Valtournenche ski holidays
Established in ? the Italian ski resort Valtournenche lies at 1524 metres altitude in the Aosta Valley / Vallee d'Aoste region of the Italian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3090m the area is snow sure. Over ? snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 16km of trails, which equates to around 8 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Valtournenche is Turin / Torino Caselle at a distance of 110km or approximately 90 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Alpine Downhill Runs
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7 runs 15km
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Skiing in Valtournenche
14 pistes and trails means approximately 45km of runs. 8 Valtournenche lifts have capacity to transport 12904 per hour. The longest run in the Italian ski resort is over 14.8km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Valtournenche.
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 33% intermediate, 67% advanced slopes and 0% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 15km Gran Pista di Valtournenche run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Valtournenche
Of the 8 ski lifts, 3 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Valtournenche is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Valtournenche Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
7 apres ski bars 10 restaurants 0 bowling 0 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 2 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Snow Fun Park, Turkish bath.
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
"Valtournenche" by any other name
The Italian resort is also known as Valtournenche Matterhorn / Monte Cervinio and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Valtournenche slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Valtournenche has slopes facing ?.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Mountain & Snow Sports in Valtournenche
Valtournenche snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Valtournenche: 9.8km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 9.8km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Valtournenche
Valtournenche snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0
Valtournenche non skiing facilities also include Snow Fun Park, Turkish bath.
Valtournenche reviews, 3.5 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.