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Val Thorens Reviews

Val Thorens is a French ski resort. You can write your own review.

Val Thorens
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Val Thorens - excellent for skiers of all abilities 04/04/2013
Just returned from our 6th trip to Val Tho. Brilliant for a mixed group of skiers such as ours, including absolute beginners and black run skiers and boarders. The huge ski area of the Three Valleys means that after 6 years there are still just a few runs we haven't skied, and even on busy days the area can cope with lots of people. Height means that we have never had poor snow - even at Easter. Views from the top of the higher lifts are breathtaking! True, being above the tree line and purpose built in concrete, the village is not picturesque in anyway, and exists solely for the skiing. On the plus side this means that it conveniently provides all necessities. The nursery slope goes through the center of town with several hotels' boot rooms fronting on to it (we stay at the Val Chaviere - 2 steps from ski room to slope), this is a huge boon for those of us with some who ski all day and some who don't. A good range of medium quality restaurants, few really excellent. The nightlife is plentiful and good for our party of teenage and twentysomething children, and sports fans, but those on the look out for a quiet bar may have to stay in the hotel or search hard for the few that don't turn into party venues after hours. (John's Scandi is a favourite place for a good meal or a glass of wine). We've only once had the energy post skiing to go down the toboggan run but it was much enjoyed. We occasionally go to the bowling alley to spend collected Euro coins with the younger ones on arcade games and pool tables, and the gauffre (waffle) stall is a must every visit. A resort for those who going skiing to ski rather than to pose - not much room here for your furs!
Skiing/Snowboarding: 5/5 Apres Ski: 4/5
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Liz
Val Thorens 21/11/2012
Val Thorens is a brilliant ski resort with so much to offer. Val Thorens is not only the highest resort in Europe, offering guaranteed snow, but is also part of the Three Valleys. The largest ski area in the world boasting a great terrain of skiing for all abilities, it also allows easy access to other top resorts such as, Meribel, Mottaret, Courchevel, Les Menuires and La Tania. Val Thorens offers some great apres ski where you can start with the party on top of the world at La Folie Douce, which will be sure to get you pumping on the tables. Val Thorens is also home to the largest club in the Alps, Malaysia, where you are certain for a good night. With regards to resort activities it really does not get much better than VT with a leisure complex that has almost everything; swimming, health spa, trampolines, ping pong, tennis, badminton, football, ice rink, shops bars and restaurants. It is also home to the largest toboggan run in the Alps, at 7km long, which will leave you smiling for days and bursting with memories. VT may not be as pretty as some resorts but most definitely makes up for it with its convenience offering easy access to the slopes and town center no matter where you are staying in resort.
Skiing/Snowboarding: 5/5 Apres Ski: 4/5
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David Perrett
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20/04/2011
At first glance, Val Thorens lacks the beauty of its larger and lower neighbours, as it sits above the tree-line. Its altitude however, is also what makes it such an attractive resort. Plenty of snow and enough skiing to keep one busy.

For those feeling more adventurous, VT is linked to Courchevel and Meribel, so the skiing opportunities are endless.

The resort itself can feel a bit overrun by university and school trips, and is not as picturesque as most. However, if guaranteed good skiing conditions are what you're looking for, VT is the place to be.
Skiing/Snowboarding: 5/5 Apres Ski: 4/5
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Nicky Pear
VAL THORENS 06/11/2010
I have skied many resorts in the past 40 years,going on 2 or 3 trips a year when I was younger. In 1997 I visited Val Thorens for the first time,I was so impressed with the resort that I have returned with friends and family and would not concider going anywhere else.It's perfect for both beginners and families with young children, excelent for intermediates and very good for advanced skiers. It has improved vastly in the past 8 years with 2 more cable cars and 3 FREE conveyor type lifts, so there are no difficult drag lifts to get a beginner up the hill. The height of the village is above the highest point of many resorts in Europe. You can expect to wait no longer than 2 or 3 minutes for a chair lift.You choose your accomodation and enjoy yourselfs.
Skiing/Snowboarding: 5/5 Apres Ski: 4/5
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DAVID WARD
Review 22/06/2010
The slopes in Val Thorens are great, for both beginners and intermediate skiers. Having the freedom to venture into the sistering resorts of Meribel and Courcheval is great to get a slight change of scenery throughout the holiday. The apartments are not at all far from the slopes and the snow stays long enough into the off season, for a slightly warmer skiing holiday.
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