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!!)