Skiing in Isola 2000

Just 90km from Nice and located at the entrance of the Mercantour National park we find the resort of Isola 2000. Thanks to its altitude and despite its southern location (only 3km from the French/Italian border) the resort of Isola 2000 has an enviable snow record alongside lots of sunshine.

Ideal for a ski week although it is also popular for a short break as there are excellent flight options into Nice Airport allowing a 3 or 4 day break with only a relatively short transfer from the airport of Nice.

Isola 2000 is also a good option for the high season as the flights into Nice are not as high as some of the peak French alpine airports......do email us for a quote....

Skiing in Isola 2000

Isola 2000 is 17km from the picturesque mountain village of Isola village, and is a purpose built ski resort that was originally conceived by the English.

With 120km of pistes it's easy to see why the resort is a popular weekend attraction from the Riviera.  Pedestrians can take the Pélevos cable car and rise to 2,320m above sea level and enjoy a panoramic view of the resort. We're told that on a clear day you can see the sea (but as it was cloudy when we were there we can't confirm this!).

Skiing & Boarding in Isola 2000

The main part of the resort is one interlinked block with accommodation above and the shops and facilities below. This is where you will find the tourist office, ski shops, ski school, supermarkets, pharmacy, bowling alley, cinema, restaurants and bars.

At the entrance to resort there is a large car park which is free of charge and the Galerie Marchand has free WIFI (you can also access this from the public areas of the 2 hotels we feature). During the school holidays there resort offers night skiing a couple of times each week from pm to 10pm.

If you have a car and want to visit the area then you can head back down to the village of Isola 17 km down the mountain to see Saint Peter's church and bell tower, the village wash-houses, oven and grist mill. This is also where you will find the Aquavallée Fitness Centre (sauna, pool, jacuzzi, hammam, weight training). Other places worth a visit in the area are the chapel of St Anne and St Roch, Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée, Saint-Etienne's church and its famous organs; Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée, its tall old slate-roof houses and Roubion, clinging to the mountain, with its fountains, ramparts and castle ruins.

Staying in Isola 2000

Zenith offer a range of self catered chalets as well as hotels and apartments. Details of all the ski accommodations can be seen at the accommodation tab above.

Doing more in Isola 2000

There are plenty of activities for non skiers too - some ideas include:

  • Sledging
  • Ice rink
  • Skisoos
  • Boardercross
  • Bowling alley
  • Snow-shoeing

Getting here:

The nearest airport is Nice - there is a bus transfer that is great value but need to make sure it links with your flights....prefer a private transfer, do contact us for further details.

Should you prefer to drive, we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings.


Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions or;

- see the accommodation

- see other French ski resorts

Ski area

No of km skiing (full area): 120

Snow cannons: 210

No of lifts: 22

Mountain restaurants: 1

Green Runs:
Blue Runs: 21
Red runs:
Black Runs: 4
Altitude (min): 1840
Altitude (max): 2603

Ski Insurance

  • Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

    If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

What we like

  • Short transfer from Nice
  • Good for all levels of skier
  • Lots of sunshine
  • Good for short breaks
  • Good value for the family at half term!

Key info

  • Local currency €
  • Time difference: +1 hr on GMT
  • Getting here - fly, drive or the train

Doing more

What's available:

  • Sledging
  • Ice rink
  • Skisoos
  • Boardercross
  • Bowling alley
  • Snow-shoeing

  • Terrasses d'Isola

    £120- £391

    (£pp on std occ)

    147 APARTMENTS APARTMENTS FOR UP TO 10 PEOPLE SPA AREA WIFI 350M

    At the foot of the slopes and just 200m from the lifts, this residence in Isola has 138 apartments. The first building has 83 apartments across 9 levels and has the spa area and an underground car park, and the second has a further 64 apartments.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Les Terrasses d'azur

    £122- £302

    (£pp on std occ)

    WIFI 133 APARTMENTS FOR 4 - 8 PEOPLE UNDERGROUND PARKING SELF-CATERED

    Overlooking the resort and not far from the slopes the Terrasses D'Azur apartments are comfortably furnished and have fantastic views over the skiing and the valley.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Residence New Chastillon

    £272- £1057

    (£pp on std occ)

    73 APTS SPA AREA WIFI SKI TO DOOR

    The New Chastillon Residence Hotel in Isola 2000, fully renovated in 2013, is well located in the centre of the Isola resort, in front of the slopes and few meters away from the ski lift.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Hotel Le Pas du Loup

    £610- £1188

    (£pp on std occ)

    116 BEDROOMS UP TO 4 PEOPLE FREE WIFI WELLNESS FACILITIES

    The Pas du Loup Hotel Club is located in the centre of the Isola 2000 resort, in front of the slopes and a few metres from the ski lift.

    Connected to the shopping mall and to the main shops (such as ski rental, bike rental, cash desk for the ski pass, discotheque), the establishment is ideally located to enjoy your stay in Isola 2000.

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  • Les Chalets d'Isola

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    CHALETS FOR 7 - 10 SELF-CATERING PETS WELCOME OUTDOOR PARKING

    The Chalet d'Isola are ideally situated at the heart of the Mercantour Park area in the Alpes Maritimes.

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a self-catered basis and includes channel crossing as standard (prefer catered and/or airport transfers - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Chalets Diva

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    CHALETS FOR 6 - 12 SELF-CATERING PETS WELCOME OUTDOOR PARKING

    Ideally located in a quiet and relaxing area of the Isola-2000 resort Les Chalets de la Diva are just 100m from the fantastic skiing available in the area, as well as within easy walking distance of the shops, restaurants and bars in the centre of the resort. 

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a self-catered basis and includes channel crossing as standard (prefer catered and/or airport transfers - get in touch and we can quote)

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