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.
Best known as having (unofficially) the second greatest vertical drop in the world, after Chamonix, but that involves using Zermatt's lifts and there is a drive to the lifts outside the village in the first place.
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|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€150 - €166|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Valtournenche trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||14.8km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Valtournenche area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Valtournenche ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 1420m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
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
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
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
Valtournenche ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Valtournenche and has 14 teachers teaching in French, English, Italian and taking students from a minimum age of firstname.lastname@example.org ? 92515
Valtournenche for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Valtournenche for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Valtournenche for expert skiers gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Valtournenche for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
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
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.