Val Cenis

Ski resorts in France
Slopes (0/61)
Snow depth
9186 ft
4265 ft
203 in
127 in
125 km of trails. More than a huge skiable snowfield, discover a territory rich in emotions…Between forests and high peaks, without getting off your skis until you get to Termignon, the “domaine de Val Cenis” reveals all the secrets of laid-back gliding and riding. Skiing , boarding and telemarking – from fi rst thrills to extreme experiences…Here, passion rides on your shoulder whatever your level.

Val Cenis Snow forecast

  • Tuesday
    0.1 in rain
    Rain showers
    2 mph
  • Wednesday
    0.1 in rain
    2 mph
  • Thursday
    0 ft
    Partly cloudy
    1 mph

Facts about Val Cenis

Slopes (Total: 61)
Green Learning / beginner:15
Blue Easy:19
Red Intermediate:22
Black Advanced / Expert:5
Evening skiing:2 number of slopes
Artificial snow:20 number of slopes

Lifts (Total: 29)
Gondola lift:2
Chair lifts:13

Vertical drop
Val Cenis Vertical drop
Mountain high: 9186 ft
Vertical drop: 4921 ft
Mountain low: 4265 ft

Start:12 December
End:16 April

Cross country skiing
Tracks:16.8 miles
Lit tracks:0 miles
Artificial snow:0 miles

Childrens area:2
Country: France
savoi-Haut Maurienne

Reviews for Val Cenis

What do you think about Val Cenis?
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A lot of:
Easy to reach untouched snow.
Cold snow here on the north side of the mountains.
Easy for families with children, skating rink etc. activities.
Nice track at the biathlon facility a little further up the valley, at Bessans.
Lower prices than in the more famous valleys. (applies throughout the Vallée de la Maurienne)

Less of:
Off-piste skiers. Shopping. Nightlife.

The Vallée de la Maurienne is a long valley with many possibilities and without the big crowds because it is not as glamorous and well-known as other valleys around the Vanoise National Park. Small, slightly worn mining communities are crossed on the way up the valley. There are modern villages like Val Cenis with houses similar to those in Val d'Isere and Tignes, but there are also cozy old villages at the beginning of the valley or at the top of Bonneval-Sur-Arc.
If you have a car, it's easy to get between the different resorts depending on the weather and wishes (there is also a bus but we have only taken a trip to get home "/ up in the valley").
Nice views and touring environments, eg up at Lac du Mont Cenis.

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Were two days in Val Cenis Feb 2009. One has invested a lot and hugged new giant slopes in the amazing forest. You have built up a whole lot of old, separate lift systems with new eggs and six-seat lifts.

There are cannon-free easy-to-reach offpiste and forest cracks throughout the area. We were terribly impressed by this new venture in an old town. I go either than Val Thorens, where it was just blown, lift queues and expensive lift passes Week 6 anno 2009. If you are also interested in savoie cheeses type empty or reblochon they have a solid "cooperative latiere" on a parallel street to the main street.

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When I was there, it was known that it was an annual gathering for France's skiing celebrations. It was both negative and positive. Negative because it was ridiculous to go in the piste because they drove completely illogical and were very difficult to read, positive because they were at least in the piste so that sneezing was found almost next to the piste four days after snowfall. Right small area but nice and cozy. Check out the snow situation and go here when it's dumped so you can go untouched offpist one week!

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Cozy and easily accessible offpiste is also available in direct connection to the Solert chair. Go down the Le Solert lift to take the skiers left before it's steeped, so there are some fun cliffs, etc. to play with. The ride from the top of the 2800m down in L'Ouillon dr la Tomba valley should also be the cannon but was turned off when I was there.

A little too small to get a higher grade than 3, but the potential is available.

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were in Val Cenis January -99
Then there was very little snow which resulted in raised slopes and a little cushioning. However, I can recommend a day's round with Zebulon (a very well-known guide in Val Cenis who knows the mountains without and before) and his father ... we knocked up at a peak opposite the Lift system and got a nice pillow ride in a of the ravines ..... Highly recommended, you also take the ski bus to a nearby area called Termingion (takes about a quarter), where the slopes are steep, well-paved and completely empty there you can also get some skyssta offpiste rides. a 5th place. .... nightlife does not exist except the "barn" that is open 2 days a week .... welcome drink e rum o coke equally so all other drinks you order .. Have d.

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good but quite small place in the French Alps. The system is located in the north end, has about 20 lifts and 90 km of piste. The new six-seat carries up a nice and yummy ski mooring table with a whole range of slopes to choose from. Most of the ride is pretty nice and the black runs are quite short. Nevertheless there are challenges and especially in the off-piste, it is good with snow, the surfaces around the la-lift as well as around the newly built planetary lift are very interesting. The best reason is to lean out from the red la met-piste to the skiers-left run below the lava-blast pipes. here it is steep and accumulates a lot of snow (pleasure ....).

Johan (Guest)
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Good piste slopes, good snow (north side), relatively short lift queues and very low prices. If there is a lot of snow on the mountain (1m +) there are huge offpiste opportunities (especially if you want to bump a bit) because the absolute majority of skiers are French families who adhere to the piste - ie no competition for the powder.
Are you looking to party - do not go here.
Are you, on the other hand, a serious skier looking for a sneeze that you do not have to fight and stand first in the morning of a lift in the morning to enjoy it - definitely worth a visit!

PS. Zebulon is only there 2 weeks per season, so do not go there for him (he works in Verbièr). His dad, who seems at least as crazy, works there throughout the season.

Fredrik (Guest)
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A very small ski resort near Val Thorens (geographically), however, skiing is quite good. But the great access of the city is Zebulon and is a mountain guide, a thoroughbred gale, let him show you around the mountains if you happen to be here. Nightlife in the town draws the grade, something that does not exist in principle.

Most popular photo

Rider: Tobbe Rydberg Photo: Elin Nordh

Trail map

Trail map Val Cenis

Nearby ski resorts

Bessans6.2 miles
Aussois8.1 miles
Bonneval Sur Arc10.6 miles
Pralognan La Vanoise10.6 miles
La Norma10.6 miles
Val d'Isere12.4 miles
Tignes13 miles
Valfrejus13.7 miles

Airports near Val Cenis

Chambery Airport
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Distance: 54 miles
Torino Airport
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Distance: 38 miles
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 19 minutes (132 miles)
Distance: 92 miles
Grenoble Alpes-Isère Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 22 minutes (129 miles)
Distance: 76 miles