Winter activities at the Aussois campsite in Savoie
Downhill skiers, cross-country skiers, touring skiers, mountaineers, snowshoers, paragliders… In winter, Aussois is a prime destination for winter sports enthusiasts. The ski resort offers runs for all levels, as well as snow activities for children and adults, including cross-country skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing and snowboarding. Thrill-seekers can try their hand at a paragliding baptism to discover the mountains seen from the sky. During the season, an in-house shuttle bus runs free of charge to take you effortlessly to the foot of the slopes.
Aussois ski area
Discover an alpine ski area up to 2750m altitude with incredible panoramic views. Don’t know what’s so special about the Aussois resort? In Haute Maurienne Vanoise, it’s THE resort in the sun! It stands out for being the only one at the entrance to the Vanoise Park. When it comes to snowmaking, there’s no problem thanks to snow guns on all the slopes. Numerous ski touring runs are also accessible from Aussois, heading for the various refuges, couloirs near the surrounding peaks, Fournache, Dent Parrachée and many others. There’s also a Nordic ski area in the monolith forest on the Sardières plateau. You can download maps of the Aussois alpine and Nordic ski areas.
If you’d like to take a stroll in the forest or get a little more height, or if you’d like to make the most of the mountain wilderness, we recommend that you hire a snowshoe guide for your outings. These professionals will guarantee you a safe outing and help you discover the history of the resort through fascinating anecdotes and stories. They can also show you the tracks of wild animals, introduce you to the flora and help you appreciate the landscape at its best. For gourmets, there are snowshoe trails to the mountain restaurants.
Sled dogs and tobogganing area
At Husky Adventure, a sledding school with 25 years’ experience, you can enjoy dog-drawn sleigh rides and learn to drive a sled team. Treat yourself to a unique experience as you ride in a sled pulled by 8 to 10 dogs and driven by an experienced musher through snow-covered mountain landscapes.
There’s no age limit for sledging! For the little ones, the Aussois resort has created specially adapted runs, including an area reserved for 2-6 year-olds. Older children can have fun and challenge their friends on the toboggan run near Fort Marie-Christine. More info on the Aussois website.