Fond d’Aussois

The Fond d’Aussois is the ideal place to discover the fauna and flora of the Vanoise National Park. A first contact with this preserved nature, an easy family walk – simple warm-up or initiation to hiking for the youngest – and even why not a fishing trip in the river?

Valley surrounded by mountain pastures

The Fond d’Aussois has always been inhabited in summer by the inhabitants of the village of Aussois who used to go up their herds to graze in the mountain pastures. You can still see the chalets and the chapel of Notre-Dame des Anges.

At the foot of peaks and glaciers – La Pointe de l’Echelle, le Rateau d’Ausssois, Roche Chevrière, Labby glacier – it is also the only way to get to Pralognan la Vanoise via the Aussois pass.

Easily accessible from the Plan d’Amont dam, it will only take you an hour of easy hiking to reach the refuge at the bottom of the valley.

A beautiful walk with the children to discover the fauna and flora of the Vanoise National Park.

Around the Fond d'Aussois

From the dams

7 km from Aussois, by a narrow mountain road (not accessible to buses), you can leave your vehicle in the car park located between the two dams of Plan d’Aval and Plan d’Amont.

Take the dirt road that runs along the Plan d’Amont dam lake to the Séteria bridge and then take the marked path.


From the top of the Grand Jeu chairlift

Take the chairlift from Aussois (open all summer except Saturday), and follow the trail towards the Plan Sec refuge. Continue the balcony walk over the dams to the bottom.

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