Five Things We Love About Val Thorens


The French ski resort of Val Thorens features on many of our customers’ wish-lists, and people are often keen to know more about Europe’s highest Alpine destination. With winter 2020/2021 now on sale, here we’re sharing five things we love about Val Thorens.

Piste-side ski access

Val Thorens is a purpose-built ski resort, with pistes and lifts all within easy reach of the various accommodations. This hassle-free access to the slopes means you can be up and out enjoying the snow in moments, right from your front door. The nursery slopes also lie close to the lifts, chalets and apartments – and Val Thorens works wonderfully well for families and learners.

Three Valleys parks and powder

Val Thorens offers 140 kilometres of groomed slopes in the local area alone, but for bold intermediates and mile-hungry experts, there’s a total of 600 kilometres of pistes throughout the Three Valleys. If you’re quick on the snow, heading up and over the valley ridge towards Méribel and onward to Courchevel is a most amazing day out. Along the way you’ll pass open bowls offering amazing off-piste skiing when conditions allow, and beautifully maintained snow-parks with kickers, half-pipes and rollers for all levels.

Val Thorens ski resortin the Alps

Val Thorens offers snow-sure slopes, diverse terrain, lively apres ski and more

Lively après ski and nightlife

From around 3pm each day, the piste-side and in-resort bars in Val Thorens swing into life, welcoming thirsty après skiers in from the snowy slopes. Up on the mountain, the Folie Douce bar’s DJs, live musicians and entertainers get the crowds jumping. Down in resort as the après ski turns into an evening out on the town, venues like the Frog and Roast Beef and Le Saloon host live music, happy hour drinks offers and a welcoming party atmosphere. Le Malaysia nightclub lays claim to the Alps’ biggest dance floor, and stays open for late-night partying until around 4am.

Spectacular valley views

Sitting at an eye-watering 2,300 metres above sea level, Val Thorens offers some of the most impressive mountain views in the Alps. The resort sits at the top of the Belleville Valley, with soaring peaks and sweeping slopes as far as the eye can see.

Snow-sure skiing and snowboarding

Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe, and its dizzying altitude means the snow record is superb. The falling snowflakes begin building a base for skiing and snowboarding from early November, and by the festive Christmas season, the slopes are beautifully prepared. When spring ticks round in the Alps, the warmer weather begins melting the snow – but Val Thorens altitude means visitors can usually enjoy snow-covered slopes all the way up to the end of April, and into early May.

Will Val Thorens be your ski resort of choice next year? If you’d like more info on this epic skiing and snowboarding haven, you can share your requirements with us by phone on 020 3080 0200, or find us through our online chat service.


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