Our placement student Heather recently went on her first trip to Aussois. Here's her review of the resort and why it's an ideal choice for a family holiday!
Skiing in Aussois
Aussois is an unspoilt, charming village in the Maurienne Valley. It remains undiscovered by many, but nevertheless provides endless families with excellent skiing holidays year in, year out. The friendly destination offers great skiing for beginners and intermediates, and activities for non-skiers such as paragliding, dog sledding and tobogganing.
Although Aussois is a smaller resort, they provide guests with a busy events calendar throughout the winter season. Popular family events include the arrival of Father Christmas, the New Year’s Eve torchlight descent, and the international dog sledding race.
Being not as well-known as other larger resorts comes with its advantages, visitors of Aussois experience snow-sure pistes free of crowds and short lift queues (if any!). Aussois is one of the best resorts for great value for money, if you include accommodation, lift passes, ski hire and ski school. Overall, a superb choice for a family skiing holiday.
Dining in Aussois
Whilst in Aussois, our team dined at the gourmet restaurant in Fort Marie-Christine. The restaurant has a lovely, traditional feel whilst having a lively atmosphere. We were thoroughly pleased with our dinner, a couple of the team tried ‘Lapin’ for the first time.
I would recommend this restaurant for families because it’s completely unique, yet reasonably priced and easy to access from the resort centre. This really is a must place to visit when you are in Aussois!
Accommodation in Aussois
One of the options that we offer in Aussois is the Les Flocons d’Argent, which is a ski-in/ski-out residence. The eight south-facing chalets are ideally located at the foot of the slopes, providing easy access to the snow kindergarten and Aussois ski school meeting point.
The apartments are well equipped and each one enjoys views of the slopes, the old village or the mountains. As well as its prime position, it is also the only residence in Aussois that has a swimming pool over the winter. Perfect for after a busy day of skiing in Aussois!