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Valtournenche Ski Resort Guide

Valtournenche, Italy

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length60km
Highest Lift3,090m
Resort Height1,520m
 Nearest AirportsTurin Caselle and Milan Malpensa
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The Italian ski resort of Valtournenche is in the Italian Alps at an altitude of 1,520m, with 60km of marked runs.


Valtournenche has direct access to 60km of downhill skiing, with 13 marked pistes, served by a total of 9 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,520m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,090m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Valtournenche offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Valtournenche.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Valtournenche is 15km long and the most difficult run is the 'Gran Pista di Valtournenche', which is 15km in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Valtournenche?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm, expected on 2 December, with around 8cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Valtournenche

Ski Area Stats

Valtournenche Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Valtournenche Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,090m
Lowest Piste1,610m
Resort Altitude (Valtournenche)1,520m
Max Vertical1,570m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Valtournenche
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Valtournenche

Ski Hire Shops in Valtournenche.

For more information, see our page about Valtournenche Ski Hire.

Location and Map

Where is Valtournenche?

This ski resort is in the Italian Alps.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Valtournenche is Turin Caselle, 82 minutes drive away.

Milan Malpensa, Sion, Geneva, Milan Linate, Turin Cuneo, Bergamo, Genoa, Annecy and Lugano airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 8,744 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 16km of ski runs, with 40 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Valtournenche open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid October (Normally open weekends only in October), and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Valtournenche, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Valtournenche Tourist Office for the latest.

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