Chalet Abricot   Val Thorens , France 4 Stars

Chalet Abricot is situated in the Balcons 5 building. This position offers excellent access to the skiing as it is just 25 metres (approx.) to the piste. The Plein Sud lift goes straight past the complex and competent skiers can enjoy the convenience of skiing practically to the door in good conditions. For beginners, the shuttle bus stops right outside reception for access to the other lifts. The shops, lively bars and restaurants of Val Thorens are just a short walk away.

  • Sleeps 14
  • All rooms with jacuzzi bath and balcony.
  • Modern chalet apartments
  • Open living/dining areas
  • A mini market within the complex
  • Package Summary
  • Catered chalet
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  • Holiday Ref: 7887
Booking information: Prices are per person and based on 2 sharing unless otherwise indicated. Room and flight supplements may apply. Special offers and ski deals are subject to availability and may sell out at any time. Terms & Conditions

Chalet Abricot

Features

  • Sleeps 14
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Fireplace
  • 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.

Entrance floor:
•    ski storage

First floor:
Room 1 = twin with Jacuzzi bath, WC and balcony
•    open-plan kitchen/living/dining area with wood burning stove, satellite TV and balcony  

Second floor:    
Rooms 2 – 4 = 3 twins with Jacuzzi bath, WC and balcony

Third floor:
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 snow5 cm
Lower slopes85 cm
Upper slopes190 cm
Pistes
Piste stateGood
Runs to resortSpring snow
Off piste snowPacked
CommentsThe best conditions can be found on the upper slopes
Lifts open28
Lifts total30

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.


All snow report information supplied by Ski Club of Great Britain Ski Club of Great Britain