Val Cenis is an Alpine ski resort, situated in the Savoie county in the Haute-Maurienne valley, on the Italian border and at the edge of the Vanoise National Park. The resort comprises the two villages of Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard, next to the Mont Cenis mountain.
The resort possesses the unique, and increasingly rare, charm of remaining humanely-sized, while offering an evolving range of hotels, apartments and residences, services and 125 km of varied slopes.
Val Cenis is an ideal resort in which to spend a family holiday, and is equally attractive to the most demanding sportspeople looking for a challenging terrain.
The history of Val Cenis has stemmed from welcoming travellers.
Since the XII century, the Mont Cenis mountain pass has offered to many a route to the Piedmont region of Italy. It was due to this that, in 1805, Napoleon built a road linking Susa in Italy to Val Cenis Lanslebourg. Today, the road is still very much in use: the Nationale 6.
Over the years, the comings and goings of travellers on this route have meant that Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard have developed a warm sense of welcome, which has evolved into providing lodgings, catering, and quality adapted to families.
55 slopes, 26 ski lifts and a difference in altitude of 1500m: Val Cenis offers a ski domain of 125 km thanks to its recent liaison with the resort of Termignon la Vanoise in 2008.
Beginner or expert, you will find a variety of slopes in Val Cenis suited to your skiing ability.
There is nothing like a skiing holiday in the beautifully preserved French Alps to wind down from a hectic modern lifestyle.
Experience the most breathtaking panorama of the Mont Cenis alpine lake at the highest point of the ski lifts at 2800m altitude.