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Val Thorens Ski Resort, France






Key Features

  • Off-piste
  • Good for après
  • Families
  • Activities for non-skiers
  • Large ski area
  • High resort - snow sure

"A fantastic high altitude and snow-sure resort offering a great mix of ski and apres entertainment. A great destination for big groups of friends, families and also couples looking for a full-throttle ski holiday experience. Full access to the 3 Valleys ski area means amazing long ski days and endless snow. Perfect!"

Miles, Ski Specialist - Sales Team

Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 2300m
  • Highest lift: 3200m
  • No. of lifts: 31
  • No. of slopes: 78
  • Total piste: 600km
  • Eurostar : Yes
  • Transfer times:

    Geneva: 3hrs 30mins
    Grenoble: 4hrs

all inclusive chalets
3 Valleys All Inclusive Chalet Sale
Save up to £250pp by booking a Ski All-In Deal which bolts on your lift pass and ski hire (or ski carriage) to your holiday at a discounted rate! Valid on catered chalet holidays in Courchevel, Meribel & Val Thorens on selected dates inc. Xmas & New Year.
All-In Chalet Sale ends August 22nd 2024

Overview of Val Thorens

High above the small French town of Moutiers lie the three resorts of the largest linked ski area in the world – The Three Valleys. Val Thorens is purpose-built and the highest of these resorts (and of all the resorts in Europe for that matter). The layout is in a wide-open bowl, surrounded by 360-degree peaks. Val Thorens has been the recipient of no fewer than eight 'World's Best Ski Resort' accolades since 2013, the most recent being awarded in 2023.

Val Thorens skiing is all about the altitude and its majestic north-facing slopes, most of which start above 3000m and offer snow-sure skiing at any time of winter. Beginners are spoilt for choice on the many nursery slopes and the gentle blue and green runs above the village. Intermediates will be in their element racing along mile after mile of piste across the ski area. And finally, advanced skiers couldn't ask for anything more with some of the most challenging terrain of the Three Valleys right on their doorstep.

Like most purpose-built resorts, the Val Thorens village itself couldn't be described as quaint, but it is compact and perfectly planned so that no accommodation is too far from the piste. Most are ski-in/ski-out and only a short walk from the huge assortment of shops, restaurants and bars.

3 Things We Love About Val Thorens

  1. Snow-sure resort - Europe's highest ski resort, at an altitude of 2,300m with 600km pistes to enjoy in the Three Valleys.
  2. Apres scene - Well-known for its vibrant apres scene with a huge selection of restaurants and bars.
  3. Ski-in/ski-out - Being purpose-built means an enormous amount of accommodation and resort facilities are ski-in/ski-out.

Val Thorens Catered Chalet (6)
Independent Chalet (3)
Apartment (7)
Hotels (7)

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    Ski hire in Val Thorens

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Beginner Intermediate Advanced
    Child   (4-12 yrs) Skis | Poles £86
    Ski | Poles | Boots £114
    Snowboard £86
    Snowboard | Boots £114
    Adult   (13+ yrs) Skis | Poles £99 £118 £133
    Ski | Poles | Boots £129 £161 £176
    Snowboard £99 £118 £133
    Snowboard | Boots £129 £161 £176

    Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      To get the very best value for your money it's best to pre-book your equipment hire with Skiworld before your holiday as we have not only secured the best prices but selected specific shops close to your accommodation.

      1. Hand-Picked Rental Shops - Every year, we hand-pick our rental shops based on location and service and negotiate great discounts to keep your holiday price low.
      2. Convenient Locations - We allocate all our ski accommodation within easy reach of ski hire shops for your convenience.
      3. Excellent Range & Service - All our rental shops offer an excellent range of equipment for all abilities and have fully trained technicians on-site to offer advice and guidance so you will be confident taking your equipment out onto the slopes.
      4. Exchange Service - Equipment changes are sometimes possible, depending on resort and ski hire supplier. In case of problems with your hire, you may be able to swap the model of your equipment or swap between skis or board during your ski holiday, often providing they are in the same quality level (e.g. advanced)
      5. Skiworld Support - We have staff in all resorts where there are Skiworld chalets, plus our team in London contactable via our 24-hour helpline, email or live chat should you need any help with your ski hire booking, when booked with us.
      6. Expert Advice - Before you travel, you can talk to one of our Ski Specialists about the amount of skiing you've done and the type of skiing you're looking to do, and they'll be happy to recommend your appropriate level of ski hire.
      7. Easy to Upgrade - Easy to Upgrade - If you wish to upgrade the level of your equipment and boot hire before you travel, just give us a call on 0330 102 8004

      Beginner Skis

      You don't have to be a skiing expert to enjoy the slopes. We offer a diverse range of skis designed for beginners, perfect for easy green and blue runs. These skis are ideal for exploring the slopes with gear that prioritises safety and user-friendliness.

      Beginner Snowboards

      For novices or inexperienced snowboarders is possible to select materials from our range of beginner-friendly snowboards tailored for easy green and blue runs. These boards are safe and easy to use, making them ideal for those just starting out on the mountainside.

      Intermediate Skis

      If you are looking to enhance your skills, you should explore our selection of intermediate skis. These skis provide a balanced compromise between forgiving beginner-level skiing and advanced downhill performance. Hit the slopes equipped with models that are both comfortable and enable you to maximise your enjoyment of varied ski terrain.

      Intermediate Snowboards

      Ready to take your snowboarding skills to the next level? Delve into our assortment of intermediate snowboards. Offering a balanced blend between forgiving beginner boards and advanced performance, these snowboards equip you with comfort and control to maximize your enjoyment of the terrain.

      Advanced Skis

      Choosing advanced skis is perfect if you are enthusiastic about mastering any slope. They can enhance and improve your technical skills, enabling you to fully enjoy your time on the snow. Embracing the slopes with advanced materials will ensure exhilarating and high-performance ski adventures.

      Advanced Snowboards

      If you're eager to conquer any slope, consider opting for advanced snowboards. Designed to enhance your technical prowess, these boards ensure you fully immerse yourself in the snowboarding experience. Discover the mountains with expert materials for an exhilarating and superior snowboarding experience.

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      Lift passes in Val Thorens

      A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 40 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you.

      Six Day Local Area Pass Six Day Full Area Pass
      Senior   (75+ yrs) £66 £77
      Adult   (13-74 yrs) £264 £307
      Child   (5-17 yrs) £217 £252
      Family   £217 £252

      Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      Ski lessons in Val Thorens

        What level do you need?

        • Beginner – Never skied before or just a little dry slope experience.
        • Intermediate – Has completed the beginner ski level lessons or can control own speed, change direction on blue/gradual slopes and can bring skis together when turning.
        • Advanced – Has completed intermediate ski lessons or can finish turns with confidence, has good control of speed on red runs and is looking to attempt and master blacks.
        • Kids Club – A safe and secure environment for young ones to gain their first experience on snow and skiing. Kids club is the best place for children to get used to the equipment and slopes whilst having fun.

        Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

        We pride ourselves on working with top-rated and endorsed ski schools in all resorts.

        • Quality - Working with English-speaking ski schools which maintain good group sizes and can cater for all abilities
        • Convenience - You can select the ski schools which are most conveniently located to your accommodation
        • Satisfaction - We only choose to work with the best ski schools in resort and ask for your feedback to ensure the highest standards are being maintained
        • Less hassle - Visit Manage My Booking once you've booked your holiday and save yourself the time and effort of shopping around.
        • Better value - By pre-booking your lessons we can ensure that you get the best possible price, locking in the cost

        Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

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