Ski holidays in Val Thorens

Val Thorens enjoys an exceptional position: the highest European ski resort, Val Thorens is located in a natural bowl at the top of the 3 Vallees, open and sunny and somewhere you'll never get lost!  

The resort of Val Thorens is surrounded by 6 glaciers, ensuring skiing throughout the long winter season and into the summer.

Perfect for:

Long season so we can offer options from late November until May

Ski Holidays in Val Thorens

Val Thorens enjoys an exceptional position: the highest European ski resort, Val Thorens is located in a natural bowl at the top of the 3 Vallees, open and sunny and somewhere you'll never get lost!  

Val Thorens is situated in the Belleville Valley, which alone boasts a huge 300km of pistes (99% of which are above 2000m), ranging from 3430m down to 1450m. For those who want to make the most of The Three Valleys area, head over into Meribel or Mottaret or make it a full day over to Courchevel. With 600km of piste and over 190 lifts, the Three Valleys is an area unlike any other. The resort of Val Thorens is surrounded by 6 glaciers, ensuring skiing throughout the long winter season and into the summer.

Known as the 'anti-stress' resort!  A number of resorts boast doorstep skiing, but how many really do?  In Val Thorens, it's simple, ski out of your accommodation and you're already on the slopes.  The resort has a vibrant, lively and young atmosphere but it is not just for the young. Thanks to being extremely open to the outside world and having a pioneering spirit for 40 years, Val Thorens is a truly cosmopolitan resort.

The huge snowpark offers tables (jumps), rails and boxes (sliding units) of different sizes. You will also find hips-quarter or the Jump’ Air (shock absorbing stunt man’s mattress) which will allow you to try acrobatic figures in complete safety! 

Doing More in Val Thorens

There are a number of fun activities available in Val Thorens but most notably Europe's longest toboggan run. Setting off from 3000m, this wonderful run is open during the day and on some evenings until 6pm. The run takes approx 45 minutes and is a definate 'must do' whilst in Val Thorens. Also in Val Thorens is Europe's highest ice driving circuit (great for the petrol heads), snowmobiles, paragliding or for the mountain bikers - why not try mountain biking on snow? However the most recent addition to Val Thorens adrenalin pumped apres ski program is Europe's highest zip wire. From the top of the Bouchet chair (3230m) you can whizz down a massive 1,300m to the Funitel de Thorens. Definetly not one for the faint hearted!

The resort has a fantastic indoor pool complex including  two swimming pools, one of which is a balneo pool, spa, jacuzzis, hammam, sauna, relaxation space, steam showers, aquaerobics. Plus a dedicated space for young swimmers with a paddling pool, leisure pool with waterjets and cascades.

The resort has all the amenities you could need and expect from a town, including supermarkets, cash machines, restaurants and bars. There are of course ski shops, ski schools and a tourist office.

Accommodation in Val Thorens

Val Thorens is designed with the skier and boarder in mind. Despite being designed in the 60's, the resort has relatively few monstrous buildings and has a relaxed village feel. The last few years have seen a lot of new accommodation being built in the resort, allowing an even greater range of accommodation on offer from basic French apartments to luxurious hotels.

A gourmet resort - the culinary offer is high quality and full of great surprises.  From local produce to Michelin starred chefs, traditional and modern, Val Thoren's bistronomy and gastronomy will delight even the taste buds of the most demanding foodies!

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Getting to Val Thorens:

The airport is Grenoble - prices include flights and transfers

Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 01481 822881;  email us your questions or;

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Ski area

What we like

  • Long season
  • Excellent range of options
  • Snow sure

Top 5 things to do

  • Try Europes longest toboggan run
  • Try Europes highest zip wire
  • Take time to relax in the indoor pool complex
  • Make the most of the snowparks
  • Night skiing

Key info

Airport Name: 
  • Chambery 112km (approx 2 hour drive)
  • Geneva 159km (3 hours)
  • Lyon 193km (3 hours)
Local currency: €

  • Residence Les Temples du Soleil

    £137- £269

    (£pp on std occ)

    UP TO 7 PEOPLE DEPENDING ON THE ROOM TYPE WIFI AVAILABLE AT AN EXTRA CHARGE SKI TO AND FROM THE DOOR FITNESS ROOM AND JACUZZI CAR PARK - PAYABLE LOCALLY

    A low budget self catering residence with great ski in/ski out access overlooking the slopes and just metres from the main lifts.

