Aussois

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Aussois
Aussois seen from La Norma ski resort.
Aussois seen from La Norma ski resort.
Location of Aussois
Aussois is located in France
Aussois
Aussois
Aussois is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Aussois
Aussois
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
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentSavoie
ArrondissementSaint-Jean-de-Maurienne
CantonModane
IntercommunalityCC Haute Maurienne Vanoise
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Marnézy
Area
1
41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
696
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Aussoyens / Aussoyennes
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
73023 /73500
Elevation1,120–3,600 m (3,670–11,810 ft)
Websitewww.aussois.com
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Aussois is a commune in the Vanoise massif, in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The village is on the border of France's first National Park, the Vanoise National Park.
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.
At 8 km (5.0 mi) from Modane, it is ideally located in the Maurienne region with good transport links in and out of Lyon, Geneva, Grenoble and Chambéry. Aussois can also be reached from Turin via the Fréjus Road Tunnel, linking Bardonecchia in Italy and Modane.[2]
Nearby Gare de Modane is a large railway station with a high-speed service (TGV) Paris - Chambéry - Turin - Milan.
The resort offers 55 km (34 mi) of slopes, 21 slopes (6 Green, 5 Blue, 8 Red, 2 Black).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "French-Italian Fréjus road tunnel - Website". Archived from the original on 2016-10-12. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  3. ^ "Aussois". Peak Retreats Winter. Retrieved 2012-09-09.

External links[edit]

Downtown of Aussois.


Barrage du Plan d'Amont, Aussois, Vanoise

'Plan d'Amont' lake and dam, Aussois 
Uptown, at the foot of the slopes