Val Cenis is great for...
Families
Beginners
Intermediates
Traditional charm

Welcome to Val Cenis Ski Resort

A haven for rookies and improving skiers, Val Cenis is Haute Maurienne's largest ski resort. Flying under the radar, this cluster of five charming French Savoyard villages is a great place to escape the crowds and unwind. Plus, it's great value compared to its well-known neighbour, Val Thorens. Head to Lanslevillard for the best nursery slopes and to enjoy a vast network of sunny green slopes, including L'Escargot, the longest in Europe. Practise your turns and build confidence on forgiving blues before tackling challenging reds.
Resort Information
Resort Altitude
1300m
Total Piste KM
125km
No. Skilifts
29
Snow Range
1300m-2800m
Val Cenis ski runs & ratings
TOTAL: 125km
Beginner(Distance: 73km)
58%
Intermediate(Distance: 42km)
34%
Advanced(Distance: 10km)
29%

Best time to ski in Val Cenis

Thanks to north-facing slopes and runs sitting above 2000 metres, the snow coverage in Val Cenis is pretty good from mid-December until mid-April. Plus, the widespread snowmaking network keeps the powder topped up when needed - great news for skiers looking for a late-season Easter holiday deal. January is a good bet for fresh snow if you can travel outside the peak holiday weeks. Or join in with the season-opening parties in December - you might even find some early season lift pass deals at this time too.

Things to do in Val Cenis

If a more relaxed apres ski vibe is your scene, you're in the right place - the nightlife in Val Cenis is chilled and easygoing. Retreat to a cosy French restaurant to share some seriously gooey cheese fondue, and wash it down with a delicious glass of vin rouge. The prices won't break the bank either (always a bonus!). Want to see more of the nearby snowy wonderland? Hop onto a husky-drawn sleigh for an exhilarating trip through the glistening mountains. Or dare to ride Snake Gliss - a set of connected sledges with a professional driver - down a fast 5km run. Fun and laughter guaranteed!
Group of friends snow shoe hiking across snowy mountain in Val Cenis ski resort

Hotels & Apartments in Val Cenis

Our top recommended hotels and apartments. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists

CGH Résidences & Spas Les Chalets de Flambeau

Val Cenis, France
  4 minute walk

Club Vacanciel Val Cenis

Val Cenis, France
  6 minute walk

Hôtel Club mmv Le Val Cenis ***

Val Cenis, France
  3 minute walk
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