Auron, the «great skiing» resortWhile Auron positioned itself in 1936 as a pioneer when it came to downhill skiing in Alpes-Maritimes, its ski area has now become the largest in the département. With 135km of pistes, skiers can truly feel like they’re getting away from it all. In Auron, snow is guaranteed across 55% of the area thanks to its snowmaking machines, the most powerful in Europe. At altitudes between 1600m and 2450m above sea level, the resort of Auron offers 360° panoramic views. It extends over 4 sectors with varied, wide slopes, in the heart of a valley which is filled with traditional barns, in the middle of the forest. Most of its 42 pistes are for experienced skiers. Its ski lifts are latest generation and skiers can benefit from "hands free" packages which allow quick access at the terminals.
Great fun, exciting descents and superb panoramasExperienced snowboarders can enjoy free entrance to a snow park. The resort also has areas for cross-country skiing. For snowshoe enthusiasts, the Puy area is a dream with perfectly quiet, wooded trails. When it comes to entertainment, the family park in Auron has a fun course for children and adults, whether they’re skiing or snowboarding. The resort’s snow front offers beginners wide green piste which is close to the resort’s restaurants. Beginner skiers aged 3 and up can enjoy their first time sliding on the snow in the ‘snow garden’ while younger ones, from 6 months to 3 years old, are welcome all year round at the Oursons nursery. Whether you’re with your family, an experienced skier or an enthusiastic beginner, Auron is the ideal resort for a sunny ski break.
Auron, an authentic, friendly resortAfter skiing, it’s time to relax. The heart of the resort comes alive around the ice rink - you’re sure to enjoy a friendly atmosphere. In the evening, adults can enjoy themselves in plenty of cosy spots. If you want to find out more about the local history, go to Saint Etienne de Tinée. Linked to Auron by the Pinatelle cable car, this charming village is just a few minutes away from the ski resort by car.
Saint-Etienne de TinéeAt 1140m above sea level, Saint-Etienne de Tinée is at the gateway of Parc du Mercantour, at the crossroads of the alpine and high mountain roads, with the col de la Bonette, the highest in Europe (2802m). This traditional village with 1300 inhabitants is known for its beautiful historical and cultural heritage. Its religious buildings from the 13th and 17th centuries, adorned with classified frescoes, are also monuments to be enjoyed by visitors. Saint-Etienne de Tinée also offers many events in its restaurants and hotels which are open throughout the year.
10 black runs 16 red runs 17 blue runs 3 green runs
2 cable cars 1 pulsed movement gondola lift 4 chairlifts 5 T-bar lifts
i.e. 55% of the surface of the snow-covered area
Activities in the region
1 Family Park
Children s Garden « Club Piou-Piou » by the Auron Ski School
Focus on the resort
A FAMILY RESORT WITH A WARM WELCOME
MAGNIFICENT PANORAMIC VIEWS TO TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY
A CHARMING DESTINATION WHERE THE SLOPES CRISSCROSS MOUNTAIN FORESTS
THE FAMOUS LAS DONNAS CABLE CAR CONNECTS THE VILLAGE RESORT TO THE SKI AREA
THE AURON RESORT OFFERS THE LARGEST SKI AREA IN ALPES-MARITIMES
EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AND UNFORGETTABLE TORCH-LIT DESCENTS
A VILLAGE WITH COLOURFUL HOUSES, CONNECTED TO THE AURON RESORT BY A CABLE CAR
THE LOMBARD ROMANESQUE-STYLE BELL TOWER OF THE CHURCH DATES FROM 1492
A DESTINATION WITH A RANGE OF CULTURAL EVENTS IN THE HEART OF PARC DU MERCANTOUR