Val Thorens is part of the large ‘Les 3 Vallées’ ski area (the largest ski area in the world), which many skiers rightly regard as the greatest intermediate ski-playground in the world! This impressive lift-linked ski area is formed of 8 ski resorts: Val Thorens, Orelle, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Meribel, Brides-les-Bains, Courchevel and La Tania.
About the resort
Val Thorens is a popular resort within the largest ski area in the world, Les Trois Vallées. The resort offers fantastic skiing, situated as the highest town in Europe with altitudes of 2,300m. At the head of the Belleville Valley surrounded by a horseshoe of dramatic peaks, the stunning panoramic views can be enjoyed by all. This purpose-built town offers terrains that suits all abilities, from beginners to experts spanning across 150km of well-tended pistes. The resort is semi-pedestrianised with all amenities just a stone’s throw away. Here, you will be in easy reach of freshly made bread in the morning and bountiful restaurant options for the evening.
Skiing in Val Thorens
Val Thorens claims 140km of its own pistes within the 600km Trois Vallées ski area. The configuring of the slopes suits all abilities with easier options closer to the resort and more challenging options the further you venture out. Val Thorens has a total of 68 marked runs with the highest ski-able peaks at approximately 3220m named Pointe du Bouchet and Cime de Caron. Aside from the plentiful piste options, Val Thorens offers a snowpark, slalom stadium, 6km toboggan run and another smaller toboggan run for children.
Beginners have great skiing options within the valley around the Rond Point des Pistes with magic carpet lifts and gentle nursery slopes. From here, natural progression to green and blue runs are taken via the Deux Lacs and Cascades chairs. The VT Fun ride is great for beginners and adapted for the whole family to enjoy. After which, the Family Park VT run is a great chance for freestylers to perform their first tricks. Intermediates and experts spend most of their time among the Pointe du Bouchet and Cime de Caron, offering blue, red and black runs. The wide nature of the Genepi run is great for those wanting to build their confidence. The Orelle offers a slightly more challenging experience that is quieter for a more peaceful ski. Why not explore beyond Val Thorens? Bountiful options of skiing terrain are at your feet within the Trois Vallées ski area including Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania.
Things to do in Val Thorens
There are ample amounts of things to do in Val Thorens aside from skiing. Adventure activities include Europe’s highest zip line, Europe’s longest toboggan run, mountain biking on the snow, heli-tours, snowmobile rides, ice diving, ice driving and dog sledging. There are a host of amenities to keep you entertained, such as bowling, shopping, cinema experiences and live music concerts. The Val Thorens Sports Centre has activities to keep the family entertained, including trampolining and a children’s pool. If you wish to relax after a long day of skiing, you may dine in a selection of fantastic restaurants or unwind in the spa.
Summer in Val Thorens
In the summertime, there are a range of activities to fulfil your relaxation and adrenaline needs. A handful of these activities include archery, mountain biking, climbing, canyoning, hot-air ballooning, mini-golf, paintballing, paragliding, orienteering, spa and massaging.
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