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Auron, a great resort in the heart of the Alpes-Maritimes

The resort of Auron is at the doors of the Mercantour National Parkon the territory of the commune of Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée. It offers a beautiful panorama on the mountains of Mercantourand Italy is very close.

Auron is a modern ski resort, on a small plateau in the middle of the fir trees, with a size large enough to count a ten or so shops and restaurants. Its station center is very lively during school vacations.

The station is currently experiencing a real rise in range, with investments in high-end accommodation, and an improvement via heavy investments of its facilities and ski lifts.

The initiated will find their happiness in Auron

On 135 km of trails spread over 180ha, the amateurs will find there less their accounts with only three green trails. There are 17 blue runs, 16 red runs and only 10 black runs. These 26 runs are spread over three distinct sectors Las Donnas with 2474 m, Sauma Longue, Demandols and Lieuson.

It is a station of winter sports created rather for those who know a little skibut the non-initiated can still take lessons, thanks to the presence of the ESF instructors.

The average height of the ski area is 2025m ofaltitudeswhich allows a snowing satisfactory, and helped by snowmaking, when temperatures are negative, on 94 hectares.

A destination for winter, as well as for summer

The « only » skiers are not the only ones to enjoy of this ski resort. Families can enjoy the skating rinkand snowboarders can have fun on the two snowparks, playgrounds, night skiing with 1 km of slope, and an area of Nordic skiing is only 20 minutes drive from Auron.

For other activities in entertainmentThe resort has several activities during the day and in the evening. Without forgetting the ride to snowshoesthe ski of hikingcross-country skiing and climbing waterfall of ice.

Finally in summer, Auron is an ideal destination for hikes in the Mercantour. You can also go down the slopes in MOUNTAIN BIKEor take a rest, and do some swimming in the pool.

The Auron ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Auron
Commune Auron
Massif Mercantour Massif
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Mountain Southern Alps
🗻 Ski area 🗻
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 135
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 135
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 8
Name of the ski area Auron
Connected station(s) Saint Etienne de Tinée
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 600
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 450
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 025
Total height of the domain (in m) 850
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 94
🎿 Difficulty of ski trails 🎿
Number of green runs 3
Number of blue runs 17
Number of red trails 16
Number of black runs 10
Total number of downhill ski trails 46
🚡 Lifts 🚡
Ski lifts 7
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 4
Detachable Chairlifts 5
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 3
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 19
🌲 Nordic ski area 🌲
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 1
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 6
🏘️ 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) 1500
Slogan of the station Nice Côté d’Azur Station
🚆 Access to the station 🚆
Nearest train station: Castagniers
Shuttle bus to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 823
💶 Price survey in the station 💶
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 35 €
Price of the weekly pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 170 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 700 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 900 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 240 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 727 €
🔑 Average real estate rate 🔑
Average price per m2 of an apartment 4 050 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 6 100 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 243 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 610 000 €
📊 Station evaluation on 7 criteria 📊
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 9
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 7
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 8
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 9
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 6
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 6,5
🎓 Final station average via 7 criteria 🎓
Final average score according to / 10 7,8
🏆 Ranking according to 🏆 48th position out of 232 stations in France

Map of the ski slopes of Auron

Map of the slopes

Auron in 19 Questions and Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Auron?

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

Hiking with snowshoes The resort of Auron proposes to discover its wild nature in winter with accompanied hikes. They will allow you to enjoy the landscape and nature of Auron.

Skiing It offers like all ski resorts to ski. That it is alpine or of bottom you will find tracks to make some. You will be able to fully enjoy the sensation of sliding.

Snowboarding Snowboarding : you also have a Snow Park to do snowboarding freely. It will allow you to fully enjoy all the sensations that snowboarding has to offer.

The Sled The sledging hill is also available for young and old. It ensures long-lasting entertainment and a lot of fun.

  • What are the summer activities in Auron ?

The resort of Auron also offers many summer activities such as :

Cycling You have at your disposal bicycle tracks and even a Bike Park. For all cycling fans, there are no less than 50 kilometers to fill up with thrills.

Climbing Climbing: you can also do climbing. For the fans of the discipline you have everything you need for a long-lasting fun.

Hiking Hiking : you can also explore the resort of Auron at your own pace with its hikes. They will allow you to observe all the splendor of the nature of Auron in summer.

From the golf course The resort also has a golf course. You can enjoy a beautiful golf course. This activity ensures you long hours of play.

  • What to visit in Auron and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Auron, we can mention the Aquamotion, Castle Fortia, Garden of the Five Senses, the Cascade of Angon.

  • Where to eat in Auron ?

The resort of Auron offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : Le P’tit Flocon, The Bistronome, At the Refuge.

The Auron resort offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Le Chalet d’Auron, Hotel L’Ecureuil, Hotel Las Donnas.

  • What is the size of the Auron ski area?

The ski area of the resort of Auron has a size of 135 kilometers, divided into 43 trails. It has 6 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of the ski area of Auron?

This area has an altitude between 1600 meters and 2450 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Auron package?

Their packages start from 35 euros per day, and 170 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Auron?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 700 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 900 euros.

  • Does the resort of Auron have a bike park?

The resort of Auron has a Bike Park that measures 50 kilometers and has 17 trails, among its trails, the longest measures 15 kilometers.

  • How to get to Auron by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the Castagniers train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Auron ?

The postal code of Auron is 06660.

  • In which department is the Auron station located?

The Auron ski resort is located in the Alpes Maritimes department.

  • Does the resort of Auron have a tourist office?

The resort of Auron is part of the tourist office of the resort of Auron. It is located at Grange Cossa- Avenue de Malhira 06660 Auron.

  • Are there any webcams in Auron ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in Auron ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Auron weather station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Auron?

In Auron, the lifts usually open the first week of December until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions in the mountains.

  • Is there an ESF school in Auron ?

Yes, it is at the address 06660 Saint Étienne de Tinée, France.

What is’s opinion about Auron?

In the end, gives the average rating of 7.78/10 to Auron, which places it in the 46th positione French ranks. Its strengths are : average snowfall, size of the domain in relation to the rates, proposed activities.

Access to Auron

Less than an hour’s drive from Nice and the international airport, Auron is accessible by road, but mostly by the Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée cable car. In winter, there is a shuttle bus from the Castagniers train station.


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