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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 Length50 miles
Highest Lift9,186ft
Resort Height4,593ft
 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 4,593ft, with 50 miles of marked runs.


Val Cenis has direct access to 50 miles of downhill skiing, with 43 marked pistes, served by a total of 22 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 9,186ft, 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 6 miles 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
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
50 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
7 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Val Cenis Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift9,186ft
Lowest Trail4,593ft
Resort Altitude (Val Cenis)4,593ft
Max Vertical4,593ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Val Cenis
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental 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.


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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 Bron, Lyon St-Exupéry, 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 5 miles 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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