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Ski area: Aussois, France
Resort height: 1500m
Resort top height: 2750m

Aussois
Km piste: 55
Lifts: 10 (6 chairs, 4 drags)
Snow cannons: 130 (35 hecs, total 20km)

No. of slopes: 21

Green slopes 5 Blue slopes 6
Red slopes 7 Black slopes 3

Beginners starstarstarstar
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Driving distance from Calais: 605 miles (8hrs 40)

resort info

Aussois is a charming and easily accessible resort situated on a wide sunny plateau at the foot of the 3697m Dent Parrachée in the Maurienne Valley. This historic village with its traditional stone-and-slate houses, shared in winter by man and beasts, is built around the central 'place' with its fountain and communal oven.

 

Despite concessions to modern tourism, Aussois has managed to retain its traditional appeal and makes an ideal base for anyone wanting to combine a ski holiday with the ambience of timeless rural France.

 

The colourful Tuesday market in Aussois offers mouth-watering local specialities such as goats’ cheese and homemade bilberry tart.

 

The autoroute and the TGV station (4hrs by train from Paris) are only a ten-minute drive away from Aussois.

 

Non-skiing activities in Aussois include snowshoe wildlife safaris, paragliding, and ice-climbing. Explore the surrounding plateau by dog-sled or try tubing – tobogganing on mini inflatable rafts. Don’t miss a visit to the Fort Marie-Christine esseillon forts, one of a chain of 19th century military fortifications along the mountain range here that has been converted into a gourmet restaurant. 

   

Why Aussois?

·          Traditional, peaceful and uncrowded village with fair altitude – great value for money

·          In a superb setting on the edge of the Parc National de la Vanoise

·          Easy access to other resorts – Orelle, backdoor into the Trois Vallées – is a 20-minute drive away.

·          Wide choice of non-skiing activities and entertainment

 


  • Opening Dates
  • Child Care
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates

 

Aussois ski area opens from 21/12/13 and closes on 18/04/14

Child Care

 

Aussois has acquired the Famille Plus label for its childcare facilities. Please view here for more information on the Famille Plus label.

 

The day care center “Les Pitchouns”

Only in winter, children from 3 months to 5 years. It is open from Sunday to Friday, from 8.45 am to 5.00 pm. On Saturday, children are welcome at the day-care center "L'ïle aux Croés" located in the village center. A "change table" for babies is at your disposal at the day-care center Les Pitchouns, from Sunday to Friday. On Saturday, this service is available at the Maison d'Aussois (ask at the Welcome desk).

 
Half-days mini and maxi have to be absolutely booked 24 hours in advance. Lunch have to be provided by the parents.

 

Booking form for Aussois childcare creche 13/14 

 

Prices from 2013 December 22nd to 2014 April 18th:

1 hour

€ 10.50
half-day mini
from 8:45 to 12:15 or from 13:30 to 17:00
€ 18.00
half-day maxi
from 8.45 to 13:30 or from 12:30 to 17:00
€ 23.00
full day mini from 8:45 to 12:15 and from 13:30 to 17:00 € 31.50
full day maxi from 8:45 to 17:00 € 41.50
6 half-day mini
from 8:45 to 12:15 or from 13:30 to 17:00 € 90.00
6 half-day maxi
from 8.45 to 13:30 or from 12:30 to 17:00 € 115.00
 

Not pre-bookable through Peak Retreats

Tel: Maison d’Aussois +33 4 79 20 30 80

Reservation obligatory 24hrs in advance.

 

Several entertainments take place there during the day and in the evening (torchlight descents, night-ski, evening "the Big North", brass bands, Carnival, race of the "Ptits Loups"...).


For an easier and faster access with babies, take advantage of the free shuttle provided you with every day during the winter season. The village center is a pedestrian area and invites you discovering the local patrimony.

