This attractive residence is built in typical chalet-style, using traditional wood and stone. Facilities at Les Balcons Platinium include free access to the 900m2 Spa of the main Les Balcons residence (open Sun - Fri 15.00 - 20.00) with indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m), hot tub, sauna and fitness room plus numerous massages, facial and body treatments are also available (payable), free access to the private sauna, solarium, steam room and Jacuzzi within Les Balcons Platinium residence, reception lounge area with free Wi-Fi internet access, a luggage room with individual lockers (located in Chalet 2), a mini Sherpa supermarket with bakery offering all the basics you will need and a bar with a panoramic terrace. Each apartment has a private ski locker with boot dryer and a wired internet connection (Ethernet cable not provided).
Les Balcons Platinium has 2 restaurants. The L'Auberge des Balcons restaurant and bar offering traditional French cuisine and Savoyard specialities, where half-board or 7-night dinner options are available and the La Cabane restaurant offering fine Savoyard dining, where a 7-night dinner option is available (pre-bookable).
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, you are not allowed to park in the street. Les Balcons de Val Thorens Platinium has underground parking (payable, max height 2.10m) or you can use one of the public outdoor or covered car parks (payable & pre-bookable).
Travel cots and highchairs (subject to availability, request at time of booking).
All the modern and stylish apartments at Les Balcons de Val Thorens Platinium are fitted and furnished to a very high standard of comfort and convenience. The interior décor is traditional and sophisticated, with the use of solid wood and rustic features. They have a fully equipped kitchenette with 4-ring ceramic hob, pyrolytic oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, electric and Dolche Gusto coffee makers.
All apartments have HD satellite TV (HDMI & USB), Hi-Fi system, wired internet connection (Ethernet cable not provided) and a telephone with direct line (calls payable) and a balcony with panoramic views of Val Thorens. The beds are made on arrival and the end of stay cleaning is included. The larger apartments with 3 bedrooms or more also have the added benefit of an Austrian woodburner in the living area.
1 bedroom apartment sleeping 2-4 (c 41m2) Living area with a pull-out sofa bed sleeping 2, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, bathroom with whirlpool bath & separate WC.
2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4-6 (c 70m2) Living area with a pull-out sofa bed sleeping 2, 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, shower room with WC, bathroom with whirlpool bath & separate WC.
3 bedroom apartment sleeping 6-8 (c 88m2) Living area with a pull-out sofa bed sleeping 2 & Austrian wood burner, 1 bedroom with a double bed, 2 bedrooms each with 2 single beds & en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool bath (1 has WC), shower-room & separate WC. May be split level.
3 bedroom prestige apartment sleeping 6-8 (c 115 m2) Ground floor: 1 bedroom with a double bed & 2 bedrooms each with 2 single beds (all with en-suite bathroom with whirlpool bath & WC). Upper floor: living area with pull-out sofa bed & Austrian wood burner, shower-room & separate WC.
5 bedroom apartment sleeping 10-12 (c 150m2) Ground floor: living area with sofa bed & wood burner, 1 bedroom with double bed & 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, shower-room & separate WC. 1st Floor: 3 bedrooms each with 2 single beds and sauna with shower. All bedrooms have en-suites with whirlpool bath & WC.
6 bedroom apartment sleeping 12-14 (c 187m2) 3 split levels: living area with sofa bed & wood burner, 6 bedrooms with 2 single beds. Separate shower room as well as sauna with shower. All bedrooms have en-suites with whirlpool bath & WC.
Please note: for any apartments/chalets that feature bunk beds, sleeping in the top bunk is not recommended for children under the age of 6 years old.
10% off* weeks 09/01, 20/03
Prices per accommodation (not per person) including Eurotunnel crossing, self-catering in £s
Prices per accommodation (not per person) including Eurotunnel crossing, self-catering in £s
^whilst we have not totally finalised our arrival days for December 2021, we have provisionally set the following:
Sat 11 Dec - Sun 19 Dec (8 nights),
Sun 19 Dec - Sun 26 Dec (7 nights),
Sun 26 Dec - Sun 2 Jan (7 nights),
Sun 2 Jan - Sat 8 Jan (6 nights)
Fully equipped apartment, beds made on arrival (except sofa beds), (bed linen and towels for sofa beds are placed in the apartment on your arrival with the amount needed for your stay, number of people to confirm at the time of the booking), firewood (in applicable apartments), ski lockers, free Wi-Fi internet access in apartments, satellite TV and free access to the indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness room.
Restaurant Options, 3 course meals:
Restaurant L’Auberge des Balcons
Restaurant La Cabane
Liberty card ‘3 Dinners’: £95/adult & £45/child (3-11 yrs*).
* 1 free soft drink for children & free baby food for infants 0-2 yrs.
Sunday – Friday: 08:30 – 12:00 & 15:00 – 02:00.
Saturday: 07:00 – 02:00.
Arrival day at Les Balcons de Val Thorens is Saturday (unless otherwise stated below) 17:00 - 20:00 and Departure 07:00 - 10:00.
Price is unless specified, per accommodation, per week, in £s Sterling, including a Standard Eurotunnel crossing from Folkestone to Calais with a car with Free FlexiPlus upgrade on selected dates on a self-catering basis. A supplement will apply for travel on certain peak dates. Other routes and operators available (including P&O routes from Hull to Zeebrugge or Rotterdam plus Brittany Ferries route from Portsmouth to Caen). Accommodation only deduct £250.
*Free upgrade to FlexiPlus on Eurotunnel
** Free upgrade to FlexiPlus on Eurotunnel. A travel supplement of £15 each way per car applies
*** Upgrade to FlexiPlus with Eurotunnel for £109 per car each way
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
3* 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.
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 ski-in ski-out (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.
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).
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.
4* Chalet des Neiges Plein Sud in Val Thorens is ideally positioned to offer ski-in/ski-out possibilities (snow and level depending).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).