Val Thorens, France

Highest resort in the Alps with exceptional snow record...

*  Extensive, varied slopes suitable for all levels...

*  Easy access to the whole 3 Valleys...

*  Ultra-convenient, ski-in, ski-out resort...

At 2300m, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe as well as one of the most snow-sure, with a season that spans nearly six months. Its slopes are excellent for all abilities and convenient to all the accommodation – you can ski above, below and beside the village, and you can even ski through the streets.


Val Thorens is purpose-built, but much more animated than many such resorts with a surprisingly lively nightlife.

Val Thorens at a glance...

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(1260-3230m - 3 Valleys)



(600km - 3 Valleys)

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The skiing

Val Thorens is the highest resort of the famous 3 Valleys network, the largest fully integrated ski area in the world. The local slopes are spread around a vast horseshoe of mountains that are entirely above the tree-line and offer plenty to amuse all levels of skier/boarder, including some serious off-piste.


The slopes link seamlessly to Les Menuires and Méribel, and beyond to Courchevel, offering a staggering 650km of pistes. Val Thorens also caters superbly for beginners with wide gentle nursery slopes right at the foot of the resort.

The resort

Val Thorens sits in a vast snowy bowl high above the treeline at the head of the Belleville valley (that it shares with Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville). At 2300m, it is the highest ski resort in Europe.


Val Thorens has been moving upmarket in recent years and is smarter than most classic purpose-built resorts, with an ever expanding range of stylish accommodation to chose from. It is also surprisingly lively with plenty of après-ski options both up the mountain and in the resort.

Our hotels in Val Thorens

Hotel Altapura *****


* State of the art designer hotel

* Fabulous spa and pool

* Excellent ski-in, ski-out location


Guide price: £1795pp**   Read more 

Hotel Koh-I Nor *****


* Contemporary but cosy luxury

* Exceptional panoramic location

* Fabulous 800m² spa


Guide price: £1845pp**   Read more 

Hotel Fahrenheit 7 ****


* Brand new retro-chic hotel

* Perfect ski-to-the-door convenience

* Vibrant atmosphere


Guide price: £1095pp*   Read more 

Hotel Le Sherpa ***


* Charming family-run hotel

* Ski-in, ski-out convenience

* Top quality cuisine


Guide price: £1245pp** 

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Val Thorens is located in the Savoie region of the northern French Alps.

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Guide prices are based on a departure in low season and include flights, private transfers and:

*  3 or 7 nights accommodation on a B&B basis

**  7 nights accommodation on a half board basis