Isola 2000 - Ski Area Guide

Isola 2000, France

Ski Resort in French Alps - 120km of Piste (1,840m to 2,610m)

Isola claims to have a good snow and sunshine record but if so they're not helped by a depressingly ugly concrete shopping mall/accommodation block as its centre piece. The resort has built more pleasant developments in recent years and endeavoured to improve the original building, linking it all together with a funicular lift.

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Intermediate Skiers

Isola 2000 Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Isola 2000
 4 Black Pistes (14km)
 9 Red Pistes (33km)
21Blue Pistes (59km)
 7 Green Pistes (14km)
120kmDownhill Pistes
3kmCross Country Pistes
24Ski Lifts

Isola 2000 Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Isola 2000
770mMax Vertical
2610mHighest Lift
2000mResort Altitude (Isola 2000)
1840mLowest Piste

Isola 2000

The French Ski Resort of Isola 2000 has direct access to 120km of downhill skiing, with 47 individual pistes, served by 24 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

There are two Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Isola 2000 are perfectly feasible. Nice Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Isola 2000

The convenient ski area fans out above the resort to the south and west right up to the Italian borderline.

Beginners benefit from an excellent gentle plateau that stretches for almost five kilometres (three miles) alongside the main resort complex. Both sunshine and snowfall are guaranteed by the resort, which has held the French snowfall record on several occasions. Due to the high altitude, most of the terrain is above the treeline and on sunny slopes.

The main route up is via the gondola to Tete de Pelevos directly above the resort. This naturally tends to be the busiest. Some of the toughest runs including black pistes in the Mene and St Sauveur areas are usually quieter. Some of the best intermediate skiing in the Genisserie sector is accessed by one of two high speed quads at the resort.

For the most advanced skiers and boarders, of-piste skiing is offered from February by the ski school. Although heli-skiing isn't possible in France, the proximity to Italy means it is also possible to heliski, accessings slopes with at least 1400m verticals, over there with the ski school and its guide-instructors right through into May when conditions are good.

Twice a week, during the French school holidays night skiing is organised on the Belvédère slope, free of charge.

Snowboarding in Isola 2000

Isola has a popular snow park, boarder cross and half-pipe. Snowboard shows, live concerts, barbecues and parties are organised here throughout the season. Freestyle and Alpine training sessions are available.

Isola has a special place in French snowboarding as the country's first snowboard club, the Back to Back Club, was established here. Affiliated to the AFS (French Snowboard Association), officially recognized by the ministry of Youth and Sports, the Back to Back Club offers a special Snowboard Passport which gives both slope insurance and preferential rates for lift tickets.

The Clubhouse contains chill out area, a maintenance workshop, the loan of ARVA devices for off-piste safety, videos broadcasting, a picture library and a library as well as a free Internet access. The Club also has a testing centre for equipment in partnership with the snowboard industry.

Isola 2000 Aprés Ski

Most of the resort's bars and cafes are located in the now rather gloomy and tatty indoor arcade. There is however a good selection with more than a dozen bar-eateries inside and another dozen or so dotted around in adjacent buildings.

For boarders the Back to Back Club has its own substantial centre, located under the medical centre, with sports room, table tennis table, table football, internet access, library and video games.

The two night clubs are La Tanière and Cuba Loca.

Isola 2000 in brief

Isola 2000 Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Ok for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.

Isola 2000 Season Dates

 Isola 2000 is reported Closed, but was expected to open : December 5, 2015.

 Closed : April 17, 2016.

Usual opening - Early Dec.

Usual closing - Late April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Isola 2000.

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Isola 2000 Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Isola 2000 is able to augment natural snow, on 6km of ski runs, with 403 Snow Cannons.

Isola 2000 Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 24 Ski Lifts of Isola 2000 are able to uplift 20,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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