Auron - Ski Area Guide

Auron, France

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.

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The next notable snow forecast for Auron is 4cm, expected on 3 December. There is some snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.

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Piste and Lift Stats for Auron
 8 Black Pistes (33km)
17Red Pistes (46km)
15Blue Pistes (53km)
 2 Green Pistes (3km)
40Pistes
24Ski Lifts

Auron Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Auron
1290mMax Vertical
2450mHighest Lift
1160mLowest Piste
1160mResort Altitude (Auron)

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.

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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

 Open from : December 9, 2017.

 Closes : April 15, 2018.

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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