Discover why you should book your next ski holiday to Val Cenis. The charming ski resort of Val Cenis is located at the heart of the picturesque Haute Maurienne region. Val Cenis borders the stunning Vanoise national park and the Mont Cenis Pass (the border with Italy) offering you breathtaking views across the valley. With 125km of pistes to explore and sitting at a height of 2800m we take look into the top 5 reasons to book a ski holiday to Val Cenis.
1. An unspoilt ski area
Val Cenis has been developed into a modern ski resort but has managed to maintain its authentic charm of a traditional Savoyard village. A series of chairlifts and gondolas connect the villages of Lanslevillard, Lanslebourg and Termignon offering easy access to 56 pistes. With plenty of tree-lined slopes, you get to experience a stripped-back authentic skiing experience once again. The traditional mountain villages will not disappoint either. With plenty of shops to purchase local produce and products and if you opt to dine out, there are of options from local Savoyard restaurants and, unsurprisingly, excellent Italian options.
2. Ski-in ski-out luxury
Get away from the hassle of ski buses and indulge in the perfect convenience of ski in ski out. Val Cenis offers luxury properties with fantastic access through the forests. Discover the choice of hotels and apartments alike suitable for any group, at any budget.
3. Perfect for families
A ski holiday to Val Cenis is for the whole family. With plenty of activities off the slopes to choose from Val Cenis also offers its beginners 16 green runs, and 19 blue runs for progressive skiers and snowboarders. It is actually home to Europes longest green run L’Escargot. It is even possible to reach 2800m and ski back down as a beginner. Explore the whole area and enjoy the stunning views over Mont-Cenis lake and Vanoise national park from a dedicated viewing platform. With Val Cenis not known for its apres scene, you can enjoy the cosy restaurants and bars without worrying it will turn into a nightclub attracting young party-goers.
4. Off-piste terrain
If you are looking to challenge yourself with off-piste terrain this can easily, and safely, be found in Val Cenis. With plenty of off-piste terrain available right next to the piste, if you are skiing in a mixability group you don’t need to divide up and arrange to meet later. With the unique combination of north-facing slopes and not overrun with skiers, fresh tracks can easily be discovered even a couple of days after the snow has fallen. Unheard of in some more popular resorts. There are of course ski schools available to help you improve your off-piste technique also.
5. So much more than just a ski resort
Val Cenis is, of course, a fantastic unspoilt ski area, but there are some many other ways you can enjoy the snow! Take advantage of their fantastic outdoor activities including; snowshoeing, ice skating, paragliding, snake gliss, wing-jumping, ice-climbing and so much more!
Val Cenis is also the host of one leg of the annual the international dog-sledging championship: Grande Odyssee. Time your visit to experience the race and why not even give it go a for yourself? Get up close with mans best friend! View everything Val Cenis has on their agenda this season.
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