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Val Thorens

Thinking of skiing in Val Thorens? This large, high altitude ski resort, has won 'World's Best Ski Resort' multiple times. Val Thorens boasts excellent skiing, a great range of accommodation and activities for all.

Why Val Thorens Ski Resort?

  • The highest ski resort in Europe, meaning snow-sure slopes
  • Gateway to 600km of amazing slopes in Les 3 Vallées
  • Accommodation to suit all: ski enthusiasts, families, groups & couples
  • Plenty of doorstep or ski-in/ski-out possibilities
  • A very vibrant ski resort with something for everyone

Val Thorens (3 Vallees) Information

Multiple winners of the World's Best Ski Resort & France's Best Ski Resort.

Val Thorens is a well-established and animated purpose-built ski resort created in 1971 at a height of 2300m. This clearly isn't a small village ski resort off the beaten track but it is still very traditional in appearance and combines the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres. Val Thorens is a unique, animated and cosmopolitan ski resort with lots of energy but at the same time has a relaxed, happy and welcoming feel - you take from the resort exactly what you want and at your own pace.

Val Thorens holds an exceptional position on a sunny West facing mountainside in the Tarentaise area of the Northern French Alps, boasting stunning views over 1000 summits in the Alps. There is a varied choice of ski accommodation from 4* Luxury ski apartments with spas and swimming pools to large standard self-catering apartments sleeping up to 18 people, plus cosy and more traditional hotels - all of which offer either doorstep, ski-in or ski-out skiing possibilities. So if you are a family, a group of friends, a couple (young or old!) or just pure ski enthusiasts - then Val Thorens is certainly for you!

Val Thorens Areas

The ski resort of Val Thorens is split into 7 areas, the main 3 being Soleil, Péclet and Les Balcons. With skiing in mind and for your complete convenience, each area has its own amenities close by such as shops, restaurants/bars, ski hire shops, ESF ski school office/kindergarten and lift pass office – meaning that your chosen ski accommodation will never be too far from all the important amenities that you need during your ski holiday.

Les Balcons: has a mini-supermarket, restaurants and a ski hire shop. The ESF ski school and lift pass offices are a short 10-minute walk downhill (allow a little longer to walk back!).

Soleil: here you will find one of the main shopping centres, restaurants, ski hire shop, the main ESF ski school office/kindergarten and lift pass office.

Péclet: The other shopping centre is located here, along with the ski hire shop, ESF ski school office/Kindergarten, lift pass office, restaurants and the main selection of après-ski bars.

The friendly and helpful Val Thorens Tourist Office is open every day during the winter season. Their comprehensive website is full of useful information, tips and suggestions.

VAL THORENS SKI AREA

Val Thorens is part of the large ‘Les 3 Vallées’ ski area (the largest ski area in the world), which many skiers rightly regard as the greatest intermediate ski-playground in the world! This impressive lift-linked ski area is formed of 8 ski resorts:

Les 3 Vallées offers you a total of 600km of high altitude and snow-sure ski slopes (150km in Val Thorens itself) - every ski enthusiast’s dream! Amazing skiing can be had right from the beginning of the winter season in the Les 3 Vallées ski area and there is something for everyone - no matter what your style or ability. Renowned for its quality of snow and modern ski lift system, Val Thorens is a perfect ski resort for everyone.

The 3 Valleys benefit from excellent snow coverage - the minimum altitude level for skiing is 1300m and the maximum is 3230m. This means that a huge 85% of the ski area is located above 1800m. Some 2000 snowmaking machines cover a third of the ski area as well. The 3 Valleys offer wide ski runs that are maintained nightly by 80 piste grooming machines.

The Saint Bon Valley offers some of the most beautiful wooded sectors of Les 3 Vallées. Whilst the eastern side provides traditional wide runs. Where the Saint Bon Valley meets the boarders of Courchevel, you will find sunny Moriond and its attractive ski slopes. The western side of Les 3 Vallées ski area is represented by the Belleville Valley and at the very top of this valley sits the impressive ski resort of Val Thorens – with its circle of 6 glaciers and alpine peaks that reach over 3000m!

The Val Thorens ski area is made up of 7 sectors: Plein Sud, Péclet, Moraine, Grand Fond (Montée du Fond), Rosael, Caron and Boismint. 

Additional ski fact info 2018/19, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page

Belleville only (Val Thorens, Orelle, Les Menuires, St Martin) - 300km of pistes, 62 lifts (6 cable cars, 10 gondola, 28 chairlifts, 6 draglifts, 11 moving carpets), 167 slopes:

Green slopes: 23
Blue slopes: 75
Red slopes: 55
Black slopes: 14

1010 snow cannons (48% of ski area)

Val Thorens Ski Area - 150km, 29 lifts, 85 slopes:

Green slopes: 11
Blue slopes: 35
Red slopes: 30
Black slopes: 9

VAL THORENS SKIING

VAL THORENS BEGINNERS

The wide and vast (10 hectares) beginners area is perfect for first time and low-level skiers and boarders. Access to this zone is totally free of charge – allowing beginners to get comfortable on their equipment and slide those very first few metres - before spending money on a lift pass. This area has been designed to provide first-class facilities for first-timers and is where ski lessons start for adults, children, snowboarders and private lessons.

Beginners will find the Rond Point des Pistes slopes at the foot of Val Thorens wide, gentle and excellent for building confidence – the perfect place to start. Once you’ve got your balance it will be time to move onto the actual beginner area (espace debutant). The four Perspex covered magic carpets lead to special ski areas just for beginners, not only making it convenient and easy for them to get to the ski slopes but also allowing them to progress at their own pace and gain confidence away from the more experienced and high-speed skiers.

Once you’ve mastered the beginner’s area and feel ready for your first gentle green run, the Deux Lacs chairlift is the best to take. From the top turn left onto Traversée des Deux Lacs. Here you can either turn left again down the Espace Junior or continue to the Chalet de Thorens and take the Combe de Thorens – either route will take you back down to the Rond Point des Pistes. These are the main green runs in Val Thorens.

Once you are ready for a bit of blue action, the Cascades chairlift is usually the next step. At the top, turn right down Dalles. Other easy blues are Gentiane, Linotte, Moraine, Blanchot and Plein Sud. If you want to get to the top of the mountain and ski down on a fairly easy blue, there's Tête Ronde, Niverolles and Pluviometre.

Always remember that the weather and snow conditions will vary the degree of difficulty of a run. Generally runs will be easier first thing in the morning as they have been groomed overnight. By the afternoon they may be less smooth.

VAL THORENS INTERMEDIATES

Val Thorens has some of the best intermediate terrain in the whole of Les 3 Vallées. By taking the big Péclet gondola to Péclet Glacier or heading to the Pointe de Thorens you will find a great selection of red runs. And don't forget Val Thorens also offers great access to the rest of Les 3 Vallées, with blue and red runs that will take you down to explore Les Menuires and Méribel

VAL THORENS EXPERTS

Val Thorens also offers some great runs for experts. By taking the Cimes de Caron cable car (some queues expected at peak times) this will lead you to great black runs down the front of the mountain or down further into the Maurienne Valley. 

