Val Thorens Ski Resort, France
Stunning scenery and guaranteed snow in Europe's highest resort
Not just the highest ski resort of the Trois Vallées but actually the highest ski resort in Europe (2300 metres), the ski resort of Val Thorens is modern, purpose-built, snow-sure and surrounded by spectacular peaks and glaciers. There are several commercial centres in Val Thorens with plenty of bars and restaurants and a sunny main square almost on the piste. The snow stays at resort level throughout Val Thorens' very long season and access to the skiing is extremely easy from anywhere in Val Thorens ski resort.
Val Thorens Ski Resort Key Facts
|No. of lifts:||180||Intermediate:|
|Total piste length:||Snowboarding:|
|Purpose built:||Yes||Night Life:|
Val Thorens Accommodation
At a height of 2300 meters, Val Thorens is one of the highest ski resorts in Les Trois Vallees. As such Val Thorens ski reosrt is popular and the accommodation prices are a little more expensive than some lower resorts.
Val Thorens has a very good choice of catered ski chalets, which are generally aimed at family skiing or groups of friends and can accommodate a various range of budgets.
Val Thorens also has a good choice of self catered options for those looking for something a little different from the normal catered ski chalet holiday or maybe those just looking for some cheap skiing.
About the Skiing and Boarding in Val Thorens
Part of the fabulous Trois Vallées, boasting an unrivalled amount of skiing and boarding (600km), the ski resort of Val Thorens is a magnificent ski area suitable for all levels of skier. Beginners can use the free lifts to master turns whilst intermediates progress to the slopes above St. Martin de Belleville. More challenging runs are easily and quickly accessible via the Funitel gondola, which whisks over 3000 skiers and boarders per hour up to the PÃªclet glacier. Even more adventurous runs await you via the cable car, which runs to the CÃ®me de Caron at 3200 metres. The facilities for free-stylers are excellent across the whole Trois Valleés ski area.
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Après Ski in Val Thorens
Val Thorens offers over 45 bars, restaurants and nightclubs, from cosy local eateries to easy going bars and clubs open to the early hours. 'The Red Fox' is popular at close of play, being a lively karaoke bar, while the 'Saloon' and 'Viking Pub' have a similar atmosphere. The well known 'Frog and Roastbeef' has been tastefully renovated after a change of hands in 2008, and the new chef has improved the menu and quality of food. 'The Malaysia Cellar Bar' is highly spoken of thanks to its good live music and draws large crowds after eleven. For a quieter night, head to 'O'Connells' or the cosy 'Rhum Box Café'.
There are many exciting activities to enjoy in Val Thorens. Microlight flying, ice climbing, paragliding, snowmobiling are all on offer. The highest toboggan run in Europe, dropping 700m on its 45 minute, 6km decent is excellent fun and quite an experience. If you're looking for a rush and an experience to never forget, the 'Val Thorens Ice Driving School' offers courses in vehicles ranging from studded tyre go-carts and quads, to a full world rally spec Mitsubishi Evo 6. The newly revamped 'Aquaclub' has an excellent gym and fitness centre, pool with saunas and jacuzzis, and sports club with facilities for tennis, volleyball, football, squash, ping pong, badminton, roller skating, and hockey.
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Val Thorens Snow Conditions
|Last Snow||21st Apr|
|Lower Snow Depth||95 cm|
|Upper Snow Depth||245 cm|
|Piste||Spring conditions across the resort|
|Last Report Update||24th May @ 12:00|