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Val Thorens

Resort height: 2300m

Resort top height: 3230m

Les 3 Vallées, France

(Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Courchevel, Meribel, Orelle, Saint Martin de Belleville)

Km piste: 600

Lifts: 174

Snow cannons: 2091

Snow parks: 5

No. of slopes: 318


Green slopes 51 Blue slopes 129
Red slopes 108 Black slopes 30

Beginners star star star

Intermediates star star star star

Experts star star star star

Boarders star star star star


Driving distance from Calais:

590 miles (approx. 9hrs)

RESORT INFO

 

Voted 'World's Best Ski Resort 2013' and 'France's Best Ski Resort 2013' at the World Ski Awards. Voted 'Most Improved European Resort' at the World Snow Awards 2013.


See photo diary from Val Thorens competition winners.

See Val Thorens group ski holiday photo diary.


Why Val Thorens in Les 3 Vallées?

  • 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 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!

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.

 

Did you know? A Bit of Information...
Val Thorens is installing almost-identical replicas of Péclet’s 1973 gondolas, in a lift upgrade that pays homage to the resort’s very first ski lift “eggs”.
Described by the resort’s marketing department as, “Round, colourful and utterly seventies,” the gondolas provide pedestrian access to the ski area’s south-facing sector, as well as to the Folie Douce apres ski venue.


In technical terms, the lift is a ultra- modern – a hybrid detachable 6-seater chair lift with four person cabins dotted along it. It is a SETAM innovation that has been proudly named the ‘Pioneers’ Gondola Lift’, and will replace the existing 3V1 chair lift.


It’s one of three new six-seater chairlifts being installed at Val Thorens for the coming winter.


The resort’s Boismint sector has been redesigned to provide improved skier traffic flow on the ski area and the Plan de l’Eau chair lift has been replaced by a 6-seater detachable chair lift. Travelling up higher than an the old route, the new lift will now serve a greater vertical drop and the new route will also provide a direct link to the Caron sector.
In addition La Portette chair lift has been replaced by another 6-seater detachable chair lift, improving its role as a link to the ski area’s Northern runs. The bottom of the lift has been moved one hundred metres down the mountain, positioning it more in the centre of the sector’s skiing traffic.



The friendly and helpful Val Thorens Tourist Office is open every day during the winter season, 08:30 – 19:00. Their comprehensive website is full of useful information, tips and suggestions.

Office de Tourisme,
Maison de Val Thorens,
73440,

Val Thorens.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 08 08   Fax: +33 (0)4 79 00 00 04
E-mail: valtho@valthorens.com

Website: http://www.valthorens.com/

 

Photos provided by the Val Thorens tourist office and taken by B. Longo and J. Schneider or provided and taken by R. Moss.


  • Opening Dates
  • Children
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates

Val Thorens ski area is open 22/11/14 – 10/05/15

Les 3 Vallées ski area is open 06/12/14 – 24/04/15

 

Clients booking for pre or late season dates for Val Thorens should be aware that not all facilities in the resort may be open - including some ski lifts. We would advise you to check the 

Resort Tourist Office Website  or our Resort Opening Dates page for details before making a booking. 

 

Children

Val Thorens is proud to be a ‘Family Plus Mountain Resort’. This label represents 6 commitments made specially 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

If the kids are happy, then the parents are happy – correct? So whether you have little ones, teenagers or both, Val Thorens has a lot to offer…
Download the Val Thorens Family Guide here!


Apart from the skiing, the highlight of Val Thorens for children will certainly be the brilliant 7500m2 indoor Sports Centre which can be found in the main shopping centre, Galerie Commerciale de Caron. Here children and adults alike can enjoy 2 swimming pools, Jacuzzis, steam room, saunas, relaxation rooms, river showers, numerous swimming lessons and water activities, body and facial treatments, massages, sun beds, hydro-massage beds, fitness room with a full range of machines, tennis, squash, badminton, ping-pong, volley ball, football, basket ball, equipment hire, numerous weekly tournaments and an amazing 600m2 Fun Park with trampolines, bouncy castles, ball-pools and soft-play areas – guaranteeing hours of fun and worn out kids!
Download the Val Thorens Sports Centre Rates here!


And it doesn’t stop there………
Val Thorens also boasts an impressive 6km high-speed toboggan run with a 700m vertical drop in the Tête Ronde sector; Snow mountain biking; A ten-pin bowling alley; Torch-light decents every Thursday evening and a brilliant Ecole de Ski Francais (ESF) ski school catering for children as young as 3 months.

The Val Thorens Tourist Office can assist you with baby-sitting services.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 08 08.  

Activities

It’s not just all about the skiing in Val Thorens, Les 3 Vallées, there are plenty of activities to choose from in Val Thorens - for all ages. The impressive 6km toboggan run is the longest in France & the amazing indoor Sports Centre is the largest in the French Alps - boasting 20 sports activities including 2 swimming pools, a spa & a brilliant Fun Park for the kids. 

Other activities in Val Thorens include: snowshoeing, paragliding, husky skiing, driving a snowmobile, ice driving, glacier walking, mountain biking on the ski slopes, climbing an ice waterfall & ten pin bowling. 

BRAND NEW for Winter 2014!

Val Thorens hosts 4 brand new activities, offering a varitey of activities, each more unusual than the last, to share with friends or family. Glide, fly, dive... after all, the mountains exist in 3 dimensions!

 

The Highest Zipwire in the World!
The installation of the highest giant zip-wire in Europe is now complete – in Val Thorens! Departing from the Bouchet chairlift at a height of 3,230m and 1,300m in length, this will certainly allow for an exhilarating and breathtaking experience to take in the panoramic mountain views of Val Thorens and Les 3 Vallées – all at a speed of up to 105km/hour! For all thrill-seekers aged 8-88 years old, the cost is €50/person per ride (tickets can be purchased on-site - limited spaces). 

 

We Recommend: Prepare for your flight by choosing the sunniest day of the week and above all, don’t forget to smile for the camera!

 

For more information, please go to: www.la-tyrolienne.com

 

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, it’s time for 20 minutes of glacial exploration. This may not qualify as an extreme sporting activity, but it certainly isn’t without its thrills; the adrenalin mounts as soon as you leave the outside world and slide beneath the surface of the ice.

 

You gain access to the diving site on snowshoes or touring skis (40 minutes), followed by a 30-minute ice diving session supervised by professional diving instructors (includes equipment briefing), then it’s back to the resort on snowshoes or skis. Open to anyone over the age of 16. This ski touring session and diving introduction is available from 140€.

 

We Recommend: In the springtime, the ice is thinner and there is less snow on the surface. This makes it more transparent so you can see glimpses of the mountains from underneath, completely transforming the experience.

 

For more infromation about the Ice Diving, you can contact Evolution 2:

T: +33 (0)6 48 36 05 46  E: valthorens@evolution2.com 

Website: www.evolution2.com

 

Snow Segway

The Segway is an alternative and quiet way of getting around at a gentle pace. Enjoy an hour’s introduction to driving the Segway on the ski area’s footpaths and the resort’s roads, discovering Val Thorens’ secrets. Fun and environmentally friendly, riding a Segway on snow provides snowsports thrills while you’re stood up and leaning forward on two wheels; just make sure you don’t skid! A guaranteed great laugh with friends! This Segway adventure is available from 50€ for an introductory hour.

 

We Recommend: This activity is best enjoyed at the start of your stay to help you explore the resort.

 

For more infromation about the Ice Diving, you can contact Evolution 2:

T: +33 (0)6 48 36 05 46  E: valthorens@evolution2.com 

Website:  www.evolution2.com

 

Night Time Snow-Shoeing Excursion - Child Activity Only!

