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Val Cenis celebrates 50-year anniversary

31st March 2017, by Abi Butcher

The ski domain of Val Cenis is half a century old in April, and from 1-8 April has a week of events planned in celebration

The ski domain of Val Cenis is half a century old in April, and from 1-8 April has a week of events planned in celebration

The ski domain of Val Cenis is half a century old in April, and from 1-8 April has a week of events planned in celebration.

Val Cenis Vanoise is the ski area shared by three quiet, traditional villages in the unspoiled Haute Maurienne Valley, on the Italian border south of Val d’Isère. It’s known for its low prices and unspoiled vistas — plus a very handy Eski-Mo ski pass that covers two days in Val Cenis Vanoise and a day each in Aussois, Bonneval, La Norma and Valfréjus. French specialist tour operator Peak Retreats offers accommodation in the villages.

Starting Saturday, 1 April, Val Cenis has a week of family-friendly events to celebrate its 50th birthday including torchlit descents, bobsledding, night skiing and DJ nights as well as classical concerts, an open-air ball, entertainment throughout the village and a spring picnic.

The highlight of the week will be the ‘Lumieres’ light show, which will take place on Thursday 6 April, and promises to shed light on half a century of innovation. The evening will also include a torchlit descent (open to all), a huge ‘XXL’ fireworks display and an open-air ball.There will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy some vin chaud and for children, there will be a Cirque Blanc ski show on Monday 3 April.

Where to Ski and Snowboard’s web editor Abi Butcher will be there from 9 April and will report back on a few days of touring in the area before Easter. To read our review of Val Cenis, click here.
 
For more details on the celebration, visit haute-maurienne-vanois.com



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