VAL THORENS OFF-PISTE

For those who want to try off-piste skiing for the very first time in Val Thorens, the Pierre Lory run is definitely the best. For the more adventurous off-piste skiers there is the famous Lac du Lou run, which has a challenging 1400m vertical drop.

Val Thorens together with the Belleville Valley and Les 3 Vallées are regarded as some of the top places in the French Alps for off-piste skiing. For many people off-piste is the very best of skiing and boarding: Perfectly fresh powder snow; that tranquil feeling of solitude and pure freedom; away from the crowds, pistes and lifts; surrounded by real natural beauty – nothing beats it and Val Thorens has it all!

As always we highly recommend hiring a mountain guide or instructor to find the best possible off-piste skiing that Les Menuires and Les 3 Vallées have to offer, ensuring your safety along the way.

VAL THORENS SNOWPARKS

The Snow Park in Val Thorens has a half pipe, jumps, tables, hips, handrails, a boardercross course and a sound system. The slopes are suitable for all abilities of boarders and the snow is great for beginners and carvers. For free riders there are plenty of off-piste opportunities.

The Snow Park is situated above Val Thorens in the Plateau area and is served by high-speed chairlifts. The park offers skiers and snowboarders the possibility to develop, progress and perfect their skills and technique on a freestyle course adapted to each level of ability. The snow here is great for beginners and carvers.

Spread over 70,000m2 the Val Thorens Snow Park offers a half-pipe, jumps, tables, hips, handrails and an all-important sound system! There are green, blue, red and black corridors, so it’s easy to choose how difficult you want you jumps to be.

This fantastic run starts by the top of the Deux Lacs chairlift. It has rolling bumps on the top section, then a couple of jumps (which can be side-stepped); then banked corners on the steeper, lower section.

The brilliant skier/boarder cross-location has even hosted French and European cups. When the course is not being used for training or competitions, it is open to anyone to ski or board it. There are numerous freestyle competitions run throughout the whole winter season, such as the French Championships Slope Style.

The Family SnowPark has moved and is now located near the pro and advanced snow park in the Grand Fond zone. The family area is effectively being joined up with the Junior and Funslope areas between the Chalets du Thorens and the Rond-Point des Pistes.

VAL THORENS CROSS-COUNTRY

There are only 4km of cross-country ski trails in Val Thorens itself. However, there are 130km of cross-country ski trails in the whole of Les 3 Vallées ski area.

Get closer to the summits and enjoy breath-taking scenery such as the Cime Caron with its 360° panoramic views of more than 1000 alpine peaks of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps or the Mont de la Chambre with its clear view of Mont Blanc. There are also various mountain restaurants along the way to stop for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink or two.

Opening 2019/20, La Braiz is the highest cross-country skiing run in Les 3 Vallées! Starting near the Plan Bouchet lift which is at 2,350m, this 1km tour is ideal for those who want to discover the Orelle-Les 3 Vallées area in a different way and work on their fitness!  The trail is accessible with a pedestrian lift pass.

From Sunday to Friday there is a free inter-resort shuttle bus to take you from Val Thorens to St Martin de Belleville and Les Menuires

Val Thorens Ski Hire

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

We have three conveniently located hire shops in Val Thorens for all your ski and snowboard equipment needs. We offer competitive prices and special offers are also available. Pre-booking your equipment hire will allow you to save precious skiing time once in the resort and means you can budget for your ski holiday, knowing that it is already book and paid for.

We have selected Sport 2000, which ensures that only the highest standard of equipment and service will be provided for all levels of skiers. More information on ski hire.


Val Thorens Lift Passes

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Lift pass delivered FREE to your home. Book your lift pass for Val Thorens at least 14 days prior departure and we can arrange hands-free lift passes delivered to your home, meaning you can ski straight through the gates, giving you more piste time - at no extra cost! Please note you will not be required to hand over a voucher at the kiosk in resort (freestyle applicable for free passes as you will be asked for a photo and a proof of age on site). Conditions apply. Please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection team for more details.

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

Beginner passes are available for morning, afternoon or 1 day duration - prices are 50% less than standard passes. Beginners sectors are available using the beginner pass:

In the Plein Sud sector - Castor & Pollux, 2 twin covered 240m long magic carpets (free) and the Cairn gondola.
In the Péclet sector - Musaraigne and Campagnols, two 200m long magic carpets (free), Roc drag lift (free), 2 Lacs and the Caron cable car.

3 Valleys ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2017/18:
1/2 day - €43.60 children, €54.50 adults
Day - €48.80 children, €61 adults

Val Thorens ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2017/18:
1/2 day - €33.20 children, €41.50 adults
Day - €40 children, €50 adults

Belleville ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2017/18:
1/2 day - €38 children, €47 adults
Day - €46.10 children, €57 adults

Val Thorens Ski School

Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 12 years, in Val Thorens, with Peak Retreats. Children can learn to snowboard from 7 years+.

For ski school times and prices, please download the ski extras form from the 'Helpful links' further down the page. Please note these are just guiding prices. Please call us for the latest prices.

Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute - you will be advised. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods - Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter - we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.


Val Thorens Childcare

Val Thorens is proud to be a ‘Family Plus Mountain Resort’. This label represents 6 commitments made especially for families and children:

  • A tailor-made infrastructure for families
  • Entertainment & activities to suit all ages
  • A price to suit everyone: from the youngest to the oldest
  • Activities for children & adults, to enjoy both on their own & together
  • A nearby medical service for those "under the weather"
  • Children taken care of by professionals

Ski Collection can pre-book the creche with the ESF from 18 months of age and we offer ski lessons from 3 years of age (Piou Piou). See our ski extras price guide on the right-hand side links. For children aged 3 months to 17 months, please contact the ESF directly to book this - tel: 0033 479 00 02 86.

ESF Childcare at Montana for 18-35 months
The Mini Club offers exceptional childcare where little ones will participate in fun and engaging activities led by their certified staff trained in early childhood development. Your little ones will play with toys and musical instruments that encourage them to use their fine motor skills. They even offer cooking lessons for the little ones, supervised of course! They will also bring them outside where they will learn about the snow through games and sledging. Buckets and shovels will also be at their disposal in the snow. 

The programme:

  • Reception at the Montana building, located at the bottom of the resort
  • Optional visit of premises between 5 and 6pm where you meet, as a family, the staff that will be in charge of watching over your little ones
  • Meals: carefully prepared every morning, they are adapted to your child's age (mixed or in small bite-sized pieces)
  • Snacks are included in the price 
  • If your child should require a nap, they have rooms specifically dedicated to just that
  • If your child is still being potty trained, please bring what is necessary to change diapers (fresh nappies, wipes, creams...) 
  • Surrounded by a lot of children, they must be up to date with all their vaccinations. Proof is required when signing your child up for childcare
Keep in mind that space is limited, make sure you sign up ASAP!

The Val Thorens Tourist Office can assist you with babysitting services as well.

Top winter activities to experience in Val Thorens!

Please note Ski Collection do not book any activities and most activities are payable.

Snowsport activities:

Peclet by night
For those who love a sunset, the Péclet Funitel will stay open until 6.30pm from the start of February
2020. Capture the magical sight of ski runs lit up by the last sunshine of the day with uninterrupted views over the ski area and resort. It’s free for all valid ski pass holders.

