Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in the Alps, sitting at 2300m! Purpose-built, the layout is convenient and there is a lot of ski-in/ski-out accommodation on offer; despite this high level of functionality, Val Thorens still has a great feel largely thanks to the great views from its position on a sunny, west-facing slope. Given its high-altitude position, Val Thorens has a snow-sure guarantee (literally for the 2013 season, as the resort offered a free day's skiing if snow conditions weren't up to scratch), and the 150km of piste, served by 31 lifts, range over 1800-3230m. One of the resort's greatest assets, however, is its position in the Three Valleys, which offers an enormous 600km of piste, serve by 173 lifts and kept in stellar condition by 2162 snow guns. The nearest airports to Val Thorens are Chambery (2hr15m) and Geneva (2hr30m), while nearby Meribel and Les Menuires can be skied to. Read more...

Purpose-built Val Thorens is largely characterised by large apartment blocks, but this does not mean your choices are limited: there are both catered and self-catered apartments in Val Thorens are available, and if you're looking for a luxury option then accommodation with pool, sauna and hot-tub is on offer. If you're looking for a more traditional group or family ski holiday then wood-clad properties are on offer, with a choice between catered and self-catered chalets in Val Thorens. Off the piste, the resort has plenty for you to get stuck into. If you're a serious gourmand, then you'll be impressed by the range of restaurants which include a two Michelin-starred restaurant. Apres-ski is taken seriously in Val Thoren, and you can start your night in one of a number of bars and then move on to late-night clubs with live music. If you're looking for something a little tamer, then check out the street markets, cinema or toboggan run.

Val Thorens has a lot to offer both on and off the piste, so book your ski or snowboard holiday today!

Val Thorens is taken seriously by skiers and snowboarders world-wide, and for good reason. Its high altitude mean the season is longer and you're more likely to get good conditions, while its ski domain is sure to interest skiers of all ability, especially once you take into account the wider Three Valleys area. Experienced skiers revel in the off-piste opportunities, with powder lasting for longer at the high altitudes. Good blacks also exist, but the extent of runs for intermediates is more impressive, and the reds and blues closest to Val Thorens are some of the best in the Three Valleys. Beginners in Val Thorens are well provided for, and nursery slopes served by free lifts are very close to the resort, with easy blues to progress to. Snowboarding in Val Thoren is similarly appealing, and there is a good snowpark close to the resort. Cross-country skiers need to head elsewhere, and the 28km trail between Les Menuires and St. Martin de Belleville is recommended.

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