Winner of the World Travel Awards in 2013 and 2014 for being the World’s Best Ski Resort, Val Thorens in France is without doubt a place to visit if you are a ski enthusiast.
In no other European skiing village are you as close to heaven as in Val Thorens. The famous winter sports village in the French region Rhône-Alpes lies at an altitude of 2.300 m, offers a breath-taking view to the French as well as the Swiss and Italian Alps and is thus regarded as the highest skiing station of Europe. However, this is not the only reason why Val Thorens is one of the most popular French destinations for winter athletes. Located at the highest point, Val Thorens forms the peak of a superlative skiing region: Les Trois Vallées, which is seen as the largest connected skiing region of the world with its three valleys and approximately 600 kilometres of slopes. This means: Val Thorens is not only the gate to a skiing circus of incomparable dimensions, but also guarantees snow thanks to its beyond-competition altitude – not lastly due to the „local glacier“ Cime de Caron at 3.200 meters altitude, which in addition offers a unique panorama with a view of more than 1,000 mountain peaks.
If you want to concentrate on the region of Val Thorens in your skiing vacation, you will be pampered with an enormous selection of a total of 68 slopes with 140 kilometres that are ideally connected with 30 lifts. From the lowest point of the skiing region Val Thorens, the valley station of the chair lift Plan de l’Eau at 1.800 meters all the way to the highest peak, the mountain station of the Bouchet mountain at 3.230 meters. In between, there are unusually long and versatile slopes, numerous touring options in deep snow, as well as a very large variety of freeride possibilities and snowparks. Beginners and „normal“ skiers will surely find what they are looking for on the 26 red, 28 blue and 10 green slopes and have enough variety to choose from.