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Val Cenis is a charming ski resort located in the Savoie region of France, near the Italian border. It is situated in the Vanoise National Park and offers a picturesque setting with stunning mountain views.
The ski area of Val Cenis is well-connected, with several lifts and gondolas providing easy access to the slopes. The resort is directly linked to the neighboring resort of Termignon, allowing skiers to explore a wider range of terrain. There are also ski buses available for transportation within the resort, ensuring convenient access to different parts of the ski area.
One of the notable features of Val Cenis is the ability to ski back to town. The resort has a ski-in/ski-out infrastructure, allowing skiers to enjoy the convenience of accessing the slopes directly from their accommodations. This is particularly advantageous for families and beginners, as it eliminates the need for long walks or bus rides with ski equipment.
There's a good proportion of green and blue slopes widing themselves down to the valley. Absolute beginners would benefit from being in the Le Haut, Lanslevillard and Plan des Champs ares, which all have edicated beginners slopes at the base.
More advanced skiers might prefer to stay in the Lanslebourg area where they can choose between sking between Val Cenis and Termignon day to day.
When it comes to the après-ski scene, Val Cenis offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. While Val Cenis may not have a bustling nightlife or a wide range of clubs, it provides a cozy and intimate après-ski experience, perfect for those seeking a more laid-back atmosphere.
The resort is particularly well-suited for families and those looking for a peaceful and relaxed skiing experience amidst breathtaking natural surroundings.
(Airports, trains, shared options)
6 day pass
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A multiday pass actually allows for 350km of downhill skiing:
1 day in each of the other alpine ski areas (Aussois, Bessans, Bonneval-sur-Arc, la Norma and Valfréjus). if you're willing to make the commute via Local bus or car
Train + Bus Option
Val Cenis sits a little further on along the valley from Modane.
Less than 4 hours from Paris by TGV
1hr - Chambery
1h30 from Turin
2hr - Grenoble
3 hr - Geneva
From Modane there's shuttles to the key Val Cenis centres
Alternatively, it's a 30min taxi
The easiest way to plan train travel is use The Trainline (click the logo below)
This is because it's the most comprehensive integration of all European train operators, so you can even plan cross-border travel.
On average you can book 3-4 months in advance, read our full Guide to European Rail travel