 
This natural snow front benefits from some arragements dedicated specially to the children: 
•2 skilifts for beginners for a progressive learning of slide with green slopes of few difference in height,
•kinder garden of the french ski school
•a safety sledge area
•a game area, reserved to children from 2 to 6, where the youngests can play and make "châteaux of snow" (loan of buckets and shovels at the welcome desk into the Maison d'Aussois), snowmen, snowball fights...
•a contemplative area (loan of deckchairs at the welcome desk into the Maison d'Aussois), with tables, for a picnic in the sun or simply a short break. Completed also for the parents who can follow the progress of their children on tracks and wait quietly for the end of the lessons to congratulate them,
•an easy access for the strollers


You want to follow your kids on the slopes but you don't ski? Try the taxi-ski, as you will enjoy with them the pleasure of skiing!

Activities

 

Aussois Snow tubing

A sort of inflatable raft, takes place inside the village on the track of Dotta under the church.

After a lift along a rope tow, two slides with real banked curves are available for maximum pleasure and sensations.

Daytime and evening With family or friends, please discover this new sport!

Open every day except Saturday from 14h to 22h

1 / 2 hour: € 4 for children - adult 5 €

1 hour: € Child 7 - Adult € 8

1 lap: 2 €

Package 10 laps: 10 €

 

Aussois Yooner and Snowscoot - NEW!
The Yooner
is a gliding on which one sits down and allowing the tracks taken by the edging.

This new activity, derived from the "paret", once used in Haute-Savoie, is for all sports enthusiasts and those for which the balance standing on one or two boards is delicate...

- to take the lifts, the users of yooner are considered as pedestrian (with the yooner on hand).

They could take the chairlifts open to pedestrian with a ski pass for skier or pedestrian.
Lifts accessible:  Gran Jeu chairlift, Côtes chailift, Armoise chairlift.

Pedestrian pass for a day, winter 2013.2014: € 10.50

Ski pass one day, winter 2013/2014: € 26.50

Yooner rental in the sport shops of the resort.

  
The snowscoot is a downhill sport which is practised in the same environment as skiing. It is composed of a frame, two boards similar to boards, a fork and a handle to guide the front board. The rear board is attached to the frame. In demonstration on the snowpark of Bardonnechia during the Jeux Olympiques of Torino in 2006, we find today users of snwscoot everywhere.
- To practise snowscoot, you have to buy a ski pass.
- Snowscoot rental in the sport shops of the resort.
 

Aussois Snake Gliss

The Sport shop Léon Sports (Twinner - By Air - Snake Gliss) offers a new activity in Aussois:

The SNAKE GLISS: a train of sleds (10 max) for unforgettable downhill rides and thrills!

2 course test, supervised by a professional

Discovery tour: 500 m descent (children from 12 years)

Sports experience: 1 150m descent (children from 16 years)

Ski pass or ticket for pedestrian and gloves/helmet mandatory

Reservation required with Léon Sports (opposite the lifts)
Phone: 0033 479 203 167

Prices 13/14:

Route Discovery (500m descent) 

Adults and children: 15 € (From 12)

Sports experience (1500m descent)

Adults and children: 25 € (From 16)

 

http://www.snake-gliss.com/stations/aussois.php (see for video)

 

Aussois Big Air Bag

Beginners or experienced, the structure is ideal for making jumps safely regardless of its receipt. Just do it... and have fun!

The BIG AIR BAG is a variation of fall cushion used in the professional world of acrobatics. It is behind a springboard for the snow fall is cushioned. The board is suitable for children and beginners.

AIR TUBBY - sit in a buoy, let you slide... and land smoothly on the big air bag!

 

Opening hours:

Monday, Friday and Saturday: from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Sunday closed

Prices:

1 jump: €1.50

3 jumps: € 4

5 jumps: € 6

Half day: € 20 (unlimited access)

Week ticket: € 45 (unlimited access)

 

Compulsory parents authorization for children under 12.

Mandatory helmet (on loan).

