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Valtournenche, Italy

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.

SNO-man says

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.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 7 runs 15km
Advanced Trails
 7 runs 30km
67%  Expert Trails
 0 runs 0km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Valtournenche snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Valtournenche snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €150 - €166
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 45km
total length of Valtournenche trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 14.8km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation ?
direction Valtournenche area faces
Top Altitude 3090m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1562m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1524m
centre of Valtournenche ski resort
Vertical Drop 1420m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1420m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Valtournenche web cams
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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    

Main Ski School in Valtournenche

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 5.valtournenche@montecervino.it ? 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    

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.

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