Snowmobile
And what about discovering the snow-covered landscapes by night? Ride your snowmobile, alone or with a passenger and follow your guide on a tour. As you cross the unspoilt spaces, lit up solely by the light of the moon, nature reveals itself before your eyes, incessantly surprising you.

Ice diving
Embark on a wild adventure, just a short distance from the resort; a timeless journey beneath the frozen Lac du Lou. After putting on a waterproof drysuit and diving equipment (compressed neoprene drysuit, waterproof gloves, diving mask), it’s time for 20 minutes of glacial exploration. Access the lake on snowshoes or cross country skis (40 minutes), followed by a 30-minute ice diving session supervised by our professional diving instructors (includes equipment briefing), then it’s back to the resort on snowshoes or skis. Open to anyone aged 16 and over, even if you have never been diving before.

Sledge dogs
Come and experience unique sensations, led by professional mushers. We run this activity from Monday until Friday in the morning. The ride takes 30 minutes per session.
We have two sledges which can start together and three sledges in February (Please don't exceed 150kg per sledge.) This activity is open from 2 years-old. They don't recommend for pregnant women.

Ice driving
Discover the highest ice-racing track in Europe. The Val Thorens Drivers’ School wants to initiate you to a number of new sensations. Steering, counter-steering, braking….all the techniques are tried under the watchful eye of a trained professional. The Ice Driving Val Thorens welcomes you on the « Alain Prost’s » ice-racing track of VT.

Buggy initiation on ice
An SSV (Side by Side Vehicle), better known as a “buggy”, is a motorised vehicle that looks like a quad bike. You get to experience unique sensations driving an 800cc engine buggy on ice. The Ice Driving Val Thorens driving school provides initiation sessions on the main circuit (which hosts the Andros Trophy). Two people can ride a buggy together.

Toboggan
Get ready for an incredible experience on a marked-out run in the heart of a magnificent natural valley. All the thrills of a toboggan run for everyone from 5 years old. The longest toboggan run in Europe – the CosmoJet. After an 8 minutes ascent using the Péclet Funitel, you arrive at the departure set at the foot of the magnificent Péclet glacier, at an altitude of 3,000 m. Then it’s off for 45 minutes of excitement and sliding entertainment! Helmet provided within the cost. You can also try the evening run! And after all these emotions, the SETAM offers you mulled wine & local mountain Beaufort cheese at the Chalet Cosmojet. For daytime, Rendez-Vous at the Chalet Cosmojet, situated above the bottom of the Cascades chairlift, buy your tickets.
For evenings, be at the Chalet Cosmojet to collect your equipment. It is free for children between the age of 5 and 10 and under 1.25 m tall, on an adult's (above 18) sledge. Only children over 10 years old and over 1.25 m tall are allowed to use a sledge on their own. Children between 9 and 10 years old and over 1.25 m tall can use a sledge on their own if accompanied by an adult on another sledge. Only SETAM sledges are authorised on this run. Helmets and gloves are COMPULSORY for everyone. Don’t forget that departure is at an altitude of 3,000 m - dress warmly.

Smaller toboggan
For the over 2’s, a free, safe and secure “Baby Fun” tobogganing area in the Place Caron at the middle of the resort awaits them. For the 6 – 10-year-olds, dedicated snowsports fans will love the new toboggan run measuring 250 metres in length over a 45-metre vertical drop and featuring a range of banked turns.
You no longer need to climb back up to the top pulling your toboggan behind you thanks to the 2 free covered magic carpets located at the bottom of the slopes which let you get back to Place Caron without even breaking a sweat.

Snake gliss
Snake Gliss is an activity where up to 10 sledges are tied together, led by a professional instructor. The fun, thrilling activity involves a winding 45-minute descent from the top of the Funitel de Péclet. Fun and laughter guaranteed!
40 places available Monday to Friday. Meet at the Funitel de Péclet departure point. Rapid descent – participants should be physically fit.
Equipment: helmet, gloves, après-ski boots and ski lift pass required.

Luge area "téléphérique
Cable car play area - for every kid who has dreamt to be « behind the wheel » of a cable car it is now possible for their dream to come true in a dedicated area...and as a bonus they will be able to slide on all the toboggans situated around the cable car. Located at the heart of the resort, on Place Caron, near Castor and Pollux magic carpet and the sledge run "Star toboggan run". Free.

Fun areas and snowparks
You can start with the VT Fun Ride, a piste suitable for the whole family for your first experience and then progress in the VT Family Park for your first successful figures.
Finally, if you are at the right level, or simply what to be amazed by what you see, then head to the ultra-creative VT Park modules to watch the pros freestyle skiing and snowboarding.
VT Fun Ride:
The VT Fun Ride, a funny course strewn with obstacles, has arrived for the first time in France.
Val Thorens has created a 900-metre course with more than 50 game modules using all the senses thanks to sound modules and physical interaction. Snow tunnels, bridges, spirals, banked turns - 3 minutes of action designed for skiers and snowboarders of all ages who want to have fun.
Located next to the "2 Lacs" chairlift in the centre of Val Thorens ski resort.
VT Park:
Located on the Plateaux sector, it offers to both skiers and snowboarders, the possibility to evolve, progress and improve on a freestyle course fitted to any level.
On about 70 000m², the VT Park is made of tables (jumps), rails and boxes (sliding units) of different sizes. You will also find other modules a bit more unusual such as hips-quarter or the Jump’ Air (shock absorbing stunt man’s mattress) which will allow you to try acrobatic figures in complete safety!

Ice climbing
Discover the frozen waterfall climb at Val Thorens!
Accompanied by professionals who will teach you how to use ice axes and crampons, you will share unforgettable moments in a majestic and unspoilt setting. As a bonus, from your perch at the wall of ice, you will enjoy a unique panorama of the Val Thorens resort!

Karting
The Ice Driving Val Thorens driving school gives you the opportunity to try ice karting. A 300-m long by 5-m wide ice run is specially set up for karting at the Alain Prost driving circuit centre. Ice karting sessions can be booked throughout the week.

Fat bike on snow
At an altitude of 3000 m, at the foot of the Péclet glacier, in the heart of a sumptuous high mountain decor, hurtle down the 700 m of height difference on the Tête Ronde blue slope. Accessible to sporty ones and experienced MTB riders every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening. Information and booking at the Chalet Toboggan, Rond-point des Pistes. Departure from the Funitel Péclet, 20 minutes before. All equipment is provided: bike, protections + accompaniment. Bike characteristics: hydraulic disc brakes, Huge downhill tyres.

Ski touring
Ski fitness is to ski touring what jogging is to running; a cardio activity carried out wearing lightweight clothing, close-fitting trousers and a thin jacket. Armed with water and a stopwatch, you’re off, burning calories as you go! Ski tourers, more and more of whom are to be found in Val Thorens, now have a dedicated safe run open daily. The specific slope area will change over the course of the season to vary the fun for fitness-skiing enthusiasts!

