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4th August 2017
Val Thorens is replacing the old Moraine chair with a new telecabine, at a cost of €14 million. The Lac du Lou gets a new refuge, open summer and winter. In resort, the 5-star Montana Lodge is added to the Village Montana. This and more in what's new in Val Thorens for 2017-18.
19th July 2017
There are plans to develop and expand the resort of Val Thorens, and to renovate the Sports Centre and Galerie Caron. There's also a new idea for the Cime de Caron. Read about the proposed development and expansion of Val Thorens.
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Val Thorens hosted two World Cup Skicross events, for men and women, on 9th & 10th December 2016. Local hero Jean-Fred Chapuis won Friday's men's event, with Marielle Thompson of Canada winning the women's race.
On Saturday, Chapuis crashed out in one of the early rounds. Alex Fiva (Switzerland) won the men's final, and Anna Holmlund (Sweden) was the fastest of the women. See the results here. This video shows some of the action from Saturday:
Val Thorens opened today, a week early. with great snow conditions and some sunshine:24th August 2016
As usual, €20 million is being invested in the Val Thorens ski area over the summer, so that the lifts remain fast and modern. There'll be a new Boismint chairlift, and a Stade chair to replace the Roc and Stade draglifts. There are other changes too. Read what's new in Val Thorens for 2016-17.
Public Sénat produced a film about Val Thorens in February 2016. Following some Val Thorens 'locals' (as far as that's possible, given that the resort was only founded in 1971), it deals with the pioneers of the resort, and the people who came to Val Thorens to make a living and stayed.
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