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by: Nick Bowen - 7th March 2020

  • 4
  • 4Beginner
  • 4Intermediate
  • 3Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 2Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • 4Overall Value
Varied terrain up to a good altitude; quiet
Lots of narrow wooded pistes

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Val Cenis is an attractive ski area with varied pistes, a good range in height and lack of crowds. The wooded pistes are lovely; there are rather a lot of them descending the steep valley sides into the villages. The more open slopes above are fabulous and offer varied terrain and incredible views. The pistes are very well kept and we found very few moguls or bad ice, despite a lack of snowfall and high valley temperatures during our stay; they managed the snow very well to keep all the runs open. Some of the lifts are on the slow side; tows are relied upon especially above Termignon, which can slow things up when the ski schools are using them. But the wilderness feel of these slopes compensates. There are only a few cafes on the slopes and so they get very busy; but the food is good and their terraces nice places to be. Bonneval is an incredible day out and well worth the hour on the bus.

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  • ocastanton (10th March 2020)

    Have just left Lanslevillard after a 4 day trip, our first in the Alps. As beginners (2nd season), we were very lucky...

  • Nick Bowen (7th March 2020)

    Val Cenis is an attractive ski area with varied pistes, a good range in height and lack of crowds. The wooded pistes...

  • Simon (2nd March 2019)

    We did the half term week. Overall, we had a nice family break. We are average skiers but like to explore. On...

  • Victoria (29th January 2018)

    We have just came back from our ski trip. We try different resorts every year and I must admit this resort is...

  • Karen Richardson (9th January 2018)

    We have been coming for 12 years and seen the resort grow from only a few lifts to 28 lifts joining several...

  • Brianna Byrne (15th November 2017)

    Have been going here with my family for years and could not recommend it enough. we usually stay at the youth hostel...

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