From 5pm when the ski lifts are closed, the new Evolution2 ski school offers a nature discovery trip for youngsters to explore the mountains. On the programme: snowshoe hike, igloo-building and introduction to astronomy. Reserved exclusively to children aged from 7 to 13 years old! From 5pm to 7pm, two or three evenings per week, in groups of 4 to 16 children. Supervision provided by ski instructors. Price is 25€ per child.

 

We Recommend: Parents can enjoy some time together in one of the resort’s many trendy bars or even treat themselves to a bit of well-being relaxation. 

 

For more infromation about the Ice Diving, you can contact Evolution 2:

T: +33 (0)6 48 36 05 46  E: valthorens@evolution2.com 

Website:  www.evolution2.com

The Sports Centre
The amazing 7500m2 indoor Sports Centre in Val Thorens can be found in the main shopping centre, Galerie Commerciale de Caron. Here children and adults alike can enjoy 2 swimming pools, Jacuzzis, steam room, saunas, relaxation rooms, river showers, numerous swimming lessons and water activities, body and facial treatments, massages, sun beds, hydro-massage beds, fitness room with a full range of machines, tennis, squash, badminton, ping-pong, volley ball, football, basket ball, equipment hire, numerous weekly tournaments and an amazing 600m2 Fun Park with trampolines, bouncy castles, ball-pools and soft-play areas – guaranteeing hours of fun for everyone and worn out kids! 
Download the Val Thorens Sports Centre Rates here!  

The Toboggan Run in Val Thorens, Les 3 Vallées
Val Thorens is home to the longest toboggan track in the whole of France! 6km of fantastic views, hilarious moments and adrenalin rushes for kids aged 5-88 years old! With banked turns, angled pitches and even a vertical drop, you are guaranteed excitement, fun and laughter. Accessible from the Funitel Péclet, the start zone is located at the foot of the imposing Glacier de Péclet at 3000m. The run is groomed and patrolled daily and is open everyday 10:00 – 15:00 plus 3 evenings a week (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday) – a great way to end the day!
Daytime prices (guiding fares):
€13.60 per person per descent, including sledge and helmet.
€19.50 for people without a lift pass.
Free for children aged 5-10 years old riding tandem with an adult. 
Evening price (guiding fare):
€20 per person per descent, including sledge, helmet plus mulled wine and local cheese when you reach the bottom!

Mountain biking in Val Thorens, Les 3 Vallées
Calling all thrill seekers! Ever tried mountain biking in the snow? Well in Val Thorens you can! From 17:00 every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday you can ride down the 700m descent of the Tête Ronde blue slope – at an impressive 3000m of altitude.
45 minutes (6km) of exhilarating fun awaits you – with the promise of free mulled wine when you get to the bottom! 
€40/pers/descent (guiding fare), all equipment included. 
Contact the Val Thorens Tourist office for more info: www.valthorens.com 

Snowmobile in Val Thorens, Les 3 Vallées
For an unforgettable adventure why not see the resort of Val Thorens from a different angle – on a snowmobile! A unique experience with guaranteed fun and delight: from 17:30 every evening you can become a snowmobile driver, either solo or with one passenger. Follow your guide as he introduces you to the magic of traveling over the snow – scream if you want to go faster!
Valtho Motoneige can be found in the main shopping area of Val Thorens: Place de Caron. Tel: 0033 4 79 00 21 46. 

Ice-driving in Val Thorens, Les 3 Vallées
Fancy trying something new and exhilarating that your friends and family probably won’t have? Do you enjoy a good adrenalin rush? Then why not give ice-driving a go? 
Val Thorens boasts the highest ‘Alan Prost’ ice-racing track in the whole of Europe!
Altitude: 2200m – Length: 760m – Width: 10-12m
Steering, counter-steering, braking, adventure and thrills – all under the watchful eye of a trained professional driver from the Ice Driving Academy.
For more details and prices, please select here


Paragliding in Val Thorens, Les 3 Vallées
For a truly breath-taking experience, why not see the Val Thorens mountains from the sky and try paragliding?
From December to April fly over La Vallée des Bellevilles, starting at 3000m from the top of the Boismintz chairlift, or weather depending from the Cime Caron or Glacier de Péclet.
For more information on paragliding run by Libre Envol contact the Val Thorens Tourist Office www.valthorens.com or Chalet de Caron www.chaletdecaron.com

  

 

Apres Ski/Eating

If you want it, Val Thorens guarantees lively après-ski! With over 40 bars and 60 restaurants 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 3 night clubs for the party animals.

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.

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!

 

The Food in Val Thorens, Les 3 Vallées

Mountain Restaurants
What could be better than a joyful morning on the ski slopes, followed by lunch in a mountain restaurant? Val Thorens offers 11 slope-side chalet-restaurants – from gourmet sandwiches and family cuisine to traditional mountain dishes and Michelin-starred gastronomy. Or why not just stop for a delicious hot chocolate or refreshing beer?

‘Chalet de Caron’ (accessed via Cairn or Caron cable cars): Sunny terrace. Bar. Large choice of Savoyard specialities, hearty dishes of the day, children’s menu, pizzas…. Open everyday 08:30 – 17:00. Lunch is served until 15:30.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 01 71. Website: www.chaletdecaron.com

‘Le Chalet des 2 Ours’ (accessed via Boismint or Plan de l’Eau chairlifts): Exceptional view over the Valley. Charming interior (seats 100) & large sunny terrace (seats 200). Delicious home-made dishes, such as Crozets Gratin with morel & cep mushrooms or Savoyard Plate (local cured ham, dried meats, berthoud & hot potatoes). Set menus, dishes of the day or à la carte.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 01 14 09.

‘La Folie’/’La Fruitière’ (accessed via Les Pionniers cabins also available to pedestrians or Plein Sud chairlift): The highest open-air club in the world! Truly unique atmosphere, not to be missed. Very sunny & warm terrace. Trendy, fresh & local products. Self-service ‘Le Nuvo Self’ or fine dining at ’La Fruitière’ (lunch served 12:00 – 15:30). Bar with open-air dance floor. Live music, DJs & musicians from 14:00. V.I.P area. See further details below.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 04 27. Website: www.lafoliedouce-valthorens.com


‘Le Chalet de la Marine’ (accessed via the Cascades chairlift): Amazing views of Belleville Valley at 2500m, enjoy a delicious meal here or a quick lunch in the adjacent ‘Le Bistro de la Marine’. Le Chalet de la Marine was awarded 1 Fork in the 2013 Michelin Guide. To experience something special and a bit different, evening meals can be arranged here on Wednesdays & Thursdays. Enjoy your meal either inside the main chalet or the ‘Yurt’ (Mongolian tent), followed by a torch-lit descent back down to the resort!
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 11 90. Website: www.chaletmarine.com

‘Les Chalets du Thorens’ (accessible by snow-scooter): Amazing views of the resort from numerous terraces. Bar 360 with music. Traditional & Savoyard dishes in the restaurant; fast-lunch in the cafeteria with buffet starters, pasta dishes & varied dishes of the day; made to order Italian pizzas; snacks such as hot or cold sandwiches, hot dogs, croquet-monsieurs plus 2 Belgian waffle stands for a quick & delicious sugar-fix. Lunch is served 12:00-15:00.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 02 80. Website: www.leschaletsduthorens.com 

‘Les Aiguilles de Péclet’ (accessed via the Péclet Funitel, also available to pedestrians): At 3000m, at the foot of the glacier. A sunny, gastronomic and panoramic experience awaits you! Bar, self-service & à la carte restaurant.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 03 76. Website: www.lesaiguillesdepeclet.com 

