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€ 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€ and arrives just in time for lunch.
- 14:30 early return, takes 2h 15 and costs 1€.
- 17:00 Ski Express Bus returns, takes 2 hours and costs 4 or 5€.
There are three other daily Ski Buses from Nice going to La Colmiane (bus 730), Auron (bus 740), and Isola 2000 (bus 750). These last three can be caught either at the Vauban bus station or the train station.
For info in English on all the mountain resorts around Nice in, check out FrenchRiviera-Mountain.com… it’s a one-stop shop for info on all aspects of the various mountain villages.
- Back up to Main Bus Page: Everything you need to know about taking the Bus in Nice