At 2300m, it’s the highest ski resort in Europe, and part of the vast Three Valleys system which it shares with Courchevel, Méribel, and Les Menuires to give 600kms of piste in total. Due to the height, even during a poor-snow winter, you should be able to count on Val Thorens as it has an excellent snow record which supports skiing right through until May. The resort has been designed to offer doorstep skiing from practically wherever you stay and has a village feel around a compact centre where car access is restricted. The resort has long hours of sunshine, an unrivalled snow record and great skiing for all grades. Val Thorens ski holidays come complete with relaxed nightlife with a good choice of restaurants, bars and clubs. Away from the slopes, there is a wide variety of activities including a superb sports centre in the village with tennis and squash, an indoor pool, sauna etc


Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Ice driving, Toboggan, Zip-wire. Hang-gliding. Excellent sports centre - tennis, squash, football, table-tennis, climbing, sauna, jacuzzi, gym, swimming-pool, volleyball, roller blading, bowling

Eating out

There are over 45 restaurants in Val Thorens ranging from simple crêperies to gourmet cuisine, so there is something for all tastes and pockets. From the restaurants serving traditional French dishes to the Pub and pizza & pasta places.

Other amenities

Twice weekly street markets. Cinema, two exclusive shopping centres, free weekly concerts in the church. The toboggan run on a dedicated 6km piste is the longest run in France.

  • Transfer time: Geneva 3 hrs, Chambery 2hrs 15mins , Grenoble 3hrs 30mins.
  • Currency: Euro


  • Beginners: 5
  • Intermediates: 5
  • Advanced: 5
  • Snowboarding: 5

Resort statistics

  • Resort height: 2300m
  • Ski range: 1300m - 3230m
  • Total kilometres of piste: 600kms (Area)
  • Number of runs: Blue 180 Red 111 Black 30
  • Number of lifts: 184 in Area : Draglifts 74, Chairlift 69, Cablecar/Gondolas 41.

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