Val Cenis

Alpine exception

Generosity and sincerity, a great heart and great skiing, Alpine and Nordic… No doubt about it, Val Cenis is your dream wintersports destination!

Welcome to

Val Cenis

in Haute Maurienne Vanoise

The station with a thousand faces

Val Cenis is a mountain resort at the perfect elevation to reenergise and oxygenate yourself 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.

Since 1 January 2017, Val Cenis has been not only a ski resort but also a municipality encompassing the old villages of Bramans, Sollières-Sardières, Termignon-la-Vanoise, Lanslebourg Mont-Cenis and Lanslevillard. Hence, 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 ski areas, Val d’Ambin (village of Bramans) and the Monolith (Sardières hamlet).

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 border with Italy, or Bellecombe in the heart of the Parc National de la Vanoise.

Worth a visit:

Mont Cenis with its lake and Alpine garden 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.

The Parc National de la Vanoise offers high summits above the snowline 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 Monolith 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 the high valley, is accessible via the Nordic skiing and snowshoeing trails from the Val d’Ambin Nordic area.

The perfect ski

In the heart of these warm and lively villages, “ideal” skiing is available here in a vast, modern and varied area where all expectations will be met.

Unique landscapes

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


Solo, duo or tribe, hotel, refuge, camping, bed and breakfast… Discover in Val Cenis the largest choice of accommodation to spend your holidays in Haute Maurienne vanoise


Want to know more and discover our resort, find all the information you need for your stay in Val Cenis in our winter resort guide.

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