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Val Thorens Introduction

Val Thorens lies, surrounded by mountain tops, in a bowl above the tree line in the French Alps. It is the highest resort in the French Alps and it can therefore give an almost cast iron guarantee of snow cover throughout the season. It is a purpose built resort which is largely pedestrianised and where skiing is from the doorstep. Val Thorens has almost thirty lifts connecting it to the Three Valleys giving six hundred kilometres of runs which cater for every ability level. It is a superb skiing centre where every effort has been make to ensure comfortable accommodation, a diverse cuisine and a lively après ski scene. There are ski schools providing tuition for adults and children from five years and there are crèche facilities for children from three months. As the number of crèche places are limited, early booking is advised. A Val Thorens ski holiday offers days of exciting skiing and snowboarding followed by lively evenings.

Why Go To Val Thorens?

If you want to be sure of snow, book a Val Thorens ski holiday. Lying high in the mountains at two thousand three hundred metres, beneath the towering Aiguille de Peclet, the resort enjoys a long season of excellent snow conditions. Connected to the Three Valleys, Val Thorens offers exciting skiing and snowboarding for all ability groups.

Since Val Thorens slopes accommodate all levels of ability it is popular with a wide variety of holidaymakers from families and couples, to groups of young people.

When To Go To Val Thorens

Val Thorens ski season lasts from mid December until mid April. Being high in the mountains it has good snow conditions throughout the season.

Val Thorens - The Place

Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe, lies at an altitude of two thousand three hundred metres and has an excellent snow record. Val Thorens is situated above the tree line and therefore lacks shelter when the weather is inclement which can lead to difficult skiing conditions. This pleasant village offers superb conditions where skiing is from the chalet door. Its lifts connect it to the Three Valleys which seemingly offers endless opportunities for on and off piste skiing and snowboarding for all levels of ability. Val Thorens has a popular snow park with half pipes. There are ski schools for adults and for children from five years. Crèche facilities are available for babies from three months but as places are limited early booking is advised. Remember that a current vaccination certificate is required.

Hotels, apartments and chalets provide a range of good accommodation that caters for most budgets. Val Thorens numerous restaurants serve an enormous variety of food that satisfy most tastes and pockets, and its bars and clubs offer a vibrant nightlife.

Val Thorens provides a variety of recreational facilities and activities. These include swimming, ice skating, indoor wall climbing, tennis and squash, sledging and ten pin bowling.

A Val Thorens ski holiday offers superb skiing for all levels of expertise as well as fun and excitement for all the family.

Val Thorens Nightlife

Val Thorens has a good number of bars, and one or two clubs, providing a lively après ski scene. There is often live music and partying can continue until the early hours of the morning.

Val Thorens Shopping

Val Thorens shopping is limited to supermarkets for essential provisions and sports shops for the purchase or hire of sports equipment and clothing.

Val Thorens Eating

Val Thorens has over seventy restaurants serving a wide variety of food and catering for most tastes. It is possible to find everything from traditional Savoyard raclette and fondues to international cuisine including Indian food. The cost of eating out varies considerably from eating in a low cost pizzeria to dining in style in a Michelin star restaurant.