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Val Cenis

Val Cenis, an authentic and upscale village resort

The villages of Lanslevillard, Lanslevillard, Sollières-Endroit, Sardières, Termignon and Bramans constitute the village-station of Val Cenis. This is a grouping of several hamletsIn the past, most of the inhabitants were farmers. The station is in the massif of the Vanoiseat the border of Italy and France in Haute-Maurienne.

Val Cenis is an ideal place for snow vacationsand ski with 1500 m of vertical drop and 133 km of ski slopes. Concerning accommodation, the resort offers furnished studios, chalets or tourist residences, and above all, proposes a dozen shopsin order to be able to supply it with local productsand rent its equipment.

A location that combines authenticity and modernity

Composed of 3 ski areasVal Cenis is one of the largest ski resorts in the world. Haute Maurienne. In addition, the resort has invested heavily in ski lifts, in order to improve the capacity transport capacity of holidaymakers.

Its impregnable view on the lake of Mont-Cenis, its recent ski lifts and its recreational areass is an excellent winter destination for the whole family. Especially since the resort wants to be high-end, and seeks rather to raise the expenses per visitor, than their numbers. Because of its choice ofurbanism and development, it is necessary to believe that Val Cenis knew how to preserve its village character to stand out from the others stations rather factories.

The Val Cenis ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️Val Cenis
MassifMassif of the Vanoise
MountainNorthern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm):125
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm):125
Longest downhill ski run (in km)10
Name of the ski areaVal Cenis ski area
Connected station(s)Termignon
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m)1 300
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m)2 800
Average altitude of the ski area (in m)2 050
Total vertical drop of the domain (in m)1 500
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha)20
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs16
Number of blue trails20
Number of red trails22
Number of black runs5
Total number of downhill ski trails63
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts14
Children’s treadmill1
Fixed grip chairlifts3
Detachable Chairlifts10
Cable cars0
Total number of lifts29
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area)4
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm):29
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark:Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spaYes
Trails accessible on foot from the village :Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village)2088
Slogan of the stationHaute Maurienne Vanoise
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Modane
Bus shuttle to a train station:Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers)695
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 41 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 228 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 550 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 750 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 1 206 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 757 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 3 250 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 5 700 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 195 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 570 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 109
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 109
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 109
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 109
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 108
Note on the average cost of a stay / 106
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /108
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 108,3
? Ranking according to ? 17th position out of 232 stations in France

Val Cenis in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Val Cenis?

The resort of Val Cenis is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Paragliding : This activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy the unique sensations offered by the height. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the unique panoramas that are offered to you.

Icefall : This activity gives you the opportunity to climb a frozen waterfall. You will be able to make the full of strong sensation by admiring the beauty of the nature in winter.

Skating Rink This activity offers an artificial ice rink. You can enjoy this activity to spend unique moments with family and friends.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity gives you the opportunity to explore the resort as a whole. You will be able to discover the landscapes of the resort in winter and admire its flora.

  • What are the activities in summer in Val Cenis resort?

The resort of Val Cenis also offers many summer activities like :

Paragliding : This activity will allow you to enjoy the pleasures of takeoff. You will be able to enjoy the thrill while admiring the view from above the resort and its surroundings.

MOUNTAIN BIKING : This activity gives you the opportunity to take full advantage of the relief of the resort in summer. You will have the opportunity to ride down its slopes while admiring its landscapes.

Via Ferrata : This activity is perfect for thrill-seeking and will allow you to enjoy a climbing course in the mountains while admiring the landscapes that are available to you.

Hiking This activity gives you the opportunity to explore the resort at your own pace. You will be able to fully admire its landscapes and discover its fauna and flora in summer.

  • What to visit in Val Cenis and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Val Cenis, we can mention : the National Park of Vanoise, the Col du Mont-Cenis, the Lake of Mont Cenis, the Big Break.

  • Where to eat in Val Cenis ?

The resort of Val Cenis offers more than 58 restaurants among which we can mention : The Estanco, Howard’s ValCenis, The Napoleon.

  • Where to sleep in Val Cenis ?

Val Cenis offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel La Turran, Hotel Saint Charles Val Cenis, Hotel Restaurant L’Outa.

  • What is the size of the Val Cenis ski area?

The ski area of the resort of Val Cenis has a size of 125 kilometers, divided into 63 trails. Among these runs, the longest is 10 kilometers. It also has 29 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Val Cenis?

This area has an altitude between 1300 meters and 2800 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Val Cenis ski pass?

Their packages start at 41 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Val Cenis?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 550 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 750 euros.

  • Does Val Cenis resort have a bike park ?

Yes, it has a Bike Park which measures 72 kilometers, has 7 trails, the longest of which measures 20.68 kilometers.

  • How to get to Val Cenis by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the train station of Modane (Italy). Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Val Cenis ?

The zip code of Val Cenis is 73480.

  • In which department is the Val Cenis resort located ?

Val Cenis resort is located in the department of Savoie.

  • Does the resort of Val Cenis have a tourist office?

The resort of Val Cenis is part of the Val Cenis Lanslebourg tourist office. It is located at 89 Rue du Mont-Cenis, 73480 Val-Cenis, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Val Cenis ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in Val Cenis ?

You can find the latest weather report for the Val Cenis station at

  • What is the opening date of the lifts in Val Cenis ?

In Val Cenis, the lifts usually open the first week of December until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Val Cenis ?

Yes, it is at the address Rue des Roches, 73480 Val-Cenis, France.

What is’s opinion about Val Cenis?

In the end, gives an average score of 8.28 to the resort of Val Cenis, which puts it in the 18th place in France. Its strong points are: the average snow coverage, the ski area, the size of the area compared to the price.

Map of the ski slopes of Val Cenis

Val Cenis - Ski slopes map
Val Cenis – Ski slope map
Val Cenis Aussois - Nordic ski area map
Val Cenis Aussois – Nordic ski area map
Val Cenis Bramans - Nordic ski area map
Val Cenis Bramans – Map of the Nordic area (cross-country skiing)

For a perfect snowy vacation, Val Cenis is an interesting option, moreover, the resort has benefited, during the last seasons, from great snow heights.


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