By car

Getting to La Toussuire by car couldn’t be easier: from the A43 Maurienne motorway, take exit 27 towards Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

After that, it’s just 17 kmp to get to our station from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, or around 25 minutes. It’s an easy climb, with a wide, safe road and no vertigo-inducing precipices.

Petrol station – recharging point for hybrid or electric cars

Petrol station

A 24/7 self-service petrol station is available in Le Corbier, 3km from La Toussuire. You’ll find the following fuels on offer :SP95, SP98, Diesel

Payment by credit card only.

Address: Le Planet 73300 Le Corbier

Charging point for hybrid or electric cars

3 recharging points are available in La Toussuire :

Street of Fondeurs behind the Le Perce Neige building. You’ll find a recharging point with 4 connections (2 double 22 KVA points). To connect, you’ll need your application.

Hotel / Restaurant Les Soldanelles

Résidence CGH Alpaga: 4 recharging points, €20 for 24 hours. You don’t need an application to access it. You will need to go directly to the residence reception desk to make the payment and pick up the support for the terminal. Opening hours of the residence: every day from 8am to 11am and from 4pm to 8pm. On Saturdays, open non-stop from 7.30am to 9pm.

In winter

Driving in winter, between the mountain law and adapting the way you drive, how do you find your way around? Don’t panic, we’ll explain everything.

Since 1 November 2021, the French government has passed a law called the ‘mountain law’. But what does it involve?

This requires vehicles travelling through or living in the areas covered by this law to have special equipment, with the aim of improving traffic flow in mountainous regions and enhancing your safety. All vehicles with four or more wheels are covered by this obligation: light vehicles, vans, motorhomes, coaches, buses and HGVs.

This law applies from 1st November to 31st March each year.

Map of France with the different coloured departments where the mountain law is applied:

Specific compulsory equipment

When you come to the mountains, you have a choice of specific equipment for driving on snow:

Snow tyres: All 4 wheels of the vehicle must be fitted.

Chains: Chains must be fitted to the vehicle’s drive wheels.

Socks: The pair of socks must be fitted to the vehicle’s drive wheels.

However, to prolong the life of your chains and socks, they should only be fitted when the roads are snow-covered. When the tarmac reappears, remove them.

Road signs

How do I know when I’m entering an area covered by the mountain law?

As soon as you enter or leave an area where special equipment is compulsory, you will see these signs at the side of the road.

Our tips for driving in the snow

Our advice for a smooth ascent in the snow:

– Try to switch to the second gear quickly after starting.

Accelerate gradually, preferably in a straight line to avoid skidding.

– For braking, engine braking is essential. If you have to brake, do it gradually, don’t pile on the brakes or you’ll skid. Also, try to brake as much as possible in a straight line; never brake in a bend, to avoid spinning out.

Drive at your own speed, there’s no point in trying to keep up with the other cars, your speed is the right one.

Anticipate bends, avoid abrupt changes of direction and drive smoothly.

Please note: the Col de la Croix de Fer is closed during the winter!

Preparing well before departure

We also advise you to take note of the weather, road and traffic conditions when you leave and return from your holiday.

Here’s some links to help :

Info trafic :

– Listen to motorway radio :

You can also follow the X (Twitter) accounts of the prefectures in the areas you are passing through for real-time information: @Prefet73 for example.

We can’t recommend following us enough: @LaToussuire.

Have a good trip!