Isola 2000 is located just 90 minutes from Nice airport in the Alpes Maritimes, and only 10 minutes from the French – Italian border at the Col de la Lombarde.
The resort was built in the 1970s and much of the original architecture remains; the main building houses the ‘Galerie Marchande’ where you can find almost all the shops and services conveniently located under one roof. Situated above the original resort buildings is the Hameau with a mix of chalets and apartment buildings and a link down to the main resort via the Funicular. The resort is located in the lovely Chastillon valley, with the impressive Tete Merciere at the head of the valley. It is a 30 minute drive to the nearest village of Isola, and a little further to the neighbouring ski resort of Auron.
As for skiing and snowboarding, there’s plenty for all the family whatever level you are. For the beginners there’s the Front de Neige which hosts the magic carpet lift for the little ones and a beginner Poma lift. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders will find plenty of gentle blues and greens with lovely views. Whilst the intermediate / advanced skiers can take advantage of the red and black runs along with the Snow Park. Our favourite runs include taking the chairlift to the top of Sistron and on a clear day of catching a glimpse of the Mediterranean sea. Its also great to take the Lombarde chairlift up to the Col de la Lombarde where you can ski along the French-Italian border and look into Italy towards the Santuario Sant’Anna – a monastery nestled high up in the valley.
We’ve put together a bit of information about things you might like to know before you visit Isola 2000. We have details of some of our favourite restaurants, essential shops, where to get ski passes and most importantly how to get to Isola 2000.