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Ausois, a town full of charm

Belonging to the department of SavoieAussois is a municipality which counts 670 inhabitants year-round, and a few thousand during the school vacations. The village is still on a human scalealthough a few residences of tourisms have been built in the last decades.

By settling on a plateau that is oriented towards the south, Aussois is located at 1500 meters of altitude, and benefits from a very beautiful luminosity. Thanks to its authenticity, the resort continues to attract more and more tourists in search of places with charm, and a history in its stones.

The village has all the necessary shops for your good supply of local products, thanks to its bakery, its butcher, its restaurants or its grocery store. Its central square with its fountain, and its church will mark your curiosity architectural.

Finally, the commune ofAussois proposes some natural places noteworthy not to be missed. Among those, you have the Barrière de l’Esseillon, the Monolithe or the Gorges de l’Arc.

A resort dedicated to the family

Accessible via the A43 freeway after a ¼ hour drive, Aussois is setting up a ski area intended for a family stay. The resort has infrastructures (example with the swimming pool) that are designed to satisfy the pleasure of vacation familyas underlined by the presence of a ski school.

  • In summerThe resort is very lively, and you can go hiking, swimming, mountaineering, climbing, paragliding, or simply stroll at the foot of the mountains.
  • In winteryou have the tracks of ski There are 21 alpine ski trails and 30 km of cross-country ski trails, with 5 levels of difficulty. The station offers a service of equipment rental.

An interesting average altitude

With a altitude between 1500m and 2750m, the station of Aussois is relatively high up, which guarantees a good snow situation.

Note that its 36hectares of snow of culture can work, when the temperatures are negativein order to ensure additional snow.

The Aussois ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Aussois
Commune Aussois
Massif Massif de la Vanoise
Department Savoy
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 55
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 55
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 8
Name of the ski area Haute Maurienne Vanoise
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 500
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 750
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 125
Total vertical drop of the domain (in m) 1 250
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 36
? Ski trail difficulty ?
Number of green runs 3
Number of blue trails 7
Number of red trails 7
Number of black runs 3
Total number of downhill ski trails 21
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 4
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 2
Detachable Chairlifts 2
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 8
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 5
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 30
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 670
Slogan of the station The village resort for families
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Modane
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 678
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 32 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 165 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 520 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 730 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 050 €
Statement cost of stay 2 adults & 2 children (excluding transport & food) 1 542 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 900 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 3 300 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 174 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 330 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 9
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 10 8
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 5
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 8
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 8
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 7
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Final station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,4
? Ranking according to ? 81st position out of 232 stations in France

Map of the ski slopes of Aussois

Map of the slopes
Map of the Nordic area

Aussois in 19 Questions and Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in Aussois ?

The resort of Aussois is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Hiking This resort offers ski touring and snowshoeing. What to make all the amateurs of kind happy. You can enjoy all the benefits of a walk in the middle of nature in Aussois.

Tobogganing Sledding: it also has a track for all fans of sledding. With this activity, young and old can have fun in complete safety.

Climbing You will be able to climb the ice falls during this activity. For more security, this activity is accompanied by a guide who will help you to make sure that everything goes well.

Paragliding This activity will allow you to discover new sensations. You will be able to appreciate all the beauty that Aussois has to offer. During this activity, you will be accompanied by professionals of the trade to be sure that everything goes without problem.

  • What are the activities in summer in Aussois resort?

The resort of Auron also offers many summer activities like :

Climbing Indeed the station of Aussois proposes you in summer of climbing the Via Ferrata of the Devil. This very physical activity is recommended for experienced climbers.

Hiking Hiking : you can also go hiking to discover at your own pace the nature of Aussois. This activity will allow you to recharge your batteries and to clear your mind while discovering the fauna and flora of Aussois.

Cycling It also proposes you to make of the bicycle. You have at your disposal the Maurienne valley to practice cycling while enjoying the landscape.

Trial For all those who love trials at altitude, you’ve come to the right place. This resort offers you everything you need to be able to evolve in this discipline. In addition you can enjoy beautiful landscapes.

  • What to visit in and around Assois?

Among the places that you must visit in Aussois, we can mention : the path of the SculpturesThe Haute Maurienne along the waterThe archaeological park of Lozes and L’Arche d’Oé (Agro-Pastoral Museum).

  • Where to eat in Aussois ?

The resort of Aussois offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : Un P’tit coin d’ItalieThe panoramic, The Mountain.

Aussois offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel The Residence Goélia The Silver Flakes, La Roche du Croué, Hotel du Soleil.

  • How big is the ski area of Aussois ?

The ski area of the resort of Aussois has a size of 55 kilometers, divided into 21 trails. Among these runs, the longest is 3.4 kilometers. It also has 30 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of the Aussois domain?

This domain has an altitude between 1500 meters and 2750 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Aussois ski pass ?

Their packages start from 32 euros per day and 165 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Aussois?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 520, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 730.

  • Does the resort of Aussois have a bike park?

No, this resort does not have a Bike Park.

  • How to get to Aussois by train ?

You can easily get there from the Modane train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of Aussois ?

The zip code of Aussois is 73500.

  • In which department is located the Aussois station ?

The resort of Aussois is located in the department of Savoie.

  • Does the resort of Aussois have a tourist office ?

The resort of Aussois is part of the tourist office of Aussois. It is located at 43 Route des Barrages, 73500 Aussois France.

  • Are there any webcams in Aussois ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Aussois ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Aussois station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Aussois ?

In Aussois, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Aussois ?

Yes, it is at 39 Route des Barrages, 73500 Aussois.

What is’s opinion about Aussois?

In the end, gives the average rating to Aussois with a score of 7.42/10, making it the 76th best French resort. Its strong points are : average snowfall, the size of the domain in relation to the rates, Internet users’ evaluation.


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