An independent guide to Val Thorens
Find all the Val Thorens ski shops here, with their location and contact details. You might want to buy boots, hire equipment, get your own skis or snowboard serviced, or invest in some cool shades. Check out the options here.
Zenith is a long-established shop in the centre of resort, focused on quality and service (not volume through big groups and tour operators). This is our recommended shop, because they are independent, and provide a friendly, helpful, knowledgeable service.
Zenith's boot-fitting service is probably the best in resort, because they take the time to find out your level and look at the shape of your feet, in order to suggest the most suitable models for you. They can also supply conformable insoles, and boot heaters.
There's a 20% discount on ski and snowboard hire booked through ValThorensGuide.
Tel: 04 79 00 05 28
One of six or more ski shops in Val Thorens under the same ownership, Goitschel have a busy hire section downstairs, working with groups and individuals, and a wide selection of accessories and ski clothes upstairs.
Tel: 04 79 00 04 96
One of three Twinner shops in Val Thorens, Twinner Caron has a good range of ski clothes and accessories upstairs, and their hire section downstairs.
Tel: 04 79 00 01 76
Tel: 04 79 01 42 05
Ski hire shop in the Galerie Caron.
Tel: 04 79 00 70 92
Tucked away in the corner, at the top of the stairs, is Top Sport 2000.
Tel: 04 79 00 29 91
A fairly large ski shop in the Galerie Caron.
Tel: 04 79 00 06 65
A small ski shop started by a ski instructor as Oranje ski shop (now sold on), to appeal to the Dutch market.
Tel: 04 79 00 73 54
A small shop within the Montagnettes residence.
Tel: 04 79 00 01 58
Another Skimium ski shop, within the Chamois d'Or, and next to the Shamrock Irish pub. In the unlikely event that your boots hurt, you can pop next door and drown the pain with Guinness and Irish whiskey.
Tel: 04 79 00 21 21
One of the Goitschel Sports shops, in the lower part of Val Thorens (rue du Soleil). They are professional, and are often busy with tour operators and groups on weekends.
Tel: 04 79 00 24 64
Maverick is a relatively small shop, with a good range of clothes and accessories, in the residence Montana Soleil.
Tel: 04 79 00 79 89
Appaloosa is the ski shop within Residence Cheval Blanc.
Tel: 04 79 00 07 44
The ski shop in Temples du Soleil, it's large, and convenient for anyone staying in that résidence.
Tel: 04 79 00 01 35
Just opposite the lower entrance to the Galerie Péclet is Intersport Péclet (previously snowboard shop Bellacoola).
Tel: 04 79 00 01 72
The Goitschel shop in the Péclet centre.
Tel: 04 79 00 01 45
Bargain basement ski hire, on the edge of place Péclet.
Tel: 04 79 00 06 62
Skimium Péclet is near the Pharmacy in the Péclet Centre.
Tel: 04 79 00 01 90
A large shop, now owned by Goitschel.
Tel: 04 79 00 04 28
Surf ski shop Les Balcons Twinner is one of the main ski shops within Les Balcons de Val Thorens, in Chalet 2.
Tel: 04 79 00 90 73
The other main Balcons ski shop, Intersport les Balcons is in Chalet 1.
Tel: 04 79 00 90 80
Across the road from Les Balcons, in between Résidence Altitude and Val 2400, is a Sport 2000.
There's a ski shop in the Hotel Altapura, run by Goitschel.
Tel: 04 79 00 70 05
Chalet des Neiges Plein Sud has a ski shop on the premises.
Tel: 04 79 22 90 57
This is the shop within Residence Altineige.
Tel: 04 79 00 20 36
Within Chalets du Soleil, in the Balcons area.
Tel: 04 79 00 85 66
With a good reputation, Ski Technic ski shop is in the Hotel Fahrenheit 7 (formerly Hotel Mercure). If you're staying there, there's no reason to go anywhere else.
Tel: 04 79 00 37 48
The shop in the Hotel le Val Thorens.
Tel: 04 79 00 01 58
Within the Residence Oxalys.
Tel: 04 70 00 01 58
Here's a map showing the locations of the Val Thorens ski shops. Or see our full-size Val Thorens ski shop location map.
Happy shopping and renting in the ski shops in Val Thorens!
The latest ski pass prices, for Val Thorens, Belleville Valley, and the 3 Valleys, plus a link to book ski passes online.
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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