Ski Holidays in Val Thorens, France
Val Thorens is compact and purpose-built 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 3 Valleys circuit. This is some of the most amazing skiing in the world. The resort has been cleverly planned, creating a village feel around a compact centre and offering doorstep skiing wherever you stay.
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Val Thorens also offers on piste Wi-Fi access, offering the unique service at several points on the mountain. Free Wi-Fi connectivity will be available at the Plein Sud, Moraine and 3 Vallée 2 chair lift stations, the Cairn & Caron gondola stations, the Cime Caron and Bouquetin cable car stations and at the Péclet Funitel lift station.
Skiing in Val Thorens
The range of slopes in Val Thorens skiing area is amongst the best in the world, with the testing mogul fields of the Cime de Caron and La Masse, further down the valley, and endless off piste opportunities on the Chaviere or Peclet glaciers for advanced adventurers.
The virtually inexhaustible range of red and blue pistes provides the intermediate skier with endless opportunities during their Val Thorens skiing holiday. The long sweeping blues such as Genepi, and the more challenging reds, including the long descent down to the Maurienne valley, added to the vast terrain of the rest of the Trois Vallees, more than satisfies even the most mileage-hungry of skiers during their ski holiday.
Val Thorens has many runs back to resort, which is where the wide open gentle blue slopes favoured by the novice skiers and boarders are found.
Snow conditions in Val Thorens
There are many artificial snow making facilities across Val Thorens pistes to contribute to natural snowfall for guaranteed skiing throughout the season.
Family Skiing in Val Thorens
There are lots for families to do on and off the slopes in Val Thorens. The huge 3 Valleys ski area caters extremely well for all ski and snowboard abilities, so there is plenty of slopes to keep the whole family happy. The village is built for quick access on to the slopes so you know that the morning rush on to the slopes and to ski school will be easy.
Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Val Thorens
Val Thorens offers lively and varied apres-ski, the popular bars and restaurants close to the centre along with 3 late night clubs. The best bars for apres are Folie Douce, The Frog and Roast Beef and Saloon Bar, with Malaysia club for late night partying.
There is a good sports centre which has a swimming pool and squash courts. Evening skidoo rides are popular and highly recommended. For a more relaxing evening, check out the cinema, which has many films in English.
Other activities include:
- Big Airbag
- Mountain biking on snow
- Ski Touring
- The Tyrolienne
- Hiking Trails
- Helicopter Trails
- Sled Dogs
Val Thorens Chalets, Apartments and Hotels
With spectacular locations, our vast range of excellent Val Thorens apartments are perfect for groups and families whatever your budget.
Our superb selection of Val Thorens hotels will meet any requirement you may have whilst keeping you close to the slopes.
Ski chalets in Val Thorens all boast excellent locations within easy access to the slopes. A ski holiday in Val Thorens offers the convenience of having everything you could require from a ski holiday within walking distance, thanks to Val Thorens being a purpose built resort. Take a look at our ski chalets in Val Thorens and make the most of your Val Thorens ski holiday.
Transfer time in Val Thorens
The nearest airports to Val Thorens ski area are Chambery, Geneva and Lyon which are all within a three hours drive of resort.