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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 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Savoie
Arrondissement Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Canton Modane
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Alain Marnézy
Area1 41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 644
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 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.[1]
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).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ French-Italian Fréjus road tunnel - Website
  2. ^ "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