French Alps resort Val Thorens wins prestigious ski awards

Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in France and indeed Europe, has this week been named ‘World’s Best Ski Resort 2013’ and ‘France’s Best Ski Resort 2013’.

The awards were delivered as part of the World Ski Awards, which serve to celebrate and reward excellence in ski tourism. Voting began back in August and results were announced on Saturday 16 November. Votes were cast by professionals within the ski travel industry as well as members of the public. These awards follow the Snow World Awards earlier in the month, where Val Thorens was named ‘Most Improved European Resort’.

”We are very honoured to receive these awards rewarding the work done by the entire resort to take Val Thorens to the top in terms of welcoming and comfort of our clients. We are very grateful to be recognised as the world’s best resort and best improved European resort and will make sure to do everything to keep meeting our clients expectations” Grégory Guzz, director of Val Thorens Tourist office

Why choose Val Thorens in 3 Vallees for your ski holiday?

  • Snowsure slopes – highest resort in Europe
  • Caters to varying skiing capabilities – beginners, intermediates, advanced, off-piste, snowboarders
  • Suitable for ski enthusiasts, families, couples and groups
  • Lively après ski – over 40 bars and 60 restaurants
  • Door-step skiing and ski-in/ski-out opportunities
  • Host of other activities on offer

Ski Collection offers a variety of self-catered accommodation in Val Thorens, with something for everyone. We hand-pick our ski residences to ensure they all meet our high-standards.

The official opening of Val Thorens is on Saturday 23rd November, however the resort will open 2 days before, on the 20 and 21, for ski clubs and locals, to make sure that everything is perfect for the big opening. The full 3 Vallees ski area will be open from 7th December. With recent heavy snowfall, conditions at Val Thorens are expected to be excellent this season.