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Val Thorens

Val Thorens United, “Multi-coloured snow”. The resort that combines the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres.

Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe (7,564 ft).

At the top of the 3 Vallées, Val Thorens opens out onto the largest ski area in the world. It has 373 miles of slopes, 320 signposted runs, and some 174 ski lifts.

There are clear benefits to being at such a high altitude.

Val Thorens is famous for the incomparable quality of its snow. The snow is certain between November and May. Its site boasts remarkable sunshine and snow cover. 6 glaciers surround it.

Also, it has 6 mountain peaks at altitudes of more than 9,843 ft. Enjoy unique panoramic views over more than 1,000 peaks in the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps.

Between powder snow fields and perfect slopes, the huge Val Thorens ski area offers every kind of snowsports to every kind of person. There is something for every taste, ability level and even mood (relaxing, sporty, musical, festive…):

  • Alpine skiing
  • cross-country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • telemark skiing
  • the longest toboggan run in France: 4 miles for 45 minutes of pure descent!

Val Thorens promises ease for fans of “mind-blowing skiing”, a laid-back approach for beginners, and enjoyment for everyone, whatever your skiing ability level.

Val Thorens offers easy access to the slopes from hotels and residences. That makes it perfect for the “doorstep skiing” label than anywhere else.

Val Thoren’s pioneer spirit is evidenced by its ski lifts. They are at the peak of innovation. Comfortable, modern equipment guarantees fast, completely safe journeys. Waiting time is kept to a minimum, even at peak times and during difficult weather conditions. Safety and speed make all the difference for ski lovers. A diverse range of lifestyles, accommodation, and leisure activities complements the wide choice of skiing.

Val Thorens offers a wide range of accommodation

  • from 5-star hotels to charming 2-star hotels
  • from the most affordable, to top of the range, luxury apartments in 5-star residences

For over a decade, the resort has developed a wealth of chalets and residences offering the latest equipment in terms of comfort, as well as hotel services, ideal for families, couples, or groups of friends.

Val Thorens is home to entertainment and leisure activities.  It’s laid-back, lively, and vibrant. Discover everything you’d expect from a town with all the atmosphere of a village:

  • sports center
  • shopping
  • 40 bars
  • 60 restaurants
  • the largest nightclub in the Alps
  • live concerts every week

Ice-driving, tobogganing, and snow mountain biking complete this melting pot of activities for visitors from all over the world.

Val Thorens
Mountain stats

Base: 7.546 ft
Summit: 10.597 ft
Vertical Drop: 3,051 ft
Length of slopes: 93 miles
Total lifts: 33
Skiable Terrain: 151 ac
Snowmaking: 119 ac
Terrain Parks: 1
Beginner: 12%
Intermediate: 43%
Advanced: 35%
Expert: 10%


Skiing is our passion!
Our Ski Travel Experts will build your ultimate experience in the snow.

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What’s Great

  • Extensive local slopes to suit all standards, and good access to the rest of the vast Three Valleys
  • The highest resort in the Alps and one of the most snow sure, with north-facing slopes guaranteeing good snow for a long season, even off the glacier
  • Not as much of an eyesore as most high, purpose-built resorts
  • Compact village with direct slope access from most accommodation

Lodging in Val Thorens