Val Cenis is offering women the chance to discover the joys of winter sports with a range of promotions, activities, and contests.

First, every Monday of the 2009-10 season, women ski for free with the Get Back To Skiing offer. If you stopped skiing during pregnancy or simply haven't been able to find time for yourself, this offer is for you. The ski pass is free, along with gear hire. The resort's two ski schools even offer two hours of free lessons. To take advantage of the offer, just go to the ski pass counter on a Monday and pick up your special Pour Elles pass.

Next, those with a Pour Elles ski pass can benefit from discounts, gifts, and other niceties in the resort shops. It is easy to identify the shops participating in the programme by the Pour Elles logo displayed in the shop front window. Participating shops are also listed in the Pour Elles guide available at the Val Cenis tourism office or at the ski pass counter.

During the entire 2009-10 season, Val Cenis is also organizing a photo contest. To be eligible, the jury must be able to identify the subject as a woman (watch out for concealing hats and ski masks) at Val Cenis. The photos will be posted on the resort's Web site and at the end of the season, a jury will choose the top four photos. All inclusive stays will be awarded to the winners.

Women-only drawings and friendly competitions will also be held every Sunday evening during the resort's welcome reception, with prizes and gifts for several lucky women.

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