promenade. But is there more to Nice than just the sea and sun?
What's in Nice?
Well the beaches are amazing, with the best ones to be found in Antibes and Juan les Pins. Antibes itself, found west of Nice, is a quiet place with Europes largest yacht harbour and if art is your thing it also has the Picasso museum. The museum is in a beautiful 14th century building and houses some of Picassos best work.For art lovers you may also want to visit the Palais Massena which houses some good impressionist paintings.
A sort bus ride away is also the principality of Monaco where, if gambling is your bag, you can visit the famous Grand Casino. In Nice itself there is good shopping, nice restaurants and some very good seaside dining. For night birds amongst you Nice also has a number of lively bars and clubs.
Accessing the Alps
When you have tired of the sun and beaches and yearn to get on your skis just how easy is it?
Nice Cote d'Azur is located 5.9km southwest of the city of Nice. It is Frances third busiest airport, after Charles de Gaulle and Orly, both in Paris.
You can fly into Nice from airports around the UK including Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton, London, Bristol, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Belfast and Aberdeen. British Airways operates the longest established links between London and Nice. Low cost airlines however now also fly into Nice including easyJet, bmibaby,Flybe and Jet2.com.
Nice airport is the closest airport to the southern alps. Listed above are the transfer times by road. You can be in Isola 2000 and Auron within about 1.5 hours. Car hire is fairly straightforward at the airport or you can use many of the private ski resort transfer companies.
Nice airport is connected by road to the city of Nice from where you can take a train to ski resorts in the region and the Portes du Soleil ski area. You will need to change however so if its public transport you want to use you may want to look at the buses.
There is a skibus that goes from the centre of Nice to Isola 2000 and one that also leaves from the train station. Transfer by bus to Isola 2000 takes about 2 hours so is a better choice than the train.