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Val Cenis

Val Cenis ski

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58 slopes
Tracks map
125 KM. skiable
200snow cannons
29 lifts
1 carpet lift
13 chairlifts
13 button lifts
2 cable cars
0 gondola lift
1300 - 2800 M. ski resort altitude
35 - 40 Price of ski pass day/adult
107 KM. Distance to airport
disabled access

Located in the heart of Haute Maurienne Vanoise, Val Cenis ski resort offers a tradition of hospitality dictated by the passage of Mont Cenis, an ancient gateway between France and Italy. It is a village-station located in Portes de la Vanoise and in the heart of the Haute Maurienne Vanoise domain. Come and ski the alps in wild and varied surroundings with 1500 m of natural terrain. From one side of the domain to the other, let yourself be dazzled by the tilt and height of the slopes or by the density of the pine forests.

Val Cenis ski resort

A village-station located in Portes de la Vanoise

There is also the possibility of reaching the Mont Cenis whose views are incredibly impressive. In an exceptional natural environment, the Mont-Cenis path, at an altitude of 2,083 meters, is located over the Maurienne Valley and the Val of Susa. This path is connected with Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis in France and with Susa in Italy.

Ski the alps at Val Cenis, Vanoise

Enjoy 125 km of slopes, without waiting on the ski lifts. In Val Cenis, Valnoise, glide at your own pace to the peaks of the slopes that are suitable even for beginners. At the foot of the field, anyone can better their skills thanks to a park equipped with ski lifts specially adapted for beginners.

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Val Cenis ski resort : an extensive, modern and varied domain

This french ski resort has found the balance between tradition and modernity. They offer a snow park and play areas.  More “ideal” skiing is available in the heart of the warm and lively villages. It is a modern and varied area where all your expectations can be met. Its full assortment of natural surroundings also include a rich heritage, of sports and cultural leisure.

Come and discover the baroque heritage of the complex, including: the baroque space of Maurienne in Lanslebourg and the church of San Miguel in Lanslevillard, the chapel of San Sebastián in Lanslevillard, known for its interior paintings and the circuit of 12 chapels of the “Chemins of the history” accessible in snowshoes.

Children setting off to ski the alps
Children setting off to ski the alps

Unique sledding experience in Val Cenis, Vanoise.

There’s more than one way to ski the alps. Glide with traditional sleds formerly used by children to go to school or to help travellers pass through Mont Cenis in winter. It is a fun and charming experience offered by Paul and Cécile that began to offer “Paret” and sledges of yesteryear to skiers.

In addition, the villages of Haute Maurienne Vanoise are part of the “Let’s work for a mountain of comfort” program of the Savoy General Council. Therefore, these villages will welcome you and offer offers adapted to everyone: elderly people, families with strollers and small children, injured or disabled people …

Sustainable development of the Val Cenis ski resort

In order to protect and preserve its natural environment, the Val Cenis ski area has had an Environmental Observatory since 2014.


This observatory is managed by the Karum consultancy, which each year conducts a survey of local biodiversity in terms of fauna, flora and landscape.

The objectives of the observatory are :
• To have a global vision of the environmental sensitivities of the ski area.
• Locate the issues in the ski area.
• Anticipate the environmental impacts of future developments in the ski area (avoid, reduce, compensate).
• Monitor the effectiveness of environmental actions implemented by the ski area.

Unforgettable experiences in Val Cenis

Fly over the magnificent villages of Haute Maurienne, with a team of enthusiasts, 35 years of experience on all continents, including the summit of Everest at 8850 m alt. The Antipodes instructors will make you feel confident for a magical flight.

Rates :

Classic flight (15 to 20 min): 80 €.
Ascending flight (20 to 30 min) : 100 €.
Performance flight (min 40 min) : 140 €.
Video+photos : 20 €.

Paragliding in Val Cenis © Haute Maurienne Vanoise

First flights in a microlight, two-seater flights: the pilot will show you the magnificent mountains of the Alps and will offer you an extraordinary journey above the resort of Val Cenis. This activity is available to people with disabilities.

A dream activity from 30 €, it’s great! The goal is to make you share an exceptional and unforgettable moment and to make you discover unique sensations.

Val Cenis ski resort
ULM in Val Cenis © Syndicat du Pays de Maurienne

Val Cenis mountain resort in summer

The Ecot canyon is a real natural “aqualand” dug by the melting water of the high valley glaciers. Considered as the most beautiful canyon in the Alps, 12 jumps from 2m to 9m are not compulsory! A lot of sensations guaranteed!

The activity is available from 10 years old, provided you can swim!

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Canyoning in Val Cenis © Haute Maurienne Vanoise

A magnificent itinerary in the heart of the Haute-Maurienne, through a magnificent forest of larches!

From the village of Bramans, follow the direction of Le Planay. Your route passes close to the remarkable church of Saint-Pierre d’Extravache. The calm of this route will make you appreciate the preserved nature.

Val Cenis ski resort
Bike tour Val Cenis © Big Bike Magazine

Hotels in Val Cenis

The Saint-Charles Hotel & Spa ****

The only 4-star hotel in Val Cenis, this modern chalet is located at the foot of the ski slopes and combines charm and authenticity. Each of the 84 rooms features a balcony with a panoramic view of the slopes or the Vanoise.

After a good day of skiing, you can relax in the hotel’s wellness centre.

Val Cenis ski resort
Le Saint-Charles hotel and spa © Agoda

Hotel l’Alpazur ***

The Alpazur is ideally located in Val Cenis! Just 200 metres from the foot of the slopes in winter and at the foot of the Col du Mont Cenis in summer, the hotel is in the centre of the village close to all amenities.

To complete your stay, a sports and wellness area is at your disposal with sauna, jacuzzi and gym.

A refined and generous cuisine with regional products will be proposed to you in the restaurant. The perfect menu for an unforgettable stay!

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Hotel Alpazur Val Cenis © Vivaweek

Hotel La Clé des Champs ***

A small, charming hotel, faithfully run by the same family for the past thirty years.
The slopes of the Val Cenis ski area are just 200 metres away. Nothing better than to get up and find yourself with your feet on the skis, ready to go!

Hôtel la Clé des Champs Val Cenis © Booking

Skiing in Val Cenis : the resort’s main strengths

✅ Eco-responsible resort: many initiatives are carried out to protect the environment.

✅ A wide range of family-friendly services.

✅ Wide range of restaurants.

✅ Accommodation located close to the ski slopes.

✅ Beginner slopes accessible from the lower part of the resort.

✅ Ski and snowboard schools with experienced professionals.