The Nordic areas of Val Cenis

Enjoy cross-country skiing at Val Cenis, perfect for lovers of sport and contemplation. Two Nordic ski areas in Savoie for your winter holiday.

OPENING DATES FOR THE DOMAINE SKIABLE NORDIQUE du Val d'Ambin Open from December 23, 2023 to March 17, 2024*.
Val d'Ambin Nordic ski area

Val Cenis cross-country area in Val d'Ambin

1230m - 1800m
Situated between 1230 and 1800 meters above sea level, this suspended ski area on the Italian border offers magnificent panoramic views of the Vanoise National Park, its glaciers and high peaks.

A Nordic area for walkers and snowshoers: for winter hiking enthusiasts, the Bramans and Planay plateaus offer numerous snowshoe itineraries as well as groomed trails for walkers.

The routes are optimized every year to give you even more pleasure in discovering Maurienne's oldest church, Saint-Pierre d'Extravache, or the marvellous Planay plateau, opening onto wild and magnificent Vallons such as Etache.

New for 2023-2024: a vertiginous 60 m-long Himalayan footbridge has been launched over the Ambin gorges. The footbridge, accessible via a path that starts behind the Nordic chalet, is suspended almost 100 m above the torrent at its highest point. It provides access to 2 belvederes with 2 completely different views of the valley, and above all a chance to admire the spectacular "Glacenost" icefall that forms in January-February.

*Opening and closing times vary according to snow conditions.

The map of the slopes
The slopes bulletin

The Val d'Ambin Nordic ski area is free for all!



In a few figures...

- 29 km of trails
- 1 green run of 1 km, 1 blue run of 10 km, 1 red run of 5 km and 1 black run of 13 km.

- Free shuttle service to the Planay plateau.

Val Cenis cross-country trails
OPENING DATES FOR THE Aussois Nordic Ski Area-Val Cenis Sardières* December 23, 2023 to March 17, 2024
Val Cenis Sardière Nordic ski area

Aussois Nordic ski area -Val Cenis Sardières

1500m - 1600m
The Monolithe Nordic ski area stretches from 1500 to 1600m between Aussois and Val Cenis Sardières.

It owes its name to a 93 m-high geological curiosity made of cargneule, a sedimentary rock, located in the forest near the pistes, which resembles a needle or a huge menhir.
Once you've got your skis on, the plateau around the Chalet Nordique is the perfect place for children and beginners to discover their first gliding sensations in classic style, or to learn straight away how to skate.
For more experienced skiers, this area is a good warm-up before setting off to conquer the numerous ascents and descents in the area.

Want to discover biathlon? Find out more at the Chalet nordique or contact our biathlon instructors, who offer laser biathlon introductions by appointment.
Want to improve your classical/alternative skiing or skating skills?

Contact one of our instructors and they'll give you all the tips you need to get the most out of skiing and snowboarding!

*Opening and closing times vary according to snow conditions.

The map of the slopes
The slopes bulletin


In a few figures...
  • Departure from La Croix (accessible by car, shuttle or 15-minute walk) from the village towards Sardières.
  • Val Cenis Sardières and Aussois benefit from privileged sunshine thanks to their southern exposure.
  • A Nordic chalet located at Val Cenis Sardières welcomes you 7 days a week in season to provide you with all the information you need for your cross-country skiing.
  • A "Le Mag d'Oé " food and beverage outlet where you can enjoy homemade hot chocolate on the sunny terrace.
  • A picnic room and toilets are available, making it a popular spot for picnics in bad weather. This is often the meeting place suggested by cross-country skiing and biathlon instructors.
  • 2 green runs - 3 blue runs - 3 red runs - 1 black run
  • 39 km of skating and alternating trails
  • Ski pass sales at Maison d'Aussois in Aussois and Foyer nordique in Sardières

Package rates

To buy your ski pass for the Aussois-Val Cenis Sardières Nordic ski area, go directly to :

-At the foyer Nordique d'Aussois-Val Cenis Sardières (4167 Rte de Sardières, 73500 Val-Cenis)
-At the Aussois ski lifts (43 Rte des Barrages, 73500 Aussois)

Val Cenis cross-country trails
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