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Ski area: Val Cenis Vanoise, France
Resort height: 1300m
Resort top height: 2500m

(Termignon, Val Cenis)
Km piste: 125
Lifts: 27 (2 gondolas, 13 chairs, 12 drags)
Snow cannons: 200
Snow parks: 2

No. of slopes: 55

Green slopes 9 Blue slopes 18
Red slopes 23 Black slopes 5

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Experts starstar
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Driving distance from Calais: 612 miles (8hrs 50)

resort info

A little known gem for lovers of traditional French villages in stunning surrounds, Termignon is a small resort that oozes ambience at the gateway of the Vanoise national Park.


Termignon-la-Vanoise, is primarily a ski resort & one of the largest French communes, 16 glaciers, 63 peaks over 3,000 meters, Termignon represents nearly a third of the central area of National Park of Vanoise and constitutes one of the gateways ... You can then go in search of magnificent scenery on snowshoes, ski, walk and bike.


Although an established ski area, and due to offer four times as much skiing from winter 2008-9 thanks to a new lift link to larger neighbour Val Cenis, Termignon’s farming roots remain strong with local families still residing in the village as they have for generations. This means that superb local yogurts, jams, honey and charcuterie can be found in the shops and in the restaurants. The ‘Bleu de Termignon’ cheese is one to try in the ‘Chez Anouchka’ fromagerie.


Termignon village is fairly small but there are still a few genuine craft shops, a wine shop, boulangeries, mini-supermarket, two cheese shops and a honey merchant. There are also eight restaurants to suit all tastes and two bars. There are a handful of gourmet food shops and eight restaurants but in addition a surprising list of activities to enjoy in the area including cross country skiing, ice climbing, paragliding and dog sledding.


Snow shoeing is very popular in the area with four marked routes and opportunity to walk out with a guide or on your own with a map provided by the tourist office. If you become especially fascinated with the history of the area you may like to take the free bus to nearby Sollieres to visit the archaeology museum.


Termignon Aerial View


Why Termignon?

·          Authentic village in a superb unspoilt setting

·          Lovely atmosphere and very child friendly

·          Good value for money resort


  • Opening Dates
  • Child Care
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates


Termignon opens on 22/12/12 and closes on 12/04/13

Partial opening 13/04/13 – 21/04/13 (Val Cenis only, not Termignon)

Child Care


Halte Garderie Termignon – Les Croes

Les Croës Groupe scolaire - 73500 Termignon
Tél: +33 (0)4 79 05 80 01 / +33 (0)4 79 20 54 56

Welcome your children from 1 year to 6 years in winter. Open from 23/12/12 to end of ski season in April.

Book directly from September 2013 on the above website.

Reception from Sunday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.15 pm all season. 


The nursery only opens for a minimum of 5 children. Prior bookings highly advisable at the latest on the Sunday preceding your arrival. For the correct operation of the nursery and the wellbeing of your children, please respect the opening and closing times they will tell you. They will need recent identity photos of 2 adults responsible for bringing and fetching your child and a recent identity photo of the child. We collect your children at the end of their skiing lessons (mornings only).

The activities we propose vary with the age of the child.

- Handicrafts (mainly the morning)

- outdoor activities (afternoons), learning snowshoeing, tobogganing and snow games, visits to a goat farm and cheese tasting, snacking on bugnes, walks in the

forest to see the squirrels…!!


RATES 1 child (2013/2014)

 - Per half-day 21 €

 - 6 consecutive half-days (mornings or afternoons) (9.00 am to 12.30pm or 1.30 to 5.00pm) 108 €

 - 1 meal (provided by parents) (12.30 to 1.30pm) 10 €

 - Per full day (9.00am to 5.00pm) 42 €

 - 6 consecutive full days (9.00am to 5.00pm) 220 €

 - 6 half days (meal to be provided) 170 €


There is also crèches in nearby VAL CENIS.



In each of the villages (Termignon, Bramans, Sollieres) for children to adults 8yrs+. Open everyday.

Two toboggan runs are in Bramans, to the delight of young and old!

At the foot of slopes of Val Cenis Vanoise Termignon. Free access


Play areas

For children to have fun: Since last winter, children 6 - 10 years have two play areas specially designed for them:

A Val Cenis Lanslebourg: l'Estiv Parc

A Val Cenis Lanslevillard: le Déboule Parc

Equipped with snow and skiing games and play safely, where children are always supervised by their parents.
Free access.



Bureau des Guides de Termignon

Ice climbing, off piste skiing, via ferrata...

Bureau des Guides de Termignon,

Victor Charon +33 (0)6 75 20 71 25

(English spoken)


Termignon Parapente

Mob. +33(0)6 84 36 67 81
From 6 years old.


Termignon Snow Bodyboard

Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:45 p.m.

