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Aussois seen from La Norma ski resort.
Aussois seen from La Norma ski resort.
Aussois is located in France
Coordinates: 45°13′38″N 6°44′32″E / 45.2272°N 06.7423°E / 45.2272; 06.7423Coordinates: 45°13′38″N 6°44′32″E / 45.2272°N 06.7423°E / 45.2272; 06.7423
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Canton Modane
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Marnézy
Area1 41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 691
 • Density 16/km2 (43/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 73023 / 73500
Elevation 1,120–3,600 m (3,670–11,810 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Aussois is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Although not as well known as other resorts right on the other side of the mountain like Val Thorens, it is popular with the French as ski resort in winter and as mountain destination in summer. It is ideally located in the Maurienne region with good transport links in and out of Modane, Lyon, Geneva and Chambery. It offers 55 km (34 mi) of slopes, 21 slopes (6 Green, 5 Blue, 8 Red, 2 Black).[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Aussois". Peak Retreats Winter. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 

External links[edit]

Downtown of Aussois.