Tue 14 January 2014 by arv89
Auron and Isola 2000 are the two main spots for riders in the south of france.
easily accessible from everywhere in europe thanks to the nice airport located 1.5h away.
Just fly into Nice and catch the bus up. The bus itself costs either 1€ or 7€ You can also get the package 30€ with lift ticket for the day.
ticket prices: students 27€ adults 33€
These tickets can be used in Auron and Isola 2000, You can ride Auron in the morning and drive 30min to Isola 2000 and ride the afternoon.
In terms of nightlife, Auron is more fun and has nicer village, Isola 2000 is a lot of concrete buildings and the whole city is under the buildings in the basement level with access to the pistes at any time.
Auron has long pistes nice pistes, beautiful scenery and some fun off pistes areas to ride out to.
Highly recommend to go to Auron for a day or 3.
Sat 7 October 2006 by coquine caroline
Auron is great if you are beginner to intermediate. The runs are fun and varying, there are some really fun off-piste slopes too, and there's a snow. I learnt how to snowboard there last year, and I had a brilliant time.
I wouldn't necessarily go back though. I lived in Nice at the time, so it was great because it's only 1 1/2 hours drive from Nice.. I stayed there for 3 nights with a mate in Feb, before I left Nice, just to board for more than just 1 day.. In terms of boarding it was great practise for me, but the nightlife was practically non-existant (maybe we came at the wrong time...!?)
If you have high expectations of how your winter-holiday should be, don't go to Auron.
The one advantage of Auron is, it's not as expensive as Courcheval for example, but then again, it's not as big! So it really depends on what you like.
If you're in the south of France anyway, you can head up there for a fun day of boarding. From Nice, there's a ski bus which heads up there almost everyday for about 30 Euros (ticket to and from the resort AND ski pass for the day!!)