Roubion Les Buisses

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  1. History
  2. Off Piste Routes
  3. Travel
  4. Accomodation
  5. Restaurants and Bars
  6. Guides and Instructors
  7. Useful Information


The ski resort of Roubion les Buisses is situated in the Alpes Maritimes mountains in the Southern Alps region. The lift served area extends from 1410 metres to 1920 metres. The 19 main pistes cover 30 km including a mogul run! These are served by six drag lifts and 1 chair. The ski runs are divided into 2 green runs, 4 blues, 11 reds and a couple of blacks.There are also 12 km of cross country trails. The ski area is split over 3 peaks. The slopes are varied and interesting. A day pass currently costs 14 € for adults (2005-6 season). There is snow making at the bottom of the ski runs.

Roubion Les Buisses

Roubion Les Buisses

The ski slopes are situated on the north facing slopes of the valley some 2km from the attractive village. The road from St Martin de Tinee is somewhat precarious with many tunnels and hairpins and the risk of black ice in the shade of the cliffs. The village of Roubion is perched on the edge of the valley The ski station is really aimed at locals, it is open on Wednesday afternoon (school sports day) and weekends.

Roubion ski slopes

The ski slopes

A via-ferrata was opened in the summer of 2006. The course of 250 meters is particuarly adapted at children and beginners.


Roubion les Buisses is the most recent ski station in the Var department. The first couple of lifts date from 1975 and the station was expanded in 1981 when a chair lift was added. The picturesque village of le Roubion is typical for the region. The ramparts date from the 12th century and the Chapel of Saint Sébastien from the 16th.

Off Piste Routes

There are two small ski tours that start from the station which provide a gentle introduction to ski touring and are even practical on snow shoes or nordic skis. Snow boarders will find the return from les Clots too flat. Les Clots, at 2106 meters is to the south-west. The Lauvet d’Ilonse is lower, 1992 meters and to the east of the station. Both tours are more interesting on the days when the station is closed, unless you want to take advantage of the ski lifts.

From the ski station just opposite the car park, climb up towards the left (south-east) on the Crête de la Crébasse following a piste. This arrives at the top of a drag lift, follow a track through the woods to the south-west. This brings you to the top of the Buisses chair. Climb towards the Tête de Pommier, at 1913 meters this is the summit of the pistes. Where the drag lift makes a dog-leg to the west (around 1800 meters) it is possible to strike out to the south-east and the Lauvet d’Ilonse. At the Crête de Gaïrra continue in an easterly direction, though a clearing in the forest to the Baisse de Tavanières (1715m) and then climb to the Lauvet d’Ilonse. The descent back to the Baisse de Tavanieres is pleasant, you need to put your skins or snow shoes on to climb back up the Crête de Gaïrra and the Pointe de Frache to the ski pistes.

If you continue to the Tête de Pommier you continue across some gentle valleys leading to les Clots. Return is by the same route or for the more adventurous by the Tête d’Abris (2037 m) to the north-east then the Vallon de Fausse Magne before climbing northwards to the Pointe de Frache.!!Travel

Nearest Airport(s): Nice (65km)

Road: Nice > A8 > N202 > Saint-Martin-du-Var > D2205 > St Sauveur sur Tinée > D30 > Roubion Les Buisses




There are some chalets above the slopes on the D30 but there is very little rental accomodation for skiers either at the slopes or in le Roubion.

Restaurants and Bars

There are restaurants in le Roubion and a snack bar at the bottom of the slopes

Guides and Instructors

Only include guides and instructors who cater for off-piste or backcountry. Please specify whether they take snowboarders.

Useful Information

The village has a bakers and newsagents. There is ski hire at the foot of the slopes.

Category: Ski Areas

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