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Val Thorens
Ski Holidays

Val Thorens skiing is great for...

Apres ski
Big ski area
High altitude

Welcome to Val Thorens Ski Resort

  • Part of the world's largest ski area (Les 3 Vallées)
  • Europe’s highest ski resort
  • Val Thorens nightlife is legendary
A Val Thorens ski holiday is not only a ticket to the highest ski resort in Europe – it unlocks the epic Three Valleys ski area, the largest in the world.
Val Thorens ski resort is found at a lofty altitude of 2,300m. And with just a few gondola rides, you’ll be whisked to the near stratospheric pistes at 3,200m high. And that’s why ski holidays to Val Thorens offer some of France’s most reliable snow – it’s as close to a sure bet you’re ever going to get.
With 600km of pistes in every colour, everyone will find something they love no matter their style or ability.
While its purpose-built architecture lacks the rustic charm of some of its traditional Savoie neighbours, a Val Thorens ski holiday makes up for this with heaps of ski-in / ski-out accommodation.
And lovers of all things après and nightlife won't be left out. Val Thorens ski holidays offer some of the liveliest parties possible in all of the French Alps.
Val Thorens ski map
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Resort Information

Resort Altitude
Total Piste KM
No. Skilifts
Snow Range
Val Thorens ski runs & ratings
TOTAL: 600km
Beginner(Distance: 312km)
Intermediate(Distance: 216km)
Advanced(Distance: 72km)

Best time to ski in Val Thorens

Christmas and New Year ski holidays to Val Thorens are busy but also magical. Its après scene and firework displays are ‘banging’. January often gets the resort insider’s vote – it’s sandwiched between peak periods and also when Val Thorens snow conditions are great. However, it can get cold and windy.
If you’re a fan of quiet slopes, you’ll probably want to avoid February school holidays. And if lunches on sun terraces are more your style, then skiing in March and April could arguably be the best time to ski in Val Thorens which is often brilliant for late-season snow.

Snow conditions in Val Thorens

Val Thorens ski season lasts almost six months, from the end of November right through to May. December can be hit-and-miss anywhere in the French Alps but thanks to its high altitude, Val Thorens snow conditions are more reliable than most for an early-season fix.
January and February are when snow conditions peak. And while other resorts might struggle in March and April, snow conditions in Val Thorens typically hold out, offering some of the best late-season skiing.

Things to do in Val Thorens

Outdoor activities in Val Thorens
Val Thorens outdoor activities are guaranteed to put big grins on happy faces. Speed demons can race down Europe’s longest sledding slope - the infamous ‘Turbojet’. Or slide (and scream!) down wavy tracks on a snow tube.
Val Thorens ski resort even has the highest zipline in Europe. The ‘Tyroline’ is 1,300m of pure adrenaline-fuelled flying, while ‘La Bee’ lets you zipline in tandem.
Spas in Val Thorens
Head to Le Board for the ultimate Val Thorens spa experience. It’s huge brand spanking-new wellness centre has huge multiple pools and saunas, as well as steam rooms, plunge pools and even a snow fountain. More than enough to recover those ski legs!
For more luxury, head to the 5* experience of Hotel Altapura. It’s Val Thorens’ only heated indoor/outdoor pool, right by the slopes.
People eating fondue and bread on holiday

Restaurants in Val Thorens

L'Auberge des Balcons - Cosy, rustic and brimming with cheesy Savoyard classics. A trip to this warming haunt is a must for those wanting hearty mountain meals.
La Maison - Restaurants in Val Thorens don’t get much better. Whether it’s lunch on the sun terrace or gourmet French cuisine within its cosy interior, it's a true foodie haven.
Le Val Thorens - A recent addition to Val Thorens restaurant scene, tuck into carvery lunches and evening buffets, with delicacies everyone will enjoy.
Favela - A unique Val Thorens restaurant, Favela’s South American infused menu and cocktail list and lively setting, are perfect for those wanting to start the party early.

Nightlife & Apres in Val Thorens

Folie Douce & Bar 360 - The best of Val Thorens après ski venues. Get up on the tables or party on the dance floor at these slopeside parties.
Cafe Snesko - Live music, pumping DJ’s and crazy fire antics from the staff? It’s no wonder its one of the top bars in Val Thorens
Frog and Roast Beef - Affectionately known as the ‘highest pub in the Alps’, try the ‘Yard of Ale’ challenge if you dare!
Tango - A chilled Danish bar in Val Thorens, the chic decor and warming atmosphere is perfect for relaxing those tired ski legs.
Klub Summit & Le Monde - Lively, loud and regular haunts of VT’s seasonaires, Val Thorens nightlife wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Klub summit or Le Monde.
Le Malaysia - Val Thorens nightclub sprawls under the pistes themselves. A true sensory overload, it's perfect for the biggest of party animals.
DJ Mixing tunes at Folie Douce bar in Val tHORENS

Hotels & Apartments in Val Thorens

Our top recommended hotels and apartments. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists

Alberta Hotel

Val Thorens, France
  Ski-in / Ski-out


Val Thorens, France
  Ski-in / Ski-out

Ancolies Val Thorens

Val Thorens, France
  Ski-in / Ski-out

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