VALTOURNENCHE SKI AREA

The Valtournenche ski area ranges from 3,200 m asl at the pass "Colle Superiore di Cime Bianche", right at the foot of the Ventina glacier and descends to 1,600 m asl in town and the deparure station of the cable car.  Ski runs for all; beginners to experts and the athletes that on the Reine Blanche run will find adrenaline rushed descents (it's one of the longest runs in Europe) and starts at Klein Matterhorn for 2,300 m altitude difference and 20 km in length.

The Valtournenche ski area is connected to Breuil-Cervinia and to Zermatt and has 10 red runs, 6 blue runs and 3 black runs, 1 snowpark and a ski playground for the children.  Three of the runs can be used for training and races and are officially recognised race runs on both a national and international level.

Fast, modern lifts means more time on the runs for more fun and excitement. The runs 3, 4 and 7 are served by the chairlfit Motta and the run number 9 by the chairlift Becca d'Aran and are ideal for the beginner skiers.  Higher up in the ski area you will find the runs number 5 and 6, seved by the chairlift Bec Carrè; these runs start in small valleys and then widen out into a single run further down the track with arrival back at the departure station of the chairlift. In between you'll find the run number 15, charachterised by a steep wall that the experts love to train on. The Sometta skilift offers extraordinary views, towards the Matterhorn and over both the Ayas Valley and the Valtournenche Valley. From here descend the runs 11 or 12, of intermediate difficulty or take the runs towards Breuil-Cervinia and Zermatt.

The most famous run in Valtournenche is the "Reine Blanche" run, or run number 1. Descend from Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 m asl and take this famous run for 20 km and 2,300 m altitude difference. The first part crosses the glacier to Plateau Rosà and then down the Ventina run to the run nr 11 and the chairlift to the pass "Colle Inferiore". Under the cliff faces of the Roisette and Becca d'Aran peaks the "Reine Blanche" unwinds, down through the forest and back to town to the departure of the cable cable back up to Salette to start all over again.

For information on the snowpark and childrens ski area consult the dedicated sections within the site.