Skiing in the sun Isola 2000
Skiing is fantastic and there is nothing like a ski holiday for a unique combination of physical excursion and mental unwinding. The only downside sometimes is the weather as it’s not quite the same when you are wrapped up with goggles on trying to work your way down the mountain in heavy snow compared to skiing in glorious sunshine
For me a substantial part of the satisfaction on a good skiing holiday comes from being able to enjoy the views from the top of the mountains and to sit and relax every now and again, soaking up the sun under a clear blue sky. That is where Isola 2000 comes into its own.
When you go to Isola 2000 you are almost guaranteed to get plenty of sunny days as it is so far south that the climate benefits from the Mediterranean effect whilst retaining excellent snow conditions.
As the name suggest Isola 2000 is a high resort, so the snow is generally reliable and like so many places these days it has plenty of snow cannons just in case. The season often starts fairly early and I have frequently enjoyed going before Christmas when the snow is fresh and you have the slopes practically to yourself.
The accommodation is mainly apartments but there is now quite a sizable chalet area from where you can ski more or less directly onto the main beginner’s slopes and back again. We have a number of ski chalets in Isola 2000 sleeping up to 12 people, with prices ranging from around �500 up to �3150 per week.
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The skiing is ideal for families as the runs are wide and well groomed, there is an excellent snow park and the lift system comprehensive with handy gondolas making life easy for the snow boarders.
If there is a limitation it’s the amount of off piste possibilities though like anywhere there is always some. Many of the locals take the car round to Auron, which is also on the same pass, when they want to branch out and get off the marked slopes for a day.
There are excellent south facing slopes in Isola 2000 as well as plenty higher up facing north ensuring snow remains crisp despite the sunshine. Ski schools are well adapted to a cosmopolitan clientele and there children’s clubs as well.
Whilst the resort is mainly purpose built there are some lovely, typical chalet style restaurants and bars up on the mountain and on the beginners slopes. Isola 2000 is a good size without being too big, so you get good variety on a manageable scale.
The apr�s ski scene is fairly low key at Isola 2000, like many of the mid-sized French resorts, as its principal clientele is families and the main preoccupation is skiing.
So if you want to make sure that you are skiing in the sun head for Isola 2000 and have a look at our extensive range of chalets in France.