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Val Cenis

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

Summary

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.

Skiing

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

Snowboarding

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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Ski Area Stats

Val Cenis Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 6 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
18
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
10
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 9 
Downhill
Total Length
80km
Cross Country
Total Length
12km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
22

Altitudes

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

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Val Cenis
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire in Val Cenis

Ski Hire Shops in Val Cenis.

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Location and Map

Where is Val Cenis?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Savoie, Rhône-Alpes.

Map

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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.

Infrastructure

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?

 Opened : December 12, 2021.

 Closes : April 18, 2022.

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

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

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Val Cenis, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Val Cenis Tourist Office for the latest.

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