Published the 27 February 2015
With its 150 km of pistes, outstanding quality of snow and state of the art ski lifts, Val Thorens offers an exceptional skiing experience. Whether you’re a beginner, an expert or a total addict, Val Thorens’ ski area has something for everyone!
If you love spectacular panoramas, thrilling runs and are in search of unique experiences, the 3000/6 is for you… !
If you love a bit of adventure, this experience will show you a different side to Val Thorens as you cross its six summits at altitudes of more than 3,000 meters.
From the summit of the glacier, once famous for its summer skiing, on to the Col and its panoramic view over the Chaviere glacier, not forgetting Val Thorens’ legendary summit, Cime Caron, and on to the highest point in Les 3 Vallées, Le Bouchet which culminates at 3,230 meters, this experience will leave you with the most exceptional holiday memories…
And to round it all off nicely, enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled ride on the zip wire !
Adrenalin rush guaranteed.
Peclet Summit, 3,100 meters
From Val Thorens, head towards the Peclet funitel. If you haven’t got your ski pass, don’t panic, there are ticket offices here. From the arrival point, make your way down to the Glacier chair lift. Back in the day, you could ski in Val Thorens 365 days of the year. If you’re scared of heights this isn’t for you as the piste du Glacier (black) is one of the steepest runs in Les 3 vallées.
Col de Chaviere, 3,130 meters
Firstly take the Moraine, then the Col chair lift and be prepared for mind-blowing views at the top! Soak up the panorama of the Chaviere glacier and views over the Vanoise National Park. A large white snowy bowl, where nature reigns, lies before you.
Have a rest and something to eat, take some photos to share. More than 1,000 meters of vertical drop await you.
Col de Rosael, 3,000 meters
From la Moutière chair lift, catch the Grand Fond funitel. This mountain pass links the Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys, giving you access to Orelle. Thanks to its southern exposure, the sunshine reigns supreme all day long. What’s more, Orelle is also the gateway to Les 3 Vallées for skiers coming from the Maurienne Valley and Italy. The Val Thorens ski pass can be used here too.
Cime Caron, 3,200 meters
Val Thorens’ legendary summit, due not only to its height but also its history, Cime Caron is one of the resort’s unmissables. It was back in 1981/82 that the SETAM (ski lift company) began the project of building the largest cable car in the world, the Cime Caron, to reach heights of 3,200 meters. This development was the start of a new era for Val Thorens, placing the resort in the leading group of major winter sports resorts.
If it’s views you’re after, experience a 360° panorama. From Mont Blanc, taking in the Ecrins Massif and the Maurienne valley, unfold the secrets of the ski area.
2 in 1: Bouchet Summit, 3,230 meters and the summit of the Thorens funitel, 3,000 meters
Set on the Orelle sector (Maurienne valley), this is the highest summit in Les 3 Vallées, culminating at 3,230 meters. To get there, take the Peyron and Bouchet chair lifts (Orelle). This is also the departure point of the highest mega zip wire in the world. Enjoy 1 minute 45 seconds of sheer enjoyment and breath-taking views as you travel 1,300 meters between the summit of Val Thorens at 3,000 meters, and the summit of the Thorens funitel.
Hanging from a steel cable whilst comfortably strapped into a fabric harness, travel at speeds of more than 62 miles per hour between Orelle and Val Thorens. Feel what it’s like to be an eagle in flight above the wide open spaces.