Val Thorens

Val Thorens

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Val Thorens

The highest resort in Europe at 2,300 metres, Val Thorens is known for its high quality, dry snow and long season, which usually runs from November to May. Catching the cable car to Роіntе dе Тhоrеns, the highest point in The Three Valleys аt 3,266 metres, is an experience to remember, with panoramic views of the French, Swiss and Italian alps.


November 23, 2019 to May 3, 2020

Ski area

Located in a vast natural cirque surrounded by six glaciers, Val Thorens has 30 lifts and 150 kilometres of trails, including 11 green, 29 blue, 30 red and eight black. It also has a terrain park featuring jumps, rails and boxes as well as The Fun Slope – a 900 metre obstacle course with snow tunnels, bridges, spirals and banked turns.


Val Thorens offers everything from burger bars to elegant French bistros, as well as a nightclub with the largest dance floor in the alps, Le Malaysia. It also has a six kilometer-long toboggan run and activities including ice diving, ice driving, snow mountain biking, off-piste ski touring, snowmobiling and paragliding.

Languages spokenFrench
Currency usedEUR
Transfer time

Moutiers train station: 45min
Chambéry airport: 1hr 45min
Geneva airport: 2hrs 30min (private) 3hrs 45min (shared shuttle)
Lyon airport: 2hrs 30min (private)

Resort altitude2,300m
Linked ski area

The 3 Valleys (7 resorts)

Courchevel, Bride-les-Bains, Meribel, Les Menuires,

St Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens, Orelle

Skiable area

600 km
327 runs (17% greens, 39% blues, 33% reds, 11% blacks)

Number of lifts166


Val Thorens ski resort video

Trail maps

Val Thorens ski resort trail map

Val Thorens trail map

The 3 Valleys trail map

The 3 Valleys trail map


Where to stay in Val Thorens

Hotel Altapura

Hotel Altapura

Val Thorens
Nightly ski package incl lift pass – Hotel Altapura.Read ReviewsOpen: 22 Nov 2019 – 26 A More info
Hotel Le Hameau du Kashmir

Hotel Le Hameau du Kashmir

Val Thorens
Nightly ski package incl lift pass – Hotel Le Hameau du Kashmir.Read ReviewsOpen: 06 Dec 2019 More info
Hotel Pashmina Cosy Homes

Hotel Pashmina Cosy Homes

Val Thorens
Weekly ski package incl lift pass – Hotel Pashmina.Read ReviewsOpen: 23 Nov 2019 R More info
Hotel Pashmina Rooms & Suites

Hotel Pashmina Rooms & Suites

Val Thorens
Weekly ski package incl lift pass – Hotel Pashmina.Read ReviewsOpen: 22 Nov 2019 R More info
Montagnettes Lombarde

Montagnettes Lombarde

Val Thorens
Weekly ski package incl lift pass – Montagnettes Lombarde.Read ReviewsOpen: 23 Nov 2019 – More info
Montagnettes Soleil

Montagnettes Soleil

Val Thorens
Weekly ski package incl lift pass – Montagnettes Soleil.Read ReviewsOpen: 23 Nov 2019 – More info
Residence Hermine

Residence Hermine

Val Thorens
Weekly ski package incl lift pass – Residence Chalet des Neiges Hermine.Read ReviewsOpen: 23 N More info
Residence Koh I Nor

Residence Koh I Nor

Val Thorens
Weekly ski package incl lift pass – Residence Chalet des Neiges Koh I Nor.Read ReviewsOpen: 30 More info
Residence l'Oxalys

Residence l'Oxalys

Val Thorens
Weekly ski package incl lift pass – Residence l’Oxalys.Read ReviewsOpen: 07 Dec 2019  More info
Residence Le Hameau du Kashmir

Residence Le Hameau du Kashmir

Val Thorens
Weekly ski package incl lift pass – Residence Le Hameau du Kashmir.Read ReviewsOpen: 07 Dec 20 More info
Residence Plein Sud

Residence Plein Sud

Val Thorens
Weekly ski package incl lift pass – Residence Chalet des Neiges Plein Sud.Read ReviewsOpen: 23 More info
France Discovery (Silver) - 19 Days

France Discovery (Silver) - 19 Days

Megeve, Val d'Isere, Val Thorens, Chamonix
Mont-Blanc, quaint villages & the largest ski area in the world The 19 day France Discovery inde More info
The High Life (Gold) - 15 Days

The High Life (Gold) - 15 Days

Val d'Isere, Val Thorens
Picturesque village with high peaks to highest ski resort in the Europe The 15 Day High Life indepen More info


Segway outing

Discover the secrets of Val Thorens with a Segway on snow to get a true feeling of gliding on snow.

Be careful not to skid! An outing among friends where hilarity is guaranteed!

Every Tuesday.
From the age of 14.
Duration: 1 hours

What is a Segway?
The Segway is an ecological form of motorised transport, which is easy to control and safe.
It consists of two wheels, a platform on which the user stands, and a handlebar. It all works thanks to a gyroscopic stabilisation system.

Ice driving

Do you enjoy a good adrenalin rush? Discover the highest ice-racing track in Europe. The Val Thorens Drivers’ School wants to initiate you to a number of new sensations.

Steering, counter-steering, braking….all the techniques are tried under the watchful eye of a trained professional .

