About Advanced Pistes in Val Thorens
The 3 Valleys is one of the largest ski areas in the world. With this being the case there is a whole host of challenging and steep skiing for the advanced skier.
Whether it be mogul fields you are after, couloirs, steep gradients or just a challenging terrain you can find everything in the three valleys. Val Thorens has a number of steep bumpy runs to really get the legs working, Courchevel offers some great Couloir skiing, and Meribel has the Olympic downhill Face to tackle.
Val Thorens has a wide variety of steep ski runs to offer those that like a bit of a challenge. With access to three different glaciers and four different summits, skiers and boarders are spoilt for choice. Runs from the top of the Cime Caron lift, particularly Combe de caron, have always been a favourite. From the top of this lift you can also access the famous Combe de rosael which is often filled with huge moguls that will test your skills.
Being the furthest point, the slopes around the Bouchet lift in the fourth valley of Orelle, are the best place to get fresh powder. The runs up here are wide and often quiet, allowing you to pick up as much speed as you can handle. The Point de La Masse has four tricky blacks, masse, lac noir, dame blanche and rocher noir. It is the perfect spot first thing in the morning as it avoids the Three Valleys traffic and gets the best of the pre-lunch sunshine.
Another good place, although slightly busier as the gondola leaves from the centre of resort, is the runs at the top of the Funitel Peclet. Christine is the steepest and longest of these runs and gives you the chance to follow up with the col red run at the top of the Glacier de Thorens accessed via the Moraine lift.