School Ski Trips to
Val Cenis, France

School Ski Trips to
Val Cenis, France

Tucked away in the enchanting French Alps lies the untold secret of Val Cenis. Somewhat of a hidden gem, it shows a different side to France.
  • 125km of interlinked pistes for all ability levels
  • Affordable and lesser known
  • Choice of sole-occupancy and piste-side hotels

While it may be smaller, its 125km of interlinked skiing offers something for everyone. Beginners can find their feet on the winding blues and greens, while intermediate and advanced skiers can tackle all four of Val Cenis Vanoise’s resorts. For the really adventurous, we can arrange the extended ‘Eskimo ski pass’ which covers Valfrejus, Aussois, La Norma and Val Cenis Vanoise – a whopping 300km of slopes!

Made up of four traditionally rustic villages – Lanslebourg, Lanslevillard, Brahams and Termignon – each is as pretty as the other with enough old-world architecture, quaint shops and inviting cafes and bars to leave you wanting more.

Our chosen accommodations are based in Lanslebourg, Lanslevillard and Bramans. So for central or piste-side locations, look for Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard. But if you’ve got a younger group or simply want to get away from it all, then head to Bramans.

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VAL CENIS FACT FILE

Kilometres of Piste 125km
Number of Runs 55
Resort Height 1,500m
Highest Point 2,800m
Beginner Runs 49%
Intermediate Runs 49%
Expert Runs 9%
Lifts 28
Artificial Coverage 200 Cannons
Coach Transfer Times Calais - 13hrs
Chambery - 2hrs

WHERE TO STAY

Customer favourite: FUAJ Val Cenis
  • 200m from the ski area
  • Stunning views of the surroundings
  • Free Wi-Fi

This authentic, stone mountain lodge offers its guests a warm and friendly welcome. Grand, scenic views of Vanoise National Park and the Mont-Cenis can be appreciated on its veranda, while the ski area is just 200m away. Groups can enjoy the hostel’s good food, accommodating staff and wide range of facilities, including a games and TV room, pool/snooker table, restaurant and free Wi-Fi, as well as a number of sports activities nearby.

 

More Accommodation Options

Looking for a different type of hotel? Whether you want a small, sole occupancy hotel or a large hotel with lots of facilities, we’re sure to have something for you.

All our hotels have been fully audited to exceed the School Travel Forum’s standards and adhere to the health and safety standards set by our internal Safety Management System.

  • Large hotels with lots of facilities
  • Hotels with a pool
  • Hotels with a private après venue


Every ski resort we offer has been visited by a member of the Rayburn Tours team in order to guarantee its suitability for school groups and to offer you the best advice for your group’s specific requirements.

Get in touch with a specialist school ski trip consultant today.

VAL CENIS APRÈS OPTIONS

When the sun goes down, the après ski comes to life! Keep the fun going off the slopes and take a look at some of our most popular activities you can choose from.

Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.

 

Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

What Our Customers Say

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What about après events?

    We supply a basic après package to all groups, which includes ideas and materials to run a number of in-house après activities, such as quiz nights, games nights and bingo nights. However, we also offer an extensive list of additional après ski events in each resort, which can be included in your package for a small supplement if you wish. For more details, please see the information on the individual resort pages.

  • What about ski equipment?

    Skis, boots, poles and helmet hire are all included as standard. You’ll usually be issued and fitted with your equipment on the day of arrival.

  • Which ski schools do you use?

    We have close, established links with all the ski schools in the resorts we offer. In all instances, we can guarantee highly qualified, English-speaking ski instructors who will make sure each student gets the most out of their time on the slopes.

  • Is a Trip Courier included as standard?

    Yes, all of our ski groups have one Trip Courier designated to them to take care of all the logistics and ensure everything runs smoothly. Your courier may meet you in resort but it’s sometimes possible for them to travel to and from resort with your group.

  • What else should I be looking for in a resort?

    Choosing the right resort should be governed by two main criteria: the skiing and the resort facilities. If your group has younger children or a majority of beginner skiers, then a large ski area isn’t necessary. However, for advanced skiers, the opportunity to ski more pistes will be important.

    Younger groups will not need a wide-ranging après program and lots of events can be organised in or near the hotel, including those provided in the complimentary après ski pack. However, adult groups and groups with older children will want to organise some evenings out and for après ski events to be in abundance.

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