‘Chez Pépé Nicolas’ (Chalet d’Alpage): Between Val Thorens and Les Menuires, near Lac du Lou. Enjoy traditional Savoyard cuisine, made from fresh local produce, from the lovely terrace with panoramic views of the Péclet Polset glacier or inside the charming converted barn with original décor.
Tel: +33 (0)6 09 45 28 35. Website: www.gb.chezpepenicolas.com 

‘La Moutière’ (accessed via Moutière chairlift or Grand Font Funitel)
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 02 67

‘Chalet Chinal Donat’ (accessed via Rosaël chairlift or Orelle cable car). Tel: +33 (0)4 79 56 53 01

‘Chalet Le Caribou’ (accessed via Moraine chairlift). Tel: +33 (0)6 11 18 06 71

‘Caron Freeride Café’ (accessed via Caron bubble). Tel: +33 (0)9 74 77 66 70

‘Chalet des 2 Lacs’ (accessed via 2 Lacs & Moutière chairlifts). Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 28 54

 

Restaurants
‘Le Karmin’ at Le Hameau de Kashmir residence comes highly recommended by staff here at Ski Collection. Their delicious mountain food from around the world will certainly allow you to discover new and exciting flavours, all in a charming and sophisticated atmosphere with friendly and attentive staff. In addition to the beautifully decorated restaurant there are 5 terraces and a small glass cabin located almost on the ski slopes for a more intimate dining experience under the stars (maximum 6 people). The traditional goats cheese salad, entrecote steak and apple Tarte Tatin are delicious and guaranteed to get your taste buds going! Le Karmin is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Download an example menu for Le Karmin at Hameau de Kashmir here!


Le Hameau de Kashmir also houses a slightly smaller restaurant called ‘Le Yack’. This authentic restaurant offers the more traditional style of French cuisine in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. The decor is a blend of the Kashmir region and the Savoy mountains.

‘Restaurant Jean Sulpice’ – 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.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 40 00 71. Website: www.jeansulpice.com

‘Le Koh-i Nor’ – Within Koh-i Nor residence, Rue du Gébroulaz.
Run by chef Yoann Conte, awarded with 2 Michelin Stars at his restaurant near Lake Annecy. Fine dining with a gorgeous menu using exceptional products, aromatic plants, spices and herbs. Panoramic terrace with breathtaking views over the resort. Lounge-bar.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 31 00 00. Website: www.hotel-kohinor.com 

‘La Joyeuse Fondue’ - Rue du Soleil- Tried and tested by the Ski Collection team!
Here you will be made to feel very welcome in a cosy setting and get to taste the ‘real France’! Head here for true Savoyarde specialities such as Fondue (melted cheese on a stove brought to your table with bread for dipping), Raclette (cheese melted by a special machine, scrapped off and eaten with potatoes) and Pierrade (small pieces of meat that you cook yourself at your table on a heated stone plaque – normally served with salad and potatoes).
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 03 88. Website: www.restoleil.com


‘La Petite Ferme’ - Rue du Soleil – Tried and tested by the Ski Collection team!
Offers tasty freshly made stone-baked pizzas with every choice of topping imaginable. Plus pasta, risotto, bruschetta…..Warm welcome in a cosy mountain atmosphere, ideal for a quick lunch or evening meal.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 05 12. Website: www.restoleil.com 

 

‘L’Epicurien’ – Residence Montana on Rue du Soleil.
Intimate atmosphere for a special moment. Gourmet French cuisine at its best.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 21 30. Website: www.restaurantmontana.fr 

‘L’Auberge des Balcons’ – Les Balcons area, the upper part of Val Thorens.
Tried and tested by the Ski Collection team! A variety of traditional and tasty food at fairly good prices, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 91 91. Website: www.restoleil.com 

 

‘La Cabane’ – Les Balcons area, the upper part of Val Thorens.
Refined cuisine with a Savoyard touch in an authentic, romantic and warm setting.
Te: +33 (0)4 79 00 83 84. Website: www.restoleil.com

‘John’s Scandinavian Restaurant’ – Galerie de Péclet shopping centre.
Modern Scandinavian cuisine, seafood and meat specialities such as salmon gravlax, fish soup, cod, steak and delicious desserts such as apple crumble. Cocktail bar. Open daily from 12:00.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 01 43 Website: www.malcomswe.com 

 

‘John’s American Restaurant’ – Péclet area, Immeuble les 3 Vallées
Tex-Mex food including home-made burgers, barbecue spare ribs, steaks, Mexican fajitas, nachos, American brunch, salads, milkshakes and much more... Open everyday from 11:00 (09:00 on Saturdays).
Tel +33 (0)4 79 00 05 15. Website: www.malcomswe.com 

 

‘Le Kinabalu’ – Galerie Péclet shopping centre.
Small restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and cosy mountain décor. Mixture of flavours from south-east Asia plus mountain specialities, so something for everyone!
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 06 48 83

‘The Steak Club’ – Rue de Gébroulaz.
This is where you will find the finest quality meat, home-made fries, creative tapas and daring cocktails, all in a cosy, intimate and relaxed atmosphere by the fireplace.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 01 31 19. Website: www.steakclub.fr 

As a traditional digestive tipple why not sample the local Génépi liquer? It is based on vodka or pure grain alcohol, with chopped, dried génépi alpine flowers (found high up in the Belleville Valley) added for taste, aroma and colour – it certainly has a taste that can be acquired if the individual concerned is sufficiently dedicated!

Fast-food
The new ‘Le Burger Bar’ on Rue du Soleil is a great place to enjoy a selection of quality home-made burgers and French fries, available to eat-in or take-away. The Sports/Music Bar is open 16:00 – 02:00 (all day Saturday) and burgers are served 17:00 – 22:00 (all day Saturday). Free Wi-Fi.


Other fast food outlets include: ‘Facefood’ & ‘Pic’nic’ on Rue de Gébroulaz – Péclet area, within Immeuble les Glaciers building. ‘Snow Food’ on Place Péclet (also does Pizza delivery). ‘Val Burger Pizza’ & ‘Coup’Faim’ on Rue Caron. ‘French Food – Rôtisserie’, ‘Le Comptoir’ & ‘Pizz’Burger’ within Galerie Caron shopping centre. ‘Gaufres Geo’ for waffles by Malaysia & ‘Skifood’ on Place Caron. ‘Waffy Good’ for waffles within Chalet du Thorens. ‘L’Altifood’ within Residence Altineige on Place des Arolles.

The Après-ski in Val Thorens, Les 3 Vallées


With over 40 bars and 3 nightclubs, Val Thorens guarantees lively après-ski - if you want it that is – most of which can be found in the Péclet area of the resort on Rue de Gébroulaz. Yet again there is something for everyone, ranging from lively, loud and cosmopolitan to quieter, more civilised and traditional.

To name but a few, Val Thorens offers you: the chilled out ‘Rhum Box’ bar specialising in rum with over 30 different flavours to choose from, plus the normal range of drinks in a very relaxed atmosphere; ‘Le Shamrock’ and ‘O’Connells’ Irish pubs both serving surprisingly good Guinness; ‘The Frog & Roastbeef’ is British owned and at peak times has live music – will you be brave enough to take on the ‘Yard of Ale Challenge’?; ‘La Bicicleta’ is part of the ten pin bowling alley so is child-friendly & is a lively venue with a prehistoric Flintstones-style décor; ‘Saloon’ specialises in cocktails; ‘Le Blanchot’ is a relaxed wine bar; ‘L’Eclipse’ is typically French; ‘Le Sabot de Vénus’ is a classy and relaxed piano bar; ‘Le Rendez-Vous’ is quiet and classy; ‘Le Moo Bar’ has a DJ, themed evenings and a pool table and ‘The Red Fox’ (in Les Balcons area) has a genuine ‘pub’ atmosphere – so you name it, Val Thorens has got it!

