Val Thorens

The Facts

Village Height: 2300m
Highest Point: 3200m
Longest Run: 4km
Largest Vertical Drop: 930m
Val Thorens ski area: 140km
3 Valleys ski area: 600km
Cost Indicator: 4/5


Recommended Bars
and Restaurants

❄️Auberge des Balcons
❄️La Grange
❄️John's Scandinavian
❄️La Folie Douce


Other Activities

❄️Ice Driving
❄️Dog Sleds

Ski Holidays In Val Thorens

Ski holidays in Val Thorens are unbeatable in so many ways; it is the highest ski resort in all of Europe with the resort sitting at 2300m, has access to Le Trois Vallees – the biggest linked ski area in the world, and if that’s not enough, it is engulfed in an incredible non stop party atmosphere that really will make you feel on top of the world.


Skiing in Val Thorens

Skiing in Val Thorens pips other resorts to the post with it’s variety of pistes. In many resorts the beginners are stuck on the nursery slopes at the bottom of resort, but in Val Thorens that is just not the case. Even total beginners can make the most of the whole mountain as it has a huge network of blue and green runs. There are many bars and restaurants on the pistes serving a variety of different cuisines, so whether you fancy some slopeside sushi or a ski-through stirfry you will never be left hungry or disappointed.


With pistes soaring as high as 3230m, Val Thorens is at a height way above the tree line, this means more piste and more waist deep powder fields. If you’re desperate to duck some low hanging branches then you can bob over to Meribel or Courchevel and weave the trees to your heart’s content. If it’s getting later in the day and you want to catch the afternoon sun, head up the Caron cable car and over to Orelle (your Val Thorens liftpass is valid here). It tends to get the sun a lot later and the pistes are often a lot less crowded than the slopes of Val Thorens.


For the park rats there are four different snowparks in the 3 Valleys area, and the Val Thorens park is easily accessible for beginners so even if you’re not ready to fly off the kickers, you can sit at the bottom and watch.


To really make the most of all the off-piste, hire a guide and have them show you the ropes, there are endless tracks and trails that you have to know about to find. One trail in particular takes you right over the top of the mountain and down to Lac De L’Ou. Be sure to get your speed up as you hit the bottom as there is a river to waterski across; it’s an exhilarating day of skiing, just try not to make a splash!


Accommodation In Val Thorens

There's a variety of accommodation options in Val Thorens from low cost self catering apartments, to high-end hotels or chalet accommodation.

Our favourite and best value options are a combination of self catering apartments combined with half board deals with lovely onsite or nearby restaurants. This way you get the best of both worlds at a much better price.


Our recommended accommodation options are below -


Les Balcons de Val Thorens, click here for more information. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Our most popular accommodation in Val Thorens. You can either stay self catered as the apartments have well equipped kitchens. Or you can choose to stay bed and breakfast or half board with meals served in their lovely onsite restaurant. There is no better value half board in Val Thorens! There's also a spa area with indoor pool, sauna, steam room and hot tubs.


Les Balcons Platinum, click here for more information. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The 5* block of Les Balcons de Val Thorens with more modern interiors in the apartments. Similarly, you can stay self catered, B&B or half board.


Village Montana, click here for more information. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The 4* Village Montana offers high quality apartments at the bottom of the resort, ideally close to the ski school meeting points. We have teamed up with the fantastic La Grange restaurant (100m away) to be able to offer this as half board.


Le Cheval Blanc, click here for more information. ⭐⭐⭐

The 3* Le Cheval Blanc is the best value 3* option in the resort we would say. A cheaper alternative to Village Montana but in the same location, ideally close to the ski school meeting points. Likewise we can offer half board at the nearby La Grange restaurant which is great value.


Chalet Altitude, click here for more information. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The 5* Chalet Altitude offers large premium apartments without the huge price tag of similar standard accommodation.


Apres Ski In Val Thorens

One thing that Val Thorens does best is party! When it comes to apres ski in Val Thorens and it’s time to drop your skis and pick up a pint, do not expect to stop partying until well into the early hours.


A typical afternoon of apres in Val Thorens might start with a cold beer, or a vin chaud and end with dancing on the tables in your ski boots. Whether that’s under a shower of champagne in the Folie Douce (which has the benefit of the late afternoon sun) or in the pumping Bar 360 to some of Europe’s hottest DJs (Afrojack and Westwood are just a few of the big names that have played here). It is sure to set you in good stead to party through the night, and if you find yourself in a nightclub at 3am in your salopettes and ski-boots… consider it a victory.


There are also 2 restaurants on the mountain which stay open way after last lift. Here you can kick off your skis and sit down for a fondue and red wine with friends. Once you have finished eating get ready for the torchlit descent; a ski down the mountain in the dark with your path illuminated by flaming torches, it’s health and safety gone mad. Even if you don’t make it up the mountain for the meal, keep a look out from resort, the flurry of glowing lights snaking down the mountain in the dark is a real spectacle to behold.


After all these activities the town is buzzing with excitement, with the biggest nightclub in the alps, Malaysia, staying open until 5am. There are more bars than you could possibly visit in a week (including the highest pub in Europe!), ‘first lift, last orders’ is the only way to really experience Val Thorens.


If you fancy a quieter night or if you are not looking for a huge party, there are plenty of other things to do off the slopes. Val Thorens is host to the longest toboggan run in the world, which is floodlit at night for a more exciting experience. If that does not satisfy the thrillseeker in you, why not try the highest zip-wire in the world. At a height of 3200m, and reaching speeds up to 100kph you may need to take a spare pair of salopettes….


Transfers Val Thorens

Ben’s Bus offers shared Val Thorens Airport Transfers and are almost certainly the cheapest way of getting from the airport to Val Thorens.


Alternatively, private transfers are an option, they tend to be more expensive but you get a door to door service and there's no waiting around at the airport. For groups of 8 (which is the sweet spot for minibus transfers) it wouldn't be too different in price to shared.



Val Thorens Piste Map

Val Thorens piste map


3 Valleys Piste Map

The 3 Valleys Piste Map


Val Thorens Village Map

An image of the Val Thorens village map

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