The tyrosine
A glide over 1300 m… 1 minute 45 seconds of pure pleasure in breathtaking surroundings, from the 3 Valleys peak at 3230 m, at the top of the Bouchet chairlift in the Orelle resort, over to the Val Thorens crest, at 3000 m, at the top of the Thorens Funitel.
From Orelle to Val-Thorens, suspended from a steel cable, comfortably installed in a cocoon of fabric which will take you over the 100 km/h barrier, you can experience what it feels like to be a great bird of prey, soaring over infinite spaces.

New for 19/20 - Monoskiing and telemark skiing
Discover new snowsports thrills with lessons provided by the ESF.
- Monoskiing: Thanks to retro resort events, monoskiing is back in fashion and now has many
new devotees. But mastering the technique requires proper instruction before you can dive back to the 1980s!
- Telemark skiing: often taken up by experienced skiers as a new challenge, but that doesn’t make it any less accessible to beginners. 

Other activities:

Market
The market in Val Thorens takes place every Tuesday and Thursday during both winter and summer seasons. From 10am to 8pm in Place de l'Eglise, you can shop for local meats & cheeses, clothing, craft stalls, sweets, wine, and local honey.

Igloo Village - see details under 'Eating out, bars & shops' tab

Bee flying - double zip line
Fly two-by-two on la Bee! Our double zip-line has a length of 1800m and a maximal flying height of 65m!
• Pedestrian or skier, meet at the top of the Moutière chairlift!
• Accessible to children from 14 years old and taller than 1.40m
• Open every day 
You can buy gift vouchers for the Bee:
On-site at Val Thorens: Go to the ski pass kiosk with payment for the number of runs you want. You will be given the gift vouchers there and then.

Val Thorens Sports Center
Whether you want to exercise, play sport or relax, the Val Thorens Sports Centre is the ideal place to visit, featuring a wide range of activities in a 7,500 sq. m covered space, open 7 days a week.
Aqua:
Make use of the many aquatic apparatus for children and adults.
Spa:
(reserved for people over 16 years old) saunas, a steam room and jacuzzis in addition to two swimming pools, including one balneotherapy pool for total relaxation…
Club:
To accompany your children as they discover the fun of the water: swimming pool with a water line, a fun pool with sprays and waterfalls, a paddling pool, etc.
Delir park - Fun Park – Trampolines:
Trampolines, bouncy castles, ballparks, modules for children under 12... you'll have to drag your children away!
Fitness:
On your own in cardio-training or muscle-toning sessions, or in fitness classes.
In a 180 sq. m room equipped with new muscle-toning and cardio-training machines, adapt your training to your needs. Discover also our classes for all levels with low-impact gym, step, sit-up sessions, etc.
Sports and leisure:
Tennis, squash, badminton, table tennis, volleyball, football, street basket… the hardest thing is the choice! Children and adults can take part in.

Equipment hire and sale:
There's no need to bring all of your equipment with you! The Sports Centre can hire or sell tennis rackets, badminton rackets, and even sports shoes, swimsuits and towels.

Bowling
The bowling alley features eight child-friendly lanes (for ages 6 and over), two billiard rooms (American pool and snooker), one games room (for both kids and adults), a sports library, and a sports bar with a giant video screen. Open until 2:00 in the morning…

Helicopter
Fly over the most prestigious summits of the Alps in a machine piloted by an expert.
10 minutes of pure pleasure over the largest ski area in the world: the "Three Valleys".

Jump airbag
Do you want to learn new moves? Well, now you can do just that in total safety thanks to the airbag! The airbag is a fall cushion used to absorb the impact of your fall through the air.
The giant air cushion is the perfect solution if you want to learn or improve your freestyle skiing or snowboard technique.
If you don’t ski but still want to make some moves through the air, the AIR TUBBY is for you! Settle yourself into a rubber ring, slide down the run and land gently on the airbag. Free entertainment on Monday and Tuesday evenings. The Airbag is located next to 'Le Roc' dag lift at the Rond Point des Pistes.

Paragliding
Beneath your, the Belleville Valley, facing the Mont Blanc is revealed. You will be led by state-qualified instructors. Departure from 3000m altitude for a descent of 650m.

Paramotor
A paramotor is a motorized paraglider that enables a pilot and passenger to climb in altitude and stay airborne for as long as they want. Enjoy an unforgettable aerial view as you soar above the valley at a comfortable speed of 35km/hr.
Your pilot, Timothy Green, will tailor the flight to your sense of adventure, whether it be a smooth panoramic flight or an exhilarating acrobatic flight. Weather permitting, you can even fly over some of the summits and glaciers in the area to witness an amazing panoramic view of the Massifs de la Maurienne, the Tarentaise, the Vanoise all the way to the Mont Blanc and the Ecrins mountain ranges.
To reserve your flight, please contact Ski Cool up to 3 days before the day you want to fly so we can double-check the weather to give you the best flight time and date possible.

Footpaths
Whether for adventure or meditation, walkers and hikers can enjoy the same high-mountain pleasures as skiers. A lot of trails for pedestrians and snowshoers, allowing them to discover Val Thorens from a new point of view. A detailed trail map is available for free at the Tourist Office.

Stay in a Yurt for the evening
Chalet de la Marine Yurt
www.chaletmarine.com.
This authentic Mongolian yurt is at an altitude of 2500m guarantees a total change of scenery. It’s an opportunity to have an extraordinary evening right in the heart of ski area. Immerse yourself in its warm, welcoming atmosphere and awaken your inner nomad. And, if you visit, why not try a different type of fondue - a Mongolian seafood and meat dish called a “Guriltai Shul”?
Private evening hire for two to 16 people. Return journey by tracked vehicle. Please contact them for prices.

Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All activities will be in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.

Val Thorens Tourist Office www.valthorens.com 

Val Thorens Resort News and Events 2019/20

Resort news:

