Auron is a ski resort with 135 km of ski runs, at an elevation of 1600m to 2450m, in the French alps in the Alpes-Maritimes department. It is located above the Tinée Valley near the town of Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée. It is situated 90 km/60miles north of Nice. The resort is part of the Stations du Mercantour group, along with Isola 2000 and St. Dalmas.
Auron has a total of 42 runs (as of December 2008), including 2 green runs, 16 blue runs, 15 red runs and 9 black runs. In total there is 135 km of piste for skiing and snowboarding.
Auron currently has 3 gondola lifts, 9 chairlifts, 7 button lifts and one rope lift for beginners. The lift capacity is about 21,000 people per hour.
Auron has downhill racing facilities, and a snow park.
The resort is equipped with snow cannons, and the pistes are maintained constantly by piste bashers.
The resort is a favourite with celebrities and the wealthy who live on the Rivirea.
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