The ski resort
Open from late November to early May, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and is situated at the top of the 3 Vallees, the largest ski area in the world with more than 600km of slopes, 334 marked trails and nearly 200 ski lifts.
The village, located at an altitude of 2,300 meters, was born in 1971 from the combination of an exceptional nature and visionary pioneers in the Belleville valley, with the aim of offering quality alpine tourism around an innovative ski area at very high altitude. Val Thorens acquires an international reputation with high-tech equipment, including the Caron cable car opened in 1982 which was at that time the largest in the world.
Today Val Thorens is an international station with worldwide recognition, including 3 European Best Skiing resort rewards and 3 World's Best Skiing resort awards at WORLD SKI AWARDS.
The altitude has an obvious consequence: Val Thorens is renowned for the incomparable quality of its snow and its sunshine.
Val Thorens promises to be comfortable for "great skiing" fans, relaxing for beginners, and fun for all skiers level. A real resort "ski to the foot", you have access to the slopes from your housing.
On top of the skiing styles, there is a diversity of lifestyles, accommodations and leisures. Val Thorens offers a wide variety of accommodation, including the newest LE PASHMINA hotel, 5-star retreat. The restaurant Les Explorateurs 1 Michelin star and the table by Jean Sulpice also testify to the excellence of Val Thorens.
Val Thorens offers a wide range of winter and summer activities: cross-country skiing, ice-skating, zip-line, snowshoeing, paragliding, paramotoring, ice diving, mountain biking, dog sledding, Yoga, mini golf, rafting, tennis, speedmountain, spa and relaxation massages, cooking lessons, hiking ...
Among the “must see” events, Val Thorens receives the European Ski Cross Cup (January), the Dynafit Snow Leopard Track (January to April), the Ski Cross World Cup, the 6 rugby tournament, The French Alpine Ski Championships (March), the 3 Vallees Enduro (April), the Dutchweek Snowtime (April), the Alpine Climb (June), the Alpine Festival (August) and the Grande Rencontre (November).