Gateway to the Vanoise National Park, the ski resort of Aussois sits at 1,500m in the Maurienne Valley and has incredible panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. There are snow sports for all abilities there, and the ski area reaches up to 2,750m so there's a variety of terrain to explore and snow is guaranteed. For downhill skiing and snowboarding there are 55km of slopes within Aussois, which are evenly spread between green, blue, red, and black levels. Novices will find excellent ski schools to help when they're taking their first trips down the slopes whether on skis or snowboards, and the instructors can also help more advanced riders perfect their technique, or take the most adventurous off-piste for freeriding tours. The Maurienne Valley has a fantastic natural landscape for snow sports and if you want to discover the other ski resorts in the valley shuttle buses can take you from Aussois to Valfréjus, La Norma, and Val-Cenis/Vanoise. These buses and the Eski-mo ski pass allow you to explore the 300km of slopes within Aussois and these three resorts. There are also shuttle buses to Orelle which open up the entire Trois Vallées ski area. Sports apart from downhill skiing and snowboarding which the landscape of the Maurienne Valley is also ideal for include cross-country skiing, for which Aussois has 30km of marked trails, snowshoe trekking, dog sled trips, ice climbing, ski mountaineering, and of course tobogganing, as well as snake gliss and snow tubing. The wealth of activities that are available from Aussois is astounding and make this resort perfect for families and mixed ability groups. After the pistes close the après ski activities begin in Aussois with a full events programme organised, firework displays, theme nights, relaxing evenings in the resort's restaurants, and the lively atmosphere in the bars. Day or night you're choice of activities and sports in Aussois is almost endless.