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Valberg, a resort in the Nicois hinterland

Valberg is a winter sports resortnestled on the alpine heights of Nice, and very close to the Italian border. The station is located in the commune of Péone, and shares its skiable domain with Beuil Les Launes.

Although the ski area was inaugurated in 1936, thehe station is based on a hamlet already present, and inhabited then by farmers and foresters. Thus, the village has many farmsValbergan style (wood and local blue stone). The locality like many other stations nearby, such as Isola 2000, Auron or Gréolières-les Neiges.

A rather charming resort

The presence of cottages wooden and stone buildings as well as old buildings give a great cachet to the village. Thus, the environment has really of the charm, apart from some residences of the 60swhich deserve to be destroyed.

The station offers a view sumptuous on the surrounding mountains, some of which exceed 3000m in altitude. It is pleasant to stroll there, and to stay there, besides, you will find there all the shops and restaurants necessary to your supply, including many merchants of local products.

An area for downhill skiing

Valberg has a ski area located between 1 700 and 2 100 m of altitude with a skiable area of 65 km for alpine skiing and 25 km of Nordic skiing. Every level of skier can enjoy 56 functional trails, including 11 green, 11 blue, 28 red, and 6 black. The altitude is correct, with a satisfactory average snow cover.

Level facilityThere are 6 chairlifts, only one of which is detachablethat is to say that it slows down its speed at the arrival / departure, and 15 ski lifts and 2 mechanical conveyors. This makes a total of 23 liftss. Trainees, experienced skiers and families with children all have their own place in the station ski resort of Valberg.

Valberg : a resort where you can eat well

Different dishes delicious are to be savored and taste in the Valberg. To give you an idea, here are some extracts from their specialties Provençal tomatoes, Provençal stew, fougasse, piston soup, king’s cake, dishes with olives and olive oil and many others.

Finally, there will be the productions cheese thanks to the alpine pastures where come to graze the animals come to graze in the summer. Without forgetting the famous rosehip jam which is the false fruit that comes from therose hip and the rosier. Your taste buds will be satisfied.

The Valberg ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Valberg
Commune Péone
Massif Mercantour Massif
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Mountain Southern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 65
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 65
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 2
Name of the ski area Valberg – Beuil
Connected station(s) Beuil les Launes
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 700
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 100
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 900
Total height of the domain (in m) 400
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 10
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 7
Number of blue trails 6
Number of red trails 24
Number of black runs 5
Total number of downhill ski trails 42
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 8
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 5
Detachable Chairlifts 1
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 1
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 15
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 5
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 25
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 787
Slogan of the station The place to be
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Nice
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 849
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 33 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 157 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 520 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 730 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 1 034 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 1 517 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 3 050 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 3 550 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 183 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 355 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 9
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 10 8
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 6
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 8
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 7
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 6,5
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,4
? Ranking according to ? 75th position out of 232 stations in France

Questions and Answers about Valberg

  • What are the winter activities in Valberg?

The resort of Valberg is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as:

Luge : This activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy the unique sliding sensations of the snow in the resort with your family or friends.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity gives you the opportunity to explore the resort as a whole. You will have the opportunity to admire its landscapes and discover its fauna and flora.

Fat Bike: This activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy all the sensations of mountain biking in winter. You will be able to hurtle down the slopes of the resort while admiring its beautiful snowy landscapes.

Biathlon : This activity, a combination of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, will allow you to take advantage of 2 loops at La Sagne to sharpen your reflexes and improve your technique.

  • What are the activities in summer in Valberg resort ?

The resort of Valberg also offers many summer activities such as :

Summer sledging : This activity will allow you to enjoy all the sensations of sledding in the summer. You can have fun sliding with family or friends.

Trial: This activity between hiking and running gives you the opportunity to admire the landscapes of the resort while exercising.

MOUNTAIN BIKING: This activity will allow you to take full advantage of the relief of the resort in summer. You will have the opportunity to explore the resort in your own way while discovering its landscapes.

Hiking This activity gives you the opportunity to explore the resort at your own pace. You will have the opportunity to discover its different landscapes in summer.

  • What to visit in Valberg and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Valberg, we can mention : the Planetary Path, the Cross of Sapet of Valberg, The Senator’s Lake, Plateau of Saint-Barnabé.

  • Where to eat in Valberg ?

The resort of Valberg offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : L’Etable Valberg, L’italiano, Chalet d’Altitude du Sapet.

Valberg offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Adonis Valberg Residence du Grand Hôtel, The Swiss Chalet, Hotel Le Blanche Neige.

  • How big is the ski area of Valberg ?

The ski area of the resort of Valberg has a size of 65 kilometers, divided into 42 tracks. Among these slopes, the longest measures 2 kilometers. It also has 25 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Valberg?

This area has an altitude between 1700 meters and 2100 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Valberg ski pass?

Their packages start at 33 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of renting an apartment in Valberg?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 520 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 730 euros.

  • Does Valberg resort have a bike park?

Yes, it has a Bike Park which measures 13 kilometers, has 6 trails, the longest of which measures 3 kilometers.

  • How to get to Valberg by train ?

You can easily get there from the Nice train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Valberg ?

The zip code of Valberg is 06470.

  • In which department is located the resort of Valberg ?

The resort of Valberg is located in the Alpes-Maritimes department.

  • Does the resort of Valberg have a tourist office?

The resort of Valberg is part of the tourist office of Valberg. It is located at the Place Charles Ginésy 06470 Valberg.

  • Are there any webcams in Valberg ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Valberg ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Valberg station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Valberg ?

In Valberg, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Valberg ?

Yes, it is at Immeuble le Chamois, 3 Avenue de Valberg, 06470, France.

What is’s opinion about Valberg?

In the end, gives the resort of Valberg an average rating of 7.35, which puts it in the 84th place in France. Its strong points are: the average snow cover, the size of the domain compared to the price, the evaluation of the Internet users.

Map of the ski slopes of Valberg and Beuil

beuil valberg piste map
Valberg – Map of the ski runs
Valberg in summer
Valberg in summer


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