There's a free resort shuttle bus in Val Thorens. It
can be useful, for example for getting to ski school with small children
or beginners, or for getting home when you're tired after a day's
skiing. As well as the service around resort, free buses go down to
parkings P3 and P4, and there are five services a day to Les Menuires
and Saint-Martin-de-Belleville for walkers and cross-country skiers.
Read about the Val Thorens resort shuttle here.
Skiing Made Easy is a Kindle ebook. It's a practical guide to
learning to ski, based on many happy seasons of ski teaching in Val
Thorens. Most of the demonstrations are performed by my friend and
fellow Val Thorens ski instructor Marina.
'This is the book I wish I'd had when I started skiing' - Amazon
Val Thorens resort shuttle: winter timetable
The free Val Thorens resort shuttle bus runs from 8.05am to 8pm each
day in winter, with buses every 20 minutes. It covers the whole of Val
Thorens. Buses start from the bus station (gare
routière) at place des Arolles. There are two circuits (shown
on a diagramatic map on the resort shuttle timetable):
Circuit de la Boucle
This bus goes up from the bus station, to the Maison de Val Thorens
(tourist office), the church, place Péclet, rue de Gébroulaz, parking
P0, Les Balcons, and back to the bus station.
Circuit du Soleil
This bus goes from the bus station down the rue du Soleil, to
Montagnettes du Soleil, Village Montana, Temples du Soleil, parking
P2, and the Altapura, then back up to the bus station via the Hameau du
Val Thorens resort shuttle: services to parking P3 (UCPA) and parking
There's a free shuttle bus from the bus station in Val Thorens to
parking P3 (UCPA), and back up, from 7th December 2019 to 26th April
2020. There are twelve buses per day from Sunday to Friday, and
twenty-four buses on Saturdays. The service operates from 0830 (0800 on
Saturdays) to 2000. See the timetable for full details.
There are free buses from the bus station in Val Thorens to parking P4,
every 30 minutes on Friday afternoons from 1500 to 2000, Saturdays from
0615 to 2215, and Sundays from 0830 to 2000.
Val Thorens resort shuttle: to Les Menuires and
From 15th December 2019 to 17th April 2020, there are five free
shuttles a day (every day except Saturday) from Val Thorens to Les
Menuires, for walkers and cross-country skiers, and five a day in the
opposite direction (see timetable). The shuttles
continue to St-Martin-de-Belleville (buses open to anyone between Les
Menuires and Saint-Martin).