The Isère-based ski resort, Auris en Oisans takes place between 1600 and 3330 meters above sea level. Connected to Alpe-d’Huez, it receives hundreds of visitors through the Grenoble-Isère airport. Created in 1970, the Auris en Oisans ski resort offers a breathtaking panorama of the Mont-de-Lans glacier, but also in the Les Deux Alpes resort. Known for its sunshine, the resort also offers access to the Ecrins National Park.
At the resort, it is possible to enjoy twenty-three trails of all levels, as well as a space for beginners. An eight kilometer Nordic area is also accessible to athletes.
The proximity to other resorts means that some investments are slowed down, or completly banned. Above all it is not very promoted, but for nature and natrual ski resorts, truly is a nature’s gift. Ascou Pailheres is a resort with guaranteed snow thanks to its good orientation, charming paths, both in the wooded area and in the upper part, near Col de Pailheres.
Location of the Auris en Oisans resort
An hour drive from Grenoble and two hours from Lyon, Auris-en-Oisans offers winter sports lovers a cozy and family-friendly ski area. Nestled in an ideal location, facing the Deux Alpes ski area from Auris-en-Oisans, a majestic panorama opens up over the Écrins massif, La Meije and Mont-de-Lans-Glaciar.
Auris-en-Oisans spreads out onto a natural balcony facing south and provides a sunny winter holiday with plenty of snow in the midst of well-preserved nature. About 65% of the accomodation facilities are very close to the slopes. With your skis on, you can get to and from the slopes.
Auris-en-Oisans offers a wide range of winter activities for each level, free animations for children and multiple activities for the whole family.
Due to the link between the ski area and the large Alp d’Huez ski area via the Alp’Auris chairlift, Auris-en-Oisans has an attractive ski area with 45 kilometers of slopes, well prepared between 1450 meters and 2150 meters high and is fed by 11 ski lifters, including 7 chair lifts. In Auris-en-Oisans, snow is guaranteed throughout the season, thanks to its location on the heights and the artificial snow technology with 31 snow machines.
Dream slopes and leisure offer for the whole family
Auris-en-Oisans is comprised of 11 picturesque villages, which are separated from each other by a few meters. They are between 700 meters and 1600 meters high. Each of these towns offers different lodgings, where you can enjoy the alpine environment and relax. When it comes to skiing, Auris-en-Oisans is a benchmark for the longest slopes in the world: one example is the Sarenne trail.
Starting from Pic Blanc, this extraordinary trail takes you to cover a distance of 16 kilometers in a height difference of 2230 meters to the Sarenne gorge in Auris-en-Oisans. A real attraction for ski professionals and adventurers. For cross-country skiing lovers, Auris-en-Oisans offers a 7 kilometer long cross-country ski trail: La Boucle de la Rochette.
Those who enjoy snow hiking have a network of trails, also suitable for snowshoe walks. At the bottom, you can find a sled slope.
Activities and apres-ski at Auris en Oisans
Just because the resort schedule comes to an end, doesn’t mean the fun is over, although you’ll may have to take your skis off. After the closure of the slopes, is possible to slide downhill on tires or donuts.
In Auris-en-Oisans you can easily ski downhill on a snow-covered slope on a mountain bike; there are four special trails for this. Ice hockey, snowball, Besenhockey and frisbee tournaments complement Auris-en-Oisans winter sports activities.
A magical place for children
With 14 green (very easy) and 24 blue (easy) slopes, Auris-en-Oisans is a special ski area for children and beginners. Here families have royalty-worthy hosts, and children are the center of attention.
Attractive ski pass offers, a large number of free animations for children, as well as a children’s club, especially for babies, between 18 months and 12 years old. They are just some of the claims that Auris-en-Oisans offers to apply as an ideal destination for families. Another added value is the size of the ski area. The almost inexistent overcrowding, the direct access to the slopes and the proximity to businesses and other facilities (a large number of parks, temporary or complete childcare at the ski school). Makes it a hit for a family vacation.
At Auris-en-Oisans, children come first. In addition to the beginners area in the village, and the large number of easy slopes, the ski area offers a great package of entertaining activities and animations, completly free. There is always something to be done in the resort. Such as on the trampoline, bouncy castle, sled or giant tires; children’s night with karaoke and different games, torch descents and much more activities children can enjoy all day. All this makes Auris-en-Oisans a true paradise for children.
Why choose the Aragonese Pyrenees
Long walks through virgin nature, practicing outdoor and whitewater activities, visiting hidden places such as the Grotte de Niaux and the Prehistoric Park … All winter sports; skiing, snowboarding, skating, snowshoeing, sledding, dog sledding… Can be practiced both in Ax 3 Domaines in Beille through Ascou and Chioula or Mijanés and Goulier.
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