Val Thorens Ski Holidays

Val Thorens ski resort is renowned for being snow-sure all season. Go skiing in Val Thorens to enjoy the highest slopes in Europe.

Val Thorens Ski Resort France

Val Thorens takes the prize as the highest ski resort in Europe and as a result, it often has the best snow of the Three Valleys. The ski resort is at 2,300m and is one of the few stations that can almost definitely guarantee snow for both Christmas and Easter.

Whilst Val Thorens is a purpose-built ski resort it has managed to keep its charm and is more architecturally beautiful than its rival resorts. Being in the Three Valleys ski area means that you have easy access to the surrounding resorts such as Méribel and Courchevel

The skiing in Val Thorens is fantastic with great snow and plenty of runs. As its high up most properties are ski-in ski-out. Val Thorens is a suitable ski resort for the beginning and end of season and those looking for convenience.

Call our experts today to find out more about Val Thorens ski resort.

Val Thorens Transfer time
  • Geneva
  • Grenoble

Resort Statistics

Resort Altitude: 2,300m

Resort Skiing: 3,230m

Total Ski Area: 600km

Lifts: 183

Green Runs: 96km

Blue Runs: 240km

Red Runs: 204km

Black Runs: 60km

Cross Country: 120km

Sustainable Choice
Taking the train is the most environmentally friendly way of travelling to this resort. We work closely with Eurostar and can tailor-make this package with competitive train rates - call for further details.

Ski Areas in Val Thorens

The Three Valleys is one of the largest ski areas in the world, with its three largest ski resorts being Val Thorens, Courchevel and Méribel. The Three Valleys consists of 600km of skiable area with a good mix of runs for every level of skier. Val Thorens is the highest of the ski resorts and has guaranteed snow cover as well as the freshest powder. There are also 120km of cross-country ski routes.

Val Thorens accommodations

Val Thorens Ski Accommodation

Skiing in Val Thorens

There’s a good mix of skiing in Val Thorens ski resort and you won’t be struggling to find runs to match your ability. There are plenty of sweeping, gentle pistes for beginners and intermediates but the more advanced skiers will really benefit from this area the most with a vast array of challenging reds and blacks and plenty of opportunities to ski some incredible off-piste. We recommend trying the long slopes down into Orelle and the Maurienne Valley as well as the Cascade run.

Snowboarding in Val Thorens

Freeriders will find Val Thorens a bit of an off-piste paradise with lots of genuinely challenging powder bowls, don’t forget your avalanche kit around here. The slopes can get a bit busy during the peak season as the resort is very popular, but fortunately, there are many wide slopes. There is a terrain park by the 2 Lac lift and it has a good half-pipe however the park itself is not as large as some as the others in Les Trois Vallées.

Val Thorens weekends

Val Thorens Weekends

Ski Schools in Val Thorens

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with SkiBro, New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Click here to book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Val Thorens

The ESF run two mini clubs - Le Montana for children from 3 to 17 months and Le Roc aged 18 months and over. The Piou Piou Club section of the ski school takes children from 3 years upwards. There are also a few private nanny companies in the resort if you don’t want to go through the ESF.

Val Thorens snow

Val Thorens Snow

Restaurants in Val Thorens

Val Thorens ski resort has some good options on the mountain and off. However, if they aren’t to your liking you still have the entire Three Valleys to find somewhere for lunch. Near to 360 Bar, one of Val Thorens' après ski hotspots, there is Les Chalet du Thorens who serve up various choices of food including a great burger aptly named ‘McThorens’ and an amazing Asian restaurant called ‘WokSki’. A good place to visit in the resort is La Maison, a friendly brasserie that serves hearty fondue, raclette and great pizzas.

Après Ski in Val Thorens

Your two main après ski bars in Val Thorens are the famous Folie Douce and 360 Bar, both bars are worth a visit. 360 tends to stay open a couple of hours longer than La Folie Douce if you want to spend a bit longer on the slopes. A great place to grab a beer after skiing down in resort is the Red Fox Pub near Les Balcones. If you’re looking for a nightclub to party until the early hours of the morning, then your best bets are Le Malaysia and Klub Summit.

Read more about Val Thorens après ski here


For those who are fair weather skiers only, or for those who want to breathe the mountain air but not actually ski, there are better places to go than Val Thorens ski resort. That said, the village does boast a swimming pool and indoor tennis and squash courts although these do tend to get crowded at peak times. There are numerous shops and restaurants within the village itself and you can while away a good few hours in the pleasant bars and cafes.

Val Thorens deals

Val Thorens Deals

Val Thorens Ski Holidays


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