Ski resort Val Thorens - Les 3 Vallées
Innovations Val Thorens - Les 3 Vallées
AN EXPERIENCE TO SHARE: JUMP, YOU ’RE ON CAMERA!
Ranked amongst the Top 10 best parks in France, this huge playground situated on the Plateaux sector now boasts an ultra-fun video zone for everyone to enjoy. Jump, you’re on camera: videopark.fr.
Ski-passes automatically register skiers at the turnstile, which is connected to the cameras installed on two of the park’s ski jumps. Skiers and snowboarders can then try out a few shapes before heading back to the entrance to witness their prowess on a big screen!
BONUS : you can download your video to watch on your Smartphone and share on social networks. Videos are also available on www.videopark.fr
As well as the fun aspect, this winter’s programme is also designed to spot talented young freestylers. Users can supply their age, gender, and discipline (Skiing or Snowboarding) so that web-users can rank them in several categories. As the season progresses, a select group of coaches will view the best jumps and begin the judging work. At the end of the season, a committee of experts (coaches and French Ski School instructors) will evaluate the top 30 performers in every category in order to determine a TOP 10 in the most objective way possible. This TOP 10 will then each receive a prize.
CREATION OF A D.V.A. PARK (AV ALANCHE VICTIM DETECTOR): PREVENTION COMES FIRST!
Installed by the ski patrol team, next to the Espace Junior, the D.V.A Park now boasts a wired system with 1 to 8 ground beacons. This area will be free to use and open to everyone. Training, teaching and prevention available to all for a better understanding of the mountains. In partnership with BCA (Back Country Access).
Since December 2010, Val Thorens has offered holidaymakers from France and abroad free Wi-Fi access in some of its ski lift stations
THE PÉCLET FUNITEL HAS HAD A FACELIFT!
Thanks to the installation of automatic functions in the Funitel stations, as well as new and more spacious cabins, the resort’s leading ski lift (first major ski lift accessible from the resort itself, serving the Péclet sector) will now operate far more efficiently.
The SETA M ski lift company chose a cabin that was able to accommodate 22 skiers, with 19 seats, making it 60% more comfortable, with a passenger flow that has increased by 25%, totalling 38 cabins, as opposed to 29 previously.
The design of the cabins has been revamped, with more windows, leather seats, and colour tone that blends perfectly into the mountain environment.
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.
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