Nice Ski Bus

Spend a day in the snow with the bargain-priced ‘100% Neige‘ Nice SkiBus:  a 2-hour ride takes you from beach to the Valberg ski resort.   It’s an easy day-trip with the feel of a mini-vacation!

Skiers have their choice of 23 lifts and miles and miles of ski slopes, while 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, get a little sledding in, 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 6€ or 12€ round trip, and you must reserve and pay online, plus print out your ticket.

Timing:  Bus 770 to Valberg leaves from the train station (tram stop Gare Thiers), then stops by Parc Phoenix (tram stop Parc Phoenix) for a second pick up spot, before hitting the highway.  Check the current schedule and reserve here, but in general, the buses go from:

  • 7:15am departure Ski Express Bus, takes 2 hours, arrive at the slopes at 9:15am
  • 5pm Ski Express Bus returns, takes 2 hours, back in Nice around 7pm

Lift map at the Valberg ski resortOnce up at the Valberg ski resort, lift passes go from 34€ for adults, 29€ for students, and seniors over 60, and 26€ for children under 12; giving you access to 23 chair lifts and 90 kilometers of ski runs.

If you have access to a car you can get to all 4 main ski resorts and several smaller ones, all within a 2 hour-ish drive from Nice (see below), not to mention Limone just across the border in Italy

Ski resort map for the Alpes Maritimes

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