  • The FIRST resort in the world to introduce a revolutionary 4WD self-driving electric shuttle bus. Seating 15 passengers, the driverless shuttle will operate around the village. It’s free to hop on and off.
  • Augmenting its focus on innovative mobility solutions, the resort is also introducing Z-Green this season - an electric one-seater tracked vehicle designed to help disabled people get from their accommodation to the slopes.  Booking Z-Green is via the Tourist Office.  Two are available for free. In addition, Z Green Park is opening – a dedicated snow circuit for those who want to put these little machines through their paces. The track is located near the P4 parking area.  
  • Following the closure at the end of January of the cable car Cime Caron, the replacement of the load carrier cables started in May 2019. This gigantic project will cost €6m and will be finished in November, right on time for the start of the winter season 2019/2020. Furthermore, two Gazex will be installed under the line of the cable car in order to secure even more of the area and allow a faster opening to customers in the mornings.
  • The water reservoir Lac 2, used for snowmaking, will be expanded with capacity going from 88'000m3 to 306'000m3.
  • Snowguns are added at the top of the blue piste Plateaux in order to improve customer satisfaction on this highly frequented area between the snowpark and the FamilyPark. In addition, it will facilitate the access to Funitel Grand Fond at the beginning of the season.
  • Col, the last fixed-grip chairlift of Val Thorens, will have its 25 years "Grande Inspection". The top of the lift offers stunning views over Glacier de Chavière and Parc de la Vanoise.
  • Funitel Peclet, situated at the spine of the ski area, will undergo a major check-up, starting summer 2019 with a three-year implementation timeframe.
  • The descent speed of Cairn and Caron gondolas will be increased. For our non-skiing customers, those two lifts link the summit of Cime Caron from the resort centre.
  • Opening 2019/20, La Braiz is the highest cross-country skiing run in Les 3 Vallées! Starting near the Plan Bouchet lift which is at 2,350m, this 1km tour is ideal for those who want to discover the Orelle-Les 3 Vallées area in a different way and work on their fitness!  The trail is accessible with a pedestrian lift pass
  • A new skicross circuit - called The Funslope - opens this season accessible by the Peyron chairlift. It’s the equivalent of a blue run level and free to access for all ski pass holders
  • A new Igloo Village will bring little-ones and grown-ups in a magical world. The Igloo Village will be easily accessible on skis, on foot, on a skidoo or with snowshoes!
  • The children’s playground area - which has historically been closed during the winter – is best known for showing how much snow has fallen in Val Thorens over time. It’s a ‘snow barometer’ for the season in other words with loads of people posting images on social media. Moving forward, the playground will be cleared of snow and made available to even the youngest of children so they can enjoy non-skiing activities like climbing frames and slides – in a setting which has recently been upgraded to make it more secure, attractive and convenient for both kids and parents. An actual measuring device, however, will be installed just next door to display the snow height. 
  • Val Thorens’ first 95% organic delicatessen – Red Square – opens and will offer fresh products from artisans and local producers, as well as a wine cellar and quality spirits, with a wide selection of top-of-the-range products stocked. Packed lunches and sushi available to order.
  • Wild & Savage is an original concept to house a bar, tattoo parlour, and snowboarding and streetwear shop all under one roof, bringing in night owls, snowboarders, tattoo fans, and many more besides! They also serve a sweet and savoury brunch, tasting platters and offer a whole ranging of different services in this extraordinary, sociable venue.
  • From spring 2019, Val Thorens’ current sports centre will begin its transformation into a 4-season sports and cultural centre. The sports centre will be open throughout the season for all kinds of events: concerts, Christmas village, ice rink, open-air cinema. Situated in the heart of Val Thorens, the project also aims to make it easier to get to and from the Place des Arolles and the bus station, the existing shopping centre, Rue Caron and Place Caron, as well as the new public area created alongside the ski runs.
    THREE PHASES OF BUILDING WORK TO ENSURE THE FACILITIES REMAIN ACCESSIBLE IN WINTER:
    May 2019 - November 2019: the creation of a new aqua and wellbeing area in addition to the existing one, which will remain open in Summer 2019.
    May 2020 to November 2020: renovation of the entire central area, opening of the new aqua area in winter 2020.
    May 2021 to October 2021: building work on the shopping centre area, installation of lifts, creation of a conference hub and Fun Park and building of a bus station.
    SHAPED LIKE A SNOWBOARD, THE NEW SPORTS CENTRE’S ROOF WILL ADAPT TO THE 4 SEASONS.
    AUTUMN
    Ice rink and Christmas village
    WINTER
    Beginner’s snowpark and children’s snow-village
    SPRING
    Open-air cinema and yoga classes
    SUMMER
    ‘Fête de la Musique’ concerts
  • Maurienne-Tarentaise Link - a large-scale ski lift project is also about to get underway between the Maurienne and Tarentaise valleys, co-run by Val Thorens’ ski lift company SETAM, and STOR, a subsidiary of SETAM which manages the Orelle ski area. As well as renovating the 3 Vallées Express gondola lift, which currently connects the Maurienne Valley and the resort of Orelle to the Plan Bouchet ski area located at 2,350 metres, the construction of a new gondola lift will take both skiers and pedestrians to Cime Caron’s legendary summit. Construction started this summer with the new lift expected to open for the 2020/2021 season.
  • Family SnowPark. Now located near the pro and advanced snowpark in the Grand Fond zone, the Family SnowPark has been moved to make it easier to access - clearly a big benefit for beginner skiers and snowboarders. The family area is effectively being joined up with the Junior and Funslope areas between the Chalets du Thorens and the Rond-Point des Pistes.
  • The ESF Mountain Office is ready to support budding and experienced freeriders develop their skills, too. It is running a range of freeride sessions to help people discover parts of the ski area inaccessible to beginners so that the plentiful powder snow can really be enjoyed.

Events:

  • Ski X World Cup - 6th-7th December 2019. One of the resort’s key sports events, the Ski Cross World Cup opens the season every year with the first stage in Val Thorens. The resort welcomes seasoned followers and the plain curious over the two-day event. Feast your eyes on awesome descents on the run named after Jean-Fred Chapuis, the Olympic Champion who was born in the resort. This year’s Ski Cross World Cup will be hosted by the Folie Douce team - the open-air clubbing institution - who will take care of the ambiance so that everyone will be rocking to crazy sax solos in support of all the competitors. Sports and partying all weekend long is guaranteed.
  • Ski & boarder week - 14th-20th December 2019. A week of fun for hardcore snow sports fans, with ski and snowboard tests, freeride coaching and concerts, plus a bungee ejector ride and big airbag for those who want to defy gravity. Wristbands will be on sale at the Tourist Office for €29.
  • Andros Trophy - 7th-8th December 2019. The Andros Trophy is the French national ice racing championship. Featuring the best ice drivers in the world – the F1 drivers of ice, the race involves using 100% electric-powered cars. Every year, the Andros Trophy attracts amateurs and pros of this amazing sport which combines speed, control, self-confidence and, of course talent - lots of talent! It’s an amazing spectator sport which will be held in Val Thorens at the Alain Prost circuit.
  • Once upon a time at Christmas - 23rd-27th December 2019. Christmas week at Val Thorens is all about fairy tale, snow and ice. Children and adults will love the Father Christmas village which will feature ice sculpture demonstrations, ESF ski instructor torchlit descents, a Christmas choir and warm drinks to keep everyone amused until the long-awaited arrival of the man himself - Father Christmas - followed by an amazing fireworks display. Place Caron will also have a big Christmas tree with lights making it the ideal place for taking great holiday snaps. The evening starts at 6pm and is free.
  • New Year 2019. To see the New Year in, head to Place Caron at 6pm on New Year’s Eve to watch a torchlit descent by the ESF ski instructors, followed by a massive fireworks display. It’s a magical event for all the family, with loads of Suze des montagnes or hot chocolate to keep you warm.
  • Dynafit Snow Leopard Track - every Monday in February 2020. Have you ever fancied having a go at ski touring but weren’t quite sure about how to use the kit or the right skinning technique? With the help of passionate volunteers, our partner Dynafit will provide skis to you free of charge so that you can give it a try. Those wanting to try will also enjoy a traditional Savoyard snack on arrival at the Chalet de la Marine – the starting point for the tour. Sign up for free at the Tourist Office. Maximum of 20 people aged 14 and over.
  • Astronomy week - 24th-27th February 2020. There’s a clear link between Val Thorens, the
    highest resort in Europe, and the stars. The lunar aspect of a resort perched up at 2,300 metres and the year-round opportunities for naked-eye stargazing makes the resort a very special place for budding cosmonauts. Things on offer - assisted sky watching, ultra planetary show, alien shows.
  • Festival Tho - 24th-26th March March 2020. For the 13th time, Festi ValTho will take place in an astounding natural setting right on the slopes. This year the electronic music festival takes up residence at the Chalets du Thorens’ 360°Bar for three days. Over the past 12 years, it has become a firm date in the winter calendar for anyone who loves a party, high emotion and unforgettable experiences.
  • French Alpine Ski Championships - 26th March - 2nd April 2020. Attracting the best skiers in France. The battle for the French Championship title is on at Val Thorens’ Yannick Richard Stadium!
  • 3 Valleys Enduro - 5th April 2020. Whatever your category - Pro, Amateur or Family - teams of three will have a superb day of skiing filled with original and fun challenges. And you also get a huge Savoyard buffet lunch in the price of your ticket!
  • Vienne Jazz Festival - 10th-13th April 2020. Take things up a notch at 2300m with the 3rd edition of the Val Thorens Jazz Festival. Over three days, jazz of all kinds will be performed, with 17 concerts planned between noon and midnight. The organisers are staging mostly free live concerts, outdoor après-ski jazz sessions and Jazz Mix afterparties. Take a break between runs to get your Jazz fix, with a conference, a show for younger audiences and a photo exhibition. The evening concerts all start from 8pm.
  • Dutch week - 25th April-1st May 2020. To link with King’s Day - the celebration of
    King Willem Alexander of Holland’s birthday – Val Thorens is organising music, street entertainers and other fun events to help our Dutch visitors feel right at home with their celebrations.

