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gréolières les neiges 1400-1800m

SKI WITH A VIEW OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

15-20 minute's drive from Le Foulon is a great little ski resort with 26kms of piste, lots of off-piste tree skiing and a simply breathtaking view of the Mediterranean from the top. Weekends, especially during the French half term, can get very crowded, but during the week there is hardly anyone there - it's like having your own private ski resort. You soon get to know the lift operators, the sun shines on you all day and a great lunch can be had for under €15.

Opened in 1963 a major draw is the stunning 360 degree panorama. Not only do you get a fabulous view of the Hautes Alpes to the north, Italy to the East and the Mediterranean to the south, but on a haze free day you can even spy Corsica glinting on the horizon. It's pretty special.

It is unpretentious, good value and the scenery is spectacular. With great nursery slopes but consisting mainly of intermediate piste it nonetheless has two very serious black runs that will test your skills to the limit. Does this all sound too good to be true? Well the down side is a short season (Jan-March). February is by far the best bet for good snow and all season long they have modern snow cannons keeping the nursery slopes and one main run down in good condition. So it's a great place to learn and perfect for the kids. The ski school is friendly and offers some English speaking tuition.

Gréolières les Neiges - view from the top down to Nice and beyond.

Sign up to our mailing list on the left and we'll keep you abreast of the conditions and alert you when there's fresh powder - then all you have to do is jump on a cheap Winter flight and be on the slopes that same day - you can even see the top of the mountain as you step off the plane at Nice Airport.

Click here for the Gréolières Les Neiges Piste Map

Click here for the latest snow report & more information on the resort

What a ski break at Le Foulon and Gréolières les Neiges uniquely offers though is all the other reasons to holiday here in the Winter. So if you're not a 100 percent committed skier, or perhaps your partner only comes along for the sunshine and a good lunch, then the villages of Provence, the proximity of the Cote d'Azur and the cultural wealth of this corner of Provence is far more stimulating than a simple ski resort.

l'audibergue - la moulière 1400-1650m

MORE SKIING WITH A VIEW OF THE MEDITERRANEAN!

Twenty-five minute's scenic drive from Le Foulon is another ski-resort. It's even further south than Gréolières Les Neiges, and as such is the most southerly resort in all the Alps. It's also another star, and the view from the top looks straight down to the bay of Cannes. It's not only unheard of among British skiers, but by a lot of the locals down on the coast too! The same rules apply - holiday weekends are crammed, all other times it's quiet as you like.
There's only one old two man chair, with the rest of the mountain served by pomma lifts. The piste is mainly wide and open - a great place to practise technique, marvel at the view and contemplate a lunch at Christianas. This log-cabin restaurant at the foot of the slopes does a 3 course menu that will either finish you off for the day or make you determined to burn off all the calories in the afternoon.

Click here for the L'Audibergue Piste Map

Click here for the latest snow report & more information on the resort

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Gréolières les Neiges - among those trees are two very serious black runs.
the sunny meditation room
A great little ski resort
the sunny meditation room
Gréolières les Neiges - Mia testing the deck chairs
the sunny meditation room
Gréolières les Neiges - a great place to learn to board or ski
the sunny meditation room
Gréolières les Neiges - modern snow cannons keeping the piste in good condition
the sunny meditation room
Gréolières les Neiges - - view north to the Mercantour National Park and the border with Italy
the sunny meditation room
Gréolières les Neiges - the valley of the wolf and the Gorges du Loup - Le Foulon is situated just above the skier's head - who has just snow shoed up the off-piste south facing slope of the Cheiron
the sunny meditation room
Gréolières les Neiges - the view west to the bay of Cannes and St Tropez beyond
 
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