For the Cheiron resorts (Gréolières-les-Neiges, Audibergue, Andon-Caille): A8 motorway (exit Cannes) then direction
The roads in the hinterland of the Alpes-Maritimes are kept up year round and cleared of snow in winter.
Grasse, departure point.
For most of the Mercantour resorts (Auron, Valberg-Beuil, Isola 2000, La Colmiane-Valdeblore, Roubion and Val Pelens, as well as the Estenc and Le Boréon
cross-country skiing centres): A8 motorway (exit Digne/Grenoble) and D 6202, the road into the upper valleys (Var, Daluis, Cians, Tinée and Vésubie).
For the Turini-Camp d’Argent ski centre: A8 motorway (exit Nice-Est) and Paillon Valley.
For the Castérino cross-country skiing centre: A8 motorway to Ventimiglia (Italian border) and Roya Valley (direction Tende).
From the Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport, 2nd busiest airport in France, shuttle buses make access to the resorts is particularly easy.
Links to the resorts from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport are provided in around 25minutes.
From the major coastal towns, many coach companies provide regular service to the main resorts.
For the Mercantour resorts, Santa Azur provides regular service from the coach station of Nice and the Airport.
Service to Valberg is provided by the Broch coach company.
During the winter season when the resorts are open, take advantage of the Ski Bus (return ticket + ski pass) for the resorts of Auron, Isola 2000 and Valberg.
The SNCF (national railway) connected the main cities in France and Europe to the stations in Antibes, Cannes and Nice. From Nice, there are two railways to the hinterland of the Alpes-Maritimes:
Nice/Digne via the Var Valley (on the picturesque “Train des Pignes” run by the Chemins de Fer de Provence).
Nice/Cuneo via the Bévéra and Roya Valleys (on the “Train des Merveilles”)
From January to March, take advantage of the Snow Train (Train des Neiges) to reach the Nordic skiing centre of Casterino.