Val Thorens Apres-Ski, Bars & Restaurants

Over 60 restaurants including 11 slopeside restaurants and a Michelin starred restaurant, over 40 bars and various nightclubs.

If you want it, Val Thorens guarantees lively après-ski! With tonnes of choice, you will certainly not go short of places to drink or eat. There is a mixture of traditional, cosmopolitan, lively and chilled-out bars plus various night clubs/bars for party animals open until the early hours of the morning (most of which can be found in the Péclet area of the resort on Rue de Gébroulaz).

The wide range of great dining establishments include local Savoyarde specialities such as fondue, raclette and pierrade, French cuisine, Thai, Italian, Scandinavian, American, Steak, pizza....something for every taste bud and every pocket!

Every Monday evening in the February school holidays, Val Thorens turns Place Caron into a Chill Zone with deckchairs and DJs to ensure a cool après-ski atmosphere.

New for 19/20

  • Val Thorens’ first 95% organic delicatessen – Red Square – opens and will offer fresh products from artisans and local producers, as well as a wine cellar and quality spirits, with a wide selection of top-of-the-range products stocked. Packed lunches and sushi available to order.
  • Wild & Savage is an original concept to house a bar, tattoo parlour, and snowboarding and streetwear shop all under one roof, bringing in night owls, snowboarders, tattoo fans, and many more besides! They also serve a sweet and savoury brunch, tasting platters and offer a whole ranging of different services in this extraordinary, sociable venue.

Top recommendations for bars and restaurants:

Folie Douce (bar/restaurant)
The famous La Folie Douce open-air restaurant/bar/club on the ski slopes is a must! The food is amazing and the atmosphere is one of a kind. Generally, there is a show with the dancers/actors, followed by an afternoon DJ set on the sunny terrace. Dancing on tables allowed! There is a VIP area, should you wish to indulge. There are 2 restaurants plus a food van next door - the self-service (La Petite Cuisine) open noon-3pm and the fine dining experience at the famous La Fruitiere (gourmet brasserie) has two services at noon and 2pm.

La FruitiereChef Damien de Valukhoff and his team perform with simplicity and finesse a seasonal French cuisine combining tradition and modernity. All the creative dishes are made with fresh local products. With its selection of refined Local cheeses from Savoy such as the génépi flavoured Tomme, Reblochon, and Beaufort La Fruitière is delighted to present you the excellence of the know-how from the producers of our country. They also have killer desserts!

Next to the Folie Douce Chalet, the Folie Food Ratrack offers a high quality snacking meals to take away or eat on site. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salmon Bagels, homemade French fries, waffles, cookies, you will find what you need to feast.

Access on skis or on foot (chairlifts LES PIONNIERS & PLEIN SUD).

https://www.lafoliedouce.com/en/folie-douce-spots/val-thorens-home.html

Igloo Village Val Thorens (new for 19/20) (bar/restaurant)
The highest of its kind in Europe, it will offer an unforgettably cool experience - a living and fun space made from snow and ice. The amazing grotto promises to take people of all ages into a spectacular magical frozen world where they can eat, drink, sleep and play.
Set on the Combe de Thorens green run, the Igloo Village can be reached on skis or by foot. The
outdoor terrace is the perfect place to take a break between ski descents or to soak up amazing views over the resort.
Covering an area of 150m2, it houses several different zones:

  • A 50m2 Ice Bar. Open every day from 10am to 5pm, guests can choose from a large selection of drinks and admire the snow and ice sculptures
  • A 35m2 restaurant. Visitors can enjoy an authentic Savoyard fondue all snuggled up in warm blankets. The Igloo Village is open every Wednesday evening for dinner. The €49 set menu includes a fondue and platter of cured meat, as well as wine and dessert. Booking is required
  • A specially designed area to host events and business conferences.
  • Bedrooms carved from ice. Chill out for a super cool night like no other! There are two rooms
    available

https://www.village-igloo-valthorens.com/

Les Explorateurs at the Pashmina hotel (1 Michelin star restaurant)
Michelin-star chef Josselin Jeanblanc invites you on an incredible culinary odyssey in a decor inspired by great mountaineering expeditions. Menu created in collaboration with Romauld Fassenet, a winner of the prestigious “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” award.

Restaurant Jean Sulpice (restaurant)
Within L’Oxalys residence, at the entrance to the resort. Run by renowned Savoyard chef Jean Sulpice, awarded with 2 Michelin Stars! The décor of the restaurant is sophisticated and chic, with a relaxed atmosphere, attentive staff and beautiful panoramic mountain views. The delicious menu is wholesome, inventive and authentic.

Belleville Diner (new for 19/20) (restaurant)
An American-style diner, the new restaurant is centred around family and being sociable with family or friends over tasty sweet or savoury treats. You will find just music and a selection of books and board games to enjoy. The diner is suited to those on smaller budgets. The breakfast service starts from 8am.

The Creperie and Breakfast (new for 19/20) (restaurant)
Galerie Péclet’s new pancake house is a must-visit foodie destination. Inside in the warm, its brunches
and pancakes will be loved by everyone. It’s the perfect place to refuel after a good day’s skiing.

Beef and Lobster (restaurant)
Hotel Le Kashmir’s restaurant offers barbecues on its sunny terrace, which is accessible direct from the slopes - ideal for meat and fish lovers!

Wild and Savage (bar and snacks)
The groundbreaking Wild & Savage concept is to house a bar, tattoo parlour and snowboarding + streetwear shop all under one roof, attracting night owls, snowboarders, tattoo fans and many others. The team will serve a sweet and savoury brunch, tasting platters and offer a whole range of different services in this extraordinary sociable venue.

Le Rendez-Vous (restaurant)
On Rue du Soleil (Sunshine Road), it has a south-facing terrace. Italian specialities and a warm, sociable atmosphere. 