Some of the bars and pubs show the main football and rugby matches such as ‘O’Connells’, ‘The Shamrock’, ‘Downunder’ & ‘La Bicicleta’ (within the bowling alley) plus some also have free Wi-Fi internet access (when you buy a drink!). Many of the pubs are open till late.

However, the highlight of Val Thorens has to be the popular and renowned ‘La Folie Douce’ and the prestigious ‘La Fruitiere’ which are located at 2600m on the ski slopes, at the top of the Plein Sud and 3 Vallées chairlifts. The southern exposure makes it the sunniest place in Val Thorens, so be sure to have your sun cream plus the views of the valley are amazing. From Winter 2013/2014 the high-speed 6 seater '3 Vallées 1' chairlift will also be equipped with 4 independent cabins accessible to pedestrians and novice skiers/snowboarders – so now no one has to miss out on the fun!


You may have heard of La Folie Douce before as they can also be found in Val d’Isere and Meribel (since 1969!) and a new one is due to open in Alpe d’Huez for winter 2013-2014. It is effectively an open-air club with a very special and unique atmosphere. Open everyday from 09:00 until approximately 17:30 (when the ski lifts close), the balcony comes alive and the fun starts from around 14:00 with DJs, live musicians and singers entertaining the crowds below on the 700m2 dance floor with their funky deep house music – many are seen letting their hair down and dancing on the tables! And don’t forget to give your fellow skiers and boarders a wave on the chairlifts as they go above you! There is even a separate VIP lounge area with huge comfy pillows, to sit back and relax. So whether it’s a mid-ski stop-pit or an après-ski gathering, La Folie Douce is a must. Tried and tested by some of the Ski Collection team, trust us leaving this place is very difficult! The ‘Nuvo-Self’ self-service restaurant serves food from 11:30 – 15:00, including hot and cold starters such as soup, salads and quiche; main meals such as burgers, sausages, steak, chicken, chips and vegetables; a selection of cheeses and daily changing desserts.


Attached to La Folie Douce you will find La Fruitiere – quite possibly one of the smartest and chic-est restaurants in Val Thorens – offering high-class dining at quite high but not outrageous prices. Open everyday from 12:00 – 15:00, you can enjoy delicious food on the large sunny terrace or inside the restaurant. An example of the menu: hot and cold starters such as tuna & avocado tartar, foie gras ravioli, French onion soup and a selection of charcuteries; pasta dishes such as Alpine pasta tariflette style, Thai noodles with crunchy vegetables, Shitake noodles and scallops with spaghetti; fish and meat dishes such as monkfish risotto, wild sea bass steak, filet of beef with ceps and gratin potatoes, lamb shank cooked in thyme and honey, Savoy hotpot and much more; a large selection of cheeses plus desserts such as chocolate fondant, apple tarte tatin, tiramisu and apricot clafoutis. Even if you only go once, this is a must during your stay in Val Thorens!

The Partying in Val Thorens, Les 3 Vallées
For the party animals or those just not quite ready for bed, there are 3 nightclubs in Val Thorens: ‘Le Baramix’ has a quiet and relaxing lounge-bar on the ground floor and a nightclub in the basement – open every night from 4pm. ‘Klub Summit’ is fun and lively, combining classic rock with house hits and of course disco tunes – open every night 22:00 – 04:00. ‘Maylasia’ is the biggest club in the Alps holding up to 2500 people and has been ‘the place to be’ in Val Thorens since 1986! Live bands and DJs from all over the world play from 22:00 – 02:00 then the real ‘clubbing’ begins until closing at around 04:00.

The Classic and Jazz Music Association organises a concert each week at the church in Val Thorens for music lovers to enjoy.

 

Access

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:
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 from £54 per person return (based on 4 people sharing) are pre-bookable via Ski Collection! See our Airport & Station Transfers page for more information.

Bus Tranfers:
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.
Tel: +33 (0)8 20 32 03 68. Website: www.altibus.com

Moûtiers Bus Station: +33 (0)4 79 24 24 46
Val Thorens Bus Station, Place des Arolles. Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 00 06 83

Car Hire:
Ski Collection can arrange very competitive car hire at all airports, train stations and other town locations. 7 day rental ranges from £230-£549 (any other duration possible).

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 08:05 – 20:00, every 30 minutes. On a Saturday there is an extension to these hours and the buses run from 06:15 – 22:15. It can be useful for getting to ski school with children, carrying luggage and ski equipment or simply if you are too tired to walk after a long day on the ski slopes!

There are two routes: ‘Circuit de la Boucle’ which runs up from the main bus station, past the church, to Place Péclet, Les Balcons then back to the bus station and ‘Circuit du Soleil’ which runs down from the main bus station, down Rue du Soleil, to parking P2 then back to the bus station.

There are also five free shuttle buses every day except Saturday from Val Thorens to Les Menuires then onto St Martin de Belleville (four a day in the opposite direction) - for walkers and cross-country skiers. The first bus leaves Val Thorens at 09:25 and the last one back from St Martin de Belleville is 17:15. There is an extra bus service back from St Martin de Belleville to Les Menuires and Val Thorens on a Thursday night at 20:30 as there is a weekly music concert in St Martin de Belleville.

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.

 

Resort News

NEW for Winter 2014/15!

  • Boismint sector redesigned for improved skier traffic flow on the ski area.
  • A new 6-seater chairlift replaces the Plan de l’Eau lift. The new route will travel up higher then before and provide a direct link to the Caron sector.
  • La Portette chair lift has been replaced by a 6-seater detachable chair lift. This will improve links to the ski area's Northern runs. The bottom of the lift has been moved 100m down the mountain, positioning it further into the centre of the sector's skiing traffic.
  • New ‘Pioneers’ Gondola Lift’ to replace the existing 3V1 chair lift. These will be almost-identical replicas of Péclet’s 1973 gondolas and will provide pedestrian access to the ski area’s south-facing sector.

News from last winter

  • The installation of the highest giant zip wire in Europe is set to be completed in January 2014. Standing at a height of 3,000m and 1,300m in length, this will certainly allow for an exhilarating and breathtaking experience to take in the panoramic mountain views of Val Thorens and Les 3 Vallees.
  • The new high-speed 6 seater '3 Vallées 1' chairlift in Val Thorens will also be equipped with 4 independent cabins accessible to pedestrians and novice skiers and snowboarders, allowing access to the renowned 'La Folie Douce' and 'La Fruitiere' open-air bar and restaurant.

Check the Val Thorens tourist office website for more exciting news from Les 3 Vallées: www.valthorens.com 

 

Other 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, fashion stores, jewellery, perfume, souvenir, photo & sport shops.

   

Food stores  

 

Sherpa Supermarché – Galerie Péclet shopping centre
Open everyday 07:30 – 20:30. Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 01 67. Website: www.sherpa.net

 

Supérette 8 à Huit – Les Temples du Soleil Residence on Rue du Soleil
Open everyday 07:30 – 12:30 & 16:30 – 20:00. Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 01 42

Supermarché Spar Caron – Galerie Caron shopping centre
Open everyday 07:30 – 20:30. Tel: +33 (0)4 79 01 04 21. Website: www.spar.fr 


Spa Supermarket du Chamois – Chamois d’Or on Rue du Soleil
Open 07:30 - 22:00. Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 20 28

Carrefour Montagne Caron – Rue Caron
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 04 98

Supérette Sherpa Les Balcons – Quartier des Balcons (Les Balcons area)
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 91 90

Supérette 8 à Huit – Entrée Station (entrance of the resort)
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 03 80

Carrefour Montagne Péclet – Péclet area
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 05 88

 

Markets

 

There is a market on Place Péclet every Tuesday & Thursday, to sample some of the delicious local products & maybe buy a gift to take home.

