Val Thorens, the French resort at the top of its game, in terms of quality, style and also geographically; Europe’s highest resort positioned on a summit of 2,300 metres altitude in the largest and arguably best ski area in the world - the Three Valleys. In fact because of this unique position, it has one of the longest ski seasons with extraordinary snow coverage from November to May.
The resort makes an incredible base for some unforgettable skiing with quick and easy access to the valleys’ 600km of slopes. However if small-scale skiing and staying local is more your style, you won’t be disappointed. Val Thorens offers perfectly white powdery snow-topped pistes, all 78 of them, ranging in every level to suit every skier.
So aside from the unbelievable location and spectacular views of the myriad mountaintops…what makes this resort so special that each year it draws dozens of thousands of first-timers as well as loyal visitors who choose to return time and again?
This is truly a holiday destination for all skiers and non-skiers alike ; from 20 somethings on a student budget, looking to revel in the bars and clubs, to the wealthy, wanting to splash some cash in the high-end shops and restaurants. Also ideal for families who quickly feel at ease in the predominantly pedestrianised resort - one of the contributing factors to the relaxed and welcoming family village atmosphere. With Après-Ski proudly taking central place at Val Thorens; groups of friends, families and couples can take a relaxing stroll after an energetic day on the slopes and spend an evening unwinding in one of the resort’s plentiful cafes, bars and restaurants, soaking up the evening holiday buzz.
Throughout the year Val Thorens is alive with a range of exciting events ; kick starting the season with the Andros Trophy (1-3 December). This annual car race on ice attracts courageous drivers who are daring enough to push the boundaries of terrifying speed on deadly ice. Whether you are a motorhead or not, this is a thrilling adrenaline-fuelled competition not to be missed. Shortly after, the world renowned Audi Fis Ski Cross World Cup commences (4-10 December). Top athletes congregate at Val Thorens to compete in this popular extreme sports competition. As a spectator expect to see astounding jumps, impossible speeds and freestyle skiing at its very best, be prepared to be impressed and in-awe of the quality of talent!
If this is not enough to convince you that Val Thorens is an exceptional place with unending possibilities of fun-filled activities and events , don’t just take our word for it; it has received countless awards for best resort in Europe (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and the world (2013, 2014,2015). What are you waiting for? Get yourself out to Val Thorens for an unforgettable holiday and see for yourself what all the fuss is about!