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La Norma

La Norma, a pedestrian resort in the heart of the Vanoise

La pedestrian station in Savoie opened its doors 50 years ago. The slopes are perched between 1350 and 2750 meters of altitude for a difference in altitude of 1400 meters and whose peak of la Norma culminates at 2917 meters. The 29 trails totaling 65 km are connected by 13 ski lifts. They are suitable for for skiers 80% of these facilities are divided between 2 main axes:

  • The one served by the cable car of Mélezet and Carrelet-Norma II chairlifts, and
  • The one connected to the tray of Repose by the chairlift.

Activities available at La Norma

She welcomes families in her estate of 283 ha. There are special facilities for children, even the smallest ones, with a daycare center, a children’s club, a snow garden, 2 off-snow rooms, a sledging run and a Snow Park. A ski school, the ESF, welcomes children to initiate them to snow sports. The regulars of the mountain can enjoy thrilling games like telemark, carving, skwal or snowblade. Also to be discovered, the slalom stadium and a freeride area and a virgin space to challenge the limits. Adults can take a leisurely stroll on the marked trails for a ski tour, snowshoeing, or just to relax. snow shoes or mini-quads.

La Norma and its combined circuits

It is quite possible to combine the stays at La Norma with tours of other nearby ski resorts.

  • The common package with the resort of Valréjus to diversify the sensations on more than 135 km of skiable slopes. Regular shuttles connect the two resorts free of charge.
  • The drait from 6 to 9 days which gives access to the whole the Espace Haute Maurienne Vanoise with a total of 300 km of slopes composed of 5 resorts: La Norma, Valfréjus, Aussois, Val Cenis and Bonne Val.

The ski area of La Norma in a few figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ La Norma
Commune Villarodin-Bourget
Massif Massif of the Vanoise
Department Savoy
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 65
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 65
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 8
Name of the ski area La Norma
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 350
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 750
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 050
Total vertical drop of the domain (in m) 1 400
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 34
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 8
Number of blue trails 6
Number of red trails 12
Number of black runs 1
Total number of downhill ski runs 27
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 7
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 4
Detachable Chairlifts 1
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 1
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 13
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 0
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 0
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 520
Slogan of the station The Cosy Station
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Modane
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 677
? Station price survey ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 32 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 171 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 430 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 610 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 972 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 1 440 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 250 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 800 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 135 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 280 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 9
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 8
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 7
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 8
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 7
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,6
? Ranking according to ? 67th position out of 232 stations in France

La Norma in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in La Norma ?

The resort of La Norma is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Luge : This resort offers you a sledging track. This activity is accessible to all and will allow you to have fun for long hours with family or friends.

Snowshoeing : With this activity you can explore and discover all the beauty that the nature of this resort has to offer in winter.

Via Ferrata: You will also be able to enjoy the thrill of the ride and, above all, to recharge your batteries. This activity will also offer you unique views of the resort and its surroundings.

Snowboarding : You can also enjoy the sensations of snowboarding. You will be able to ride in total freedom while admiring the landscapes of La Norma.

  • What are the activities in summer at La Norma resort?

The resort of La Norma also offers many summer activities such as:

MOUNTAIN BIKING: Thanks to this activity, you will be able to enjoy the great diversity of the relief of La Norma. You will be able to ride down the slopes at full speed and enjoy new sensations.

Hiking: With this activity you can admire the great diversity of its landscapes in summer. You observe its fauna and flora.

Paragliding : This activity allows you to enjoy the heights. You will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view of the resort and its surroundings.

Horseback riding : This activity will allow you to enjoy the fresh air and the summer sun in all tranquility on the back of a horse. You can admire the landscapes of La Norma.

  • What to visit in and around La Norma ?

Among these places that you must visit in La Norma, we can mention : The Vanoise National Park, Bellecome, the circus of the evettes, Fond D’Aussois.

  • Where to eat at La Norma ?

The resort of La Norma offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : Le Dhu/ La Bodega, Tao Bar Restaurant, The Escape.

La Norma offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Les Chalets et les Balcons de la Vanoise, Turin Palace Hotel, The Waterfall.

  • How big is the ski area of La Norma ?

The ski area of the resort of La Norma has a size of 65 kilometers, divided into 27 tracks.

  • What is the altitude of La Norma?

This area has an altitude between 1350 meters and 2750 meters high.

  • What is the price of the La Norma package?

Their packages start at 32 euros per day.

  • What is the average cost of renting an apartment in La Norma?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 430, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 610 (see figures on

  • Does the resort of La Norma have a bike park?

Yes, it has a Bike Park that measures 39 kilometers and has 7 trails, the longest of which measures 7.86 kilometers.

  • How to get to La Norma by train ?

You can easily get there from the Modane train station. Then you just have to take a shuttle to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of La Norma ?

The postal code of La Norma is 73500.

  • In which department is located La Norma ?

The resort of La Norma is located in the department of Savoie.

  • Does the resort of La Norma have a tourist office ?

The resort of La Norma is part of the tourist office of La Norma. It is located at 73500 Villarodin Bourget, France.

  • Are there any webcams in La Norma ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where can I find information about the weather in La Norma ?

You can find the latest weather report from the La Norma station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in La Norma ?

In La Norma, the lifts usually open the first week of December until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions in the mountains.

  • Is there an ESF school in La Norma ?

Yes, it is at Rue du Pra, 73500 Villarodin-Bourget, France.

What is’s opinion about La Norma?

On balance, gives La Norma a rating of 7.57/10 on average, placing it in the 68th positione French ranks. Its strengths are : the average snowfall, size of the domain in relation to the rates, proposed activities.

Map of the ski slopes of La Norma

La Norma - Ski Trail Map
La Norma – Ski trail map



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