Plenty of snow means it’s time to hit the slopes (in Auron)


One of the true advantages of living on the French Riviera is the easy access to the ski resorts in the southern Alps, at 1h30 driving from Nice depending on where you go you have 15 different ski resorts with Auron, Isola 2000, and Valberg being the biggest ones.

You can wake up in Nice and an hour and a half later be drinking your hot cappucino in the village of the ski resort overlooking the slopes. Not a bad way to start the day!

The Auron ski resort offers 135km of sunny skiing and snowboarding and is situated in a very family oriented picturesque mountain village where you can walk to everywhere.  The main plaza with an ice skating rink in the middle is surrounded by fabulous restaurants and shops to enjoy, while your kids can have fun ice skating or on the trampoline.

In both the winter and summer season, Auron offers a complete schedule of activities for the entire family with outdoor concerts, activites and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy…and isn’t nice you don’t have to drive anywhere!


In the last few years Auron has experienced a strong demand that spurted a major investment by the local government with a value of 120 million slotted to modernize the ski resort with the latest technology in ski lifts, snow machines and more. An additional 25 million more is expected to continue the modernization with additional features like Hands Free Ski Lift Passes.

With the recent investment by the local government, an influx of private investments followed with the building of new developments of new chalet condos that would cater to the increased demand.  One of the new projects, the Las Donnas 2474, sold out the first two phases last winter season, and is currently selling the third phase with 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units starting at 244,000 euros taxes included, as well as large penthouses overlooking the slopes.  With the current investment blooming in Auron along with its modernization and full scale amenities, it is no surprise that this ski resort is becoming the “Pearl of the Southern Alps”.

Since the winter ski season this year has started earlier than expected with the recent abundance in snowfall, now is a good time to get in on the third phase of the Residence La Montagne project .  If you are in Auron and would like some information about this project, there is a sales chalet in front of the doctors office just next to the childrens park. If you are in Nice, you can also view the actual project model in the New Properties Showroom on the second floor of the Nice Properties Promenade agency.