Made up of the ski stations Valfréjus, La Norma, Aussois, Val Cenis, Bessans and Bonneval sur Arc, La Haute Maurienne Vanoise region of the French Alps skirts along the franco-italian border.
With 10 villages and 6 stations situated between 1000m and 1800m above sea level, you’re guaranteed a galvanising trip in Haute Maurienne Vanoise. You will find crystal-clear lakes and outstanding natural beauty.
With excellent transport links, La Haute Maurienne Vanoise should not be overlooked when choosing your next ski holiday location.
With Paris just 4h away by TGV train, and Turin in Italy only 1 hour and 30 minutes away, you can easily hop from the city to the ski resort by train. Alternatively, the region is well-served by Grenoble, Lyon, Turin or Chambéry airports.
Right on the cusp of the Parc Nationale de la Vanoise, Valfréjus is set in one of the most beautiful parts of the French Alps. Well-known as a family-friendly resort, Valfréjus has a kid’s park, authentic and charming chalets and excellent ski lift and snow machine technology.
With 24 slopes to be explored, with 3 green, 11 blue, 6 red and 4 black, there’s something for every level at Valfréjus.
Known as the ‘cozy’ ski resort, La Norma is on the smaller side, which makes it perfect for families and those looking for some peace and quiet. 100% pedestrianised, you’re guaranteed a breath of fresh air in La Norma.
That said, there is no lack of exciting ski slopes to explore, with. Everything is so convenient – with every accommodation within a stone’s throw of the pistes, and you can get about exclusively on foot or by ski.
With south-facing slopes and an authentic Savoyard village feel, Aussois is the ideal ski resort for families. With sun-drenched slopes and altitude between 1500m and 2750m above sea level, you can expect to experience some of the best ski conditions during peak periods.
With 55km of pistes to be explored, you won’t be short of variety in Aussois.
Whether you are looking to ski at peak season or later into the year, Val Cenis could be an excellent option for you.
With 125km of slopes which are ideal for both beginners and expert skiers alike, the ski resort has 15 green slopes, 19 blue slopes, 22 red slopes and 5 black slopes. Situated between 1300m and 2800m above sea level, the diverse landscapes of Val Cenis will take your breath away.
With 133 km of pistes to be explored, Bessans has 6 green slopes, 7 blue slopes, 4 red slopes, 3 black slopes, you can expect a fun and thrilling holiday in Bessans.
Bonneval sur Arc
France’s 6th favourite village, and the backdrop of Belle et Sébastien movies, Bonneval sur Arc lives up to the savoyarde postcard dream. Explore the stunning and authentic architecture, with a charming church spire and stone buildings that earnt the village the accolade of one of the ‘most beautiful villages in France’.
With 32km of pistes, Bonneval sur Arc is the perfect ski destinations who are just as serious about their skiing adventures as they are their cultural exploration.
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