Auris en Oisans, France

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Auris en Oisans ski holidays

Established in 1970 the French ski resort Auris en Oisans lies at 1600 metres altitude in the Dauphiné - Isère region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3350m the area is snow sure. Over 33 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 22km of trails, which equates to around 50 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Auris en Oisans is Lyon St Euxpéry at a distance of 150km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

A mix of new and old, the modern development is made up of wood-clad buildings in a pleasant chalet style, above the old village. Limited facilities but a relaxed base on the huge Alpe D'Huez ski area. The resort operates a Leisure Activities Card giving the bearer free access to some activities and discounts on others.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 5 runs ?km
25%  Intermediate Trails
 6 runs ?km
42.5%  Advanced Trails
 7 runs ?km
30.5%  Expert Trails
 2 runs ?km
27% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)€179 - €225
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2013
Resort ClosesApr 2014
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs45km
total length of Auris en Oisans trails
Longest Lift-Served Run4.5km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationS SW NW
direction Auris en Oisans area faces
Top Altitude3350m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude1600m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude1600m
centre of Auris en Oisans ski resort
Vertical Drop1750m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 1750m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Auris en Oisans

20 pistes and trails means approximately 45km of runs. 15 Auris en Oisans lifts have capacity to transport 16700 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 4.5km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Auris en Oisans.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 25% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 42.5% intermediate, 30.5% advanced slopes and 27% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 1.5km Sarenne run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Auris en Oisans after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Auris en Oisans

Of the 15 ski lifts, 8 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Auris en Oisans is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Auris en Oisans Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

1 apres ski bars 8 restaurants 0 bowling 0 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 25 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities ?.

SNO-man says

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Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Auris en Oisans" by any other name

The French resort is also known as Massif de grandes Rousses and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Auris en Oisans slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Auris en Oisans has slopes facing S SW NW.

Rating for snow gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Auris en Oisans

Auris en Oisans ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ecole du ski Français and has 20 teachers teaching in English, French, German and taking students from a minimum age of ?.? http://www.aurisesf.com 801525

Auris en Oisans for beginners         gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Auris en Oisans for intermediates  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Auris en Oisans for expert skiers   gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Auris en Oisans for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Auris en Oisans

Auris en Oisans snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Auris en Oisans: 8km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 8km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Auris en Oisans

Auris en Oisans snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 25 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Auris en Oisans non skiing facilities also include ?.

Auris en Oisans reviews, 1.8 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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