Val Thorens is great for...
Apres ski
Big ski area
Families
Advanced
Beginners
Intermediates
Snowboarders
High altitude
Foodies

Welcome to Val Thorens Ski Resort

Booking a trip to Val Thorens is not only a ticket to the highest ski resort of Europe – it’s also a pass to Les Trois Vallées, the largest ski area in the world. With skiing from 2,300m to 3,200m you won’t find more reliable snow anywhere else – it’s as close to a sure bet as you’re going to get, with access to a 600km network of runs. As a purpose-built resort, the architecture isn’t quite as rustic as some of those traditional Savoie chalets, but when you can ski-in and ski-out, that’s less likely to bother you. The whole area offers an abundance of options whatever your riding style or skiing ability – plus you can get there via the night train to Moûtiers.
Resort Information
Resort Altitude
2300m
Total Piste KM
600km
No. Skilifts
158
Snow Range
110m-3230m
Val Thorens ski runs & ratings
TOTAL: 600km
Beginner(Distance: 312km)
52%
Intermediate(Distance: 216km)
36%
Advanced(Distance: 72km)
12%

Best time to ski in Val Thorens

Val Thorens boasts a season that lasts almost six months, sometimes from the end of November right through to May. December can be hit and miss anywhere in the Alps but Val Thorens is more reliable than most for an early season fix. Christmas and New Year are busy – but also magical times to visit with an après scene that’s a lot of fun. January often gets the resort insider’s vote – sandwiched between peak periods it comes with reliable snow. But it can get cold! February is always busy and then as the days get longer March and April open up possibilities for coffees and lunches on the sun terraces, admiring the incredible view.

Things to do in Val Thorens

Looking for a laugh? The 6km toboggan run is a massively exciting and underrated way to descend the mountain. It begins at 3,000m and lasts for up to 45min – or for as long as you can hold on. Also suitable for children. If that doesn’t do it for you, try sliding across one of two ziplines in the resort. You could also try hitting one of the resort’s red, blue and green hiking trails or simply kick back at the end of the day and relax in one of Val Thorens’s saunas and spas. If you’re in the party mood Val Thorens has everything from afternoon table-top stomping at La Folie Douce to live music at the Frog and Roastbeef – to a quiet traditional dinner for two at La Fondue.
Man enjoying mushing at Val Thorens ski resort under blue sky

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

Altapura

Val Thorens, France
  Ski-in / Ski-out

Ancolies Val Thorens

Val Thorens, France
  Ski-in / Ski-out
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