Thinking of skiing in Val Thorens? This large, high altitude ski resort, twice awarded 'World's Best Ski Resort', boasts excellent skiing, a great range of accommodation and activities for all.
Why Val Thorens Ski Resort?
- 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
World Snow Awards: 'World's Best Ski Resort 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016' & 'France's Best Ski Resort 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016'
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, 08:30 – 19:00. Their comprehensive website is full of useful information, tips and suggestions.
Ski Collection offers a range of Val Thorens accommodation options. All of our Val Thorens ski apartments have been hand-picked and are of a very high standard (3 & 4*), providing the ideal base for a Val Thorens ski holiday.
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Val Thorens ski facts:
- No. of slopes: 318
- Green slopes: 51
- Blue slopes: 129
- Red slopes: 108