An independent guide to Val Thorens

View of Mt Blanc from Val Thorens

Skiing in Val Thorens

Powder skiing in Val Thorens

In this section, find out about everything related to skiing in Val Thorens, including a guide to the Val Thorens ski area, mountain restaurants, weather forecasts, snow reports, and ski schools. Read about skiing in Val Thorens here.

Skiing in Val Thorens: the Val Thorens ski area

Top of Cime de Caron, Val Thorens

detailed guide to the Val Thorens ski area, including the beginners' area, a sector by sector overview of the ski area, and information about the snowpark, skicross, slalom stadium, and the off piste itineraries

All the information about the Val Thorens ski area in this section is based on experience over many seasons. It should help you decide where in Val Thorens to ski, depending on the level of the people in your party, and the time of day.

Skiing in Val Thorens: mountain restaurants

La Fruitière, Val Thorens

The mountain restaurants in Val Thorens - the best places for a coffee or hot chocolate, and the most attractive lunch options.

Skiing in Val Thorens: weather & snow conditions

Clouds around la Masse, seen from Val Thorens

Whether you're anticipating a trip to Val Thorens, or already in resort, it's vital to know the weather forecast so you can plan where and how to spend your time. Our forecasts are updated daily in the winter season.

Weekly snow reports (usually written on Saturdays) enable you to follow the evolution of the conditions and the snowpack over the whole winter season.

Val Thorens and Mont Blanc

Skiing in Val Thorens: webcams

Webcam, Rond Point des Pistes, Val Thorens

We link to the best webcams, so you can check out conditions in resort before you arrive, and even have a look at the top of the mountain while you're enjoying breakfast, to see if it's clear high up.

Skiing in Val Thorens: ski hire

Zenith Ski Shop, Val Thorens

Our recommendation for quality ski and snowboard hire at fair prices - Zenith ski shop, in the centre of resort. You may be able to find cheaper ski hire, but at Zenith there's a guarantee of quality equipment and excellent service.

Ski pass prices

The latest ski pass prices, for Val Thorens, Belleville Valley, and the 3 Valleys, plus a link to book ski passes online. 

Piste maps

Have a look at a Val Thorens piste map or a 3 Valleys piste map. (You can pick up a paper copy from any ski pass office in resort).

Ski shops

All the ski shops in Val Thorens, with a location map.

Skiing in Val Thorens: ski schools

ESF in Val Thorens

A guide to all the ski schools in Val Thorens, including the ESF, Ski Cool, Prosneige, Evolution 2, and Free School Attitude.

If you're looking to do group lessons in skiing or snowboarding, for adults or children, check out all the options here. You can also find out about times and rates for private lessons.

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