Ski holidays in Val Thorens

Val Thorens enjoys an exceptional position: the highest European ski resort, Val Thorens is located in a natural bowl at the top of the 3 Vallees, open and sunny and somewhere you'll never get lost!  

The resort of Val Thorens is surrounded by 6 glaciers, ensuring skiing throughout the long winter season and into the summer.

Perfect for: Long season so we can offer options from late November until May

Getting here: Our prices include self drive for apartments and transfers for the hotels - need further information on transport options, do let us know

Ski Holidays in Val Thorens

Val Thorens enjoys an exceptional position: the highest European ski resort, Val Thorens is located in a natural bowl at the top of the 3 Vallees, open and sunny and somewhere you'll never get lost!  

Val Thorens is situated in the Belleville Valley, which alone boasts a huge 300km of pistes (99% of which are above 2000m), ranging from 3430m down to 1450m. For those who want to make the most of The Three Valleys area, head over into Meribel or Mottaret or make it a full day over to Courchevel. With 600km of piste and over 190 lifts, the Three Valleys is an area unlike any other. The resort of Val Thorens is surrounded by 6 glaciers, ensuring skiing throughout the long winter season and into the summer.

Known as the 'anti-stress' resort!  A number of resorts boast doorstep skiing, but how many really do?  In Val Thorens, it's simple, ski out of your accommodation and you're already on the slopes.  The resort has a vibrant, lively and young atmosphere but it is not just for the young. Thanks to being extremely open to the outside world and having a pioneering spirit for 40 years, Val Thorens is a truly cosmopolitan resort.

The huge snowpark offers tables (jumps), rails and boxes (sliding units) of different sizes. You will also find hips-quarter or the Jump’ Air (shock absorbing stunt man’s mattress) which will allow you to try acrobatic figures in complete safety! 

Doing More in Val Thorens

There are a number of fun activities available in Val Thorens but most notably Europe's longest toboggan run. Setting off from 3000m, this wonderful run is open during the day and on some evenings until 6pm. The run takes approx 45 minutes and is a definate 'must do' whilst in Val Thorens. Also in Val Thorens is Europe's highest ice driving circuit (great for the petrol heads), snowmobiles, paragliding or for the mountain bikers - why not try mountain biking on snow? However the most recent addition to Val Thorens adrenalin pumped apres ski program is Europe's highest zip wire. From the top of the Bouchet chair (3230m) you can whizz down a massive 1,300m to the Funitel de Thorens. Definetly not one for the faint hearted!

The resort has a fantastic indoor pool complex including  two swimming pools, one of which is a balneo pool, spa, jacuzzis, hammam, sauna, relaxation space, steam showers, aquaerobics. Plus a dedicated space for young swimmers with a paddling pool, leisure pool with waterjets and cascades.

The resort has all the amenities you could need and expect from a town, including supermarkets, cash machines, restaurants and bars. There are of course ski shops, ski schools and a tourist office.

Val Thorens is investing €450,000 this year in order to improve the artificial snow system: obsolete equipment replacement, doubling of existing equipment on specific areas like “The Grenouillère” and small-scale maintenance work.

Accommodation in Val Thorens

Val Thorens is designed with the skier and boarder in mind. Despite being designed in the 60's, the resort has relatively few monstrous buildings and has a relaxed village feel. The last few years have seen a lot of new accommodation being built in the resort, allowing an even greater range of accommodation on offer from basic French apartments to luxurious hotels.

A gourmet resort - the culinary offer is high quality and full of great surprises.  From local produce to Michelin starred chefs, traditional and modern, Val Thoren's bistronomy and gastronomy will delight even the taste buds of the most demanding foodies!

Getting to Val Thorens

There are options to fly, drive or take the train - we can arrange transfers from Grenoble, Chambery or Geneva.

When driving, it is about 9 hours from Calais

The Eurostar and snow train stop at Moutiers (bottom of the valley) and transfer to resort from the station is approx 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on conditions.


Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 01481 822 881;  email us your questions or;

Ski Area

Ski Insurance

  • Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

    If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

What we like

  • Long season
  • Excellent range of options
  • Snow sure

Top 5 things to do

  • Try Europes longest toboggan run
  • Try Europes highest zip wire
  • Take time to relax in the indoor pool complex
  • Make the most of the snowparks
  • Night skiing

Key Information

Airport Name: 
  • Chambery 112km (approx 2 hour drive)
  • Geneva 159km (3 hours)
  • Lyon 193km (3 hours)
Local currency: €

Ski Clothing Hire

Ski Chic

The best place for ski clothing and accessories hire online. Choose and book your all-inclusive ski outfit (jacket, trousers, goggles, gloves) and it will be delivered free of charge to your accommodation the day of your arrival in resort.

Ski Chic offer items for men, women, and children. 

SnakeGliss

SnakeGliss is an amazing brand new activity in Val Thorens for everyone to try.

10 sledges in a row, attached to one another, expertly steered by one of the especially trained pilots.

Take a seat, a deep breath and down you go for an astounding 45 minutes of thrilling descent from the very top of Peclet.

Vin chaud on arrival.

Please contact us for more details and booking in advance.

  • Hameau des Eaux d'Orelle

    £109- £511

    (£pp on std occ)

    199 APARTMENTS 1 PER APT WIFI AT A CHARGE SELF CATERING SPA FACILITIES

    Le Hameau des Eaux d'Orelle are comfortably appointed, good value apartments located  a mile from the high capacity Orelle gondola taking you directly to the Val Thorens slopes in the heart of the 3 Vallees in 15 minutes.

    They are an ideal choice for self drive, keen skiers.

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  • Residence Les Temples du Soleil

    £173- £381

    (£pp on std occ)

    UP TO 7 PEOPLE DEPENDING ON THE ROOM TYPE WIFI AVAILABLE AT AN EXTRA CHARGE SKI TO AND FROM THE DOOR FITNESS ROOM AND JACUZZI CAR PARK - PAYABLE LOCALLY

    A low budget self catering residence with great ski in/ski out access overlooking the slopes and just metres from the main lifts.

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  • Les Chalets de Rosaël

    £196- £448

    (£pp on std occ)

    UP TO 14 PEOPLE FREE WIFI PETS ARE WELCOME FOR A FEE SKI TO DOOR ACCESS COVERED PARKING AVAILABLE FOR A FEE

    Situated in “Le Quartier des Balcons” in Val Thorens, Les Chalets de Rosaël (formerly Les Chalets du Soleil) welcomes you for a wonderful winter holiday.

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  • Residence Village Montana

    £265- £762

    (£pp on std occ)

    134 APARTMENTS UP TO 8 PEOPLE COVERED PARKING AT AN EXTRA CHARGE SKI IN, SKI OUT ACCESS FREE WIFI ACCESS

    A fantastic 4 star residence with ski in, ski out ability, easy access to the lifts and a high standard of accommodation.

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  • Chalet des Neiges - Plein Sud

    £267- £702

    (£pp on std occ)

    13 APARTMENTS PETS ARE ACCEPTED FR A SUPPLEMENT SKI IN/SKI OUT ACCESS SAUNA AND FITNESS ROOM FREE WIFI IN RECEPTION AREA

    Located in the quieter Plein Sud district of the resort of Val Thorens, the Chalet de Neiges Plein Sud Residence apartments offer a peaceful setting in the buzzing resort yet are still close to the many facilities that Val Thorens has to offer.

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  • Residence Le Tikal

    £370- £469

    (£pp on std occ)

    64 APARTMENTS UP TO 8 PEOPLE WIFI AVAILABLE PAYABLE LOCALLY CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY SKI TO AND FROM THE DOOR

    Set opposite the Les Temples du Soleil, the Residence le Tikal is situated near the slopes and with easy access to the town centre.

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  • Residence Montana Plein Sud

    £417- £916

    (£pp on std occ)

    37 APARTMENTS FROM 4 - 8 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS SWIMMING POOL, SAUNA AND HAMMAM UNDERGROUND CAR PARK

    The fantastic Montana Plein Sud apartments are newly built in luxury Savoyard style and ideally situated at the foot of the slopes, close to the Village Montana.