 

Aussois Dogsledging

‘Husky Adventure’ organizes dogsledging outings, learn to become a musher, go on raids or ‘Croc Blanc’ tours: a foretaste of the distant north in Vanoise. Information and reservations: Husky Adventure, Christophe Caron Tel/Fax +33 479 20 41 24

http://www.husky-adventure.net

Sled dog trips - Prices 13/14 

(1/2 hour): € 45 per adult; € 35 per child under 12

Introducing to mushing -Prices

half-day: € 115 per person; full day: € 185 per person

CARON Christophe
0033 (0)670 807 278
Email: husky-adventure@wanadoo.fr

 

Aussois Via Ferrata

(Half-way between climbing and walking, a high sensations activity accessible to all – With 6 stages and a total length of 3460m Via ferrata du Diable is the longest in France. Definitely worth a try if you have what it takes? The total course around the stunning Esseillon forts takes 6 to 8 hours … ½ day: from about €35/ pers. depending itinerary (equipment included).

Information and enrolment: MOUNTAIN GUIDES - 73500 AUSSOIS

Tel +33 479 20 32 48 – Fax +33 4 79 20 31 16 

 

Aussois Toboganning

"Front neige" sledge run

This run is ideal for babies. It is located down the slopes next to the beginners lifts, the ski schools, the kindergartens, the playground, the shuttle...


Its assets:
* two runs, one is reserved for babies aged 2 to 6 years

* a South exposure

* low difference in height

* a space defined, maintained and secured

* a night light once a week

 

You will find for rent in each sports shops of the resorts.
 
Toboggan run "Marie-Christine"

Free field located at the exit of the village next to the Esseillon fortifications.


Its assets:

* a long run ending with an ascending curve that allows a graceful shutdown

* a large snow-covered field where everyone has a place

* a clear view

* all ages take a real pleasure

* a quiet landscaped banks

 

Aussois Devils Park

Adventure and cultural park among trees.

The Angel's Tyrolienne (zip wire): the highest of the region, 200m long and 150m high. Thrills guaranteed! Zip wire over a gorge!

Giant tyrolienne 

Phone: 0033 (0) 6 28 23 38 47

Parc du Diable

La Place 73500 Aussois

http://www.parcdudiable.fr

On request in winter.

 

Aussois Parapente

Take off and land on skis!

Roll over the ski area with a professional and experienced pilot in safety and with passion.

Philippe HAMICHI
Phone: 0033 684 366 781

byair.parapente@gmail.com

Information and booking from the sports shop LEON SPORTS (at the foot of the slopes).

 

Aussois Ulm (microlight)
New in Aussois! Every day with good weather.

Access for pedestrian and skiers back to the ESF kindergarden, on the left of the piste de la Mulinière.

Prices 2013:
€ 60  the flight - € 80  fly + photos and video

Information and booking: 0033 608 373 935 - Jean-Baptiste Buttard

flyforfun73@gmail.com

 

Aussois Indoor Climbing Wall

An artificial climbing indoor structure of 64m² is available to each one wants to climb. The access is free, ready for the key (on bail of € 50) to the Maison d'Aussois.

You don't need special equipment because the height is about 2.50m and thick mattresses ensure you receiving if you fall. You will be asked to keep the room clean and if possible, to climb with climbing shoes or footwear. Unaccompanied children of adults will be denied access to the room.

 

Local Markets

The market takes place every Tuesday morning on the street Plan Champ in direction of Sardières.


The Esseillon fortifications

Built by the Piedmont-Sardinia Kingdom between 1817 and 1834 to protect from French invasions, the Esseillon forts are listed "Monuments historiques". Building forts began in 1820 during the reign of Charles-Félix, thanks to the war indemnity levied in 1815, was completed in 1833. The place includes 5 forts which have the name of the royal family of Piedmont-Sardinia who ruled on the Savoie from 1811 to 1860.

 

Fort MARIE-CHRISTINE

Entirely restored, this fort with its hexagonal yard, have the name of the wife of Charles-Félix.

It is today, a gîte d'étape, holiday center, refuge-gate of the Vanoise National Park and a restaurant.

It can be visited (for the part that is outside the lodgings) all year round and is accessible by car.

 

Fort CHARLES-ALBERT

Charles-Albert was the king from 1831 to 1849. He abdicated in favor of his son: Victor-Emmanuel II.

