Auron - Ski Area Guide
Ski Resort in French Alps (1,160m to 2,450m)
An historic ski centre within easy driving distance of the Mediterranean. Good variety of terrain, all within the tree line and a wide-ranging list of non-ski alternatives.
Auron Snow News
The next notable snow forecast for Auron is 2cm, expected on 22 January, with around 3cm forecast over the next 7 days.
Who is Auron good for?
Auron Ski Area
|8||Black Pistes (33km)|
|17||Red Pistes (46km)|
|15||Blue Pistes (53km)|
|2||Green Pistes (3km)|
Auron Ski Area Height
|1160m||Resort Altitude (Auron)|
The French Ski Resort of Auron has direct access to 40 individual pistes, served by 24 ski lifts.
With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.
There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Auron are perfectly feasible.
Skiing in Auron
The slopes of Auron have a north/north-westerly aspect which ensures a good snow coverage from early December to mid May. There are more than 130kms of pistes for all levels of skier. Two excellent beginners' areas, one at the middle station of the Chastellares and the other at the foot of the Secteur Colombier are perfect for novices.
With the help of the local ski school, beginners should soon be able to graduate onto some of the pleasant, cruising runs which wend all over the mountain. Intermediates, no matter what standard, will find many wide open routes to enjoy, while the more adventurous might want to challenge themselves in the area around the tiny, high altitude village of Demandols. For the expert skier, Auron has plenty to offer in terms of challenge and excitement with black runs to be found all over the resort.
The good snow fall also allows for some very fine off piste skiing, especially in the early months of the season. In terms of hardwear, the resort has 22 lifts; three cable cars (one which brings skiers up from St Etienne de Tinee to the main ski area), 9 chairs and 9 draglifts.
Scattered throughout the skiing area are 11 restaurants serving good French food and Provencale specialities.
Snowboarding in Auron
While Auron is not exactly a snowboarding mecca, there is much here for boarders to enjoy.
In 1999, the station opened a dedicated snowboard park with half pipe. In addition, the area has a network of motorway-like runs which are perfect for fast (and not so fast) carving and the steep descents from the Col du Bouchiet and the Secteur las Donnas will be tough enough to thrill most boarders.
Auron Aprés Ski
There is plenty in the way of evening entertainment in Auron. Much of the informal, lively nightlife takes place in and around the many bars and restaurants, including piano and cocktail bars and two nightclubs. There is also quite a bit of family entertainment - the resort puts on shows such as concerts, circus acts and magicians.
Auron in brief
Auron Ski Resort is:
Good for Expert Skiers.
Excellent for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Ok for Snowboarding.
Auron Season Dates
Auron is reported Closed, but was expected to open : December 3, 2016.
Closes : April 23, 2017.
Usual opening - Early Dec.
Usual closing - Mid April.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Auron.
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Auron Snow Making
Snowmaking :- Auron is able to augment natural snow, on 35km of ski runs, with 281 Snow Cannons.
Auron Ski Lift Capacity
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 24 Ski Lifts of Auron are able to uplift 21,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
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