La Maison (bar and restaurant)
On the terrace or in the cozy interior, from November 15 to May 15. They serve fresh, quality products, the meat is of Aubrac breed of cattle. The tartiflette cooked with Reblochon AOP.

http://la-maison-valthorens.fr/?lang=en

Les Chalets du Thorens (lounge bar & restaurant)
A lounge bar with DJ music, self-service, Belgian waffles, pizzeria, wok space, snacks... and of course, the restaurant. A culinary trip, a seafood platter, sushis realized by the chef Dao...Book your evening with friends followed by a torchlight descent. Amazing events throughout the season (Ski&Boarderweek, Festivaltho...). Departure ski lift La Moraine, accessible on foot and ski, snow scooter or tracked vehicle on request!

Le Fahrenheit 7 (bar)
As well as the south-facing terrace on which you can sip a cocktail or two, this retro-chic hotel is home to the SEVEN event, an evening every month where an internationally renowned artist performs at ZINC, F7’s bar. Other musical nights at ZINC are every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening (live acoustic bands and DJs).

The Frog and Rosbeef (pub)
The perfect British pub. Sip your beer while playing pool and watching a live band. An atmosphere so authentically British, you could almost believe you’re back at home.

Crewzer (bar and snacks)
If you love extreme sports, beer and burgers, welcome to rider HQ! With sporting events from all over the world on the big screens and a bar full of the resort’s snowsports devotees, Crewzer is great source of advice on all the best spots to ‘ride’.

Malaysia (club)
This small underground chalet of over 1000 sq.m is dedicated to Live music and partying. For over 33 years, Malaysia has been setting the nights ablaze in Val Thorens with live concerts every evening from 11.30pm, followed by DJ sets that go on to 4.30am in the morning. With its industrial-style décor, surface area, dynamic, friendly staff and the largest Dance-floor in the Alps, it has plenty of amazing features to attract a young, international clientèle. To raise the temperature, the world's greatest DJs like Eric Morillo, Calvin Harris and Afrojack regularly set up their turntables at Malaysia, taking over from live concerts and performances by artists who come from Ibiza. VIP available. 

http://www.lemalaysia.com


Val Thorens Amenities

Val Thorens has everything you would expect to find in a modern ski resort. The comprehensive selection of shops & services are spread throughout the ski resort but most are housed in the two shopping centres: Galerie Commerciale de Caron and Galerie Commerciale de Péclet. Here you will find supermarkets, convenience stores, newsagents, butchers, local & regional products, decorative household items, bakeries, medical centres, pharmacy, dentist, physiotherapists, post office, banks, launderettes, dry cleaners, hairdressers, clothing stores, jewellery, perfume, souvenir, photo & sport shops. Pretty much most things!

Supermarkets
There are various supermarkets across the resort - Sherpa, Supertte, Spar, Carrefour - about 10! Most open around 7.30 and close around 8/8.30pm.

Medical Centres
Emergency numbers: Fire 18, Police 17, Medical 15 (or 112 for all from mobiles)

Two Medical Centers situated Place du Slalom and Rue du Soleil propose different medical services: osteopathy, general medicine, podiatry, physiotherapy ... Plus, one of them is equipped with X-ray equipment and ultrasound technology.

Nearest Hospital
Hôpital de Moûtiers 
Rue Ecole des Mines,
73600, Moûtiers

Nearest Vets
Clinique Vétérinaire des 3 Vallées
107 Chemin des Prés,
73600, Moûtiers. 

Getting to Val Thorens, France

By road:
Driving distance from Calais: 590 miles, approximately 9 hrs. 

From Calais, take A26 Motorway to Reims and Troyes, A5 Motorway to Dijon, A39 Motorway to Lons-le-Saulnier/Bourg-en-Bresse, A40-A42 Motorway heading towards Lyon, N504 towards Chambéry, A43 Motorway, A430 Motorway to Albertville, N90 to Moûtiers & D117 following signs to Les Menuires/Val Thorens/Vallée des Belleville (sharp climbing starts here). Drive through Les Menuires following signs to Val Thorens.
Do not follow GPS via St Laurent de La Côte as the D96 road is not safe in winter!
Listen to Autoroute FM (107.7 FM) for traffic news in English.

By Air:
With no less than 4 international airports nearby, and a heliport at the foot of the slopes.

Chambery to Val Thorens: 70 miles, approximately 1 hr 45
Website: www.chambery-airport.com 

Lyon to Val Thorens: 123 miles, approximately 2 hrs 45
Website: www.lyonaeroports.com

Geneva to Val Thorens: 125 miles, approximately 2 hrs 45
Website: www.gva.ch

Private taxi transfers from airports to Val Thorens are pre-bookable via Ski Collection. See our airport & station transfers page for more information.

By Rail:
Taking the Eurostar from London couldn’t be easier. We offer 2 options: direct Ski Train (St Pancreas or Ashford to Moûtiers or Bourg-St-Maurice) or Eurostar Beyond (with a change at Paris). See our train services page for more information.

The nearest train station to Val Thorens is 23 miles away in Moûtiers. www.sncf.com 

Private taxi transfers from Moûtiers to Val Thorens are pre-bookable via Ski Collection! See our airport & station transfers page for more information.

Bus Transfers:
Altibus offer bus lines from Lyon Saint-Exupéry, Genève-Cointrin (Geneva), Chambéry/Aix les Bains airports and Moûtiers SNCF train station to the ski resort of Val Thorens. Website: www.altibus.com

Car Hire:
Ski Collection can arrange very competitive car hire at all airports, train stations and other town locations. See our car hire page for more information.

Resort Shuttle Bus in Val Thorens:
Although Val Thorens is quite compact and it is usually possible to walk to where you want to go, there is a free shuttle bus service that runs throughout the resort every day from 8am-8pm.

There are also shuttle buses from Val Thorens to Les Menuires then onto St Martin de Belleville. Usually these are for pedestrian and nordic skiers but check at the tourist office.

Resort Parking in Val Thorens:
For your security and comfort, Val Thorens is a semi-pedestrian ski resort, meaning you can drive through the resort and unload your luggage at your chosen apartment or hotel and then you must park your vehicle in the residences car park or one of the public car parks in the resort, run by Valthoparc. Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 02 49. You can pre-book via their website www.valthoparc.com. You are not allowed to leave your car parked in the street.

There are 3 covered car parks: P0: Rue de la Boucle, P1: Grand Rue & P2: Rue du Soleil. Outdoor parking is also available.


Val Thorens/Orelle Opening Dates

Val Thorens ski area is open: 23/11/19 - 03/05/20

Special Offers
* Special offers applicable to accommodation cost only, not to travel or ski extras See more special offers

Accommodation in Val Thorens

Le Hameau du Kashmir

Self Catered Hotel & Apartments Sleeps 1 - 8 Directors' Choice | Luxury

4* Le Hameau du Kashmir is ideally located at the entrance of Val Thorens, just metres from the mid station ski lifts, offering you ski-in/ski-out possibilities (snow and level depending) onto the Plein Sud ski slope. The resort centre, shops and sports centre are only 5 minutes walk or a short shuttle-bus ride away from Le Hameau du Kashmir ski apartments.