Construction began in 1831, it only remains of this building two small buildings of garrison and base of a tower. A long gap was linking it to the fort Marie-Christine to prevent attacks from the village of Aussois. It can't be visited but it is the departure point of the path "Sentier des Bâtisseurs".

 

Fort CHARLES-FELIX

Born in Torino in 1765, he was king from 1821 to 1831. He is the brother and successor of Victor-Emmanuel 1st.

The fort was commissioned 1827, it has the shape of a star and is much smaller  (garrison of 150 men), but has huge walls. Locally called "the demolished fort", Charles-Félix was destroyed under Napoléon III,when Savoie was attached to France in 1860. Being in very bad repair, visiting the fort is not recommended for your safety. The fort and its romantic setting should be admired from the road.

 

Fort VICTOR-EMMANUEL 1er

Born in Torino in 1759, he was king from 1802 to 1821. Main fort, it was built to accommodate a garrison of 1500 men. Organized as a real place of life, it includes a chapel, an hospital and a penitentiary. Great site of the department and site of regional interest, this building is now part of an important programme of renovation. Covering the roofs with lauzes has given the fort its former aspect. Since summer 2010, a "Promenade Savoyarde de Découverte" takes you in 1841 in the footsteps of a soldier stationed in garrison at the fort, then called "the fort of the Point of the Day".


Redoute MARIE-THERESE

Marie-Thérèse was the wife of Victor-Emmanuel 1st. This fort, in the shape of a horseshoe, was to prohibit the passage of theroyal road of the Mont-Cenis. Completed in 1825, blocking the route to Italy, it contained twenty cannon casemates, ditch behind a strongly defended. Isolated, it was connected to the whole Esseillon by a cable suspended above the ravine through which transited goods. Later, the men travel the bridge of the Devil's bridge to cross the river Arc.

Entirely restored since July 2007, the fort houses the "Centre d'interprétation du Patrimoine Fortifié", exhibitions, organize thematic visits and evening visits, cultural events...From its 100 metres, the bridge of the Pont du Diable offers breathtaking views of the gorges of the Arc river. It is also a departure point of the Via Ferrata du Diable. You can also have an aerial view practising the giant tyroliennes of Paradise and Devil.
 

All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website

 

Aussois Tourist Office

Tourist Board - Maison d'Aussois - 73500 AUSSOIS
Phone: +33 479 203 080 - Fax: +33 479 203 700 - e-mail: info@aussois.com

 

Apres Ski/Eating

 

Bars, restaurants, disco, shops

 

A must try during your stay is the restaurant in the fantastic setting of XIXth century Fort ‘Marie-Christine’, with menus from only c €14, it offers excellent value for money, and was praised by the famous Gault et Millau guide. Italians even make the journey just to eat there!

 

Altitude restaurants in Aussois

Le Panoramic (2150m)

Le Montana (2150m)
Le Montana has great views and a friendly atmosphere. The menu includes many meat dishes; all the local specialities, such as the tartiflette and raclette; and their own burger, the MacMontana XXL. The latter is a large piece of high quality mincemeat between two large pieces of bread, with melted reblochon and raclette cheese, blueberry mustard, grilled speck, onions, tomatoes and gherkins. The Mac Montana XXL is served with fries and costs €16.
www.chalet-montana.com

L’Alpage (2400m)

Le Refuge (1760m)

 

Restaurants in Aussois 

L'Etagne

Bar-restaurant, specialities
  

Le Tou Schuss

Take away, fast food
  

Le Soleil

Restaurant-Gastronomy
  

La Cave du Père Fressard

Bar-Tapas from Savoie
  

La Grignott'

Take away, fast food
  

Fort Marie-Christine

Traditional and regional cooking
  

Le Delta

Bar-Pizzeria-Restaurant
  

Le Barillon

Specialities of Savoie
 

La P'tite Bouffe

Crêperie-pizzeria-specialities of Savoie
 

Les Bouquetins

Bar-Restaurant-Pizzeria
  

The Cosy Bar

Bar, tapas, fast food
  

Les Mottets

Bar-restaurant-icemaker-specialities

  

L'Avalanche

Bar-Crêperie-Restaurant
 

Access

 

By Road: Driving distance from Calais to Aussois 583 miles (approx 8hrs 25)

From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Lyon, Chambéry. Follow the A43 Motorway to Modane. Aussois is 7km (10 minutes) from the motorway exit at Modane.

