If you are looking for a ski & snowboard holiday in a traditional village with a relaxed atmosphere, a Val Cenis ski break may be just the ticket. There are actually two villages that make up this ski resort, Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard. They lie in the Haute Mauienne mountains close to the Italian border in the Vanoise National Park. The resort lies at an altitude of fourteen hundred metres and offers eighty kilometres of piste. The highest lift reaches two thousand eight hundred metres. Since the majority of the runs are north facing Val Cenis has a good snow record. Low cost Val Cenis ski & board holidays appeal to a wide audience as the slopes provide for all levels of ability and there are good facilities for families. Newcomers to the sport will find the best nursery slopes in Lanslevillard. Once they have gained confidence and basic skills, they can try the gentle green runs from Col de Mont-Cenis that sits at a little over two thousand metres above the village. As always, intermediates have the greatest choice of runs. As higher altitudes are reached, the red runs become more challenging. Advanced skiers have some demanding black runs and a number of the reds will also test their expertise. Off-piste they'll find great powder fields and steep forested runs. There are two snow parks for boarders. Families can take advantage of the ski kindergarten for young children and childcare facilities are available. These services should be booked in advance.
The Val Cenis ski season begins in the middle of December and ends at the beginning of April. The summer season brings an influx of climbers, hill walkers and mountain bikers as well as those who want to relax in these pretty villages and enjoy the fresh alpine air. Many regional airports have direct flights to Lyon and Turin. Transfer times are roughly three hours. You can check on the Cheekytrip website to see if your local airport offers ski & snowboard holidays to Val Cenis.
Val Cenis ski & snowboard holidays are a good choice if your budget is rather tight as there are great bargains to be had. Apartments and chalets provide high standards of accommodation and the service is excellent. There are plenty of restaurants catering for all budgets and tastes. Although there are a number of bars and even a night club in Lanslebourg, the evening atmosphere remains fairly relaxed. Leisure activities include ice skating, swimming, snow shoeing and dog sledging
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