Directors' Choice | Luxury

Hotel Koh-I Nor

Hotel Sleeps 1 - 6 Luxury

One of the best luxury hotels in the Alps, the 5* ski-in/ski-out Koh-I Nor is the last word in comfort, service and cuisine: the place to stay for your special holiday in Val Thorens. The views are breathtaking. The Koh-I Nor won the prestigious award for France’s best ski hotel in 2015 and 2016.

Luxury

Residence Koh-i Nor

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 8 Luxury

Koh-i Nor in Val Thorens is an impressive modern 5* luxury ski residence, located on the Plein Sud ski slope offers doorstep skiing (snow and level depending) however please be aware that it is a blue slope out and back, so not ideal for beginners. Koh-i Nor won France's best ski hotel at the World Snow Awards in 2016.

Luxury

L'Oxalys

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 8 Luxury

4* L’Oxalys is located at the entrance of Val Thorens in a quiet and sunny area with gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, right beside the ski slopes offering you ski-in/ski-out possibilities (snow and level depending).

Luxury
Ski Collection Premium

Chalets Cocoon

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 14 Luxury

Chalets Cocoon is a small, exclusive residence of just 10 self-catering apartments offering superb views and ski-in/ski-out convenience. Beautiful interior boast designer touches and facilities include a swimming lane and private hot tubs. Chalets Cocoon is ideally situated in the Balcons area of Val Thorens, just 300m from the centre of the resort. Chalets Cocoon opened in December 2018.

Les Chalets de Rosael

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 14

Les Chalets de Rosaël in Val Thorens is located in the newly developed area ‘Les Balcons’, at the foot of the ski slopes, offering direct access to the slopes from the residence. The resort centre is a short walk away (500m).

Les Balcons de Val Thorens

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 16

3* Les Balcons de Val Thorens in Val Thorens, located in the higher part of the resort, in a tranquil setting. The residence is south facing and is located directly on the slopes (snow and level depending) and is 500m from the resort centre.

Les Balcons Platinium

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 14 Luxury

The recently built Les Balcons de Val Thorens Platinium in Val Thorens is located in the higher part of the resort, in a tranquil and sunny setting. This prestigious residence is south facing and located directly on the slopes offering ski-in/ski-out opportunities (snow and level depending) and is 500m from the Val Thorens resort centre.

Luxury

Plein Sud

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 14

4* Chalet des Neiges Plein Sud in Val Thorens is ideally positioned to offer ski-in/ski-out possibilities (snow and level depending).

Hermine

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 12

4* Chalet des Neiges Hermine in Val Thorens is located only 200m from the slopes, offering doorstep skiing and the possibility to ski back to within 100m of the main entrance of the residence via the Retour/Plein Sud slope.

Village Montana

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 8 Superior

3* Superior Village Montana is located in the quiet and sunny lower part of Val Thorens (Soleil Area), directly on the ski slopes (snow and level depending). The residence is adjacent to the Ecole de Ski Francais (ESF) ski school and the children's snow garden and just 200m from the resort centre.

Superior

Village Montana Plein Sud

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 8 Luxury

The recently built Village Montana Plein Sud residence in Val Thorens is built in a 4* luxury chalet style and is located at the bottom of the ski slopes, offering doorstep skiing (snow and level depending). This south facing residence is situated in the quiet 'Soleil' area of Val Thorens, within 5 to 10 minutes walking to the Ecole de Ski Francais (ESF) ski school, shops and restaurants on Rue du Soleil.

Luxury

Chalet Altitude

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 14 Luxury

Located in the quiet district of Les Balcons in the lively ski resort of Val Thorens, Chalet Altitude is just 150m from the ski slopes but it is also possible to ski back to the residence (*), however, be please be aware that this may not be suitable for beginners.

Luxury

Chalet Val 2400

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 14

Located in the quiet Les Balcons area of the lively ski resort of Val Thorens, Chalet Val 2400 is just 150m from the ski slopes but it is also possible to ski back to the residence (*), however, please aware that you would need to be of an intermediate standard.

Les Neiges Eternelles

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 8 Luxury

Les Neiges Eternelles in Val Thorens is a unique and luxurious 4* ski chalet perfectly located, with direct access onto the ski slopes from the chalet (snow and level depending). It is located opposite the Funitel de Péclet gondola, close to the shops and restaurants of the Soleil area of Val Thorens.

Luxury

Hotel Les Arolles

Hotel Sleeps 1 - 4 Superior | New to programme

This very popular French-run club hotel enjoys an ideal ski-in, ski-out location on the slopes, and yet right in the centre of the resort; access to the lifts is via a short blue run down to the Cairn gondola or the beginners’ area with the Campagnoles and Musaraignes magic carpets.

Superior | New to programme

Hotel Le Fitz Roy

Hotel Sleeps 1 - 3 Luxury

The 5* Hotel Le Fitz Roy enjoys possibly the best ski-in/ski-out location in Val Thorens, right on the slopes (and an easy ski down to the lifts and ski school meeting point), whilst also being right in the centre, on the Place de l’Eglise, with all the bars, restaurants and shops on the doorstep. This exclusive hotel was the first luxury hotel built in the resort some 20 years ago and was completely renovated in 2013.

Luxury

Hotel Le Val Thorens

Hotel Sleeps 1 - 4

One of the resort’s very first hotels to be built, in 1983, the outstanding 4* Le Val Thorens is an iconic hotel which continues to maintain its pioneering spirit in terms of levels of service, facilities and cuisine. Le Val Thorens enjoys the most central location in the resort, on the Place de l’Eglise, whilst also offering excellent ski-in/ski-out convenience, being right on the slopes and an easy ski (or 5-minute walk) to the lifts, ski school and nursery slopes.

Hotel Les 3 Vallees

Hotel Sleeps 1 - 3 Superior

4* Hotel Les 3 Vallées in Val Thorens is ideally located at the heart of the resort in the Péclet area (Grande Rue), close to all the shops and just 50m from the ski slopes (100m to return).

Superior

Hotel Fahrenheit 7

Hotel Sleeps 1 - 5

Completely renovated for the 2016-17 ski season, the 4* hotel Fahrenheit Seven Val Thorens, it enjoys an ideal ski-in/ski-out location (snow and level depending) in a quiet part of Val Thorens, just 150m from the centre of the resort and 100m from the nearest lift and ski school meeting point.

Ski Collection Premium

Hotel Pashmina le Refuge

Hotel Sleeps 1 - 8 Luxury

Hotel Pashmina le Refuge is one the resort's latest 5* luxury hotels. Located towards the top of the resort in a quiet location, yet just 150m from the resort centre, and right on the pistes, the hotel offers ski-in/ski-out convenience. This beautifully designed and stunningly decorated hotel offers a true luxury experience. It's home to the Michelin-starred Les Explorateurs restaurant and has a range of dining options as well as superb facilities.

Hotel Le Sherpa

Hotel Sleeps 1 - 2 Superior

The highly popular 3* Hotel le Sherpa enjoys a wonderful position in the quiet Plein Sud area at the top of Val Thorens (on Rue de Gebroulaz) with spectacular views over the resort and its peaks. Ski convenience is excellent: you put your skis on just 30m from the front door and ski through the resort for about a minute to get to the ski school meeting point (snow and level depending).

Superior
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