The main resort of Val Thorens lies at 2300m, so your accommodation will offer you direct access to the ski slopes. It's a lively place with a good selection of hotels and purpose-built apartments. There are two further villages in the valley where you could base yourself, both are connected to the main ski area. Les Menuires lies at 1850m and has developed into a resort in its own right, with good facilities and a nice selection of charming chalet-style accommodation. Lower still is St Martin de Belleville, a traditional French mountain village that has gradually adapted into a holiday destination without losing its charm. You can take a look at the piste map to see where the villages are located.