An independent guide to Val Thorens

View of Mt Blanc from Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Signpost on Cime de Caron, Val Thorens

An independent guide to the ski resort of Val Thorens, in the 3 Valleys, Savoie, France. 

Latest news: snow report on 17th February

Val Thorens from Grand Fond, 16th February 2018

Latest news: events including highlights for the week beginning 17th February 2018 in Val Thorens

Latest news: what's new in Val Thorens for 2017-18 including the new Moraine telecabine

Val Thorens season dates 2017-18

The 2017-18 ski season in Val Thorens is from Saturday 18th November 2017 to Tuesday 8th May 2018.

Val Thorens resort

The resort of Val Thorens with Mont Blanc behind

The Val Thorens resort section has details of resort facilities including the tourist office, post office, banks, medical centre, church, parking, radio station, and the cinema. There's also a Val Thorens resort maps page, and information about the sports centre, market, and resort shuttle bus.

Val Thorens ski area

Signpost at the top of Cime de Caron, Val Thorens

The Val Thorens ski area section covers the beginners' area and the ski area sector by sector. There are pages on the snowpark, skicross, and the slalom stadium. You can also find a page about off piste itineraries, a piste map, and the ski pass prices. Finally, we have a guide to the mountain restaurants.

Val Thorens accommodation

Hotel Fahrenheit 7, Val Thorens

Val Thorens offers a wide range of accommodation, including luxury hotels, comfortable apartments, catered chalets, and budget self-catering. Discover the range of accommodation in Val Thorens.

Featured chalets: Catherine & Olivier

Chalets Catherine & Olivier, Val Thorens 

Ski Total's catered chalets Catherine & Olivier are in a free-standing building in a central location and right by the piste. Book Chalet Catherine or Chalet Olivier with Ski Total.

Val Thorens travel

Airstrip, Val Thorens

The Val Thorens travel page has information about the ski trains to the French Alps, plus flights, and advice on travel to Val Thorens by car. There's a section on transfer companies, and we have bus times, and the route and times of the resort shuttle

Ben's Bus low cost airport transfers

Val Thorens ski schools

View of ESF office, place Caron, Val Thorens

Details of the six ski schools in Val Thorens, to book lessons for adults or children in skiing or snowboarding. Also, find out about high mountain guides, plus the best options for private lessons in Val Thorens

Val Thorens ski shops

Goitschel ski shop, Val Thorens

Details of all the ski shops in Val Thorens. For ski and snowboard hire and sales, boot-fitting, servicing of your own equipment, and accessories, read about ski shops in Val Thorens.

Val Thorens ski hire

Zenith Ski Shop, Val Thorens

ValThorensGuide recommends Zenith Ski shop, in the centre of resort, for quality ski and snowboard hire. You can expect excellent equipment, and friendly, helpful service. 20% discount on public prices when you book through ValThorensGuide. Read more about ski hire at Zenith, or go to our booking form.

Val Thorens events

Skicross World Cup race in Val Thorens

All the special events in Val Thorens during the winter season, plus the current week's events during the winter. Val Thorens opens on Saturday 18th November 2017, then the following weekend (25th/26th November) it's the Grande Première - free ski and snowboard tests, entertainment, and concerts.

Ski tests at la Grande Première

Val Thorens restaurants

La Maison restaurant, Val Thorens

Many of the restaurants in Val Thorens serve Savoyard specialities like fondue, but there are many other dishes on offer, including pizza, steak, and delicious salads. For burger and chips, or Michelin-starred fare from Jean Sulpice at the Oxalys, find out about it in restaurants in Val Thorens.

Val Thorens bars & nightclubs

Val Thorens at night

From the traditional British and Irish watering holes, to the distinctly European venues, find the best bars and pubs in Val Thorens. Intentionally or not, you may find yourself rolling into one of the nightclubs in Val Thorens - research here the next morning to see where you were.

Val Thorens activities

Zip wire in Val Thorens

Our guide to the (non-skiing) activities in Val Thorens, including ten pin bowling, tobogganing, ski doos (snowmobiles), ice driving, mountain biking, paragliding & paramotor, the Tyrolienne zip wire, and helicopter flights.

Val Thorens news

Newspapers in Val Thorens

Reports on the new developments in advance of the ski season, and on the events during the winter season. Read the news from Val Thorens, and see photos and videos. 

Val Thorens weather

La Masse in a sea of cloud, seen from Val Thorens

The latest weather forecast for Val Thorens, updated regularly during the ski season. There are also explanations of the weather systems affecting Val Thorens.

Val Thorens webcams

Webcam at Rond Point des Pistes, Val Thorens

A selection of Val Thorens webcams so you can see the conditions in resort live.

The webcams include the main webcam at the Rond Point des Pistes, the central point of the Val Thorens ski area; the top of the 2 Lacs chair; the top of the Moutière chair; Plein Sud; and Orelle.

Val Thorens photos for sale

Val Thorens by night

Some of the best photos of Val Thorens from this website are available to buy. Check out our Val Thorens photos for sale.

We aim to provide the best guide to Val Thorens. Because we live in resort all winter, you get the inside track on what's happening. Whatever you want to know about the resort, you can find it in this Val Thorens guide! 

Ben's Bus low cost airport transfers

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Ski Force Winter Tour, Val Thorens

Why Val Thorens?

Powder skiing in Val Thorens, April 2016

Why do we love Val Thorens? Above all for the snow and terrain. As the highest resort in Europe, it often has some of the best snow. Why ski on icy hardpack, when you've got the option of soft, cold, fresh snow in VT? As for the terrain, there's an extensive beginners' area, kilometres of varied pistes for intermediates and experts, a top-class snowpark, and a World Cup Skicross course. You can find a wealth of off-piste, too, including some of the most charming itineraries in the Alps. 

Montana Lodge, Val Thorens

Montana Lodge, by OT Val Thorens

The lift company continues to invest in the ski area, with improvements for each new winter season. For example, new for the 2017-18 winter season is the replacement of the Moraine chairlift with a new telecabine, at a cost of €14 million. There's a new Lac du Lou refuge, open in winter and summer, and the 5-star Montana Lodge is added to the Village Montana in rue du Soleil.

Delir'Park, sports centre, Val Thorens

Delir'Park, sports centre, Val Thorens, by OT Val Thorens

Meanwhile, for fun away from the slopes, why not try out the Delir'Park, new in Val Thorens' sports centre. There are four different modules designed for lovers of acrobatics, trampolining, and obstacle courses.

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