€ 15 for 40 minutes

All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website


Tourist Office Termignon

Place de la Vanoise
+33 (0) 4 79 20 51 67


2013-2014 hours:
From 21/12/2013 - 31/03/2014 (9h-12h and 14h-18h30)
From 31/03/2014 - 20/04/2014 (9h-12h and 14h-18h)


Apres Ski/Eating


Restaurants/Bars in Termignon


The owners welcome you in a sunny terrace, heated and protected, or indoors with warm mountain atmosphere in the slopes for lunch or dinner. 
Rue de Savoie
+33 (0) 4 79 20 46 29

Morning coffee, fast food, home cooking, Savoyard specialties for lunch and dinner meals and takeaway pizza, pancakes, waffles, drink all day.


Rue de Savoie
73500 Termignon
+33 (0)4 79 56 59 93


La Turra

In evening, traditional cuisine. Reservations recommended.

20 rue de la Parrachée
Termignon 73500
+33 (0) 4 79 20 51 36

Le Sabot de Vénus  
You will enjoy the famous Savoy specialties and home cooking with southern accents and Italy. Recommended by guides backpacker since 2004. Menus from € 16

Rue Parrachée
73500 Termignon
+33 (0)4 79 20 51 76



Altitude restaurantMountain restaurant open during the winter tourist season. The dining room rotates 360 ° to provide a panoramic vision of the glaciers of the Vanoise and the Alpine resort of Val Cenis Vanoise Termignon.


Petite Ferme I

Traditional village restaurant: pizza, Savoyard specialties. Fireplace and beautiful mural on the mountain 

8 rue Ecoles
+33 (0) 4 79 20 53 80


Petite Ferme II

Creperie, pizzeria, bar. Sunny terrace at foot of slopes.

8 rue Ecoles
+33 (0) 4 79 20 53 80


Le Marine's Bar

Place de la Vanoise
73500 Termignon
+33(0)9 81 22 33 14




By Road:

Driving distance from Calais to Termignon is 600 miles (8 hrs 45 mins)

From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Lyon, then A43 Motorway Exit Modane. Follow signs to Termignon via the N6 (24 km from the motorway exit).


By Rail:

Modane station (24km) then shuttle bus or taxi Alpes Taxi Transports Tel + 33 611 33 41 42 or +33 479 05 03 23



Turin Airport is 111km from Termignon (1 ½ hours)

Chambery is 128km from Termignon (1 ½ hours)

Grenoble is 195km from Termignon (1 ½ hours)

Lyon Saint-Exupery is 206km from Termignon (2 ½ hours)

Geneva is 209km from Termignon (3 hours)


Termignon Transfer

Pre-book your Termignon airport taxi transfer with Peak Retreats

From Chambery Airport to Termignon – from £113 per person return based on 4 people sharing.  We can book from Grenoble, Lyon, Turin and Geneva airports too.

For all other transfer prices please view here 


Getting around Termignon

The "Trotti'bus"

Trotti'Bus Horse-drawn non stop shuttle 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily from opening to closing of the ski resort of Val Cenis Vanoise Termignon sector. Complimentary access: 12 to 16 seats.


Getting to other resorts in Maurienne

Ecomobility Skibus

Open to skiers and non skiers. Service not intended for groups. Limited to the capacity of the vehicle seat. It connects all villages and resorts of the valley. Admission is free.

LINE 1: Bramans - Bonneval sur Arc (including Termignon)
LINE 2: Termignon - Sollières-Sardières - Aussois
(time to withdraw as tourist offices sheets)

Resort News










The Nordic and Biathlon Challenge Challenge in Haute Maurienne Vanoise


December 03, 2011 to December 5, 2011





CUP IBU World Cup Biathlon in Haute Maurienne


January 11, 2012 to January 15, 2012





La Grande Odyssée in Haute Maurienne Vanoise


Janaury 13, 2012 to January 19, 2012





The "National Accordion Festival" celebrates the 10 years in TERMIGNON


January 21, 2012 to January 28, 2012





Festival of scrabble in TERMIGNON


January 21, 2012 to January 28, 2012





7th National Meeting of Ice Climbing in Valcenis LANSLEBOURG


January 27, 2012 to January 30, 2012





5th Meeting of the song of Val Cenis in Valcenis LANSLEBOURG


April 09, 2012 to 14 April, 2012












Other Amenities


Tabac, post office, library, supermarket, boulangerie, epicerie, fromagerie

ski info

Although Termignon's local ski slopes are best suited to beginners wishing to learn in a relaxed and friendly environment (and with a more affordable lift ticket than at many bigger resorts) the link to Val Cenis means that there is skiing from Termignon that will satisfy all but the most demanding skiers. 



With the link to Val Cenis completed a few years back, the 2 resorts combined offer pistes for all levels amongst the pine forests.


Another four local ski areas (Sollières Sardières, Aussois, Bessans and Bonneval) are linked by a free ski bus. 


Although the ski area is not one of the highest, the highest lift served point of 2,700m at Termignon and 2,800m at Val Cenis is quite healthy. More importantly the local micro climate has an excellent reputation for delivering snow, most famously when the area remained 90-95% during the poor snow winter of 2006-7. There is also extensive snow making on lower slopes.


