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Auris-en-Oisans, a resort for the whole family

Auris-en-Oisans is a ski resort which is located in the Northern Alpsmore exactly in the department ofIsèreand which shares the ski area of theAlpe d’Huez.

Although it is a station created ex-nihilofor skiing, its accommodation buildings are rather harmoniousand the size of the village is not not disproportionate. On the other hand, there are a number of shops and restaurants In sufficient number, in order to eat and be entertained.

With its altitude of 1,600 m to 3,300 m, it gives a surprising view on the huge mountains that surround it. The glacier of Mont-de-Lans, the Maije and the resort of 2 Alps are not very far. There is also a project of cable car to join one day the two ski areas.

The history of its development

The creation of this station dates back to 1970, with the ski lift Bauchets and the chairlift Sures. Subsequently, it was connected by chairlifts The first chairlifts were installed at Alpe d’Huez in 1971. The installation of different types of chairlifts continued until 1991.

In 2008, the equipment The 31 cannons that have been added are constantly being added. Around 2009, this number goes up to 41 guns because Auris en Oisans is qualified as the seventh green station located in Isere. In 2013, the creation of the domain MOUNTAIN BIKE is completed and offers to the enthusiasts 4 permanent downhill tracks.

The domain counts today 197klm of trails, which makes it one of the biggest in France, in a fully linked domain, with an average altitude of 2 450m, which makes it one of the resorts of France with the best probability to have a snowfall sufficient.

The children are well looked after

Thanks to all the equipment that are present on the station Auris en Oisans, the activities for the children are diversified. From 18 months, they can join to the club for children up to 12 years old.

From animations are organized to brighten their days and evenings. In this case, there are the tournaments of soccerWrestling, hiking, torchlight descents and night sledding.

For those who are new to skiThere is also a garden created for the courses. It is a secure area where all equipment protective equipment is provided. A team of professional is on hand to handle all these programs.

The Auris en Oisans ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Auris-en-Oisans
Commune Auris
Massif Massif des Grandes Rousses
Department Isère
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 197
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 197
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 16
Name of the ski area Alpe Huez Grand Domaine Ski
Connected resort(s) Oz-en-Oisans, Alpe d’Huez, Vaujany, Villard Reculas
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 600
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 3 300
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 450
Total height of the domain (in m) 1 700
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 88
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 6
Number of blue trails 9
Number of red trails 5
Number of black runs 4
Total number of downhill ski trails 24
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 30
Children’s treadmill 1
Fixed grip chairlifts 5
Detachable Chairlifts 20
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 9
Cable cars 6
Total number of lifts 71
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 1
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 8
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 190
Slogan of the station The « human-sized » station
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Grenoble
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 630
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 54 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 275 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 110 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 60 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 750 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 950 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 520 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 2 143 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 4 850 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 5 400 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 291 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 540 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 10
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 9
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 10
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 8
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 6
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Final station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 8,1
? Ranking according to ? 22nd position on 232 stations in France

Map of the ski slopes of Auris en Oisans

Map of the slopes

Auris en Oisans in 19 Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Auris en Oisans?

The resort of Auris en Oisans is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Hiking with snowshoes You can enjoy all the charm of the mountain at your own pace. This soothing walk will do you a world of good.

Ski This resort offers both downhill and cross-country skiing. With its many tracks with varying difficulties you will be fulfilled.

Snowboard This resort also offers snowboarding. It even has a Freeride zone for thrill seekers.

Laser Game Laser Game: you can even play laser game under the snow. Accessible from 6 years old, this activity is perfect for family fun.

  • What are the activities in summer in Auris en Oisans ?

The resort of Auris en Oisans also offers many summer activities such as :

Trial For all Trial fans, it offers a dedicated course to better enjoy the experience. These courses have medium levels of difficulty, making them accessible to all.

Paragliding Thanks to this activity, you can enjoy all the benefits of height. It will also allow you to appreciate the magnificent view that the Auris en Oisans resort has to offer.

Bicycle Mountain biking: it also offers mountain biking and road biking for all. This activity will allow you to enjoy the nature. It will also offer you a new sensation.

Hiking Auris en Oisans : just like in winter, this resort also offers hiking in order to fully enjoy the nature. You can at your own pace discover the beauty of the nature of Auris en Oisans.

  • What to visit in Auris en Oisans and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Auris en Oisans, we can mention : Saint Julien church, Natura 2000 (Oisans Plain and its slopes), Panoramic road, Belvedere of St. Geraud.

  • Where to eat in Auris en Oisans ?

The resort of Auris en Oisans offers more than 30 restaurants among which we can mention : La Petit Taverne, The Rustic, The Bar Restaurant le Schuss.

  • Where to sleep in Auris en Oisans ?

Auris en Oisans offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel le Beau Site, Auberge de la Foret, La Croix Du Gua.

  • How big is the ski area of Auris en Oisans ?

The ski area of the resort of Auris en Oisans has a size of 197 kilometers, divided into 24 trails. Among these slopes, the longest measures 16 kilometers. It has 8 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Auris en Oisans?

This area has an altitude between 1600 meters and 3300 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Auris en Oisans ski pass?

Their packages start from 54 euros per day, and 275 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Auris en Oisans?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 750, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 950 (see figures on

  • Does the resort of Auris en Oisans have a bike park?

Yes, there are 4 downhill mountain bike trails in the bike park.

  • How to get to Auris en Oisans by train ?

You can easily get there from the Grenoble train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Auris en Oisans ?

The zip code of Auris en Oisans is 38142.

  • In which department is located the resort of Auris en Oisans ?

The resort of Auris en Oisans is located in the department of Isère.

  • Does the resort of Auris en Oisans have a tourist office?

The resort is part of the Auris en Oisans tourist office. It is located at 16 Les Orgières, 38142 Auris, France.

  • Are there any webcam in Auris en Oisans ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Auris en Oisans ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Auris en Oisans station at

  • What is the opening date of the lifts in Auris en Oisans ?

In Auris en Oisans, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions in the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Auris en Oisans ?

Yes, it is at the address 9 chemins du front de neige, la station 38142 Auris, France.

What is’s opinion about Auris en Oisans?

In the end, gives the average rating of 8.14/10 to the ski resort of Auris en Oisans, which ranks it among the 22 best French resorts. Its strong points are : average snow coverage, ski areas, charm of the station.

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For those who leave from Lyon or Valence, it will take 2 hours to get to this station. The inhabitants of Grenoble are closer to this place because it is only 1 h from the city. There are also shuttles from Grenoble station.


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