Val Thorens remains a top place for the enthusiast looking for the best snow available and fast lifts to whizz you around. For a late trip, in particular, it's the best base in the wonderful Three Valleys. Val Thorens is a classic purpose-built resort, high above the treeline at the head of the valley it shares with Les Menuires and St-Martin. Buses to/from Les Menuires are supposed to carry just pedestrians and cross-country skiers, not downhillers - crazy!
Pros

Extensive slopes for all abilities, plus access to the Three Valleys

One of the most snow-sure resorts

Fastest lift system in France

Compact, with ski-in/out lodgings

Cons

Not a tree in sight

Away from the front de neige, not an attractive place to walk around

Not ideal for non-skiers

Some very crowded pistes and dangerous intersections

Getting there

  • Chambery airport: 2 hours
  • Geneva airport: 3 hours
  • Lyon airport: 2.5 hours
  • Moûtiers train station: 30 minutes

Resort Discounts

Good For

Ability
  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Family Friendly
  • Ski To Door
On Slope
  • Boarder
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability
  • Terrain Parks

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