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 beast, is built around the central 'place' or square 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 home-made bilberry tart.
The auto route and the TGV station (four hours by train from Paris) are only a ten-minute drive 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.
- It’s a traditional, peaceful and uncrowded village with fair altitude – great value for money
- It’s in a superb setting on the edge of the Parc National de la Vanoise
- Easy access to other resorts – Orelle, the back door into the Trois Vallées – is a 20-minute drive away.
- There’s a wide choice of non-skiing activities and entertainment
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Aussois ski facts:
- No. of slopes: 21
- Green slopes: 5
- Blue slopes: 6
- Red slopes: 7