Famous practice slopes and legendary off piste descents
Thanks to the good learning slopes at the edge of the village Val Cenis and the largest slope for beginners in Europe, the skiing region in the heart of the Savoy Alps is especially popular among families. Beginners of all ages can gather first experiences on two boards in peace and quiet on the 20 kilometre long practice slope, and are able to enjoy the high Alpine landscape as well.
The skiing region Val Cenis Vanoise also offers several highlights for advanced and professional skiers. Among others, the off piste decent „Le lac“, leading from the highest point of the skiing region, the „L’Ouillon de la Tomba“, down to the „Lac du Mont Cenis“. The tour descent „L’Arcelle“, that crosses a deep snow field over the Northern slope of the „Signal du Grand Mont Cenis“ (3377 m) and enters an advanced forest descent after a passage with smaller hills, later then joining the red slope „Le Pre du Bois“ above Lanslevillard. And not to forget the black slope „Michèle Jacot de La Met“, starting at an altitude of 2.800 meters and is only recommended for courageous skiers.
The skiing region also has 27 kilometres of cross-country trails. Snowboarders will find what they are looking for next to the deep snow slopes in two snow parks.
Traditional flair for a wonderful skiing vacation
Regeneration and fun for the entire family is offered not only on the slopes of Val Cenis Vanoise. Especially the traditional Savoy charm of the skiing village Val Cenis puts visitors into a relaxed vacation mood almost immediately. The small picturesque streets set the scene for different stores for shopping sprees, and numerous restaurants where ski vacationers can try the original cuisine of the French Alps.
If you prefer more active leisure time activities for your non-skiing time, you will find what you are looking for on the well-prepared hiking trails throughout the entire skiing region or on the toboggan run at the mountain station of the cable car of Val Cenis Le Haut.