At the end of the 1960s the go ahead was given for one of the youngest skiing resorts in the French Alps, before Isola 2000 was finally opened in 1971. Ski-tourists in the same named piste-district Isola 2000 can benefit from optimal snow conditions throughout the whole season, thanks to the location of the resort on the Plateau de Chastillon, where plenty of snow is guaranteed. At the same time, the short distance to the south coast of France ensures plenty of sun and a touch of mediterranean climate.
The resort Isola 2000, however, is not only known for its ideal climate conditions, but also for the „all-in-one-principle“, according to which it was designed. The higher located centre of Isola 2000 only actually consists of a single large building complex; the ground floor of which has an enormous shopping arcade. Here ski-tourists can find all the shops, services and gastronomical facilities, which contribute to an all-round successful skiing holiday.
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At the same time, the spacious shopping and leisure arcade is connected to several apartment houses so that plenty of pleasant and cosy accommodations can be located in the uppper stories of the central building in Isola 2000. The advantage for ski-tourists: When going out or shopping, you don’t need to leave the building because all shops and services are found under one roof. In addition to this, the lifts into Isola 2000’s skiing area start more or less on your doorstep and even the last departure can take you directly into the centre.
Since its development, the ski-resort Isola 2000 has also continued to grow and the district „Le Hameau“ with additional accommodations was constructed. The newer chalets and apartmenthouses built in the traditional style with plenty of wood are situated somewhat lower down; they are, however, well connected to the ski-resort’s centre with a small cable car and a complimentary shuttlebus.
Those who are interested in the roots of the present day resort, should definitely take a trip to the Isola Village, located about 15 kilometers away. The traditional mountain village at an altitude of 870 meters, which was first officially mentioned in the 11th century, literally invites you on a journey through history. The prominent sites include the church tower of St. Pierre from the 12th century, the St. Anne chapel from the 15th century and the baroque church of St. Pierre es Liens from the 17th century with its spectacular Trompe- l’œil paintings.
A trip to the local bathing, sports and spa-centre AQUAVALLEE is the perfect contrast after a historical tour through the Isola Village. The bathing area has a 30 meter slide and several pools for children on offer, in addition to a 25 meter pool and a 120m² large heated outside pool. The spa area has 2 saunas, a hammam and 1 jacuzzi. The sports area consists of several fitness machines and a squash court.
Ski-tourists, however, also have the choice of numerous leisure and relaxation possibilities in Isola 2000. Those who fancy a bit of action can live it up on the town’s toboggan run, dash over the snow on a snowmobile, have fun on the ice rink in the centre or dare a tandem flight with a paraglider. You can also go for an exciting spin in a car on a specially located frozen surface.
Those who prefer a more relaxed leisure programme, can explore the beautiful landscape around Isola 2000 on a horse-drawn sleigh or on a snow-shoe hike or they can treat themselves in the local spa.
A mini bowling centre, a cinema plus several restaurants and bars are the perfect place to unwind after a pleasant and entertaining day on holiday.