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Val Cenis

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Val Cenis Ski Resort Guide

Val Cenis, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length80km
Highest Lift2,800m
Resort Height1,400m
 Nearest AirportsTurin Caselle and Annecy
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Val Cenis

The ski area of Val Cenis is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,400m, with 80km of marked runs.


Val Cenis has direct access to 80km of downhill skiing, with 43 marked pistes, served by a total of 22 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,800m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Val Cenis offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Val Cenis offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Val Cenis.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Val Cenis is 10km long and the most difficult run is the 'Michèle Jacot'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Val Cenis?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Val Cenis.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Val Cenis

Ski Area Stats

Val Cenis Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Val Cenis Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,800m
Lowest Piste1,400m
Resort Altitude (Val Cenis)1,400m
Max Vertical1,400m

Ski Slope Aspects

N, W

Val Cenis has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow), as well as west.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Val Cenis
Intermediate Skiers

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Location and Map

Where is Val Cenis?

This ski resort is in the French Alps.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Val Cenis is Turin Caselle, 86 minutes drive away.

Annecy, Chambery, Turin Cuneo, Lyon St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron, Grenoble, Milan Malpensa, Genoa and Milan Linate airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 22 ski lifts are able to uplift 23,309 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 8km of ski runs, with 84 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Val Cenis open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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