 

By Rail:

Modane (4hrs from Paris by TGV). 

 

Airports:

Chambéry is 118km from Aussois (1 hour)

www.chambery-airport.com

Turin is 125km from Aussois (1 ½ hours)

www.aeroportoditorino.it

Grenoble (St Geoirs) is 185km from Aussois (1 ½ hours)

www.grenoble-airport.com

Geneva is 197km fro Aussois (2 hours)

www.gva.ch/en

Lyon Saint-Exupéry is 196km from Aussois (2 ½ hours)

www.lyonairport.com

 

Aussois Transfer

Pre-book your Aussois airport taxi transfer with Peak Retreats

From Chambery Airport to Aussois – from £137 per person return based on 4 people sharing.  We can book from Grenoble, Lyon, Turin and Geneva airports too.

For all other transfer prices please view here 

 

Getting around Aussois and nearby areas

During the winter season, a free shuttle takes you down the village (Tompaz parking, caravanning, shops) to the lifts and the Tourism Office (Maison d'Aussois), every day and all through the day.

 

Interbus routes to nearby ski areas

• Bus for ORELLE : On Tuesday

Departs Aussois 9h15 and returns Orelle at 17h30.

• Bus for LA NORMA : On Wednesday

Departs Aussois at 9h30. Return to La Norma at 17h30.

• Bus for VALFRE JUS : On Thursday

Departs Aussois at 9h30. Return at 17h45

 

Your place on the bus must be booked before noon, the day before your departure, AT THE LATEST at the tourist office.

Tariff: 6,50 € per person.

Resort News

 

 

Events in Aussois

 

Date(s)

 

 

 

 

Santa arrives

Father Christmasl will arrive this year at the foot of the slopes during the torchlight descent!

 

25th December 2013

 

 

 

 

New Years Eve

•5.45 pm: Freestyle big show with the Akro2 Jump and the Team Impact, at the bottom of the slopes near the Tourist Office.
•6.30pm: Big torchlight descent with the ski area staff, ski instructors of the 2 ski schools and the young boys and girls of the Ski-club of Aussois
•6.45pm: Fireworks on the snow front
•6.50 pm: Friendly drink for the New Year (hot wine, hot chocolate) on the snow front
•10.30 pm: Big dance party at the salle des fêtes organized by the ski club of Aussois "La Gentiane"...

 

31st December 2013

 

 

 

 

The 8 villages de Haute-Maurienne-Vanoise welcome you for the 10th edition of the GRANDE ODYSSEE.
The international sled dog race the more difficult in the world has become an essential event of the winter season. No more than 20 teams meeting more than 300 dogs will go through the Haute-Maurienne valley. It will be the opportunity for thousands of spectators to mobilize...On each step, at the departures and on arrivals, every opportunity will be good to encourage teams! Between entertainment and bivouacs in the countryside, the Haute-Maurienne will also offer discoveries as the Polar base at the top of the Mont-Cenis pass and as the mass start in Bessans.  Enjoy the Big North week with at the programme , discovery of the sled dogs, white cinema and conferences...

 

18th – 22nd January 2014

 

 

 

 

The "Trace du Monolithe" is a popular cross-country race in free style. It takes place on the cross-country area of the Monolithe Sollières-Sardières-Aussois.

