Last season saw lots of new features introduced in Val Thorens, including the new Fahrenheit hotel, new bars, new après activities, and 2 new ski lifts. As the most snow-sure ski resort in the 3 Valleys, Val Thorens is an extremely popular choice for ski holidays at the start and end of the ski season, as well as during the ski season for skiers and snowboarders looking for the best snow conditions in the area.
Winter 2017/18 kicks off earlier than ever in Val Thorens with plans to open the slopes on 18th November. With a high altitude ski area and excellent snow cannon coverage Val Thorens is one of the first resorts in France to open for the ski season The snow patrol team and SETAM (Val Thorens’ lift company) will be working hard in the run up to winter to prepare the slopes for keen skiers and snowboarders.
Val Thorens has invested 14 million euros to upgrade the Moraine chairlift to a gondola. La Moraine 10 seater gondola will feature heated seats and provide easier and faster transportation to the gentle blue pistes, Moraine and Genepi. This improvement will particularly benefit beginner skiers and snowboarders looking to progress their skills on longer slopes.
We have 2 new chalets added to the Iglu Ski programme in Val Thorens this winter. Chalet Coucher Du Soleil is a beautiful chalet sleeping 10 guests in a prime location close to the Plein Sud piste and Cascades lift. Chalet Ibex is a modern style chalet split over 2 floors sleeping up to 12 guests. It is just 200m to the piste and boasts amazing views of the resort. View all chalet deals to Val Thorens.
Chalet Coucher du Soleil
A new blue run is being created in the Plein Sud sector from the top of Val Thorens which will offer a second route back to the resort. The new piste will help manage the ski traffic back to resort, particularly at the end of the day when riders are returning from Meribel and Courchevel.
Il Gusto Italian Bistro is a cosy and authentic new restaurant entirely dedicated to generous Italian cuisine is opening in Val Thorens at the foot of the slopes, facing Cime Caron. The restaurant will be open for lunch, drinks and dinner and boasts a huge terrace with amazing mountain views.
On the slopes in Val Thorens
New activities and shops
With an ongoing commitment to increase Val Thorens’ offering and appeal to a wider audience, the resort has introduced new featurers to enjoy off the slopes. Holidaymakers can now benefit from these activities:
Délir’is a new centre filled with trampolines, foam pits and many other acrobatic features to encourage freestyle enthusiasts. Skiers and snowboarders can progress their skills in a safe environment off the slopes before testing their skill on real snow. This park is for children and adults from 10 years old.
Learn to drive on ice this winter in vintage cars at the new Ice Driving Academy. Having had their glory days in the 80s-90s, these cars are now ready and waiting in the ice-circuit garage. Equipped with tyres designed for driving on ice, they offer their drivers adrenalin-packed thrills in the company of qualified instructors. A choice of 4 legendary models is available: BMW 316 (propulsion, Subaru Justy (4x4, Golf (Traction) and Ford Escort (Traction).
Ice Driving costs 120 euros for 15 mins and 210 euros from 30 minutes driving.
Supernova is a new concept store serving healthy, 100% gluten free food, vegan meals and snacks, as well as selling a range of unique streetwear brands. The shop is locared in the Peclet shopping centre and features a sun terrace overlooking the Peclet Square.