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Val Thorens Resort Guide

The Val Thorens resort guide summary is: Val Thorens has 28 lifts within its 2428 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 930m of vertical range and surrounding area.


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Val Thorens Resort Guide

The Val Thorens resort guide summary is: Val Thorens has 28 lifts within its 2428 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 930m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 3230m
Arrow
930m
Bot: 2300m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

20%
50%
30%

Hectares of Ski:

2428
Snowmaking: 40%

Val Thorens Lifts:

  • drag lift icon5
  • ski lift icon14
  • cablecar icon9
Total lifts = 28
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Announcements and News from the Val Thorens Resort Manager

21 et 22 novembre 2020 : LA GRANDE PREMIERE
28 et 29 novembre 2020 : DECATHLON HIGHT TEST
Du 2 au 5 décembre 2020 : COUPE DU MONDE DE SKICROSS
Du 4 au 6 décembre 2020 : TROPHEE ANDROS
Du 19 au 1 janvier 2021 : FESTIVITES DE NOEL ET NOUVEL AN
Du 13 au 26 février 2021 : SEMAINES DE L'ASTRONOMIE
14 février : JOURNÉE SAINT VALENTIN
16 février : CARNAVAL DE L'ESPACE
Du 24 au 26 mars 2021 :FESTI VALTHO
5 avril 2021 : PAQUETS A LA NEIGE
11 avril 2021 : 3 VALLEES ENDURO
Du 10 au 13 avril 2021 : JAZZ A VAL THO
25 avril 2021: LES VAL THO WINTER GAMES
1 au 6 mai 2021 : DUTCH WEEK
7 et 8 mai 2021 : LA GRANDE DERNIÈRE

Information Supplied 24 Sep 2020
Val Thorens Resort GuidePhoto credit: David Andre

Visiting Val Thorens

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Val Thorens.

  • Season opens
    21 Nov 2020
  • Season closes
    9 May 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    81 | 48
  • Nearest Airport
    Lyon
  • Nearest Train Station
    Moûtiers Salins Brides-Les-Bains (37km)
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +3304 79 00 08 08

Val Thorens Features

The terrain at Val Thorens includes:


What's it like at Val Thorens resort?

Val Thorens is the resort that combines the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres. At an altitude of 2300 metres, the highest ski resort in Europe and the highest point in world’s largest ski area «Les 3 Vallées», with more than 600 kilometres of runs, Val Thorens is without a doubt an exceptional destination. The area has a total of 28 ski lifts, these include 1 cable car, 4 funitels, 4 gondolas, 14 chairlifts and 5 surface lifts.

Renowned for the quality of its snow and up-to-the-minute ski lifts, between powder snow fields and perfectly groomed runs, for beginners to experienced skiers, the Val Thorens ski area offers great snowsports whatever your ability level! Discover a mind-blowing setting and a breath-taking 360° panorama over more than 1000 Alpine summits.

As well as the choice of skiing styles, enjoy a diverse range of lifestyles, a rich, varied selection of accommodation (from 2** apartment residences to 5***** hotels), a wide choice of activities and international-scale events (the Ski Force Winter Tour, Rock On Snowboard Tour, Andros Trophy, Skicross World Cup, SFR Freeskiing Tour…). Whether as a couple, with family or with friends, discover the atmospheres that make the resort what it is, share adrenalin-fuelled experiences and unforgettable moments such as dinner on the slopes, a nighttime toboggan descent, mountain biking on snow, ice driving, massage, beautiful sunsets or quite simply a hot chocolate by the fireside…A lively and trendy resort that foodies will love, come and recharge your batteries and create your own recipe for a successful holiday.


Explore Val Thorens Location Map

Interactive Val Thorens trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Val Thorens?

JanuaryAverage: 3.3 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Val Thorens is week 1 of January. There are typically 3.3 snowy days during this week with 52cm of snowfall. Check out the Val Thorens Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Val Thorens

Overall: 4.3 Based on 58 votes and 41 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.8
  • Variety of pistes 4.6
  • Off-piste 4.5
  • Scenery 4.1
  • Apres-Ski 4.7
  • Vote

Stephen from United Kingdom writes:

Very much a good skiers resort. Just back from a week before Christmas. At 2300m so feels Arctic at times (especially noticed when you ski back from Meribel or Courchevel). No trees in sight but plenty of high quality skiing with great snow. Stayed at Les Balcons which is ski in-ski out for a good skier (just off a red piste). Lovely apartments with gym, pool, supermarket and ski hire in the complex. Highly recommended.

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