Welcome to Val Thorens
Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe, at an altitude of 2300m. This compact, purpose-built resort offers an extended season when compared to most ski areas, opening nearly two months longer, from the last week in November until the first week in May. Situated at the top of the Three Valleys, its high altitude means it is snow sure, while the modern ski lift system makes it easy to access the linked resorts of Méribel and Courchevel.
The Val Thorens valley is made up of three separate villages: Les Menuires, Val Thorens and Saint Martin de Belleville. With its own glacier and a peak elevation of 3200m, one thing you’re guaranteed is amazing snow-sure conditions throughout the season and well into late spring. There are 319 pistes totalling 600km in length as well as several beginner areas, 200 lifts and a great snowpark, making it a resort that suits all ages and abilities.
Despite being purpose-built, Val Thorens is not the 1960’s concrete eyesore that you might expect as it has been developed to fit its surroundings and has benefited from investment during the last decade or so. Well known as a lively resort, it is popular with students and families alike. The majority of accommodation here is in hotels or self-catered apartments and there are fewer catered chalets than in neighbouring Méribel.