Established in 1927 the French ski resort Valberg lies at 1700 metres altitude in the Alpes Maritimes region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2010m the area is not snow sure. Over 350 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 45km of trails, which equates to around 50 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Valberg is Nice at a distance of 86km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Just an 80 minute drive from Nice, Valberg has a reputation for sunshine and a Mediterranean feel to it's restaurants and the village itself.
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View our detailed Valberg snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Valberg snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€154 - €154|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Valberg trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||3.5km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Valberg area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Valberg ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 700m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 21% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 30% intermediate, 50% advanced slopes and 20% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 1.5km Les Chamois run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Valberg after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
The French resort is also known as and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Valberg slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Valberg has slopes facing NW.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Valberg ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Ecole du ski Français and has 75 teachers teaching in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? http://www.valberg.com 25120
Valberg for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Valberg for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Valberg for expert skiers gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Valberg for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Valberg snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Valberg: 30km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 30km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 12km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 1km
Valberg snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 1km Paragliding schools: 0
Valberg non skiing facilities also include Archery, Climbing, Pot Holing, Mountain Biking.