Val Cenis

Alpine exception

Generosity and sincerity, a big heart and great skiing, both Alpine and Nordic… No doubt about it, Val Cenis is the wintersports destination of your dreams!

Welcome to

Val Cenis

in Haute Maurienne Vanoise

The resort with a thousand faces

The mountain resort of Val Cenis is at just the right elevation to recharge your batteries and enjoy a breath of fresh air in a very natural environment at the bottom of the Mont Cenis pass. It is also a multi-faceted destination, sporty yet with a family spirit, authentic yet pioneering, relaxing yet lively, generous yet sincere.

The ski resort of Val Cenis was created in 1967 around the ancient villages of Lanslevillard and Lanslebourg. In 2008, it was connected with the resort of Termignon by the Turra chairlift, thus providing skiers with 133 km of Alpine slopes.

Besides being a ski resort, since 1st January 2017, Val Cenis has also been a municipality which encompasses the old villages of Bramans, Sollières-Sardières, Termignon-la-Vanoise, Lanslebourg Mont-Cenis and Lanslevillard. So in terms of surface area, Val Cenis is the second largest municipality in mainland France, after the city of Arles.

The eventful history of Val Cenis has made the resort what it is today with not only an Alpine ski area, but also 2 Nordic areas, Val d’Ambin (village of Bramans) and Monolith (village of Sardières).

As well as being a ski resort, Val Cenis also has a wealth of historic heritage (Saint Sébastien chapel, Chappe telegraph, archaeology museum, etc.) and some exceptional features such as the Mont Cenis plateau on the Italian border, or Bellecombe in the heart of the Vanoise National Park.

Worth a visit:

Mont Cenis and the lake at the gateway to the Italian region of Piedmont. It can be reached by chairlift (Ramasse) from the Alpine ski area of Val Cenis, on the Lanslebourg side.

Vanoise National Park features high summits that remain above the snowline all year round, and secret valleys sheltering chalets and mountain refuges, ideal for a return to the roots and a complete change of scene. Numerous snowshoeing and ski-touring trails will take you there.

The Monolithe, a true geological wonder, can be reached on snowshoes or cross-country skis from the Monolithe Nordic ski area.

Saint Pierre d’Extravache is a picture postcard and the oldest church of Maurienne, while the Dent Parrachée, the highest peak above this high valley, is accessible from the Val d’Ambin Nordic area via the Nordic skiing and snowshoeing trails.

In the heart of these warm and lively villages, you’ll find “ideal” skiing conditions and great variety in a vast, modern ski area that meets all your expectations.

Discover the resort of Val Cenis with your family. Haute Maurienne Vanoise is the ideal place to learn to ski and enjoy breathtaking landscapes.

Accommodation

Alone, with a partner or in a group, in Val Cenis you’ll find the widest choice of hotels, refuges, campsites and guestrooms for your holiday in Haute Maurienne Vanoise

Cultural activities

Enjoy a feast for the eyes as you enter churches and chapels, learn as you visit museums and exhibitions, or take the children to see the farm animals…

Relax...

Take time out for a moment of pure pampering. Holidays are made for pleasure… Discover the “ice floating” experience, unique in France and only in Val Cenis!

easy to reach

The 5 villages of Val Cenis are all very easy to reach and within 20 to 35 minutes from Modane. The former RN6 is a lovely road with a number of military and religious monuments dotted along the way. Welcome to a magnificent landscape where you must keep your eyes wide open!

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