Nice Ski Bus 2024

Spend a day in the snow with the bargain-priced 100% Neige‘ Nice SkiBus:  a 2-hour ride from seaside to ski slopes for just 14€ round trip.

Skiers have their choice of miles and miles of well-maintained ski slopes, while non-skiers can play in the snow, warm up with some grog, explore the alpine ambience,  savor a lunch of raclette or fondue, get a little sledding in, and sip hot spiced wine in a warm chalet before napping on the ride back.   Here are the 2023 rankings of the best ski resorts near Nice (as rated by local skiers) and why, plus the least expensive ski resort in all of Europe, just and hour from Nice!

All Ski Express buses leave early and come back late; the cost is just 14€ round trip but tickets are online-only, so you’ll have to sign up for a Lignes d’Azur account (in English), then reserve your seat and pay for the ticket online by at least noon the day before.  To find the page to reserve/buy your ticket, click the Practical Information tab, scroll down and click on Getting to the Mountains, then Ski Resorts.

The Ski Express buses leave from the Vaubaun bus station. The easiest way is to just take tram line 1 to the Vauban stop then cross the shopping area and go through the tunnel under the train tracks to get to all the buses.

Here are the 2023/2024 schedules (in French) but you can also just pop by the Nice tourist office to confirm details and dates.

Here are the ski resort websites (in English) for Auron and Isola 2000 and La Colmiane with all the current details for lifts ticket prices, ski rentals, slopes, amenities, and more.

There is also a less-publicized mountain bus, the regional Zou bus, with a different bus stop, different pricing, and different way to get your ticket.

This one leaves daily from the Nice Train Station (tram stop Gare Thiers) going to the Valberg ski resort, and this one only costs 2.50€ for a one way ticket, which you buy from the driver when you board.  Or better yet, buy your 2.50€ Ticket Azur ahead of time from the machine at any tram stop, and the bonus is that this ticket also gives you one free tram/bus ride on your way to the catch the bus at the train station.  (By the way, this ticket only works outbound; on the way back the only way is to buy the ticket from the driver as you board.)

Ski resort map for the Alpes Maritimes

Who ever thought it could be so easy to go from sea side to shushing?

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