Right in the heart of the Trois Vallées, Val Thorens holds the title of the highest resort in Europe with a skiable area of over 600 kilometers and modern infrastructure. It has been named “Best Ski Resort in the World” 7 times, and it’s celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. Throughout the years, it has always maintained superb quality and excellence in infrastructure, services, hotels, restaurants and of course, its ski slopes for all levels of skiing ability and all ages. The resort is all ski in/ski out and has one of the longest winters in the Alps, lasting nearly 6 full months.
Northern Hemisphere December to May
Base - 7,545 feet
Top - 10,597 feet
83 SKI RUNS
The ski resorts of the Alps win visitors over with delicious traditional dishes. However, the region also boasts a large number of Michelin-starred restaurants, including one-star Les Explorateurs, three-star Flocons de Sel, three-star Le 1947 and one-star Le Relais des Moines.
WHAT TO DO BEYOND THE SKIING
Val Thorens offers a series of attractions in addition to mountain sports. The village has dozens of boutiques, art galleries, decor stores and restaurants for all types of tastes. In addition, it is possible to practice cross-country skiing, paragliding, snowshoeing, zip lining, tubing, scenic helicopter flights, segway rides, snowmobile and snow bike, yoga classes, dog sled rides, hiking with snowshoes, paragliding flights, snowmobiling and even diving in Lac du Lou.
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
The highest ski resort in Europe - Val Thorens - also reserves a series of attractions for children. From the age of three, special and safe areas are available, such as Monsieur Piou Piou, which combines fun with learning to ski. Children between four and 12 years old can participate in group ski lessons and share unforgettable moments with their friends. After the adventures on the slopes, there are many activities besides skiing for the little ones, such as shopping, cinema, bowling, skating, playgrounds, sleigh rides, tobogganing, entertainment areas and snow parks.
There are some shopping options in the center of Val Thorens, such as sports stores: The North Face and Millet Expert Shop.
Val Thorens has become one of the busiest and most festive seasons in the world. It all started with the inauguration of the club La Folie Douce de Val d'Isère, a terrace in the middle of the mountain that turns into a lively dance-floor from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. It also opens as a restaurant at lunchtime. When night falls, skiers tend to flock to the Frog and Roast Beef pub, which stays open until late.
HOW TO GET HERE
Located in the Alps, with direct access to the Trois Vallées slopes, the five-star Altapura offers guests the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access, modern common rooms, and haute-gastronomy the perfect ingredients for a perfect stay. Its 80 rooms feature large windows with gorgeous views, interactive screens, iPhone docks, and Mac Minis with movies.
The 5-star Koh-I Nor Hotel is situated at the summit of Europe’s highest ski resort, Val Thorens. As such, it enjoys an exceptional location with an uninterrupted view over the resort’s snowy cirque, an extraordinary landscape at the heart of the largest ski area in the world, les 3 Vallées.
Hotel Pashmina opened last season and features 42 charming rooms and suites plus a rooftop igloo on one of its buildings, for those who wish to have fun experiencing its nightlife. In addition to ski-in / ski-out access, it has a spa by L’Occitane, indoor pool, jacuzzi, two divine restaurants…
Le Val Thorens offers doorstep access to one of the largest ski areas in the world, 2,300 metres above sea level. The large hotel is a little village in its own right, striking the perfect balance between mountain authenticity and modern convenience. Guests at Le Val Thorens can enjoy countless…