The resort: Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe at 2300m above sea level. It is connected to the infamous 3 vallee making it the largest linked ski area with 600km of piste. With its high altitude and glacier, Val Thorens often has a high volume of snow meaning the resort often opens in November and closes early May.
The piste’s: With many of the slopes facing North, the pistes are known for staying in great condition. There are 68 runs for all abilities and 4 snow parks which yearly hold big competitions.
Facilities & Apres-ski: Increasingly highly regarded for its après ski options, Val Thorens has over 130 bars and restaurants to choose from, along with sports centre and swimming pool and a cinema which shows films in English. You can also try the longest toboggan run in France, ice driving, snowmobiling or check out the bowling complex with pool hall
Facts and Figures:
Snow Resort: Val Thorens
Piste Area: 600km including the entire 3 Vallee area.
Total number of slopes: 68
Lowest Piste: 1850m
Highest lift: 3220m
Resort Altitude: 2300m
Max. vertical: 1370m
Snow cannons: Covers 40% of its pistes
Snow record: Very strong
Transfer times with Snow.Cab (see link for prices http://www.snow.cab/ )
Open: from 18th November to 8th May
Snow.Holiday pros: A very snow sure resort. Great apres
Snow Holiday cons: Busy
Club Hotel Les Arolles, Val Thorens
At the foot of the slopes, enjoy this well-proportioned Club Hotel which was refurbished at the end of 2015. It has rooms with designer décor (including mini family suites for up to 6 people), large living areas with a sociable feel, a south-facing terrace, the Ômea Spa and a ski rental shop, just by the hotel - everything you need so you can enjoy your holidays with just one thing on your mind: "which piste shall I start with today?
Club Hotel Les Neiges, Val Thorens
Want to be the first on the slopes? Your mmv Hotel Club is on the snow front so you can ski out! The hotel is ideally located and was renovated in 2014. Its small size (with just 48 rooms) ensures that you'll enjoy an active yet relaxing stay, with its soothing view of the mountains from its beautiful south-facing terrace, an ideal place for a drink or a snack
Club Med Sensations, Val Thorens
A skiing holiday at Val Thorens is a must for winter sports enthusiasts. In the heart of the 3 Valleys, Club Med welcomes you to a Resort that combines exceptional skiing with the pleasures of après-ski, in a totally magnificent environment. So that you can make the most of your stay at Val Thorens, Club Med proposes all-inclusive ski holidays with skiing and snowboard lessons from 12 years old.