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Ski Holidays In Val Thorens

Stunning scenery and guaranteed snow in Europe's highest resort.
Not only is Val Thorens the highest ski resort of the Trois Vallées but it is the highest ski resort in Europe situated at an impressive 2300 metres. Val Thoren is a modern, purpose-built, snow-sure ski resort 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 the season and access to the skiing is extremely easy from anywhere within resort.

Ski Accommodation In Val Thorens

Val Thorens is a popular choice for its high altitude and vast skiing area so accommodation prices are more competitive than some lower resorts. The resort has a great choice of catered ski chalets which are generally aimed at family skiing or groups of friends and can accommodate a various range of budgets from luxury to 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 Glacier de Péclet. Even more adventurous runs await you via the cable car, which runs to the Cime de Caron at 3200 metres. The facilities for free-stylers are excellent across the whole Trois Valleés ski area.

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.


Best for...
...guaranteed snow!
With an altitude of 2300m, and with most of the slopes north-facing, Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe and offers excellent snow conditions.
Ski-in Ski-out
Val Thorens is a compact village set in a bowl with plenty of ski-in ski-out accommodation including: 
- Hotel Val Chaviere is located in the piste 
- Chalet Cerise is only 25m from the slope
...fast lifts!
As a world class resort, Val Thorens has invested a lot of money to update its lift system. With some fast, modern and safe equipment, the resort has the most efficient lift system in France.


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Good skiing/boarding throughout the area

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