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