Val Cenis, France

Val Cenis is the collective name for three charming, authentic French villages, which offer a sizeable ski area with scenic and varied slopes in the remote Maurienne valley, close to the Italian border.

 

Val Cenis is not far (as the crow flies) from the mega-resorts of the Tarentaise (like Val d'Isère, Les Arcs and Val Thorens), but offers a much more laid back and family-friendly atmosphere, not to mention lower prices, and attracts a loyal and steadily increasing British following.

Val Cenis at a glance...

 Resort height:

1300-1460m

 Slopes:

1300-2800m

 

 Pistes:

130km

 

 Snow rating:

☆☆☆☆

 

 Suitability

Skiing

 Beginners

☆☆☆☆

Green runs

16%

 Intermediate

☆☆

Blue runs  

32%

 Advanced

☆☆☆☆

Red runs

43%

 

 

Black runs

9%

 

 Resort

Transfer time

 Charm

☆☆

Chambéry

1hr30

 Convenience

☆☆☆

Turin

2hr

 Après-ski

☆☆☆☆

Lyon

2hr30

 Family

☆☆☆

Geneva

2hr30

 Non-skiers

☆☆☆☆

 

 

 

Snow reliability

General snow cover

4/5

Snow quality – upper

4/5

Snow quality – lower

3.5/5

Resort level snow

3.5/5

Powder potential

3.5/5

The skiing

Val Cenis has 130km of varied terrain suitable for all levels of skier and boarder. Families are particularly well catered for with some excellent beginner and early intermediate terrain, including the longest green run in the Alps (10km).

 

The mainly northfacing slopes also offer plenty for more experienced skiers, with a good mix of trees and open bowls, a top height of 2800m, and an impressive vertical of 1500m top to bottom.

The resort

Val Cenis is comprised of three separate, solidly traditional villages - Termignon, Lanslebourg (home to our accommodation) and Lanslevillard, each of which have direct access to the ski area.

 

Although relatively quiet, visitors to the area appreciate the lack of crowds and authentic French feel. Prices are also considerably lower than in the better known French ski resorts.

Our hotels in Val Cenis

Hotel Saint Charles ****

 

* Modern lodge-style hotel

* Ski to the door location

* Excellent pool and spa

 

Guide price: £995pp*   Read more 

Location

Val Cenis is situated in the Maurienne valley in the south of Savoie, close to the Italian border.

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* Guide price is based on a departure in low season and includes flights, private transfers and 7 nights accommodation on a B&B basis.