La Norma Ski Resort

La Norma Ski Resort

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    La Norma Ski Trail Map
  • La Norma Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,350m – 2,750m (1,400m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (12)
    1 Gondola
    5 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Mid December to mid April
    9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 65km
    Longest run – 8km+
    Advanced - 10%
    Intermediate - 65%
    Beginner - 25%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Adult – €32
    Child – €26
    Child u/5yr - Free

La Norma Ski Resort France

La Norma is a certified Powderhounds gem in the French Alps fabulous Haute Maurienne Vanoise region. Easy to get to, super cheap & seemingly designed with powder seeking freeriders in mind, La Norma is one of those special ski areas that provides lifelong powder ski memories when you least expected it.

See the La Norma ski trail map here.

Pros & Cons for La Norma Ski Resort

Pros

  • Luscious north-aspect terrain with a big mountain feel;
  • Simple & efficient lift system;
  • No lift lines & very little competition for first tracks on a powder day;
  • Reliable snowpack;
  • Long skiable vertical;
  • Diverse off-piste terrain includes couloirs, alpine bowls, trees, ridges & gullies perfectly connected by traversing piste trails;
  • Enthusiastic après ski in the village;
  • Accommodation is mostly ski-in;
  • Excellent value lift pass interlinked with Valfrejus;
  • Easy public transport access by train & bus from Modane;
  • Easy to get to by car - only a few km off the motorway plus ample free undercover car parking for day trippers close to the lifts.

Cons

  • The village is in shade for much of winter;
  • Piste trails are limited with many being simply traversing summer roads (great for off-piste returns but not great for much else);
  • Low elevation base area (for France);
  • Several long, flat linking trails create issues for snowboarders.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Village is quiet after-hours;
  • Limited hotel accommodation & few (if any) luxury accommodations (although several chalets are bordering on lux)!

La Norma Accommodation

The ski resort of La Norma is locally referred to as the La Station Cosy (or The Cosy resort). Its compact village is purpose built, but thankfully one that escaped the worst excesses of the late 20th century French ski resort village overdevelopment. A reasonably pleasing collection of shops restaurants, services, apartments & chalets, only one building overly insults the senses and that can be overlooked as an aberration. Its shaded position makes it anything but cosy in mid-winter but provides easy access to the ski terrain, with most accommodations either ski-in or very close to it. The Résidence Goélia Les Balcons d'Anaïs Apartments are well positioned near the lifts, shops & ticket office, plus have 1, 2 or 3 bedroom options.

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Being only a 2km drive off the main valley road, La Norma is a hugely convenient day tripping location. Alternative accommodation options abound in the valley from Modane all the way up to Termignon & Lanslebourg. The Val Cenis accommodation provides an excellent centrally located base to explore the entire region.

Review

The Powderhounds visited La Norma in January & March 2020. We rate it a Powderhounds Gem. Stay tuned for our sparkling repartee, new photos & insights.

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