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Val Thorens Snowpark

Snowpark in Val Thorens

Here, we have information about Val Thorens Snowpark, with photos and a video. The Snowpark has a wide range of jumps, as well as boxes and rails. Since winter 2015-16, there has been a separate Easy Fun Park.

The Val Thorens Snowpark is next to the Plateau draglifts. You can find it on the Val Thorens piste map

Expert Snowpark

The main Snowpark became the 'expert' Snowpark in winter 2015-16. Looking down at the expert park from the top, it is arranged in four 'corridors', with black (the hardest jumps) on the right, then red, blue, and finally the green (easy) part on the left.

Val Thorens Snowpark from Boismint

There are two ways in: the entrance to the black and red corridors is right by the top of the drags; for the easier jumps on the left hand side of the park, turn right at the top of the Plateau draglifts, and go a short way down the Plateau piste to the entrance.

From 2016-17, the Val Thorens Snowpark is managed by QParks (see the tourist office 2016-17 update), who pay particular attention to optimising the beginners' zones, and who have created an extended medium zone. In total, there are twenty extra modules.

The black corridor has some big kickers.

Freestyle ski competition, Val Thorens Snowpark

There are sometimes competitions in the Val Thorens Snowpark, such as the French Championships SlopeStyle in April 2013, shown in this video:

Easy Snowpark

Easy Snowpark, Val Thorens

Since winter 2015-15, there's a new Easy Snowpark on the other side of the Plateau piste (skier's left), with small jumps and easy boxes, ideal for taking the first steps in freestyle in an unthreatening environment. This has been expanded and improved by QParks from winter 2016-17.

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 hire

Ski hire at Zenith

Our suggestion for quality ski and snowboard hire at fair prices - Zenith ski shop, in the centre of resort.

Ski shops

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

Ski schools in Val Thorens

ESF in Val Thorens

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

Weather and snow conditions in Val Thorens

Whether you're anticipating a trip to Val Thorens, or already in resort, you'll want to know the weather forecast, see the snow report, and look at the webcams. We have it all covered.

Mountain restaurants

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

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