Only around one and a half hours from Nice International Airport, the ski resort of Auron is the perfect destination for short breaks as well as longer snow sport adventures. And this position in the Southern French Alps, so close to the French Riviera, gives the resort a lovely Mediterranean climate along with the resort's abundant amounts of snow. Centred around the charming village of St Etienne de Tinée, you can enjoy the vast ski area of Auron from a comfortable base in one of the chalets, apartments, or hotels in this traditional mountain town.Split between four territories the ski area has 135km of slopes, these are varied in level and make Auron a great resort for families and mixed ability groups. And as the off-piste terrain around Auron is some of the best in the Alpes-Maritimes area, the resort is great for advanced skiers and snowboarders. For freestylers the resort has a snowpark which is split into two zones, one for beginners with small handrails and easy modules, and the other for more advanced riders with more challenging features. The landscape around Auron is also great for a variety of other sports, like horse riding, snowshoe walking, ice skating, and paragliding. Along with excellent snow sports Auron also has a wealth of cultural activities. In the village you'll find the Romanesque St Erige chapel, with frescos dating from the 15th century, and many other chapels and museums where you can learn about the heritage of the area. Evenings in the village are filled with things to do. There's a lot of family entertainment with concerts, magic shows, and circus acts. And the many bars and restaurants are quite lively during the après ski hours, there are also two nightclubs for those who enjoy late nights.