Nice Ski Bus

Spend a day in the snow with the bargain-priced Nice SkiBus:  a 2-hour ride takes you from beach to ski resort.   It’s an easy day-trip with the feel of a mini-vacation!

 

 

Non-skiers can play in the snow, hike the snow trail (a multimedia GPS guide is available at the tourist office), warm up with some grog, explore Valberg’s alpine ambience,  savor a lunch of raclette or fondue, and sip hot spiced wine in a warm chalet before napping on the ride back.

Cost:  The special Ski Express Bus leaves early and comes back late; it’s costs 4€ if you reserve and pay online, and 5€ if you just show up.   There are also regular city buses for 1.50€ that do the same route with a few more stops (and really take just a little longer), but if you want to hit the slopes first thing, you’ll want to take the earlier express bus for 4€.

Timing:  Here is the schedule for bus 770 to Valberg, leaving from the train station.

  • 7:15 departure Ski Express Bus, takes 2 hours, cost is 4 or 5€
  • 10:30 second departure , takes 2h15, costs 1.50€ and arrives just in time for lunch.
  • 14:30  early return, takes 2h15 and costs 1.50€.
  • 17:00 Ski Express Bus returns, takes 2 hours and costs 4 or 5€.

For info on all the mountain resorts around Nice, plus lift ticket prices, accommodation and deals, check out FrenchRiviera-Mountain.com… it’s a one-stop shop in English for info on all aspects of the various mountain villages.

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