The Ice Driving Academy welcomes you on the « Alain Prost’s » ice-racing track of VT:
- Altitude : 2200 m
- Length : 760 m
- Width : 10 to 12 m
- Circuit officially recognized to welcome the “Trophée Andros” races

The Ice driving Academy team:
- The pist initiation and baptism are done under the control of several skilled pilots, all holders of the BPJEPS

Ice karting

The Ice Driving Academy driving school gives you the opportunity to try ice karting.

A 300-m long by 5-m wide ice run is specially set up for karting at the Alain Prost driving circuit centre.

It’s fun to do with friends or family, and great for trying out the sensations of sliding around on the ice for the first time.
Get there using the free shuttles from the P3 car park.

Ice karting sessions can be booked throughout the week.


Once you’ve have crossed the slopes, take to the heights and discover the mountains from another angle… from the air !

Beneath your, the Belleville Valley, facing the Mont Blanc is revealed. You will be led by state-qualified instructors.

Departure from 3000m altitude for a descent of 650m. Powerful sensations and unforgettable memories! Are you ready to fly?


Experience Val Thorens and the Belleville Valley from a birds-eye view, flying on a tandem paramotor!

A paramotor is a motorized paraglider that enables a pilot and passenger to climb in altitude and stay airborn for as long as they want. Enjoy an unforgettable aerial view as you soar above the valley at a comfortable speed of 35km/hr.

Your pilot, Timothy Green, will tailor the flight to your sense of adventure ,whether it be a smooth panoramic flight over the valley and resort or an exhilerating acrobatic flight.

Weather permitting, you can even fly over some of the summits and glaciers in the area to witness an amazing panoramic view of the Massifs de la Maurienne, the Tarentaise, the Vanoise all the way to the Mont Blanc and the Ecrins mountain ranges.

To reserve your flight, please contact Ski Cool up to 3 days before the the day you want to fly so we can double-check the weather to give you the best flight time and date possible.

Accessible to Beginner Skiers and Intermediate Snowboarders
Monday - Saturday 9h30 to 15h45
Meeting place: Altiport (accessible from the Moutière chair lift on the right). Arrive with your ski / snowboard equipment.

Longer flights or sunset flight upon request

Don’t Forget to Bring:

Skis or Snowboard
Warm Clothes and Gloves
Helmet (can be provided by Ski Cool)

Tim Green : Paramontor pilot
Tim Green 28, is a certified tandem paramotor piliot with over 10 years of experience as a professional pilot.

At age 16 he received a Private Pilots License and starting paragliding quickly progressing to acrobatics. Moving to Chamonix he started competing placing 11th in the World Aerobatic Championships in 2006 and 1st in the Swiss Championships 2009 as well as 1st place at the Chamonix Vol et Ski Competition in 2010.

Tim then started Cloudbase Productions and focuses on aerial cinematography captured from a tandem paramotor.

Ziplining at high altitude

A glide over 1300 m… 1 minute 45 seconds of pure pleasure in breathtaking surroundings, from the 3 Valleys peak at 3230 m, at the top of the Bouchet chairlift in the Orelle resort, over to the Val Thorens crest, at 3000 m, at the top of the Thorens Funitel.

From Orelle to Val-Thorens, suspended from a steel cable, comfortably installed in a cocoon of fabric which will take you over the 100 km/h barrier, you can experience what it feels like to be a great bird of prey, soaring over infinite spaces.

Access is reserved to skiers by the Bouchet chairlift, in the Orelle resort.
The glide costs 50 €, and tickets are purchased on-site.
Please note that there are a limited number of places.

Length: 1300 m
Altitude on departure: 3230 m
Altitude on arrival: 3000 m
Maximum height above the ground: 250 m
Speed: from 65 to 105 km/h
Age: from 8 to 88
Weight: maximum 120 kg

Luge - The longest toboggan run in europe

Get ready for an incredible experience on a marked-out run in the heart of a magnificent natural valley. All the thrills of a toboggan run for everyone from 5 years old.

After an 8 minutes ascent using the Péclet Funitel, you arrive at the departure set at the foot of the magnificent Péclet glacier, at an altitude of 3,000 m.

Then it’s off for 45 minutes of excitement and sliding entertainment!

The itinerary is great fun, linking raised bends and varied slopes giving tobogganists intense pleasure. Nothing to fear, just let yourself go and enjoy, right at the heart of an exceptional site.

Mountain Bike on Snow

A new snow sport
At an altitude of 3000 m, at the foot of the Péclet glacier, in the heart of a sumptuous high mountain decor, hurtle down the 700 m of height difference on the Tête Ronde blue slope. Accessible to sporty ones and experienced MTB riders every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening.

Departure at 5pm, after the slopes have closed, accompanied by Gérald Bigot, a state qualified instructor, for a sporty descent full of excitement. Experience riding on the snow with a MTB, your position on the bike, braking, turning and perhaps even falling during more than 45 minute (6 km) at night fall.

A well deserved reward at the bottom: mulled wine for everyone!

Snowshoe outings

Would you like to try an activity that combines fun, sport and discovery ? Then snowshoeing is for you!

Did you know that snowshoeing in the oldest snow sport in the world? Over 10,000 years ago, snowshoes allowed hunters to move around easily despite the thick layers of snow. Today, snowshoeing has become a true sports and leisure activity.

One major advantage is that everyone can enjoy it as it requires no technical knowledge or particular physical condition. What’s more, snowshoeing allows you to discover the stunning landscapes around the resort at your own pace.