Europe’s highest ski centre, Val Thorens, France is a modern, purpose built resort with an excellent snow record and superb skiing and snowboarding to suit enthusiasts of all abilities and skills. Skiing starts from the middle of the village, while those who want to go further afield can purchase the Three Valleys area ski pass offering access to the network of runs around Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Méribel, Mottaret, Courchevel and La Tania.

The new funitel Le Bouquetin carries 2,000 skiers per hour between Val Thorens and the Belleville valley. Skiers who have purchased only the local area lift pass can upgrade in the resort (at an extra charge) to the Three Valleys pass. Here first time skiers can learn on a dedicated area for beginners, intermediates can enjoy the many blue and red runs, while advanced skiers can test themselves on a number of long, steep descents.

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Skiing
Skiers who purchase the local area lift pass only may upgrade locally for an extra charge to the 3 Valleys pass. There is a dedicated learning area for beginners, plenty of blues and reds for intermediates and for experts a number of long, steep descents.

Val Thorens is a popular resort for boarders, attracting them in numbers each season. There are pistes to suit all abilities. There is a fun park, with a half-pipe and sound system, which hosts weekly competitions.

Après Ski
Val Thorens is one of the liveliest French resorts at night. There is a great selection of bars, restaurants and clubs to suit all tastes. Après ski lasts throughout the night at some of the most popular bars, including the Frog and Roast Beef, the Snesko and the Ski Rock Café. Restaurants include the Scapin Pub for pizza and pasta, Chalet des Glaciers for gourmet cuisine and Les Clarines for a special night out.

Beginner
Val Thorens is excellent for beginners with many wide, gentle slopes and a local area lift pass covering just the Val Thorens region. There is a dedicated learning area for beginners and the local ski school enjoys a high reputation.

Intermediate
This is a real paradise for intermediates with many red and blue runs to test the skills! There are good cruising blue runs from Val Thorens to Les Menuires for a change of scenery.

Advanced
Experts can enjoy a number of long steep descents plus high altitude powder and glacier skiing. Enjoy world class mogul-bashing on the long steep Cîme de Caron black run. Overall there are numerous opportunities for advanced skiers.

Snowboarding
Val Thorens is a popular resort for boarders, attracting them in numbers each season. There are pistes to suit all abilities. There is a fun park, with a half-pipe and sound system, which hosts weekly competitions.

Selection of Hotels In Val Thorens, France

Belambra Les Olympiades Apartments (3 Star)
This complex of newly renovated apartments offers good value accommodation in a great location.

Hotel Le Val Thorens (3 Star PLus)
This luxury hotel has three restaurants serving traditional, regional and gourmet food. Excellent facilities and high standards of service have made the Hotel Le Val Thorens a firm favourite with Topflight guests.

Le Cheval Blanc Apartments (3 Star)
Occupying a prime piste-side position, Le Cheval Blanc also boasts excellent facilities.

Residence LAltineige (2 Star Plus)
This ideally located complex, linked by a covered passageway to the resort centre, caters well for groups.
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Residence Le Tikal (3 Star)
These spacious, recently renovated apartments enjoy a quiet position at the entrance to the resort centre with a good selection of shops, bars, restaurants and leisure facilities close by.

Temples Du Soleil (2 Star Plus)
Spread over five buildings and offering a wide range of leisure facilities, this lively complex enjoys direct access to the slopes.

Village Montana Apartments (3 Star Plus)
These apartments are located in three different blocks and offer direct access to the slopes.

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