Val Thorens (3 Valleys)

Val Thorens skiing

At 2300m, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe, meaning the resort has a great snow record. Put simply, if there's no snow in Val Thorens then there's no snow anywhere! Forming part of the 600km Three Valleys ski 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 there's an excellent Snowpark to keep freestylers busy. Beginners too can enjoy Val Thorens with several gentle greens and easy blues scattered around the resort. There is no better all-around ski area anywhere in Europe, possibly the World.

Val Thorens ski resort

As the resort is traffic-free and purpose-built, most accommodation options offer ski-in-ski-out accessibility. As well as being Europe's highest resort and part of the biggest linked ski area, Val Thorens has gained a reputation in recent years as a lively apres ski destination. The arrival of the raucous Folie Douce and the slightly more chilled Bar 360 mean that your apres ski party begins on the slopes in mid-afternoon. Back in resort you've got a choice of several bustling pubs, including Europe's highest in the Frog and Roastbeef. If you're still thirsty for more then the Alps' biggest underground nightclub, Malaysia, stays open almost until first lifts in the morning!

It's not all partying though. Val Thorens has developed many facilties over the years, including an indoor leisure centre with pool, extensive shopping, ice-driving, the list goes on!

Attributes

Family Friendly
Snow Sure
Great Off-Piste
Great for Mixed Abilities
Mountain Restaurants
Choice of Restaurants
Good For Non-Skiers
Large Ski Area
Extensive Shopping
Lively and Young
High Altitude
Easy Slope Access
Lively Night Life
Snow Park
Reliable Snow
Ski In Ski Out
Beginner Friendly
Good For Snowboarding
Good for Apres Ski

Facilities

Bowling Alley
Sports Centre
Gym
Swimming Pool
Sauna
Hot Tub
Paragliding
Walking Trails
Child Care

Activities

Off-Piste: Excellent
Off-Piste Guides
Off-Piste Equipment
Ski Doos
Skiing & Boarding

Beginners

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboarding

Off-Piste

Lifts & Slopes
Highest Lift:
3200m
Lowest Lift:
1300m
No of lifts:
198
No of slopes:
275
Total piste length:
600km
Longest run:
5km
Snow parks:
2
Snow cannons:
519
Glacier Skiing:
Off piste:
Transfer Info:
Geneva - Coach - 3 hrs 15 mins
Chambery - Coach - 2 hrs
Moutiers - 1 hr
Lyons - Coach - 3 hrs 15 mins

* All times are approximate

Accommodation