Understanding who we are gives you a better understanding of our choices and actions.

In 2003, the CIS was awarded the “Village Vacances” label. The centre is managed by a non-profit association as defined by the French Law of 1901. This status is reflected in our low-cost policy designed to facilitate access to the facility for as many people as possible. The key value of the holiday village is to foster conviviality and new encounters at mealtimes and during events and activities. It offers more facilities (both indoors and outdoors) and services than many hotels and its prices are generally more affordable.


Let’s enjoy the mountains sustainably

Over the years, our centre has become a spearhead of sustainable development, with the construction of buildings that respect the environment, the use of environmentally friendly products across all our services and local produce in our home-cooked menus…

At the CIS, we foster your well-being while respecting the mountains! This also involves carefully monitoring our water and electricity consumption, promoting the use of renewable sources and optimising energy use as much as possible to maximise your comfort.

The EU Ecolabel and Montagne 2040 label, which we were awarded in 2015, are important rewards for us and a guarantee of trust and quality for you


“Our centre has become a spearhead of sustainable development over the years”

Our strengths

Light, calm, comfort.

Our CIS holiday village welcomes visitors all year round.

In winter, stay at the foot of the slopes in the Val Cenis ski resort (1400-2800m, 125 km of ski runs) and the rest of the year, enjoy the close location to the Vanoise National Park and Mont Cenis.

At Ethic Etapes, we promote human contact, comfort and respect for your privacy in a natural, unspoilt setting.

Accommodation is in bright, cheerful chalets and practical, welcoming rooms and apartments. Our aim is to guarantee you the highest level of hospitality at a reasonable price.

Mountains and sun for everyone!





We are also a member of the “Ethic Etapes” network which is dedicated to welcoming individuals and groups. It is composed of centres united around a single approach to quality and sustainability in a spirit of solidarity and responsibility, with encounters and exchange as driving principles for action.


In addition, our centre is recognised as a “Solidarity Enterprise of Social Utility”, meaning, among other things, that we employ people with disabilities and apply a wage policy that is designed to be as fair as possible.



A voluntary works council has been set up, despite the fact that we do not have the minimum headcount for it to be a requirement (more than 50 employees), to allow our employees to benefit from certain advantages.

Lastly, CIS Ethic Etapes of Val Cenis is a recognized actor in the economic fabric of Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis. The centre is open all year round, allowing local and independent business to work during the majority of the year (mountain guides, Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis, SFS dairy cooperative etc.)

The CIS accordingto your desires

The CIS Ethic Etapes Val Cenis offers
multiple activities for all !