 

Medical Centres

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

Centre Médico-Sportif – Place Caron. Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 00 37

Centre Médical – Rue du Soleil. Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 74 39

Médecine du Travail – Roc de Péclet II. Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 71 83

Nearest Hospital: Hôpital de Moûtiers - Rue Ecole des Mines, 73600, Moûtiers
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 09 60 60.

Nearest Vets: Clinique Vétérinaire des 3 Vallées – 107 Chemin des Prés, 73600, Moûtiers. Tel: +33 (0)4 79 24 01 76

 


SKI INFO

Val Thorens is part of the large ‘Les 3 Vallées’ ski area, 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: Val Thorens, Orelle, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Meribel, Brides-les-Bains, Courchevel and La Tania - offering 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.


So what makes Les 3 Vallées so snow-sure?


Well apart from the superb quality of snow Les 3 Vallées is blessed with each winter, the skiing altitude of Les 3 Vallées ski area ranges from 1300m to 3230m – meaning that 85% is located above 1800m. In total you will find 25 accessible summits, 10 of which are above 2500m. And that’s before we have even talked about the 2000+ snow cannons that cover 1/3 of the whole ski area or the 80 piste grooming machines that beaver away at night to keep the ski slopes super-velvety – all whilst you are all cosy, tucked-up in your apartment, chalet or hotel!

NEW for Winter 2014/2015:


The fast Portette Quad and the slow Plan de l'Eau are to be replaced by six-packs which have been designed to operate in high winds. There are also 4 brand new activities for winter 2014, these include: the world's highest zipline, ice diving, nighttime snowshoeing expedition as well as snow segway. For more information on these brand new attraction for winter 2014, please go to the actitivies tab (see above).

 

This is further improving on last years development of the high-speed, 6 seater '3 Vallées 1' chairlift in Val Thorens. It is equipped with 4 independent cabins accessible to pedestrians and novice skiers and snowboarders, allowing access to the renowned 'La Folie Douce' and 'La Fruitiere' open-air bar and restaurant.


  • Ski Area
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Ski Area

VAL THORENS SKI AREA

Km: 150
Lifts: 31
No. of slopes: 78
Green: 11, Blue: 29, Red: 30, Black: 8.
Snow cannons: 359 (covering 40%)
Snow Parks: 1 


Les 3 Vallées ski area has ski slopes of all extremes for all levels. 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.

 

Plein Sud: Accessed by the Plein Sud and 3 Vallées chairlifts. Being South facing and sunny for most of the day, wide, snow canons the whole way down and good snow cover means that this is the most popular area of Val Thorens. At the top you will find the lively ‘La Folie Douce’ restaurant/bar. Don’t forget to watch out for the marmottes coming out of hibernation from late April!
Take the 3 Vallées 2 or the fast Funitel Bouquetin to get higher up and gain access to Meribel Mottaret and Les 3 Vallées.
There are various runs back towards Val Thorens, easy blues Pluviometre and Mont de la Chambre, tricky red Chardons and the new Triton plus the black run Goitschel.

Péclet: West facing means sunny afternoons here and there is ‘Les Aiguilles de Péclet’ restaurant at the top. The Funitel Péclet is one of Val Thorens most important lifts. It does take approximately 8 minutes but you arrive at 3000m with a perfect view of the glacier and some great skiing and snowboarding options.
Here you have the choice of 1 blue: not too difficult Tete Ronde; 3 reds: easy Lac Blanc, steep Béranger and average Christine plus 1 black: the classic mogul run Cascades.
Another option is to ski down to the Glacier 3-man chairlift and try the black Glacier run – it’s steep, watch out for the no-fall zone!

Moraine: North-West facing slopes meaning slightly colder but good snow conditions. Watch out for the South-Easterly wind here though as it can be strong. The blue Moraine piste has snow-canons and is a favourite for early intermediates whilst her sister run Génépi is slightly harder (no snow canons).
From the top of the Moraine chairlift, you can go further up via the Col chairlift. The view from the top, on a clear day, is amazing. From here you can take the steep Col red run.

Grand Fond (Montée du Fond): Can be a bit fresh at the top due to being North facing but has brilliant skiing. Near the Moraine chairlift is another chairlift called Portette. From the top you can take the reds Portette or Fond towards Plateau. The new Funitel de Thorens was built for the 2011/2012 winter season and has 2 lots of 2 x 33 person cabins, taking you to 3003m in no time at all. At the top you will find 2 new slopes: Asters, a red, which links back to Génépi, in the Moraine sector and Chocard, a blue that runs under the Funitel.
La Moutiere chairlift is one of the lowest in Val Thorens and can get quite busy at times. At the top you have the blue Hermine which will take you back to the bottom of the chairlift and the green Deux Lacs. Under the chairlift you have the black Arolle which is more of a bumps run as it rarely gets groomed. From here you can also access the area which has the blue Les Chalets, the second slalom stadium (Stade 2) and the skier/boarder cross; and by going straight on at the top you will come to the 2 parallel draglifts which take you to the top of the Snowpark. Alternatively you can descend the blue Plateau slope.
Further on you will come to the fast Funitel Grand Font, taking you to 3000m with views of Mont Blanc to the North and the Maurienne Valley to the South-East. The easiest run down from here is Niverolle (then take Fond to get back to the resort). The reds are Variante and Médaille. You can also take a track on the right towards Rosael.

Rosael: This sector is also known as ‘Orelle’ or the ‘Fourth Valley’. It is a little quieter here compared to the rest of Val Thorens and gets lots of sunshine. The main run is called Mauriennaise and is a joy to ski or snowboard. The blue Gentianes will take you down to the Rosael chairlift which takes you back to the Val Thorens side and the Peyron chairlift. There is a pleasant and really easy blue run under the Peyron chairlift, also called Peyron. You can also go higher up on the Bouchet chairlift, the highest lift in Les 3 Vallées at 3230m. The red Coraia run from the top is very steep at the start so it’s only recommended for confident experts. There is a split off of Coraia onto another red Bouchet. Getting back to Val Thorens from the top of the Rosael chairlift can be a bit difficult so do take care. However 2 blue runs Chamois and Eterlou have been recently created as an alternative to the red Falaise.

Caron: This area has been described by others as the jewel in Val Thorens’ crown! The Cime de Caron cable car was the largest in the world when it was built in 1982. Access to this cable car is via a short ski from the top of the Moutiere or Boismint chairlifts or via the Caron bubble. At times there can be queues but it can take 150 people at a time so you shouldn’t have to wait too long and the amazing views from the top at 3200m on a clear day are well worth the wait anyway! From the viewing table at the top you will be able to see Mont Blanc to the North, Les Deux Alpes to the South, the Aiguille de Péclet to the East and the Belleville Valley to the North-West. The cable car is open to pedestrians for any non-skiers in your party. The runs back down are quite challenging and quite a few of Val Thorens’ off-piste itineraries start from the top of Caron. The main red is called Col de l’Audzin and part way down you can take the black Les Cristaux which often has moguls. The main black is called Combe de Caron which has some steep sections then rejoins the red Col de l’Audzin. You also have the option to turn off onto Névés, heading towards Plateau. There's also a difficult black off the back, towards Rosael, called Combe de Rosael which can be rocky in places.

Boismint: This North-East facing area is worth visiting first thing as it gets the sun early. From the top of the Boismint chairlift there is a nice blue called Blanchot which has snow canons. Blue Tetras takes you down to the Plan de l’Eau chairlift, which is the lowest part of Val Thorens at 1800m. Haute Combe is a red. As is Boismint, which has a steep section part way down and links to another red Plan de l’Eau (which will take you down to the Plan de l’Eau chairlift). 

