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Val Thorens ski pass prices

Caron cable car, Val Thorens

Here, you can find the Val Thorens ski pass/lift pass prices for the ski season 2018-19, together with explanatory notes about price periods, free passes, reductions for seniors and children, duo and tribe passes, family passes, beginners' passes, prolongations, Belleville and Three Valleys extensions,

Val Thorens ski pass prices 2018-19

This the Val Thorens lift company's price list. You can buy a Val Thorens ski pass online. The table below shows the prices from half day to 14 days, and season, at the main season rate (22nd December 2018 to 5th May 2019). All prices in euros.

Val Thorens ski pass prices during the main season 2018-19
Val Thorens-Orelle pass Adult Duo 2 Adults 3+ Adults Senior 65-74 Child 5-12
4 hours 49.50

44.50 39.60
1 day 55.00

49.50 44.00
2 days 106.00

95.40 84.80
3 days 159.00

143.10 127.20
4 days 212.00

190.80 169.60
5 days 241.00

216.90 192.80
6 days 256.00 246.00 241.00 230.40 204.80
7 days 294.00 284.00 279.00 264.60 235.20
8 days 332.00 322.00 317.00 298.80 265.60
9 days 370.00 360.00 355.00 333.00 296.00
10 days 408.00 398.00 393.00 367.20 326.40
11 days 446.00 436.00 431.00 401.40 356.80
12 days 484.00 474.00 469.00 435.60 387.20
13 days 522.00 512.00 507.00 469.80 417.60
14 days 560.00 550.00 545.00 504.00 448.00
Prolong for 1 day 49.00 47.00 46.00 44.10 39.20
Extension to 3V for 1 day 37.00 37.00 37.00 33.30 29.60
Season 1014.00 974.00 954.00 912.60 811.20

Family pass: 1 day and 6 days or more - 2 adults + 2 or more children 5-17 years, the price per person = child rate.

Val Thorens ski pass prices 2018-19: explanatory notes

Price periods

There are three periods during the season, with different pricing (all shown on the full Val Thorens ski pass price list 2018-19). The cheapest period is the season opening; next cheapest is the period just before Christmas; and the full price is charged for the main season. The periods are:

  • 17th November 2018 - 14th December 2018
  • 15th December 2018 - 21st December 2018
  • 22nd December 2018 - 5th May 2019

Free passes

Children up to and including 4 years old, and seniors of 75 years or more, are entitled to free Val Thorens ski passes. Although it's free, you need to get the free pass, so you go to the ski pass office with proof of age. 

Reductions for children and senior citizens

There are cheaper prices for children 5-12 years old, and seniors 65-74 years old, as shown on the ski pass price list. 

Duo 2 person

The duo category is for two people buying passes for 6 days or more together. The price is cheaper than the individual price (€10 off the adult rate), but not as cheap as the three person price.

Tribu (three adults or more)

This category is Tribu, meaning a tribe of 3 people or more. When three or more friends or family buy adult ski passes together, for 6 days or more, they get this price reduction (€15 off the adult 6 day rate). No American Indian ancestry is required.

Family pass

The family pass price is available to families of two parents and two or more dependent children (where the children are up to 17 years old). The parents and the children pay the child rate.

The family pass can be for a single day, or for 6 days or more (so it is not available for 2-5 days).

See pages 20 & 21 of the ski pass price list for full details (link to 2018-19 brochure to be added).

Beginner's pass

There's a half-price beginner's ski pass, valid for only four lifts - Deux Lacs chair, Cascades chair, and Cairn & Caron bubbles. (There are also some free lifts - see below). There are drawbacks. It can only be bought for 4h of a morning or afternoon, or for 1 day, not several days, so you would have to go back to the ski pass office each day. In a week, you're likely to need more than just these lifts, so a 6 day Val Thorens pass is usually a better option.

(Note: similar beginners' passes are sold by the ESF with ski lessons).

Prolongation

If you have a ski pass for 6 days or more, and wish to prolong your stay, there is a special 'prolongation' rate per extra day, which is cheaper than the 1 day price. (A pass can only be prolonged for Val Thorens-Orelle, not Belleville or Three Valleys). See p 27 of the ski pass prices brochure.

3 Valleys extension

If you have a Val Thorens ski pass, you can buy an extension for the 3 Valleys, a day at a time. See p 27 of the ski pass prices booklet.

Insurance

You can add carré neige insurance to the price of your ski pass. For adults, the rate is €2.80 per day, or €22.40 for 8 to 21 days is €22.40. Details on p 29 of the lift company's price list (link to 2018-19 brochure to be added).

Free lifts in Val Thorens

Musaraigne magic carpet, Val Thorens
Musaraigne magic carpet, Val Thorens

The free lifts in the Val Thorens ski area, for which no ski pass is required, are Musaraigne and Campagnols, in the beginners' area, and Castor & Pollux, which bring people back up to place Caron. Since the Roc draglift has been removed and replaced by the Stade chairlift, there is one less free lift.  

Pedestrian passes

On pages 14-19 of the 2017-18 ski pass price list (2018-19 link to be added when available), there are prices for pedestrian passes for 1 day (€23.50) or 6 days (€72.50). There are also individual prices to use particular lifts.

The main lifts open to pedestrians are Moutière, Cascades, and Pionniers chairlifts (up only), Funitel Péclet, Grand Fond, Rosaël, 3 Vallées Express, Cairn, Caron bubble, Caron cable car, and Funitel 3 Vallées (formerly called the Funitel Bouquetin).

The piéton privilège is a 6-day pass which includes a daytime toboggan run, and access to the aquaclub at the sports centre. 

Toboggan

Toboggan hut, Val Thorens

On pages 10-12 of the 2017-18 ski pass price list, there are prices for one (€15.50) or two (€23.50) descents on the 6km toboggan run, and for an evening descent (€23.50). The price includes hire of the toboggan, and going up with the Funitel Péclet. The evening descent includes a mulled wine or hot chocolate and some Beaufort cheese.

Age restriction: children under 5 cannot go on the toboggan; from 5 to 10 years, children share a parent's toboggan (free); from 11 years, they have their own toboggan and pay full price.

Belleville ski pass prices

Chalet, Belleville Valley

The Belleville ski pass category has been removed, with the exception of 1 day and season Belleville passes, which are available on request.

3 Valleys ski pass prices

Méribel Mottaret

A detailed 3 Valleys ski pass prices page, with explanatory notes covering price periods, free passes, reductions, duo and 'tribe' passes, family passes, insurance, and the 3 Valleys Liberty scheme. See the 3 Valleys ski pass prices with explanatory notes.

Tête Ronde piste, Val ThorensMéribel MottaretCol de la Fenetre, Belleville Valley