Ski Auron Links
Welcome to ESF Auron, a resource for skiing and snowboarding in France. The site will help you learn more about Auron France, and all the ski and snowboard accomodations available to you when on a ski vacation, or when planning what to do in Auron.
Auron is a historic ski resort town in the French Alps and offers a variety of activities all year around. Auron is also located within driving distance of the Mediterranean and the French city of Nice (90km / 60 miles north). There are other ski resorts in the French Alps, but the two largest are Auron and Isola. Auron often receives early season snow which allows it to open its 4 ski sites and 135km of ski runs to those skiers and snowboarders that want to enjoy what the French Alps and Alpes-Maritimes has to offer at an elevation of 1600 meters.
St Etienne de Tinee
When visiting Auron, you can also visit the nearby village of St Etienne de Tinee, which is accessible by the Pinatelle cable car. While in St Etienne de Tinee you will enjoy the charm and heritage of this charming mountain village.
Auron is popular with Skiers and Snowboarders for many reasons, with the main being the large amount of space and freedom offered by the 42 total runs. The ski and snowboard run levels include: 2 green, 16 blue runs, 15 red and 9 black.
Auron Ski Runs and Lifts
To service the 42 runs, Auron uses at total of 24 lifts: 3 gondola lifts, 9 lift chairs, 7 button lifts and 1 rope lift for beginners. These lifts together can service 21,000 people an hour, leading to short lift lines and plenty of time for skiing and snowboarding. Currently has 3 gondola lifts, 9 chair lifts, 7 button lifts and one rope lift for beginners.
For the more advance skier or snowboarder, Auron also has downhill racing facilities and a snow park with various rails, ramps and other obstacles.
Although Auron may receive early season snow and the snow cover is generally reliable, Auron has snowmaking systems available to augment natural snow.
Getting to Auron
Auron is located within a two hour drive from two airports within two airports.
Eating in Auron
Scattered throughout the skiing area are 11 restaurants serving good French food and Provencale specialities.
Entertainment in Auron
While skiing during the day will keep you busy, Auron has great evening entertainment consisting of bars and restaurants, including piano and cocktail bars. There are also two nightclubs for dancing and music. For family entertainment, Auron has concerts and circus act performances.
Auron Ski Season
Opened : 04 December 2010
Closed : 19 April 2011
Auron Ski Vacation Packages
When searching for a Ski Vacation to Auron, be sure to ask about ski-in, ski-out accomodations, as well as ski equipment storage near the ski chairs. This is so you don not have to carry your ski gear all over Auron. It is much nicer to have it right there for you when you are ready to ski Auron. Another great snowboard resource is Board Schools, where you can find, rate and review snowboard schools all over the world.