 

This race is organized by the Cross-country ski club of the Monolithe and is open to all. Several distances are proposed:
- 30 kms: notified on the national calendar F.F.S. of long distance races
- 15 kms: Challenge Cyril
- 5 kms
- 2 kms

 

16th February 2014

 

 

 

 

Privileged meeting between the children of the village and the children in holiday to celebrate MARDI-GRAS:
Parade dressed in the village streets

Tea and party for the children at the salle des fêtes

 

4th March 2014

All events courtesy of Aussois tourist office – www.aussois.com

 Other

 

Other Amenities

 

Mini-supermarket, bank with cash point, laundry, bakery, fromagerie, butcher/delicatessen, hairdresser, regional specialties, several sports shops, doctor.


ski info

Aussois has ten lifts serving 55km of piste and is best suited to beginners and intermediates looking for easing cruising runs amid spectacular scenery. However experts will also find something for them too. Aussois is a great family resort.

 

AUSSOIS SKI AREA

Although there are not a large number of pistes, the 1250m (4,100ft) of vertical drop from top to bottom and the varied terrain provide much diversity. Slopes are suited especially for beginners and low intermediates but high intermediates will find reds to hurl themselves down and some blacks too.

 

Every Thursday evening from 9-10 pm Aussois has night skiing - opposite Flocons d'Argent.

 

AUSSOIS BEGINNERS

Beginner skiers have a good choice of slopes right on the snow front. There are a couple of nursery slopes served by some drags and then some longer greens and blue from the top of the main lift.

 

AUSSOIS INTERMEDIATES

Above 2150m there are mainly red slopes with a few blues thrown in too.

 

AUSSOIS EXPERTS

Experts have a good choice of red slopes above 2150m and a few blacks thrown in too. There is a long black from 2750m called Balmes which takes you back down to the snow front at 1500m (although the last bit links up to a green).

 

AUSSOIS OFF-PISTE

Off-piste enthusiasts can ski powder snow at 3000m (Col des Hauts or Pointe du Fréjus), 1hr-walk, 1700m of descent.
www.guides-montagne.com 

 

AUSSOIS RESORT RUNS

The resorts runs are green, blue, red or black (although last bit of the black turns into a green) so no need to catch the chairlift down at end of the day. The red run into the resort was built for the 13/14 and was an extension of a run already in place.

   


  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
  • Activities
Ski Hire

 

Ski hire in Aussois prices start from £35 for children (skis and boots) & £48 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for Aussois ski hire prices

 

Ski Passes

 

Lift Pass 13/14                                  

Aussois, 50km of pistes

6 days

7 days

AUSSOIS SPRING OFFER

 29/3 & 12/4

Adult  

£120

£136

£103

Child (born 01/01/02-31/12/08)*

£102

£117

£87

Senior (born 01/01/39-31/12/49)*

£113

£129

£96

New: Eski-Mo Aussois pass allows you to ski 1 day in Aussois, La Norma, Valfréjus and Val Cenis (linked by free shuttle bus, to book day before by 12 noon at the Maison d'Aussois**

€3/pass for hands-free pass to pay on site (can be re-used)

Eski-Mo Aussois

6 days

7 days

Adult   

£137

£153

*Proof of age is compulsory; please bring your ID when collecting lift passes

Child (born 01/01/02-31/12/08)*

£119

£134

Senior (born 01/01/39-31/12/49)*

£130

£146

FREE passes for children born after 31/12/08* and seniors born before 01/01/39* 

 

SPECIAL OFFER WEEK OF 05/04/14: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ON AUSSOIS LIFT PASSES (NOT VALID ON ESKI-MO) (cheapest pass free).

 

Note: Proof of age will be required for reduced price passes.

 

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

 

For complete beginners 13/14 prices (adults and children):

“Beginner” pass – covers Charriere and Muliniere draglifts: €9.80/day

“Discovery” pass – covers Charriere, Muliniere draglifts and Cotes chairlift: €17/day

 

Aussois ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 13/14 prices:

½ day - €19 children, €22.50 adults (Half-day morning from the opening of the lifts to 1.00pm. € 5 deposit needed which you will get back when you turn back to the sale point before 1.00pm)

"Lie -in" (from 11am) - €21 for children and €25 for adults

Day - €22.50 children, €26.50 adults

 
ACCESS "pedestrian" 13/14 prices:
(accessible to people who don't have any ski equipment)


