Access to the Alpes-Maritimes ski resorts
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Access to the Alpes-Maritimes ski resorts

Access to the Alpes-Maritimes ski resorts is easy:
- less than 3½ hours from Paris!
- just 1½ hours (by car or by coach) from Nice!

By car

For the Cheiron resorts (Gréolières-les-Neiges, Audibergue, Andon-Caille): A8 motorway (exit Cannes) then direction 
Grasse, departure point.

For most of the Mercantour resorts (Auron, Valberg-Beuil, Isola 2000, La Colmiane-Valdeblore, Roubion and Val Pelens, as well as the Estenc and Le Boréon
cross-country skiing centres): A8 motorway (exit Digne/Grenoble) and D 6202, the road into the upper valleys (Var, Daluis, Cians, Tinée and Vésubie).

For the Turini-Camp d’Argent ski centre: A8 motorway (exit Nice-Est) and Paillon Valley.

For the Castérino cross-country skiing centre: A8 motorway to Ventimiglia (Italian border) and Roya Valley (direction Tende).

The roads in the hinterland of the Alpes-Maritimes are kept up year round and cleared of snow in winter.

By air

From the Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport, 2nd busiest airport in France, shuttle buses make access to the resorts is particularly easy.

By helicopter

Links to the resorts from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport are provided in around 25minutes.


By coach

Regular service
From the major coastal towns, many coach companies provide regular service to the main resorts.
For the Mercantour resorts, Santa Azur provides regular service from the coach station of Nice and the Airport.
Service to Valberg is provided by the Broch coach company.

Ski-Bus Lines
During the winter season when the resorts are open, take advantage of the Ski Bus (return ticket + ski pass) for the resorts of Auron, Isola 2000 and Valberg.


By train

The SNCF (national railway) connected the main cities in France and Europe to the stations in Antibes, Cannes and Nice. From Nice, there are two railways to the hinterland of the Alpes-Maritimes:

Nice/Digne via the Var Valley (on the picturesque “Train des Pignes” run by the Chemins de Fer de Provence).

Nice/Cuneo via the Bévéra and Roya Valleys (on the “Train des Merveilles”)

From January to March, take advantage of the Snow Train (Train des Neiges) to reach the Nordic skiing centre of Casterino.


By taxi

Taxi Thome (Isola)
Tel. 00 33 (0)4 93 02 44 91 ou +33 (0)6 08 46 32 39
Norbert Brissi (St-Etienne-de-Tinée)
Tel. 00 33 (0)6 64 51 13 36
Taxi Patrice (Valberg) – Tel. 00 33 (0)6 63 46 80 86
Pierre-Yves Ferrier (St-Etienne-de-Tinée)
Tel. 00 33 (0)4 93 02 41 60 or 00 33 (0)6 11 09 04 66

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