Skiing in Auris-en-oisans

Part of the massive and snow-sure Grand Domaine/Alpe d'Huez ski area, Auris-en-Oisans offers world class skiing.

Auris-en-Oisans is located on the edge of the Ecrins National Park at 1600m. It is a quiet, family-friendly resort which offers great value and enjoys a wonderful sunny south facing location. 

From Auris there is a spectacular panoramic view of la Meije mountain range and the national “Parc des Ecrins” peaks.

The modern resort of Auris has guaranteed season-long skiing being lift linked to Alpe d’Huez and the rest of the Grand Domaine. The link to Alpe d’Huez via chairlift takes 10 minutes from Auris, so it is easily accessible.

Getting here - fly, drive or take the train:

The resort is easily reached from Grenoble airport or the train station. If you need details on driving directions, transfer options or train times - send us your…

Skiing in Auris-en-oisans

Auris-en-Oisans is located on the edge of the Ecrins National Park at 1600m. It is a quiet, family-friendly resort which offers great value and enjoys a wonderful sunny south facing location. 

From Auris there is a spectacular panoramic view of la Meije mountain range and the national “Parc des Ecrins” peaks.

The modern resort of Auris has guaranteed season-long skiing being lift linked to Alpe d’Huez and the rest of the Grand Domaine. The link to Alpe d’Huez via chairlift takes 10 minutes from Auris, so it is easily accessible.

All the accommodations are close to shops and restaurants. The apres-ski is one of Auris's qualities including predominantly family based challenges like fun rubber rings and night skiing.  All the activities offered are suited for children and parents.

Auris-en-Oisans can be reached in under 90 minutes from Grenoble Airport, under 2 hours from Lyon Airport and 2hrs 30 mins from Geneva.

Staying in Auris

We offer a range of chalets, hotels and apartments

Skiing in Auris

The local ski are is made up of 45kms of piste and 12 lifts, linking easily with the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine offering a huge 250kms. The Grand Domaine ski area allows you to ski on 5 resorts: Auris-en-Oisans, Alpe d’Huez, Vaujany, Oz-en-Oisans and Villard reculas! The highest point is at 3330m high (Pic Blanc).

The Auris local area is ideal for beginners and early intermediates. There is a secured beginners area and a number of green and blue slopes to progress on. In Alpe d’Huez you will find no less than 20 green slopes all spread along the mountainside. They are accessible straight from the Auris chairlift making it an impressive area for beginners. 

Grand Domaine is also home to many black pistes towards Alpe d’Huez. There are quite a few blacks at Pic Blanc, the highest point at 3330m. Don’t leave without trying the longest black run in the Alps – the Sarenne. It’s a whopping 16km in length. You can ski this run by moonlight with a guide for around €65.

Check out the panorama from Pic Blanc at 3330m, where it’s said you can see a 1/5th of France. Then gather your courage for the legendary “Tunnel” Black run before skiing between the rocky outcrops of the “Les Rousses” Red.  Glide across the plateau of Alpette and the gentle Blue of “Chalets” before dropping onto the Black “La Fare”.

Off-piste enthusiasts have an immense choice too, including a run with a vertical drop of 2600 metres over in Alpe d'Huez.

For non-skiers:

Other activities include paragliding, skidoos, helicopter trips, ice driving and micro light flights. 

Getting here:

The nearest airport is Grenoble - transfers can be arranged from other airports - contact us for further details.

Should you prefer to drive, we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings.

The local train station is Grenoble and we can arrange trains for you from Paris or from London- more detail at travel arrangements


Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions or;

- see the accommodation

- see other French ski resorts

Ski Insurance

  • Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

    If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

  • Apartment Residence Les Balcons d'Aurea

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    WIFI 98 APARTMENTS APARTMENTS FOR UP TO 8 PEOPLE IN GOOD CONDITIONS

    Les Balcons d’Auréa is a new 4 star residence for winter 2015-16, located just 100m from the resort centre.  Tourist Office, ski school meeting point and lifts are right on the Front de Neige making this a wonderful ski-in/ski-out residence - snow conditions permitting!

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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