Auron (ski resort)

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Auron
General view of Auron village
General view of Auron village
Location Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Nearest city Nice, France (64km)
Coordinates 44°13′30″N 06°55′51″E / 44.22500°N 6.93083°E / 44.22500; 6.93083 (Auron)
Vertical c. 850m
Top elevation 2452m
Base elevation 1600m
Runs      Black: 9
     Red: 15
     Blue: 16
     Green: 2
42 Total (135km)
Longest run 5km
Lift system 3 Gondola lifts
9 Chair lifts
7 Button lifts
1 Rope lift
21 Total
Lift capacity c. 21,000 pph
Terrain parks Snowpark
Snowmaking Snow cannons
Night skiing Occasionally on one slope
Website Auron.com

Auron is a ski resort with 135 km of ski runs, at an elevation of 1600m to 2450m, in the French alps in the Alpes-Maritimes department. It is located above the Tinée Valley near the town of Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée. It is situated 90 km/60miles north of Nice. The resort is part of the Stations du Mercantour group, along with Isola 2000 and St. Dalmas.

Piste and Lift Facilities[edit]

Auron has a total of 42 runs (as of December 2008), including 2 green runs, 16 blue runs, 15 red runs and 9 black runs. In total there is 135 km of piste for skiing and snowboarding.

Auron currently has 3 gondola lifts, 9 chairlifts, 7 button lifts and one rope lift for beginners. The lift capacity is about 21,000 people per hour.

Auron has downhill racing facilities, and a snow park.

The resort is equipped with snow cannons, and the pistes are maintained constantly by piste bashers.

The resort is a favourite with celebrities and the wealthy who live on the riveria.

External links[edit]

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