Celebrated throughout the world for its Mediterranean coast and Provencal countryside, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is also a mountain paradise – and its winter delights are winning new aficionados every year. Those in the know will tell you that you can still ski in powder snow on Easter Monday here, not to mention the 300 days of sunshine a year!
It’s winter in the southern Alps
Major ski resorts
The Southern Alps top ski resorts offer vast ski domains ideal for downhill and cross-country skiers of all levels. Snowshoeing fans have their share of fun too. If you’re looking for a shot of adrenalin, you’ll find freestyle, surfing, skwal and acrobatics galore at the region’s snowparks. The major ski resorts also offer a tempting range of non-ski sports, wellness breaks and heritage tours…
Benefiting from a warm, family-style atmosphere, natural decor and handy shops, the Southern Alps village resorts now offer a whole range of activities in addition to skiing, while continuing to promise their traditional hospitality, architecture and easy-going quality of life.
A land of rich experiences
SOUTHERN ALPS SKI RESORTS: THE TOP 5 FOR FUN
When Winter brings the first snow, it’s a feeding frenzy for eager skiers and boarders to get to the most fun Southern Alps ski resorts. Young freestyle lovers or thrill-seekers, the snow awaits you at these winter sports resorts. Here are the Top 5 spots to let loose!
TIFANY ROUX, A SKI CHAMPION WITH A PASSION FOR THE ALPES DE HAUTE PROVENCE
Born in Digne-les-Bains in 1997, the professional skier Tifany Roux made her name on the toughest slopes. Several-times winner of the under-18 French Cup (Slalom, Giant Slalom and Downhill categories), she now is now reaching for the Olympic stars! Deeply attached to the Alpes de Haute Provence, she flies the flag of her home country wherever her skis take her.
SUPER DÉVOLUY - LA JOUE DU LOUP
Two resorts for two atmospheres in a vast ski area: in the winter, Le Dévoluy offers you the thrills of wide-open spaces and the excitement of magical evenings. This wild land, a kingdom for hiking, mountain biking and caving fans, Le Dévoluy is irresistible in the summer.
In the heart of the Parc National du Mercantour, this charming, authentic and friendly mountain resort is located at a 1700 m altitude. Only a 1 hr and 15 minute drive from Nice, it is the only certified "Famille Plus" resort in the area. Ideal for families, it offers age-based pricing, adapted facilities, and activities for every age.