 

The Skiing

Val Thorens Beginners/Low Level
Val Thorens has recently invested €1.5 million into creating a special 10-hectare ski area for beginners. This wide and vast area is equipped with four covered magic carpets which lead to special areas just for beginners. Green runs: Val Thorens = 11 & Les 3 Vallées = 51. Blue runs: Val Thorens = 29 & Les 3 Vallées = 129.

The recently built Beginner Area in Val Thorens is perfect for first time and low level skiers and boarders. Access to this wide 10 hectare zone with 4 roof-covered magic carpets 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 new 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. Access to the Cascades chairlift has been greatly improved, enabling progressing skiers and boarders to access more green and blue slopes. A special Val Thorens lift pass is available just for beginners to access an area including nine ski lifts which serve the easiest slopes. This lift pass is available at a reduced price of 50% off the full daily pass rate.

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. Red runs: Val Thorens = 30 & Les 3 Vallées = 108.

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. Black runs: Val Thorens = 8 & Les 3 Vallées = 30.

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!

The Val Thorens high-mountain guides know the area in great detail and are sure to take you on an exciting yet safe off-piste adventure. They can be contacted through the Ecole de Ski Francais Ski School (ESF), located on Place de Caron.

Some of the off-piste itineraries awaiting you are:


Lac du Lou: The Vallon du Lou is a big valley without any pistes or lifts. There are various routes down the valley, to the lake at the bottom.

Pralognan: One of the most spectacular days out from Val Thorens is Pralognan. After a trek up from the Col chairlift, you ski off-piste for many kilometres, to arrive at the Refuge du Roc de la Peche.

La Combe sans Nom: A very enjoyable outing in the right conditions, the Combe sans Nom starts from the top of the Cime de Caron and heads SSW, into the Maurienne and ends at the Maurienne chairlift.

The Belleville Valley has lots more enjoyable and challenging off-piste itineraries to offer, quite a few of them start from La Masse in nearby Les Menuires. They are not always particularly steep or deep but are perfect for getting back to nature away from the lifts and people!

The Mountain Guides of Val Thorens are all certified ski instructors and offer a wide range of guided tours to suit everyone. These include day-long excursions to the great glacial zones of La Vanoise – one of the most beautiful off-piste tours of Les 3 Vallées – or the immense Maurienne flank on the other side of Val Thorens. Multi-day tours are also available.

 

For more information please contact:

High Mountain Guides at the Ecole de Ski Francais Ski School:
0033 6 89 29 23 36 or E-mail francisforot@free.fr


Val Thorens Slalom
The slalom stadium (stade) in Val Thorens is classified black and was upgraded in 2010 to World Cup and giant slalom standard and regularly hosts FIS and European Cup races. Anyone can ski it, but sometimes it is closed to the public for competitions, so please do be alert to that and respect the signs.

Val Thorens Snowboarders
The Snow Park in Val Thorens has a half pipe, jumps, tables, hips, handrails, a boarder cross 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.

Val Thorens Snowshoe Outings and Hiking
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.

Lovers of the great outdoors will find plenty to discover in Val Thorens and La Vallée des Belleville. With various snow-shoe and hiking trails to explore and a pedestrian lift pass, the mountains really offer everything winter sports lovers could wish for. 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.

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.

See the detailed Val Thorens Cross-Country trail map here
(Hard copies also available from the Val Thorens Tourist Office.)

Pedestrian lift passes are approximately €63 for 6 days but individual round trip tickets can also be purchased from the Val Thorens lift pass office.

For more details see the Val Thorens Tourist office: www.valthorens.com  

Guided tours are also available from the following companies:


- Ecole de Ski Francais Ski School: www.esf-valthorens.com

- Prosneige International Ski School: www.prosneige.fr  
- Raquette Nature: www.raquettenature.com  
- L’Ecole de la Montagne: www.ecoledelamontagne.fr  

Ski Hire

Save up to 47% when you pre-book with us!

 

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 ensure only the highest standard of equipment and service will be provided for all levels of skiers: regularly waxed and edged skis, boots disinfection between each rental and bindings adjusted by a qualified technician in the resort. We are confident that most adequate equipment will be provided and adjusted when you arrive at the shop. However, the shop technicians will be happy to re-adjust the bindings, swap your boots or skis if you require after a few hours or days skiing. If you wish to exchange skis against snowboard mid-week, this will be possible, at a supplement, payable locally. Please note that during peak periods, it may be difficult to exchange equipment, but the staff on site will be happy to assist you the best they can, so please do not hesitate to ask.

 

6 day Ski, Snowboard & Boot hire - prices 2014/15

If you require ski equipment for a different duration please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection team for costs.

 

Low Season* Price 6 days**

High Season* Price 6 days**

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A-Blue SKIS (first time and recreational skiers)

B- Red SNOWBOARD

BSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£57

£68

€ 126

46%

RBB

Snowboard & Boots

£72

£86

€ 147

42%

BSO

Skis & Poles Only

£42

£50

€ 95

47%

RBO

Snowboard Only

£52

£63

€ 110

44%

B- Red SKIS (intermediate to good skiers)

C-Black SNOWBOARD

RSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£72

£86

€ 147

42%

NBB

Snowboard & Boots

£95

£108

€ 169

33%

RSO

Skis & Poles Only

£52

£63

€ 110

44%

NBO

Snowboard Only

£71

£80

€ 127

33%

C- Black SKIS (expert skiers & free-riders)

Child Beginner - SKIS (7-13 yrs)

NSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£95

£108

€ 169

33%

CBSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£41

£50

€ 70

30%

NSO

Skis & Poles Only

£71

£80

€ 127

33%

CBSO

Skis & Poles Only

£31

£36

€ 53

30%

D-Diamant SKIS (expert skiers & special techniques)

Child Advanced - Black Skis/Snowboard (7-13 skis & 9-13 snowboard)

PSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£108

£119

€ 192

33%

CNSB/CNBB

Skis/Snowboard & Boots

£58

£66

€ 99

30%

PSO

Skis & Poles Only

£80

£89

€ 144

34%

CNSO/CNBO

Skis/Snowboard Only

£43

£48

€ 74

31%

Helmets (we recommend all children under 12 to wear helmets)

Child Beginner - SKIS (2-6yrs)

HCJ

Child/ Junior Helmets***

£15

£15

€ 18

1%

CBSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£35

£37

€ 54

23%

HCA

Adult Helmets

£17

£17

€ 21

4%

CBSO

Skis & Poles Only

£25

£27

€ 41

27%

Cross-country Skis prices are on request

Snowblades are charged as per Red adult skis.

* High Season: 27/12/14 - 03/01/15 + 07/02/15 - 07/03/15. Low Season: All other dates.

Special Offers:

**7 days for the price of 6. ***1 Free helmet per child aged 6 years & under with every adult booking skis or snowboard & boots (must be requested & under same booking reference). Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Blue or Red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment.

EARLY BOOKING OFFER: Book 1 Red or Black Adult Pack before 12/11/14 & get 1 FREE Baby/Junior Pack (incl helmet) - Valid for weeks of:

03/01, 24/01, 31/01, 14/03, 21/03 & 28/03.

Our prices are calculated at the exchange rate that applies when our currency is bought. We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort but you can be assured that if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your equipment, enabling you to budget for your holiday at the time of booking.

Please note that we do not offer the basic ‘Green’ category as we feel these are generally inadequate skis even for beginners.

Ski Passes

You have the choice to purchase a lift pass which covers the whole ski area or the smaller local ski area. We suggest that you purchase the larger area lift pass, unless a complete beginner.

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 (non 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.