The ‘L’Arole’ mountain restaurant is a must. It is one of the very few mountain restaurant that rotates through 360 degrees during the course of your meal, allowing splendid panoramic views in every direction!



For children skiing in Termignon is easy. There is a safe, free, enclosed area with a beginner slope served by an easy to use conveyor lift and a toboggan run. There are some green runs at the base of Termignon and there are blue slopes to progress on directly above Termignon.



There are quite a few red slopes above the Roches Blanches chairlift above Termignon. Otherwise further red slopes can be found in the Val Cenis domain. There is a long blue that links Termignon to Val Cenis otherwise take the chairlifts.



Advanced skiers who are prepared to venture off the piste with a guide will not be disappointed by the challenges available in the area. As well as local tree skiing above Termignon there are extensive snow mountaineering opportunities in the Vanoise National Park.



Snowboarders are well catered for a good snowpark containing 10 different modules including big airs, hip, rails, a box and a rainbow. It is widely considered to be one of the best snowparks in the Haute Maurienne region.



The resort runs are green or blue.


  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
  • Activities
Ski Hire


Ski hire in Termignon prices start from £35 for children (skis and boots) & £48 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for Termignon ski hire prices


Ski Passes


LIFT PASS Termignon/Val Cenis 14/15

7 days

6 days

ESKIMO 6 days

Adult (12-64yrs)




Child (5-11yrs)*




Senior (65-74yrs)*




Under 5 years and 75+ are FREE *Proof of age will be requested

NOTE: Compulsory €3/pass for hands-free pass to pay locally (can be reused annually or refunded at the end of your stay). NO PHOTO NECESSARY

Eski-Mo pass allows you to ski 1 day in La Norma, Valfréjus and Aussois (linked by free shuttle bus, to book day before by 12 noon at lift pass desk)

This pass allows you to ski in Val Thorens (3 Vallées) for €22/day via the Orelle cable car.


Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):


Val Cenis ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 12/13:

½ day - €21 children, €26 adults

Day - €24 children, €30 adults

Ski School



Lessons only (lift pass not included)

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply


5-11 yrs

SKI1 6 half-days



SKI 6 days (AM + PM)



SNOWBOARD2 6 half-days



1 SKI : 21/12-2/1: 9.15-11.45 + children only 14.15-16.45 - 8/2-6/3: 9.00-11.30 + children only 14.30-17.00 - Other dates: 09.30-12.00 (no afternoon lessons)

2 SNOWBOARD (+8yrs) 21/12-2/1: 12.00-14.00, 8/2-6/3: 11.45-13.45, other dates 09.30-11.30, need a minimum of 5 people in group



Ski School: Please note that: Lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (20/12-3/1, 07/2-07/3 & 11/4-25/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. AM lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer PM classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.


Individual tuitions Termignon 13/14:


From 12H to 14H: Christmas holidays

From 11H30 to 14H30: Feb holidays





1 to 2 personnes

36 €

54 €

72 €

3 to 4 personnes

54 €

81 €

108 €

5 to 8 personnes


110 €

140 €


Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.


Ski school Termignon contact numbers for private lessons 

Ecole du Ski Francais Tel: 0033 4 79 20 53 56



Cross-country in Termignon area

For cross country skiers there are two excellent Nordic ski areas at Bramans and Solières Sardières with some tracks exclusive for walkers and snowshoeing. There is also a pretty 15km route near to Termignon Village.


Bramans 1230 m - 1800 m (30km of piste)
Open 21/12/2013 to 30/03/2014
2 nordic domains at 1250m and 1700m
1/2 day from €4, full day from €6

Monolithe de Sardieres-Aussois (30km of piste)
Open 21/12/2013 to 30/03/2014
1/2 day from €5, full day from €8
200 m of area (1 500 m à 1 700 m)
6 pistes - 2 green, 1 blue, 1 red, 1 violet, 1 black
Label Nordic France: 3 firs

Bessans (80km)
Open from 16 November 2013 to 18 April 2014 from 9h to 17h (subject to snow conditions)
1/2 day from €7.40, full day from €9.95


Togogganing in Termignon and local areas


2 pistes (unsecured)



1 piste near to chalet nordique de Sardières



1 piste secured at foot of slopes


Val Cenis Le Haut:

900m long open same time as the gondola Val Cenis le Haut at it is located at summit of the lift. Skier and pedestrian access. 1620m-1500m.


2 luge pistes - one at foot of lifts and other at the nordic chalet by the depature for nordic slopes. Tracks lit at night.


Other Accommodation In: Termignon

More details
Les Balcons de la Vanoise
Apartments. Sleeps 2-8
Les Balcons de la Vanoise enjoys an ideal location in Termignon: a short walk from the centre of the resort for après-ski, it is also right at the foot of the slopes.

More details
Les Terrasses de Termignon
Sleeps 2-8
Indoor pool
Enjoys an ideal location: a short walk from the resort centre of the resort for non-skiers and après-ski and at the foot of the slopes.
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