To discover the summits with an incredible panorama at 2 610m or to reach mountain restaurants:
Côtes chairlift (way and return) € 5.50
Gran Jeu chairlift (way and return) € 8.00 
Gran jeu + Armoise + Côtes chairlifts (pass 1 day) € 10.50 

 

**Interstation shuttles to nearly resorts

Tuesday - Valfrejus

Departure Maison d'Aussois at 9.45am - arrival at Valfréjus at 10.30am, departure Valfréjus at 5.45pm - arrival at Maison d'Aussois at 6.30pm

Wednesday - La Norma

Departure Maison d'Aussois at 9.15am - arrival at La Norma at 9.45am, departure La Norma at 5.30pm - arrival at Maison d'Aussois at 6.00pm

Thursday - Val Cenis Vanoise

Departure Maison d'Aussois at 8.45am - arrival at Val-Cenis at 9.15am, depart Val-Cenis at 5.15pm - arrival at Maison d'Aussois at 5.45pm

Reservation day before, before 12pm.

€10 per person - minimum 5 persons if no a holder of Eski-Mo pass. Free if holder of Eski-Mo pass (no minimum persons). 

 

Ski in Val Thorens and the 3 Valleys via Orelle

Each Wednesday there is a shuttle running from Aussois to Orelle 17ms away (minimum 15 persons for it to run) for €10 per person. Orelle has a gondola that takes you into the back of Val Thorens. You will need to purchase a lift pass for this area in addition to the shuttle fee. There is usually a discounted fee you can pay, ask at the Aussois lift pass office. Departure Maison d'Aussois at 9.15am - return departure from Orelle at 5.30pm.
 

Ski School

 

Ski School ESF 13/14

Lessons only (lift pass not included)

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply

Adults (12+)

Children (5-11)

Piou-Piou (3-4)

SKI HIGH SEASON: 21/12-4/1, 15/2-15/3

6 half-days SKI x 2 hrs 1

£101

£101

£108

6 half-days SKI x 2 hrs30 (Only Competition or Piou Piou)2

£115

N/A

£112

 

SKI LOW SEASON: 5/1-14/2 + from 16/3

6 half-days SKI x 2 hrs15 3

£99

N/A

N/A

6 half-days SKI x 2 hrs 30 4

N/A

£93

£96

SKI LESSONS (Sunday-Friday) - HIGH SEASON:

1 Adults/Children AM 9.00-11.00 or 11.15-13.15, PM 15.00-17.00,

Piou-Piou AM ONLY 9.00-11.00

2 Competition: AM ONLY 11.00-13.30, Piou Piou: AM 9.30-12.00, PM ONLY 21/12-4/1 (14.30-16.30) + 15/2-15/3 (15.00-17.00) –

LOW SEASON

3 AM ONLY 09.45-12.00

4 AM 9.30-12.00

SNOWBOARD (From 10 yrs old) - Lessons are PM ONLY

 

HIGH: 5 half days (Mon-Fri) x 2hrs - 21/12-4/1: 14.30-16.30, 15/2-15/3: 15.00-17.00

£103

LOW: (5/1-14/2 + from 16/3) : 4 half-days (From Monday) x 2 hrs lesson - PM only

£76

Cost of medal included for children

   

Ski School: Lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (21/12-04/01, 15/02-15/03 & 12/04-19/04) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

 

Aussois Individual Tuitions (13/14 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

 

INDIVIDUAL COURSES

Hours : from 12am

13h30 - 15h only during the February school holidays

13h - 14h30 only during school holidays of Christmas and New Year

1-2 pers.

3-5 pers.

1 hour

€ 41.00

€ 50.00

1 hour 30

€ 61.00

€ 74.00

2 hours

€ 79.00

€ 92.00

6 hours

€ 232.00

€ 246.00

 

Vacances xmas and new year (21/12/13 to 04/01/2014)

Feb school holidays (15/02/2014 to 15/03/2014)

 

New activity for 13/14
BIATHLON - monitored by a former member of the French team
Tarif: 10€ for half hour initiation. Book via the ESF.