 

6 & 7 day Val Thorens and 3 Vallées Lift Passes - prices 2014/15 - Subject to availability

If you require a lift pass for longer than 6 days please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection Team for costs.

Ski Area

 

Type

Adult*
13-64yrs

Child*
6-12yrs

Senior*
65-74yrs

Family* 2 adults & 2 children (6-20yrs)

Tribu Pass*
(3 people minimum)

Duo Pass**
(2 people)

6 days

7 days

6 days

7 days

6 days

7 days

6 days

7 days

6 days

7 days

6 days

7 days

Val Thorens - Orelle 
150km of piste

1

£153

£176

£123

£141

£138

£158

£490

£563

£141

£162

£145

£166

3

£172

£198

£138

£158

£155

£178

£552

£634

£160

£184

£164

£188

5

£192

£220

£153

£176

£172

£198

£613

£705

£179

£206

£183

£211

 

Ski Area

 

Type

Adult*
13-64yrs

Child*
5-12yrs

Senior*
65-74yrs

Family* 2 adults & 2 children (5-17yrs)

Tribu Pass*
(3 people minimum)

Duo Pass**
(2 people)

6 days

7 days

6 days

7 days

6 days

7 days

6 days

7 days

6 days

7 days

6 days

7 days

3 Vallées 
600km of piste

2

£190

£221

£153

£178

£171

£198

£613

£711

£178

£206

£182

£211

4

£214

£248

£172

£200

£193

£223

£690

£799

£201

£233

£206

£238

5

£238

£276

£192

£222

£214

£248

£766

£888

£225

£261

£229

£266

1 : 22/11/14 - 12/12/14

2: 06/12/14 - 12/12/14

3: 13/12/14 - 19/12/14 & 18/04/15 - 10/05/15

4: 13/12/14 - 19/12/14 & 18/04/15 - 24/04/15

5: 20/12/14 - 17/04/15

* Under 5s (for 3 Vallees), under 6s (for Val Thorens) and over 75s are free. Proof of age is required for Child, Senior, Family and Free passes; please bring ID when collecting your lift passes. It is compulsory for a Family pass to have a minimum of 2 full paying children (under 18) with 2 adults of the same family (additional children at the price of a child 5-12 yrs for 3 Vallées or 6-12yrs for Val Thorens).                                                                     

*TRIBU PASS: this pass offers a discounted rate (prices are per person) if you are 3 people or more, for the same dates, duration (6 days minimum) and ski area.

** DUO PASS: this pass offers a discounted rate (prices are per person) if you are 2 people, for the same dates, duration (6 days minimum) and ski area.

Important note: There is no charge for the rechargable hands-free pass. Photos are required for all free ski passes (under 5s, under 6s and over 75s).

Our prices are calculated at the exchange rate that applies when our currency is bought. We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort but you can be assured that if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your equipment, enabling you to budget for your holiday at the time of booking.

Ski School

Our chosen Val Thorens ski school is the very reputable L’Ecole de Ski Francais (ESF), with over 200 English speaking (level varies) and fully qualified ski instructors. This brilliant ski school offers skiing and snowboarding for adults and children of all levels in groups or private lessons and also caters for children as young as 3 months old.

 

Ski School ESF VAL THORENS - prices 2014/15 (Lessons only - lift passes not included) - Subject to availability

If you require ski lessons for a different duration please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection team for costs.

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply

Nursery, Creche & Piou Piou Club

Prices

Timetable - All Season

Children (18 months - 3 yrs)

Low (1) & High (2) Seasons

Period

Lesson Times (6 days: Sunday - Friday)

6 days

Mornings

£154

Mornings

08.30 - 12.00

Afternoons

£154

Afternoons

13.45 - 17.15

Full Days

£243

Full Days

08.30 - 12.00 + 13.45 - 17.15

 

Adult & Child Group Lessons

Prices - Low Season (1)

Timetable - Low Season (1)

Adults (13yrs+ up to Ski Level 3) & Children (Ski 4-12yrs / Snowboard 7-12yrs)

Ski

Snowboard*

Period

Lesson Times
(6 days: Sunday - Friday & 5 days: Monday - Friday)

5 days

6 days

5 days

6 days

Children

Adults

Morning Lessons

£134

£139

£134

£139

Mornings

09.00 - 12.00

Ski: 09.15 - 12.00.
Snowboard: 09.00 - 12.00.

Afternoon Lessons (*)

£104

£108

£104

£108

Afternoons (*)

14.15 - 16.45 up to 07/02 or 14.30 - 17.00 after 08/02.

14.15 - 16.45 upto 07/02 or
14.30 - 17.00 after 08/02.

Full Day Lessons

£209

£218

N/A

N/A

Full Days

09.00 - 12.00 + 14.15 - 16.45 (14.30 - 17.00 after 08/02)

09.15 - 12.00 + 14.15 - 16.45
(14.30 - 17.00 after 08/02)

 

Adult & Child Group Lessons

Prices - High Season (2)

Timetable - High Season (2)

Adults (13yrs+ up to Ski Level 3) & Children (Ski 4-12yrs / Snowboard 7-12yrs)

Ski

Snowboard

Period

Lesson Times
(6 days: Sunday - Friday & 5 days: Monday - Friday)

5 days

6 days

5 days

6 days

Children

Adults & Teens

Morning Lessons

£134

£139

£134

£139

Mornings

09.00 - 11.45 (meet at 08.50)

Ski: 09.15 - 12.00.
Snowboard: 09.00 - 12.00.

Lunch Time Lessons - High season only (**)

£104

£108

N/A

N/A

Lunch Times (**)

12.00 - 14.00

12.00 - 14.00

Afternoon Lessons

£104

£108

£104

£108

Afternoons

14.15 - 16.45 upto 07/02 or 14.30 - 17.00 after 08/02.

14.15 - 16.45 upto 07/02 or
14.30 - 17.00 after 08/02.

Full Day Lessons

£209

£218

N/A

N/A

Full Days

09.00 - 11.45 + 14.15 - 16.45 (14.30 - 17.00 after 08/02)

09.15 - 12.00 + 14.15 - 16.45 (14.30 - 17.00 after 08/02)

 

Adult & Teenager Ski Level 4 Group Lessons

Prices

Timetable - All Season

Low (1) & High (2) Seasons

Period

Lesson Times
(6 days: Sunday - Friday & 5 days: Monday - Friday)

5 days

6 days

Morning Lessons

£155

£159

Mornings

09.00 - 13.30

 

Adult & Teenager Freeride & Freestyle Camps

Prices

Timetable - High Season (2)

High Season only (2)

Period

Lesson Times (6 days: Sun - Fri & 5 days: Mon - Fri)

5 days

6 days

Upto 07/02/15

From 08/02/15

Afternoon Lessons (3 hrs)

£117

£122

Afternoons

13.45 - 16.45

14.00 - 17.00

Full Day Lessons (3&½ hrs + 3 hrs)

£209

£218

Full Days

09.00 - 12.30 + 13.45 - 16.45

09.00 - 12.30 + 14.00 - 17.00

 

Adult, Teenager & Child Racing Camps

Prices

Timetable - High Season (2)

High Season only (2)

Period

Lesson Times (6 days: Sun - Fri & 5 days: Mon - Fri)

5 days

6 days

Upto 07/02/15

From 08/02/15

Morning Lessons (3&½ hrs)

£150

£159

Mornings

09.00 - 12.30

09.00 - 12.30

Afternoon Lessons (3 hrs)

£117

£122

Afternoons

13.45 - 16.45

14.00 - 17.00

Full Day Lessons (3&½ hrs + 3 hrs)

£209

£218

Full Days

09.00 - 12.30 + 13.45 - 16.45

09.00 - 12.30 + 14.00 - 17.00

 

