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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 2019-20, together with explanatory notes about price periods, free passes, reductions for seniors and children, duo and tribe passes, family passes, beginners' passes, prolongations, and 3 Valleys extensions.

Val Thorens ski pass prices 2019-20

These are the Val Thorens ski pass prices for the main part of the season, 21st December 2019 to 3rd May 2020. This is the lift company's price list. You can buy a Val Thorens ski pass online.

Val Thorens ski pass prices during the main season 2019-20
Val Thorens-Orelle pass Adult Senior 65-74 Child 5-12
4 hours 50.00 45.00 40.00
1 day 56.00 50.40 44.80
2 days 108.00 97.20 86.40
3 days 162.00 145.80 129.60
4 days 216.00 194.40 172.80
5 days 247.00 222.30 197.60
6 days 262.00 235.80 209.60
7 days 301.00 270.90 240.80
8 days 340.00 306.00 272.00
9 days 379.00 341.10 303.20
10 days 418.00 376.20 334.40
11 days 457.00 411.30 365.60
12 days 496.00 446.40 396.80
13 days 535.00 481.50 428.00
14 days 574.00 516.60 459.20
Prolong for 1 day 50.00 45.00 40.00
Extension to 3V for 1 day 38.00 34.20 30.40
Season 1039.00 935.10 831.20

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Val Thorens ski pass prices 2019-20: explanatory notes

Price periods

There are three periods during the season, with different pricing. 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:

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 (two adults)

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

Tribe (three adults or more)

This category is Tribe, meaning three 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 each off the adult 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 5 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).

Beginner's pass

There's a half-price beginner's ski pass (now called Minipass Easy Rider), 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 3 Valleys).

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.

Insurance

You can add carré neige insurance to the price of your ski pass. For adults, the rate is €2.90 per day, or €23.20 for 8 to 21 days, and €35 for the season.

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.  

Pedestrian passes

On pages 12-13 of the ski pass price list, there are prices for pedestrian passes for 1 day (€24.50), 6 days (€75.50), or season (€220). There are also individual prices to use particular lifts.

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

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

Toboggan Cosmojet

Toboggan hut, Val Thorens

On pages 16-17 of the ski pass price list, there are prices for one (€16.50) or two (€24.50) descents on the 6km toboggan run, now called the Cosmojet. An evening descent is €24.50. The price includes hire of the toboggan, and going up in 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 9 years, children share a parent's toboggan (free); from 10 years (if at least 1m25 tall), they have their own toboggan and pay full price.

The toboggan is open in the afternoons Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm at the weekend.


I hope the Val Thorens ski pass prices aren't ruinous to your yearly budget.