Date: Saturday 15th June
Route: Barcelonnette – Auron
Distance: 40 miles Total vertical climb 5118ft
Climbs: Col du Bonnette 8907ft – Cime de la Bonette 9380ft
Blog Post: Barcelonnette – Auron & The Donkey Derby Results
Description: 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.
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.