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.