Auron Ski Resort Guide
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Auron, along with Isola 2000 are two of the larger resorts in the Alpes Maritimes, popular with weekend skiers from Nice and unfairly overlooked by North Europeans. Auron is the lower of these two, and favors more advanced skiers than does nearby Isola. The ski area of Auron is linked by cable car to the charming traditional village of St Etienne de Tinée (1140 m) and both Auron and Isola often benefit from early season snow that misses the big resorts to the north.
- Nearest Airport:Nice
- Nearest Train Station:-
- Tourist Office Phone:04 93 23 02 66
- Tourist Office Website:winter.auron.com/ski-area
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Announcements & News from the Auron ski resort manager
Nearest gateway to this ski resort: Nice Intl Airport, at only 90km by the road.
NEW: Regular shuttle buses from the airport to the ski resort at only 1 EUR!!! More information on the web site of the airport: http://www.nice.aeroport.fr/acces_stationnement_en/bus/recherche.asp?dest_id=%7B27A822CE-DBD7-4D44-8CE1-C61D9DCA774D%7D
Latest Snow Reportview full snow report
- Issued:19 Jan
- Last Snowfall:19 January 2019
- Snow Depth (upper):60cm
- Snow Depth (lower):35cm
Today’s Weather (2025 m)view full snow forecast
Auron Location Maps
Visitor Reviews of Auron
Frances Stede from France writes:
We've been regularly skiing Isola for years & never given Auron much thought as we thought it too low. What a mistake that was!
Firstly, compared to Auron village, Isola 2000 is the absolute pits. The main Auron village square is a pretty alpine affair set around an ice ring that provides fun for children & adults alike. Little chalet stalls like those of Christmas markets are set to one side, while shops flank the other. Plenty of shops, bars, restaurants & hotels to choose from, all with friendly attentive service.
Yes, you can't ski back to the village itself but you can drive or catch the gondola that is just a few minutes up to the main ski area that features an excellent debutant green served by a chair lift perfect for beginners (no hideous drag lifts to put beginners off).
The skiing is perfect for a long weekend with lots of choice in both difficulty & length, plenty of lifts & some good off-piste if the conditions are right. Good snow cannon cover too, ensuring you can make a circuit of the resort runs. Like Isola2000 they have an airbag, but it's FREE & they also do bulk deals on ESF lessons, again unlike Isola2000.
Lots of lovely places to stop for lunch or a drink, from converted stone shepherd huts to large self service affairs & everthing in between. Wish we'd made the effort before, way better than Isola in all but altitude. We've switched our allegiance! Couple of top tips; Le Grizzly on St Etienne side has good food & rooms so you can stay on piste. Blanch on near the debutant runs is great for lunch & the best little hotel we found was Hotel Le Blainon. Faultless in terms of cleanliness, service & location....