Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe is well renowned for its long winter season, incredible snow conditions and truly unbeatable panoramic views. At 2300m above sea level the pretty resort gives a real Alpine feel and its snow covered roofs along with sunny terraces and ski in, ski out accommodation create the perfect Ski holiday experience.
The resort connects with other major resorts including Courchevel, Meribel and Les Menuires to make the Trois (three) Valleys Ski Resort - the largest ski area in the world, boasting 600km of skiable terrain over 183 lifts between altitudes of 600m and 3230m.
From November to May the quaint resort of Val Thorens charms all that visit with perfect snow conditions, spectacular views and a friendly atmosphere
The pretty town of Val Thorens was created 50 years ago with a pioneering vision of creating a ski resort that remained harmonious with its spectacular natural surroundings.
Although smaller than some of the neighbouring Three Valley towns, it still manages to cater for all with a great range of amenities, services and shopping including a fantastic sports centre complete with wellness centre, perfect for resting those weary legs and even getting some beauty treatments before hitting the wide choice of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
The craziest of visitors can test their bravery on the highest zip line in Europe, recently updated to fit 2 people the ride is 1300m long at speeds of up to 105 km/ph and at points is 250m above the ground!
What happens in Val Thorens?
There is so much packed in to this beautiful town that boredom is a world that is seldom if ever used.
We recommend checking out the local produce markets on Tuesdays and Thursdays with lots of hand crafted gifts, art and of course cheese! (The Thomme De Savoie is amazing).
Other large events such as international freestyle and racing competitions are also held in the surrounding area along with the highest Jazz festival in the world (April)