Val Thorens Ski Resort
Europe’s highest ski resort forms part of the vast Three Valleys network and has one of the longest and most reliable ski seasons anywhere – making this an early and late season favourite.
VT has access to a varied 140km of local slopes, the Orelle Valley – often considered the ‘fourth valley’ of the Three Valleys area – and via six passes to Méribel and the rest of the 600km of linked pistes that extend to the far end of Courchevel. Constant investment in the lift network also allows it to boast one of the most efficient lift networks in France, making it increasingly easy to get from run to run and valley to valley.
The lively resort sits at the head of the Belleville Valley and completely above the treeline, alongside Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville. These villages provide the perfect option for those looking to escape the bustle of Val Thorens itself, providing a quieter base from which to ski. On clear days, the location lends itself to a truly spectacular panorama, though it sometimes does present a challenge during whiteouts.
There’s no better way to experience the early or late season conditions in Val Thorens than with a Ski Club Freshtracks Holiday – there are four to choose from this season.
Our excellent Instructor-led Guiding Service also returns to the resort and sessions with the New Generation Ski School are available to book between 22nd December and 13th April this winter.
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What's New for 2019/20?
The £170 million project to transform the village that began in 2017 continues and this summer saw the completion of the Refuge de Solaise. It will be the highest hotel in France, situated on the mountainside way above Val d’Isère and will have 16 rooms, three large luxury apartment and a traditional refuge dormitory with 14 beds. Facilities include a 300-seat gourmet restaurant, a cocktail bar and a spa with a 23-metre pool that is open to the public. It’s as impressive as it sounds!
On piste, modernised snow cannons which use less water are being added to the pistes.
Our Val Thorens Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Advanced ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Après ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Value ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