Aussois

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Aussois seen from La Norma ski resort in February 2011.
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Coordinates: 45°13′38″N6°44′32″E / 45.2272°N 06.7423°E / 45.2272; 06.7423 Coordinates: 45°13′38″N6°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
Intercommunality CC Haute Maurienne Vanoise
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Marnézy
Area
1
41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
679
  Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Aussoyens / Aussoyennes
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
73023 /73500
Elevation1,120–3,600 m (3,670–11,810 ft)
Website www.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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