 

Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change

 

Ski school Aussois contact numbers for private lessons:

Aussois ESF: 0033 479 20 37 13

Activities

 

Aussois Cross-country ski

The northern area of "Monolith" offers 30 km of tracks between Aussois and Sardières:

1 red run 15 km (between the two villages)

2 green slopes

1 blue

1 variant (through the forest)

 

Shuttles run from Aussois.

 

All tracks are tagged and tracked for skating and the alternative.

13/14: From €8 per day per adult, ½ day mornings €5.

 

Aussois Snowshoeing

Observe the chamois and the wild scenery ...

Level 1 accessible to all, level 2 for more trained walkers.
Half-day:c €19* Day: c €30* (*equipment & passes not included in the prices)

Information and enrolment: MOUNTAIN GUIDES - 73500 AUSSOIS

Tel +33 479 20 32 48 - Fax +33 479 20 31 16

 

Mountain restaurants in Aussois

L’Alpage, Le Montana, Le Panoramic

 

Big air bag in Aussois

Come test BIG AIR BAG at the foot of the slopes!

Beginners or experienced, the structure is ideal for make jumps safely.
Just do it ... and be happy!

The big air bag is a variation of fall cushion, used in the world of stunt work. It is behind a springboard for the snow fall is cushioned.

 

Area suitable for children and beginners. Plus “Air Tubby”.

 

Opening times:

Mon, Fri and Sat: 13h30 to 16h30, Tues, Wed & Thurs 13h30-17h30. Sunday closed.

Sometimes open at night.

Rates:

1 jump: 1.50 €

3 jumps: 4 €

5 hops: 6 €

You will need a lift pass to enter.

Parental consent required for children - 12 years

Mandatory helmet (on loan)

 

Night skiing in Aussois

21:00: EVENING SKIING, appointment at the Charrière skilift to ski free on lightened slopes with music until 22:15. Hot chocolate and hot wine offered by the Tourist Office.

 

Interstation shuttles to nearly resorts

Tuesday - Valfrejus

Departure Maison d'Aussois at 9.45am - arrival at Valfréjus at 10.30am, departure Valfréjus at 5.45pm - arrival at Maison d'Aussois at 6.30pm

Wednesday - La Norma

Departure Maison d'Aussois at 9.15am - arrival at La Norma at 9.45am, departure La Norma at 5.30pm - arrival at Maison d'Aussois at 6.00pm

Thursday - Val Cenis Vanoise

Departure Maison d'Aussois at 8.45am - arrival at Val-Cenis at 9.15am, depart Val-Cenis at 5.15pm - arrival at Maison d'Aussois at 5.45pm

Reservation day before, before 12pm.

€10 per person - minimum 5 persons if no a holder of Eski-Mo pass. Free if holder of Eski-Mo pass (no minimum persons). 

 

Ski in Val Thorens and the 3 Valleys via Orelle

Each Wednesday there is a shuttle running from Aussois to Orelle 17ms away (minimum 15 persons for it to run) for €10 per person. Orelle has a gondola that takes you into the back of Val Thorens. You will need to purchase a lift pass for this area in addition to the shuttle fee. There is usually a discounted fee you can pay, ask at the Aussois lift pass office. Departure Maison d'Aussois at 9.15am - return departure from Orelle at 5.30pm.


Other Accommodation In: Aussois

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Flocons d'Argent
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The residence ski-in/ski-out Flocons d’Argent is ideally located at the bottom of the slopes, opposite the snow kindergarten and the ski school meeting point.

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La Combe
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Situated in a commanding position on the edge of the village, the residence La Combe in Aussois benefits from fantastic views.

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Le Clos d'Aussois
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The Clos d’Aussois is located about mid-way between the resort centre and the lifts (300m).

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Les Sports
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Ideally situated right in the centre of the village, the residence offers easy access to the shops, bars and restaurants of the resort. The free shuttle bus which links the resort and the ski lifts (500m away) also stops just out
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