Val Thorens Ski Resort
Val Thorens is a compact and purpose-built resort and is Europe’s highest village. Set in a huge ski bowl, with runs fanning out in all directions, providing excellent snow conditions throughout the season. Ski down the valley to Les Menuires and the wonderful La Masse area and then pop over to nearby Courchevel and Meribel on the massive Three Valleys circuit. This is some of the most amazing skiing in the world.
There are many wide, gentle slopes for improving confidence and allowing an easy descent back to the resort. Complete beginners will enjoy the Learn-to-ski programme and a local area lift-pass, covering just the Val Thorens region.
Try the long, wide red pistes around Fond I, Boismint or the Peclet glacier. High speed lifts now provide links to Mottaret and the rest of the Three Valleys, or ski right down into the Maurienne Valley, the full Three Valleys circuit offers endless opportunities with minimum queuing, even in high season.
Expert skiers will relish the sheer volume of challenges on offer. From the fabulous powder snow on the Glaciers of Peclet and Chavière, the world-class mogul-bashing on the long steep Cîme de Caron black run, and the infamous Couloirs of Courchevel - the Three Valleys has all this and more!
There is no chance of running out of places to ride here. It has terrain to suit any type of rider, be it hammering on the wide open pistes, throwing yourself down the Boardercross course or floating on air in the board park near the Funitel lift - Val Thorens always has the answer. Beginners also have plenty of easy runs leading into the centre of resort. Val Thorens is a great place for people who want to progress in the huge playground that is the Three Valleys.
Approx Transfer Time
Chambery 2 hrs 45 mins, Lyons 3 hrs 45 mins, Geneva 3 hrs 45 mins, Ski Train (Moutiers) 1 hr SHORTER TRANSFERS! * FLIGHTS DIRECT TO CHAMBERY * SKI TRAIN TO LOCAL STATION
Val Thorens: 2,300ft (7,545ft);
A great resort for après ski. The Frog & Roast Beef (the highest pub in Europe), the Sne Sko and the Ski Rock Café for an excellent après ski atmosphere; Malaysia, for live music, the Underground Disco, the Eclipse bar and the Viking Pub.
Excellent sports centre - tennis, squash, football, table-tennis, climbing, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, swimming-pool
Over 45 restaurants ranging from simple crêperies to gourmet cuisine. • Pizzas around €9 • 3-course meal with wine approx. €23 • Fondues from €23 • Le Galoubet for traditional French dishes, the Scapin Pub for pizza and pasta dishes, Chalet des Glaciers for gourmet cuisine, Les Clarines for top class gastronomic delights. Self-catering guests can take advantage of the pre-bookable grocery packs with Chaletfood
Sports centre and swimming pool
Two exclusive shopping centres
A toboggan run in a natural 6km long valley