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  • Hotel Les Arolles

    £796- £1262

    (£pp on std occ)

    FREE WIFI ACCESS STATION CAR PARKING FOR RENT SKI IN, SKI OUT FULL BOARD AVAILABLE WELLNESS CENTRE WITH WHIRLPOOLS, SAUNA AND STEAM ROOM

    The Hotel Les Arolles is situated right on the slopes in Val Thorens, the perfect location for getting straight out on the mountain. There have been lots of renovations over recent years - in particular the public areas - and it offers a good standard of accommodation, a great range of  meal plans and excellent wellness facilities.

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  • Le Hameau du Kashmir

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    39 BEDROOMS 4 - 8 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS WELLNESS FACILITIES GARAGE PARKING

    The four star hotel Le Hameau du Kashmir is located directly at the resort entrance of Val Thorens and at the foot of the slopes. The hotel enjoys panoramic, uninterrupted views and gets the very best of the sunshine!

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  • Hotel Koh-I-Nor

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    63 BEDROOMS 2-6 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS PRIVATE PARKING PAYABLE LOCALLY WELLNESS FACILITIES SKI IN/SKI OUT ACCESS

    Opened in December 2013, this fantastic 5 star hotel offers luxury, great food and wonderful service.

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  • Hotel Le Val Thorens

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    8 BEDROOMS UP TO 4 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS SKI TO DOOR ACCESS PUBLIC CAR PARK NEARBY

    The oldest hotel in Val Thorens has just undergone a major refurbishment. With a new contemporary feel, a great wellness centre and to top it all off a fantastic location adjoining the piste.

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  • Le Fitz Roy

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    56 BEDROOMS 2 - 6 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS PUBLIC CAR PARK NEARBY WELLNESS CENTRE SKI TO AND FROM THE DOOR

    This fabulous hotel continues as one of the top luxury hotels in Val Thorens. Its 5 star rating is not only due to its wealth and quality of facilities but also derived from the high level of service offered.

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  • Residence Le Cheval Blanc

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    163 APARTMENTS SLEEP FROM 2 - 8 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS UNDERGROUND CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY SKI TO AND FROM THE DOOR SPA (PAYABLE LOCALLY)

    A residence which is ideal for families due to it's proximity to the nursery slopes. It also has ski in, ski out access making it a popular choice in resort.

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  • Hotel Le Sherpa

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    SKI IN/ SKI OUT 59 BEDROOMS SPA AREA WITH SAUNA, JACUZZI AND STEAM ROOM FREE WIFI ROOMS CAN SLEEP 1,2,3 OR 4 PEOPLE

    The Hotel Le Sherpa is a 3 star hotel in the centre of Val Thorens. It is ski in/ski out and features comfortable rooms. a restaurant and a good sized relaxation/spa area with sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath. The panoramic spa looks out onto the ski slopes.

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  • Fahrenheit 7

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    WIFI 107 ROOMS PRIVATE PARKING (PAYABLE) SPA AND WELLNESS SKI IN -SKI OUT

    The 4 star hotel FAHRENHEIT ° SEVEN was new in 2016 having been completely refurbished (it was previously the Mercure hotel).

    It has an enviable ski in/ski out location and offers the most spectacular balcony views of the slopes.

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  • Residence L'Altineige

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    INDOOR AND OUTDOOR CAR PARKS WIFI ACCESS PAYABLE LOCALLY PETS ALLOWED FOR A SUPPLEMENT ALL ROOMS HAVE PRIVATE FACILITIES

    The Residence L'Altineige is ideally located on the slopes and near the ski lifts giving its guests direct access to the wonderful ski area of Val Thorens from your door!

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  • Residence Tourotel

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    INDOOR AND OUTDOOR CAR PARKING SKI IN/SKI OUT LOCATION ACCOMMODATION FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE SELF CATERED ACCOMMODATION WIFI AVAILABLE IN RECEPTION PETS ALLOWED FOR A SUPPLEMENT

    The Residence Tourotel is located in the lower part of the Peclet Hamlet, just 50 metres from the very centre of Val Thorens.  These holiday apartments are situated in a 6-floor building accessible with lifts and offers the fabulous advantage of ski in/ski out access to the ski slopes.

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