Partial Opening of Val Thorens, December 2020

31st December 2020

The resort of Val Thorens by night

As I understand it, Val Thorens is both open and not open at the same time!

The ski lifts are closed until at least 7th January 2021. After that date, they could open if the government gives permission.

Val Thorens has been open from 19th December 2020, but the only lifts open are the magic carpets in the snow gardens. You are allowed to walk up with snow shoes or touring skis, and ski down the pistes, or off piste. Closed pistes are off limits, though.

Val Thorens has been very quiet over Christmas and New Year, I'm told. There's a curfew from 8pm to 6am.

The real opening of the resort will depend on the French government's future decisions and announcements.