Val Cenis is a less well known internationally that its neighbour Val Thorens. The resort is made up of a string of road-side villages (none called Val Cenis), the largest of which is Lanslebourg. The resort offers a healthy vertical, uncrowded sunny slopes and a modern lift system, so there are rarely any queues. Centred primarily on two traditional villages and located close to the Italian border in the southern French Alps, Val Cenis has a good snow record thanks in part to its comparatively high altitude skiing on north facing slopes. The two resort villages, Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard, are largely unspoilt with a relaxed atmosphere. The two bases are of a similar size and only a few kilometres apart. Lanslebourg, reached first as you travel up the valley, is perhaps slightly more compact; the ski area accessed by a high speed six-seater chairlift from the edge of the village. Lanslevillard is spread out between the main village at 1400 and the newer apartments of Val Cenis Le Haut at 1500m, and has a wider range of village level nursery slopes and routes up to the main ski area, including a six seat gondola. Off slope facilities including shops, restaurants and apres ski attractions are divided reasonably evenly between the two. A bus service runs every 20 minutes throughout the day around and between the two villages.
Located in the heart of the Maurienne region, bordering the National Parc de la Vanoise, Val Cenis is made up of two traditional villages, now combined in to a single resort. A good vertical, uncrowded sunny slopes and a modern lift system, so no queues .