Snowshoe Group Lessons

Prices

Timetable

Low Season (1)

High Season (2)

Period

Lesson Times

1 day

3 days

6 days

6 days

22/11/14 - 07/02/15

14.15 - 17.15

Afternoon Lessons (3 hrs)

£21

£61

£108

£108

08/02/15 - 10/05/15

14.30 - 17.30

 

Special Taster Sessions - High Season only

Prices

Timetable - High Season (2)

High Season (2)

Snowboard Introduction (3 hrs)

£22

Sunday: 14.15 (up to 07/02/15) or 14.30 (after 08/02/15)

Snowshoe Taster (3 hrs)

£18

Sunday: 14.15 (up to 07/02/15) or 14.30 (after 08/02/15)

Snowshoe Outing + Dinner (4 hrs)

£59

Wednesday: 18.30

 

Private Lessons

Low Season (1)

High Season (2)

Timetable

Price per hour

Morning

Afternoon

Full Days

Morning

Afternoon

Full Days

Lesson Times (Sunday - Friday)

1 to 2 people

£47

£40

N/A

£56

£45

N/A

Low Season (1) Up to 07/02/15: 1.5hrs: 12.45. 2hrs: 12.45 or 14.45. 2.5hrs: 14.15. 3hrs: 09.00. 4hrs: 12.45. Low Season (1) After 08/02/15: 1.5hrs: 13.00. 2hrs: 13.00 or 15.00. 2.5hrs: 14.30. 3hrs: 09.00. 4hrs: 12.45. High Season (2) Up to 07/02/15: 1.5hrs: 12.00. 2 hrs: 12.00. 2.5hrs: 14.15. High Season (2) After 08/02/15: 1.5 hrs: 12.00. 2 hrs: 12.00. 2.5hrs: 14.30.

3 to 4 people

£56

£48

N/A

£71

£53

N/A

1 to 4 people

N/A

N/A

£293

N/A

N/A

£336

5 to 8 people

N/A

N/A

£336

N/A

N/A

£362

(1) Low Season: 22/11/14 - 20/12/14; 04/01/15 - 07/02/15; 08/03/15 - 04/04/15 & 26/04/15 - 10/05/15.

(2) High Season: 21/12/14 - 03/01/15; 08/02/15 - 07/03/15 & 05/04/15 - 25/04/15.

(*) From 04/01/15 - 06/02/15 afternoon lessons are only possible up to class 1 for adults, 1* for children and class 1 for snowboard.

(**) High Season lunch time lessons are only available for Adults/Teens: Ski Beginner to Level 2 & Snowboard Beginner only. Children: Ski Ourson to 3rd Star Level.

Important Note: For peak periods (Xmas, NY, Feb half term & 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. Please note that lesson times are subject to change right up until the last minute. Outside French school holidays, the Ski School reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. If numbers are low, children may join adult ski school groups. Cancellation or modification of your lessons between 16 and 0 days before departure will incur a cancellation charge of 100%.

Our prices are calculated at the exchange rate that applies when our currency is bought. We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort but you can be assured that if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your equipment, enabling you to budget for your holiday at the time of booking.

 

The childcare facilities ESF provide in Val Thorens are very impressive:

 

The Mini-Club caters for children aged 3 months to 12 years with 23 fully qualified and very friendly staff and is open everyday except Saturday. The 2 enclosed snow gardens in Val Thorens provide a pleasant and safe learning environment. For your convenience there are 2 child centres, one at the top of the resort in the Slalom area and one in the lower part the Soleil area. They both have inside areas (300m2 – 500m2), outside kindergartens (2000m2 – 5000m2) and a restaurant. The ESF offers a very personal care service taking into account food preferences, rest times, medical situations as well as the general habits and routines of each individual child. A maximum of 40 children can be cared for at any one time. Mornings (with or without lunch), afternoons and full days are possible. Those eating will enjoy a 3 course freshly homemade hot lunch made with the very best ingredients by the ESF chefs, in the child-friendly restaurant that can seat up to 100 children.


The Nursery takes care of your children from 3 to 17 months, whilst the Creche looks after your children from 18 months to 3 years. Both offer a wide range of age-appropriate activities inside and out such as games, arts and crafts, general play and fun, sledging, building snowmen and playing in the snow. There are normally 3 – 8 children per group. The quiet and relaxing cot rooms will allow your babies and toddlers to enjoy a peaceful sleep in a very safe environment.


The Piou-Piou Club is for 3 year old children and offers an introduction to skiing (approximately 1 & ½ hours) combined with games, activities and rest/sleep and snack times.


The Ourson/Flocon Club is for children from 4 years old and involves group beginner skiing lessons. A lift pass is necessary for the first time outside of the snow garden (free for children under the age of 6 years). Break times with toilet stops, a drink and a snack are always arranged.


Group lessons are available for 5 or 6 days during the morning, lunch time, afternoon or a full day (depending on the period). You will benefit from ski school priority in the lift queues and groups are normally limited to 10 people in the afternoons.

Group ski lessons:
Children from 4 to 12 years old from Ourson to Etoile d’Or level, with the official ESF Star test at the end of the week and the medal ceremony on a Friday. Adults and teenagers from 13 years +.


Group snowboard lessons:
Children 7 – 12 years old and adults/teenagers 13 years +

Private Lessons:
On your own, as a family or with friends, private lessons are a sure way to gain confidence and make rapid progress with your very own English speaking personal instructor: Ski, snowboard, Freeride, Freestyle, slalom, télémark, moguls and trekking. Private lessons are also available (uniski or biski) for those that need to use a special chair and also the blind. Minimum 2 hours. All equipment included in the price. 3 weeks advanced booking is recommended.


New: 1 hour private lessons after the ski slopes have closed for children at Piou-Piou or Ourson levels.


Héli-ski: Helicopter drop offs for exceptional skiing and snowboarding and an unforgettable experience! You’ll fly over the Alps towards Italy and enjoy cool riding the slopes of Mont Miravidi, Mont Ouille, Mont Freduaz, Pic Lechaud and Mont Fortin facing Mont Blanc.

Training courses:
Competition/Club ESF: A program specifically adjusted in the technique of competition. Reserved slalom stadium, time tests, training in slalom and giant slalom. Minimum level required: after Gold star. Tests included in the programme: Fleche and Chamois. Prize giving ceremony on a Friday night. Children also have the possibility of lunch.

Freeride and Freestyle (ski and snowboard)
Groups from 10-12 years old and 13-17 years old. Minimum level: Gold Star. Learn and practise off-piste with supplied security equipment (bag and avalanche transceiver) in groups of 6-10 people; Freestyle initiation and training with individual video corrections; Skiercross and Boardercross, learn to jump (security and excitement guaranteed!) with a race on Thursdays included.

Snowshoe hiking is also possible through the Val Thorens ESF.

Other events include:

  • Torchlight descents for children every Wednesday night at approximately 18:30 on the green Voie Lactée slope. Minimum level required: 2nd Star. Electric torches provided and led by the ski instructor.
  • Parallel Slalom Demo during high season every Wednesday night at approximately 18:00 on the green Voie Lactée slope. For Racing Competition pupils only.
  • Skiercross and Boardercross every Thursday at approximately 15:00. Minimum level required: Flèchette for ski and Class 3 for snowboard.
    Ski Open Races, during high season only: Chamois (slalom) every Tuesday and Thursday at approximately 14:00 and Flèche (giant slalom) every Wednesday and Friday at approximately 14:00.
  • Haribo Racing: During high season only every Wednesday at approximately 13:00. Haribo sweets for all participants and more prizes for the winners. Minimum level: Bronze Star and maximum level: Flèchette.

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