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Auron, a village resort at the gates of the Mercantour National Park

Located 1½ hours from Nice, Auron ski resort extends a warm welcome to you for a friendly holiday, and one that rhymes with relaxation, well-being and amusement. At 1600 m above sea level and linked to the village of Saint Etienne de Tinée, 135 km of pistes have been open to you since 1937! It’s a true haven of peace that you will discover along the trail: 360° panoramic views and traditional barns punctuate the downhill runs through the heart of a pine wood.

The largest skiing area in the Alpes-Maritimes!

In the heart of a skiing area divided into 4 sectors, Auron welcomes winter sports lovers of every level and every discipline: 135 km of pistes divided into 3 green pistes, 17 blue pistes, 15 red pistes and 8 black pistes, snow gardens, family park, boardercross, etc. There’s something for everyone to enjoy in this Alpes-Maritimes resort! The skiing area is directly linked to the village of Saint Étienne de Tinée via the Pinatelle gondola lift.

For a guaranteed change of scenery, Auron offers you the privilege of discovering its exceptional landscapes throughout your stay: 360° panoramic view, snowy alpine pastures dotted with their traditional barns and lush green pine forests… A natural show not to be missed!

Slide into the apres-ski!

Auron is a true family-run ski resort with an undeniable charm thanks to its remarkable cultural heritage. A mix of luxury chalets and traditional accommodation, those from Auron are proud to boast a listed building among these: the St Erige Chapel.
Friendship, relaxation and entertainment combine around the village ice rink. A warm apres-ski atmosphere, rocked by the events and evenings at the resort. Young and old alike can enjoy themselves at Auron as soon as the season starts.

Discover 5 recommendations for family fun

A resort awarded the Family+ label

Auron ice rink
Put on your skates and head for the ice rink on the central square of the village, open every day. Enjoy yourself skating with your children. See the Opening Hours.

Discover the Blainon summit in a snow groomer
Anyone aged 6 and over can come and discover the work of the night time snow groomers. You will reach Blainon summit in a snow groomer, where you can admire the stars glistening above the summits of the Mercantour. See more.

Children’s treasure hunt
Supervised by a State-registered mountain guide, put on your investigator’s hat and learn to read and recognize the natural environment of the Auron with a map. The aim? Have fun as a family while learning through the clues in this treasure hunt! Activity from 7 years old.

Tube tobogganing
Do you like tobogganing? You’ll love tube tobogganing! Slide along the tobogganing track with a huge rubber ring. Enjoy this fun family activity for the over 6s. Read more.

Snake slide
Connect to each other thanks to individual toboggans and form an ice serpent. Taken up by snow groomer, you’ll hurtle down the Nabines piste together. A fun activity for the over 12s that brings people together!

New at Auron!

Aquatic centre
Just opened in July 2021, Auron now boasts a completely new aquatic centre comprising a children’s pool and a balneotherapy area. A fun water and spa area to satisfy young and old alike!

The new hotel apartment block: The Monde des Neiges
Located on the Riou pistes; the Monde des Neiges opens its doors this December. A 5-star resort that offers a 180° view over the skiing area and the summits of the Mercantour. With the assistance of Bruno Oger, a chef awarded 2 stars in the 2020 Michelin Guide, and CellCosmet, a Swiss cosmeceutical brand, the complex guarantees luxury at every level.

New Colombier piste for athletes
Auron resort has created a ski piste dedicated to athletes training for competition: a varied offer with the Colombier illuminated piste and the Slalom stage ski tow.

New day-care centre
The new “Les Marmottes” day-care centre is pleased to welcome your children aged between 6 months and 6 years in infrastructures that are more spacious and more functional! Awarded the “family+” and “Quality tourism” labels, the daycare centre guarantees a quality reception for your little ones!

Strap on your snowshoes!

Anelle Plateau

Difficulty level: Easy. Duration: 3½ hours.
Distance: 6 km. Elevation: 330 m
Starting point: Village car park in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage.
Starting in the village of Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage, an enjoyable walk for snowshoeing beginners. Make the most of this magical moment at the foot of the snow-covered Anelle Pass. The local houses blending into the landscape will punctuate your route.
View the Snowshoe Trek route

Gianto Circuit

Difficulty level: Easy. Duration: 3 hours.
Distance: 6 km. Elevation: 420 m
Starting point: Village car park in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage.
A walk to discover the Sestriège woods in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage. Follow the tracks of the alpine fauna along the forest trails. This route will lead you to the charming Gianto shelter.
View the Snowshoe Trek route

Puy d’Auron

Difficulty level: Easy. Duration: 3 hours.
Distance: 5 km. Elevation: 310 m
Starting point: Village car park in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage.
Climb to the summit of the Puy D’Auron mountain, 1929 m above sea level in the heart of the Mercantour national park. This is a beautiful walk to explore the south-facing slope of the Puy d’Auron. Through the woods, admire an incredible panoramic view of the Auron skiing area.
View the Snowshoe Trek route

AURON welcomes youfor its 2021/2022 season
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