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Val Cenis

Thinking of skiing in Val Cenis? Located in the heart of the scenic Haute Maurienne region, Val Cenis borders the stunning Parc National de la Vanoise and is ideal for beginners and intermediates.

Why Val Cenis Ski Resort?

  • Ideal for beginners and intermediates with green and blue runs down through the trees
  • A good variety of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars
  • Very friendly and charming resort
  • Easy access - only 30mins drive from the motorway
  • Great off piste for experts, especially above Bonneval
  • Great ice rink, swimming pool and whirlpool facilities

Read 'five reasons to ski Val Cenis this (or next) season' by welove2ski.com's Felice Hardy! 

Val Cenis Information

Val Cenis is the largest resort in Haute-Maurienne Vanoise and comprises two traditional villages - Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard - which have been combined into one resort. It has retained its charm and tradition and visitors are guaranteed a genuinely warm welcome from the local people who run the resort themselves - so there’s no need for uncommitted seasonal labour here!

Seasoned travellers can visit the Centre des Glières in Lanslevillard (near Les Balcons du Village residence) which has an ice rink, swimming pool and whirlpool. It’s great value for money! You get free access when you book accommodation with the Val Cenis Les Balcons du Village and Les Balcons en Haut.

Away from the slopes in Val Cenis, enjoy a visit to the fromagerie or the 12 chapels culture trail. The weekly welcome drinks, street animation and torchlight descents are not to be missed. The après ski in Val Cenis is quiet but the many restaurants and bars and two cinemas should keep everyone happy. A good variety of shops and supermarkets ensure that those self-catering will find all they require. Val Cenis ski resort is only half an hour's drive from Modane and the motorway.

Peak Retreats offers a range of Val Cenis accommodation options. All of Val Cenis' ski apartments have been hand-picked and are of a very high standard (3 & 4*), providing the ideal base for a Val Cenis ski holiday.

Read Fraser Wilkin's weather review on weathertoski.com where he says Val Cenis has "good snow reliability, good sunshine record and (last but not least) plenty of trees to play in should it decide to be stormy."

Val Cenis ski facts:

  • Ski area: Val Cenis Vanoise
  • Resort height: 1400m
  • Resort top height: 2800m
  • Val Cenis Vanoise (Val Cenis, Termignon)
  • Km piste: 125
  • Lifts: 28 (2 gondolas, 13 chairs, 13 drags)
  • Snow cannons: 200
  • Snow parks: 2
  • No. of slopes: 58
  • Green slopes: 12
  • Blue slopes: 20
  • Red slopes: 21
  • Black slopes: 5
    • Beginners 4 stars
    • Intermediates 4 stars
    • Experts 2 stars
    • Boarders 3 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 595 miles (8hrs 40)
Special Offers
* Special offers applicable to accommodation cost only, not to travel or ski extras See more special offers
  • Les Balcons de Val Cenis Village 10% off* the following weeks: 05/01, 12/01, 19/01, 26/01, 02/02, 09/03, 16/03, 23/03, 06/04, 13/04
    Expires 31/10/2018
  • Les Balcons de Val Cenis Village 15% off* weeks 22/12, 30/03
    Expires 30/10/2018
  • Les Balcons de Val Cenis Village Week 30/03 - Free child pass per 2 adult lift passes purchased
    Expires 28/03/2019
  • Les Alpages de Val Cenis 20% off* for the weeks of: 22/12, 23/03, 30/03, 06/04, 13/04, 15% off for the weeks of: 05/01, 12/01, 19/01, 26/01, 02/02, 09/03, 16/03, 5% off* for the weeks of: 29/12, 09/02, 16/02, 23/02, 02/03
    Expires 30/09/2018
  • Les Alpages de Val Cenis For second week, deduct £220 and then take an extra 30% off second-week price (can be combined with Early booking) (not bookable online)
    Expires 31/10/2018
  • Les Alpages de Val Cenis Week 30/03 - Free child pass per 2 adult lift passes purchased
    Expires 28/03/2019
  • Hotel St Charles 10% off* weeks 22/12, 29/12, 09/02, 16/02, 23/02, 02/03, 30/03, Please note these offers are not bookable online. Please call 02392 839310 to book
    Expires 01/10/2018
  • Hotel St Charles Week 30/03 - Free child pass per 2 adult lift passes purchased
    Expires 28/03/2019
  • Le Criterium Week 30/03 - Free child pass per 2 adult lift passes purchased
    Expires 28/03/2019
  • Bonheur des Pistes Week 30/03 - Free child pass per 2 adult lift passes purchased
    Expires 28/03/2019

Accommodation in Val Cenis

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