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  • Residence Le Tikal

    £227- £301

    (£pp on std occ)

    64 APARTMENTS UP TO 8 PEOPLE WIFI AVAILABLE PAYABLE LOCALLY CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY SKI TO AND FROM THE DOOR

    Set opposite the Les Temples du Soleil, the Residence le Tikal is situated near the slopes and with easy access to the town centre.

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  • Hotel Le Sherpa

    £839- £1205

    (£pp on std occ)

    SKI IN/ SKI OUT 59 BEDROOMS SPA AREA WITH SAUNA, JACUZZI AND STEAM ROOM FREE WIFI ROOMS CAN SLEEP 1,2,3 OR 4 PEOPLE

    The Hotel Le Sherpa is a 3 star hotel in the centre of Val Thorens. It is ski in/ski out and features comfortable rooms. a restaurant and a good sized relaxation/spa area with sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath. The panoramic spa looks out onto the ski slopes.

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  • Le Hameau du Kashmir

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    39 BEDROOMS 4 - 8 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS WELLNESS FACILITIES GARAGE PARKING

    The four star hotel Le Hameau du Kashmir is located directly at the resort entrance of Val Thorens and at the foot of the slopes. The hotel enjoys panoramic, uninterrupted views and gets the very best of the sunshine!

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  • Hotel Koh-I-Nor

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    63 BEDROOMS 2-6 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS PRIVATE PARKING PAYABLE LOCALLY WELLNESS FACILITIES SKI IN/SKI OUT ACCESS

    Opened in December 2013, this fantastic 5 star hotel offers luxury, great food and wonderful service.

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  • Hotel Le Val Thorens

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    8 BEDROOMS UP TO 4 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS SKI TO DOOR ACCESS PUBLIC CAR PARK NEARBY

    The oldest hotel in Val Thorens has just undergone a major refurbishment. With a new contemporary feel, a great wellness centre and to top it all off a fantastic location adjoining the piste.

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  • Le Fitz Roy

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    56 BEDROOMS 2 - 6 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS PUBLIC CAR PARK NEARBY WELLNESS CENTRE SKI TO AND FROM THE DOOR

    This fabulous hotel continues as one of the top luxury hotels in Val Thorens. Its 5 star rating is not only due to its wealth and quality of facilities but also derived from the high level of service offered.

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  • Residence Le Cheval Blanc

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    163 APARTMENTS SLEEP FROM 2 - 8 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS UNDERGROUND CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY SKI TO AND FROM THE DOOR SPA (PAYABLE LOCALLY)

    A residence which is ideal for families due to it's proximity to the nursery slopes. It also has ski in, ski out access making it a popular choice in resort.

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  • Residence Village Montana

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    134 APARTMENTS UP TO 8 PEOPLE COVERED PARKING AT AN EXTRA CHARGE SKI IN, SKI OUT ACCESS FREE WIFI ACCESS

    A fantastic 4 star residence with ski in, ski out ability, easy access to the lifts and a high standard of accommodation.

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  • Residence Montana Plein Sud

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    37 APARTMENTS FROM 4 - 8 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS SWIMMING POOL, SAUNA AND HAMMAM UNDERGROUND CAR PARK

    The fantastic Montana Plein Sud apartments are newly built in luxury Savoyard style and ideally situated at the foot of the slopes, close to the Village Montana.

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  • Fahrenheit 7

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    WIFI 107 ROOMS PRIVATE PARKING (PAYABLE) SPA AND WELLNESS SKI IN -SKI OUT

    The 4 star hotel FAHRENHEIT ° SEVEN was new in 2016 having been completely refurbished (it was previously the Mercure hotel).

    It has an enviable ski in/ski out location and offers the most spectacular balcony views of the slopes.

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  • Hameau des Eaux d'Orelle

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    199 APARTMENTS 1 PER APT WIFI AT A CHARGE SELF CATERING SPA FACILITIES

    Le Hameau des Eaux d'Orelle are comfortably appointed, good value apartments located  a mile from the high capacity Orelle gondola taking you directly to the Val Thorens slopes in the heart of the 3 Vallees in 15 minutes.

    They are an ideal choice for self drive, keen skiers.

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