Le Boréon ski resort

Saint Martin Vesubie

The ski resort of Le Boréon in Saint Martin Vésubie is a very attractive destination in the Alpes Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur-region. At the gates of the Mercantour National Park, Le Boréon resort in Saint Martin Vésubie is located at an altitude of 1,500 meters. It offers a privileged natural setting with its waterfall, its lake that is so appreciated by fishermen, its green pastures in summer and its Nordic center in winter. So many activities are available there.

The Nordic center of Le Boréon

In the heart of the Mercantour National Park, the Boréon Nordic ski center is one of the biggest in the French Alps. It offers 22 kilometers of marked cross-country ski trails accessible to all levels. You can also practice at the biathlon stadium and go snowshoeing on 18 kilometers of trails.

During their stay in Le Boréon, the most experienced climbers can go climbing the artificial ice waterfall located at the foot of the cross-country trails. It is made of four 18-meter high walls. A high-mountain guide is there to ensure the climbers are safe.

Le Boréon offers plenty of activities for children such as sledding.


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Summer outdoor activities in Le Boréon

In summer, you can enjoy Le Boréon’s lake, located at 1,500 meters of altitude and opening onto the Mercantour National Park. It is a great place to enjoy a picnic, fishing or simply relax. While you are there, don’t miss the Wolf Park “Alpha” that is not far away from the lake. (Until further notice, the park is closed due to severe weather in October, 2020).

If you go on holidays to Le Boréon, don’t forget your walking shoes. 450 kilometers of marked hiking trails winding through the mountains are accessible to all levels. Whether you go hiking with your family or trailing with friends, you will reach 3000-meter high peaks. You can hike four GRs (the GR5, GR52, GR52A and GR510) through the magnificent landscapes of this tourist region and the historical trails of the Route des Grandes Alpes and Via Alpina. During your mountain hike, discover the varied fauna and flora. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to come across ibexes, chamois, mouflons or marmots along the way.

From Saint Martin Vésubie, you can hike one of the trail itineraries in the French-Italian enchanting protected natural areas. The circuits are accessible to all levels. From the village, you can also go mountain biking through the site.

Le Boréon is also very appreciated by mountaineering and climbing enthusiasts. Different areas are dedicated to these practices such as the routes of the cliff of Salèse or the cliff of the Trou du Diable, located nearby. The Gélas summit is located at 3,143 meters of altitude and overlooks the Mercantour Massif. It is the perfect place to try mountaineering and climbing or improve your skills. You can go on your own or with a guide.

Discover the gems of Le Boréon all year round

Saint Martin Vésubie is located in the Haut Pays Niçois, only one-hour drive away from Nice, between the sea and the mountains. It is at the gates of the Mercantour National Park, between the Boreon valley and the Madonna de Fenestre valley. Your stay in the great outdoors in Saint Martin Vésubie will be exciting and rich in discoveries! The medieval village is located at 975 meters of altitude in the middle of a vast forest. Through the ages, it has kept its authentic charm and traditions. During your vacation, you should also go visit the cow barns nearby and buy some cheese.

Plan your holidays in Le Boréon

To plan your stay in Le Boréon resort in Saint Martin Vésubie, go to the Metropolitan Tourist Information Desk located in the village or call them at (+33)4 93 03 21 28. They will give you all the information you need to organize your stay.

Shops and restaurants

There are different restaurants in Le Boréon in Saint Martin Vésubie. For your convenience, there are also many shops: grocery stores, sports stores, souvenir store, local producers, creative craftsmen…


For a night or a week in Saint Martin Vésubie, you can stay at the hotel, at a bed and breakfast, a halt, a tree house, go camping, or rent a flat, a house or a furnished chalet. You can get the list of accommodations at the Tourist Office.

Weather and snow cover

Plan your stay in Le Boréon resort in Saint Martin Vésubie by checking the weather forecast: