- Sleeps 14
- Catered chalet
Chalet Abricot is a chalet apartment at the top of the resort of Val
Thorens, offering excellent views across the valley. The décor is
typically alpine in style with solid wood and rustic features. The
chalet has a spacious and light open living/dining area with wood
burning stove and satellite TV. All rooms enjoy the bonus of being en
suite, most with their own Jacuzzi bath. Guests staying in this chalet
will be able to use the new infinity pool with fabulous views over the
Val Thorens Valley in addition to the gym facilities, sauna and steam
room. There are also beauty and well-being treatments available and
payable locally. All these facilities are located in the heart of the
Balcons complex, close to the chalets.
Room 1 = twin with Jacuzzi bath, WC and balcony
• open-plan kitchen/living/dining area with wood burning stove, satellite TV and balcony
Rooms 2 – 4 = 3 twins with Jacuzzi bath, WC and balcony
Rooms 5 – 7 = 3 twins with Jacuzzi bath, WC and balcony
Chalet staff live out
Val Thorens Resort Info
Val Thorens skiing
At 2300m, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe, meaning the resort has a great snow record, but can be vulnerable to bad weather with freezing temperatures and possible whiteouts. Forming part of the Three Valleys domain, Val Thorens' extended skiing is excellent, with intermediates being particularly spoilt for choice. Advanced skiers also have plenty to play on with big moguls and access to the Maurienne Valley for off-piste adventures. In addition theres an excellent Snowpark to keep freestylers busy. Beginners too can enjoy Val Thorens with several gentle greens and easy blues scattered around the resort.
Val Thorens ski resort
As the resort is traffic-free and purpose-built, most accommodation options offer ski-in-ski-out accessibility. However, après-ski is quite limited, while the list of non-skiing activities is a little short. Overall, Val Thorens is a resort for people who come on their ski holiday to ski and want the guarantee of snow.
More Val Thorens resort information
Val Thorens Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 17 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 08-Apr-2014|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||85 cm|
|Upper slopes||190 cm|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Packed|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 17-Apr-2014)
The fine sunny weather which blessed the French resorts on Monday 14th April has lasted all week. This has reduced base depths in some locations and the snow does soften quite quickly, with the freezing level hovering around the 2,500m mark or just above it. Clouds could move in as we move into the Easter weekend, but the good news is that the freezing level is expected to drop to around 2,000m on Saturday 19th April which could result in fresh snowfall.
As you might expect for this time of year it is best to stick to the highest slopes if you prefer the conditions to be less sun affected, especially the sheltered and higher north facing slopes.
The Pyrenean resorts of Cauterets (260/360cm) and Bareges/La Mongie (65/270cm) offer some superb skiing at the moment due to the deep snow bases on the upper slopes.
Further north in the Alps there is also excellent skiing available. The classics for late season, such as Tignes (40/190cm), Val d’Isere (40/128cm) and Val Thorens (85/190cm), offer fantastic spring skiing due to their high elevations. The upper slopes at La Plagne (5/200cm) are also in very good shape. In the Southern Alps, Isola 2000 (95/270cm) has an impressive base depth on the higher slopes at the moment of over two and a half metres, providing lovely riding conditions.
European Weather Outlook
Predominantly cloudy weather is forecast across the European resorts over the Easter weekend and next week. The freezing level could drop to around 2,000m at the start of the weekend before rising back up to over 2,500m. The altitude of the slopes and the ski area will therefore dictate whether you can expect fresh snow or rain over this period.