Ski resort Val Thorens - Les 3 Vallées
Innovations Val Thorens - Les 3 Vallées
- Ski area:
A surprise at over 3,600 metres, Val Thorens is home to high-altitude Rock’n Roll, adrenalin and thrills with the installation of the highest giant zip wire in Europe! A few minutes of pure exhilaration and the unique joy of gliding along a cable; giving you a bird’s eye view over the high mountains’ fabulous landscapes…
Test the boardercross:
Situated on the Les 2 Lacs sector, 1,4 kilometres long over 350 metres of altitude change, is the Val Thorens boardercross, reworked between competitions and offering a series of obstacles for adults (and children accompanied by their parents) to really have fun with. Skiers can hire a timer wrist band to record their speed and see how they measure up to the champions!
Gondola chair lift « les Pionniers »:
As a nod to Val Thorens’ history and spirit of constant innovation, the 3V1 has been renamed the ‘TSC des Pionniers’. It’s a hybrid 6-seater detachable ski lift, combined with reinforced technical specifications for better performance in windy weather. The innovation? A TSC is a gondola chair lift with 4 specially designed 4-person gondolas installed on the line to allow pedestrians access to the south side of the ski area.
Sunday 1rst to Sunday 15th of December
Val Thorens welcomes the cream of European freestylers on a Big Air Bag XXL installed on the snowpark, privatized for the occasion. They will be able to refine their best tricks and try new ones.
From the 12th to the 15th, Skicross World Cup
Val Thorens welcomes the best skiers in the world for the second consecutive year. They will be ready for anything to score valuable points and earn their ticket to the Sochi Olympic Games. Final on the 15th of December at the heart of the resort.
Discover ski touring:
An unforgettable mountain experience with Leopards Tracks excursions organised with the Dynafit brand.
Val Thorens clothing and accessories are now available to buy from the e-shop
Ski resort Val Thorens - Les 3 Vallées
Val Thorens, the resort that combines of skiing with the best of atmospheres for fun-filled stay! Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe (2,300 metres). At the top of the 3 Vallées, it opens out onto the largest ski area in the world, with 600 kilometres of equipped slopes, 320 signposted runs, and some 174 ski lifts. There are clear benefits to being at such a high altitude: Val Thorens is quite rightly renowned for the incomparable quality of its snow, which is guaranteed between November and May. Its site, boasting remarkable sunshine and snow cover, is surrounded by 6 glaciers and 6 equipped mountain peaks at altitudes of more than 3,000 metres. Enjoy unique panoramic views over more than 1,000 peaks in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from La Cime Caron (3,200 metres); a vast, diverse, naturally international vision. Between powder snow fields and perfectly groomed slopes, the huge Val Thorens ski area offers every kind of snowsports to every kind of person, with something for every taste, ability level and even mood (relaxed, sporty, musical, festive…): Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing, snowshoeing and best of all, the longest toboggan run in France: 6 kilometres for 45 minutes of pure descent!
Val Thorens promises ease for fans of “mind-blowing skiing”, a laid-back approach for beginners, and enjoyment for everyone, whatever your skiing ability level. Easy access to the slopes from hotels and residences makes Val Thorens more qualified for the “doorstep skiing” label than anywhere else. Val Thoren’s pioneer spirit is evidenced by its ski lifts, which, like the resort, are at the peak of innovation. Comfortable, modern equipment guarantees fast, completely safe journeys. Waiting time is kept to a minimum, even at peak times and during difficult weather conditions. Safety and speed make all the difference for ski lovers.
A diverse range of lifestyles, accommodation and leisure activities complements the wide choice of skiing. Val Thorens offers a wide range of accommodation: ranging from 5 star hotels to charming 2 star hotels, from the most affordable, to top of the range, luxury apartments in 5 star residences. For over a decade, the resort has developed a wealth of chalets and residences offering the latest equipment in terms of comfort, as well as hotel services, ideal for families, couples, or groups of friends. Val Thorens is home to another vast area, that of its entertainment and leisure activities. The best and most varied cosmopolitan, multicultural, and welcoming atmospheres are provided by experts in extending guests a warm welcome. Laid-back, lively, and vibrant, discover everything you’d expect from a town with all the atmosphere of a village: sports centre, shopping, 40 bars and 60 restaurants, the largest nightclub in the Alps, as well as live concerts every week. Ice-driving, tobogganing and snow mountain biking complete this melting pot of activities for visitors from all over the world.
Contact Ski resort Val Thorens - Les 3 Vallées
- Snow telephone
- +33 (0)4 79 00 08 08
- Mountain railways Tourist association