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La Norma

La Norma Ski Resort Guide

La Norma, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length65km40 miles
Highest Lift2,750m9,022ft
Resort Height1,350m4,429ft
 Nearest AirportsChambery and Grenoble
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La Norma

Established in 1971, La Norma has a reputation for reasonable prices and great views over the Maurienne valley to the Vanoise National Park. This is a car-free resort in the midst of birch and larch trees. There's a very steep mountain with a speed skiing course.

Summary

The French ski resort of La Norma is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,350m4,429ft, with 65km40 miles of marked runs.

La Norma has direct access to 65km40 miles of downhill skiing, with 27 marked pistes, served by a total of 19 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,750m9,022ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in La Norma?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 28 June, with around 3cm1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

La Norma Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
11
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 6 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 8 
Downhill
Total Length
65km40 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
6km4 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
19

Altitudes

La Norma Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,750m9,022ft
Lowest Piste1,350m4,429ft
Resort Altitude (La Norma)1,350m4,429ft
Max Vertical1,400m4,593ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for La Norma
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

La Norma Overview

Established in 1971, La Norma's has a reputation for reasonable prices and great views over the Maurienne Valley to the Vanoise National Park. As yet still undiscovered by the bigger tour operators so queues are unlikely apart from school holidays when teams of young future champions are in training. The lack of cars in the heart of the village creates a relaxed pedestrian shopping area where street entertainers add a lively atmosphere.

Close to the world famous Trois Vallées (Three Valleys Region) and Val Thorens, Europe's highest resort. There were plans back in the 1970's to lift link Valfréjus with Valmeinier, Valloire and Bardonecchia just over through the Fréjus Tunnel in Italy. The River Arc, so called because of its arc shape, runs through the valley providing summer visitors with a venue for many of La Norma's summer activities. The Maurienne Ski Pass allows you one day's skiing in a choice of 23 nearby resorts of the Maurienne Valley and with a ski pass of two days or more you can get away to the Trois Vallées, Vallee des Belleville or Val Thorens.

Dominated by its peak 2917m, La Norma offers 700 hectares of ski slopes, stretching from an altitude of 1350m to 2750m. There are 65km of runs with 18 different ski lifts - a cable car, six chairlifts, 10 button lifts and a toddler lift). The ski area starts at 1350m up to 2750m. The resort has its own Sports Club which owns an FIS authorised permanent slalom stadium on La Fontaine aux Oiseaux and has hosted major competitions including the French Military Championships and the French Surf Alpine Trophy. The Club trains local juniors as well as running a weekly Visitors Race.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in La Norma is 8km5 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Norma 2', which is 2km1 miles in length.

Skiing

Dominated by its peak 2917m, La Norma offers 700 hectares of ski slopes, stretching from an altitude of 1350m to 2750m. There are 65km of runs with 18 different ski lifts - a cable car, six chairlifts, 10 button lifts and a toddler lift). The ski area starts at 1350m up to 2750m. The resort has its own Sports Club which owns an FIS authorised permanent slalom stadium on La Fontaine aux Oiseaux and has hosted major competitions including the French Military Championships and the French Surf Alpine Trophy. The Club trains local juniors as well as running a weekly Visitors Race.

La Norma has a 6km cross-country ski circuit. The nearest cross-country ski resort is Bramans, with 50km of trails for all abilities. Shuttle bus runs from La Norma to Bramans, a good area to discover by snow shoes, there are several footpaths leading out of La Norma, in particular the 34km Le Petit Bonheur footpath along which you can discover the Esseillon fortress, the baroque church of Avrieux and the villages of the Haute-Maurienne.

La Norma offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding

This Maurienne resort has a terrain park at 2350m and boarding is permitted on almost every slope.

Location and Map

Where is La Norma?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Savoie, Rhône-Alpes.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to La Norma is Chambery, 70 minutes drive away.

Grenoble, Turin Caselle, Annecy, Lyon Bron, Geneva, Lyon St-Exupéry, Turin Cuneo, Genoa and Milan Malpensa airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 19 ski lifts are able to uplift 7,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 102 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is La Norma open?

 Opened : December 19, 2020.

 Closed : April 15, 2021.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid 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 La Norma, 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 La Norma Tourist Office for the latest.

Talking about La Norma

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Aprés Ski

Numerous activities in La Norma from sledging and walks to cinema, shopping, discovery of the traditional art baroque and savoyard cooking.

La Norma