Val Cenis Ski Resort
Located in the picturesque Haute Maurienne Valley, Val Cenis is home to 125km of linked slopes.
The slopes up to 2100m above the resort are pretty and tree-lined, offering great protection in bad weather and good terrain for those looking to develop their skills – there's great learning zones in the valley and several long greens and blues above. Further up, above the treeline there's a good mix of mostly blue and red terrain, but very few blacks and fairly limited steep terrain for off piste skiers. The lift system is generally good and has seen decent upgrades in recent years, plus there are further plans to expand the lift network in the coming years.
The resort itself is actually a collection of five villages in the valley, linked by lifts above and a bus service down below. Termignon is the further west, with Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard the two biggest – you will want to base yourself here for the widest variety of accommodation, quickest access to the slopes and the liveliest evenings after skiing. Prices are generally very affordable here too. Geneva is your nearest airport, with the transfer taking around 2.5 hours.
Resort website: www.haute-maurienne-vanoise.com