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With less than 600 year round residents, the resort of Isola 2000 is nestled at the gateway to the Mercantour National Park; only 4km from the Franco-Italian boarder (not open through the winter). Situated only 90 kilometres from Nice and the Sisteron-Cime (2610m) the resort benefits from great weather and on a good day you can even see the sea! In terms of accommodation, the resort of Isola 2000 is made up of a wide choice of companies or individuals offering every type of accommodation. There is choice between hotels, club apartments or friendly mountain style ski chalets. Given the layout of the resort, much of the accommodation on offer has breath-taking views over the mountains, the panoramas are simply amazing. At the same time, access to the shops and the ski slopes is really easy. On arrival in Isola 2000 it is likely that you’ll be happily surprised more than once. The local ‘Isoliens’ are well known throughout the Alps for their wonderful accent and their on-going desire to accommodate visitors as best as possible; As new arrivals come down through the shopping mall, the heart of the resort, expect a warm welcome from a friendly local. In the mall you can indulge in shopping, book your ski lessons, leave your children at day-care or simply eat and drinking at your leisure in a selection of sun soaked terrace bars and restaurants, overlooking the slopes. Throughout the evening Isola 2000 has a selection of lively places to go and enjoy yourself: bowling, arcades and a cinema are to name but a few. The skiing at Isola 2000 is divided between two valleys. The Lombarde side is south facing and enjoys sunshine throughout the day, while the Méné side is shaded for a period of the afternoon. Watched over by Mount Malinverni (2938 metres), Isola 2000 has 120 kilometres of ski runs which range from 1800 to 2610 metres high. The Isola 2000 snowpark, built at 2300m, is the place to be if you want to discover ski freestyle. The technically challenging yet highly amusing park has features for all abilities: Slopestyle, Big Air, Handrails and a beginner’s zone. Over on the Mouflon run you can find Isola 2000’s boarder cross track which holds many high level competitions, including the French and European cups. Whether it is riding on an authentic Austrian horse and kart, at the controls of a go-kart, snowmobile or in the playroom, the resort of Isola 2000 offers a wide range of activities to delight young and old. During your stay in Isola 2000, feel free to relax with massages and various treatments that are offered in town. Discover a new form of relaxation treatments; Ayurvedic, Shiatsu or hot stone massages, facials, endermologie and body care. There is also a relaxation area suited to after ski aches and pains, and also a gym. Isola 2000 is also well equipped for children. The resort takes the needs of children very seriously and is committed to offering a multitude of activities and entertainment to keep the youngsters amused: learning to ski with the "Club-Pious Pious" from as young as 2 ½ years old, thanks to the superb snow garden, there is also snowboarding and snowshoeing as an added treat. The day-care welcomes kids aged from 15 months to 4 years.
There are a variety of restaurants on the mountain and dozens more located nearby, cuisines ranging from French to Italian. Also nearby are many shops, a bank, a post office, car rental, doctors, a chemist, and a laundrette. The nearest hospital is in Nice. Child care is available for ages 2 years old and up. Ski school offers lessons for ages 2 years old to adults.
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