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Val Thorens

Europe’s highest resort combining the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres.

Situated on a sunny, west-facing slope, Val Thorens is a resort of superlatives: it is the highest altitude resort in Europe, the highest point in Les 3 Vallées ski area, home to France’s fastest lift system and one of the largest ski areas in the world with over 600 km of runs.

Renowned for its snow quality, the resort welcomes everyone to its snowy slopes; carving, ski touring, boarder cross, télémark skiing, tobogganing, snow mountain biking - the possibilities are endless. Aside from the skiing, Val Thorens is also popular for its great range of dining establishments and lively apres-ski, with over 40 bars and 60 restaurants to choose from.

Val Thorens has a compact village with skiing right on your doorstep.

Ski out of your luxury chalet and straight onto the slopes, returning directly to your door at the end of the day. At the heart of the village is the snowy Place de Caron which is home to many of the shops and restaurants, along with some nice hotels. The upper half of the village is centred on the Place de Peclet, home to one of two shopping malls. From here, a road runs across the hillside to the chalet-style Plein Sud where you will find many luxury chalets, several of which are ski-in/ski-out.

Winner of World's Best Ski Resort
World Ski Awards 2017
Winner of World's Best Ski Resort
World Ski Awards 2017

Between its powder snow fields and perfectly groomed runs, the Val Thorens ski area offers fantastic skiing for beginners and experienced skiers alike.With 99% of the ski area situated above 2,000 metres, Val Thorens offers excellent conditions and spectacular views, particularly from the high point at Cime de Caron. The local slopes offer some of the best intermediate terrain in the 3 Vallées and there is a huge amount of very good off-piste terrain to explore with a guide. For beginners, the slopes at the foot of the resort are very gentle and provide convenient snow-sure nursery slopes.

Whether you’re looking for thrills, extreme challenges or the chance to recharge your batteries, the mountains offer an array of activities for all ages.

Thrill-seekers can enjoy a range of activities from snowmobiling and mountain biking on snow to paragliding and ice diving. There are many picturesque walks and snowshoeing trails for nature lovers while children can enjoy tobogganing or trampolining at the Fun Park.

Every season Val Thorens organises sports events, shows and exceptional music concerts.

Location & Map

Nearest Airport
Chambery
Travel time from airport
1hr 41 min / 122 km
Resort Altitude
2300m
Top Altitude
3230m
Val Thorens at night
Freeriding in Val Thorens
Ski slopes of Val Thorens
Family skiing in Val Thorens
Folie Douce in Val Thorens
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Leo Trippi
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