Published the 25 February 2014Available free of charge from the AppStore and from Google Play, the multi-functional Val Thorens application offers a wealth of information, as well as practical and fun functions all accessible from your Smartphone.
Discover how useful it can be to take it everywhere with you!
When you open the application for the first time it might seem like a maze of functions. However, a lot of time and thought went into creating this application to answer a range of questions throughout the day so that you don't have to look online or go to a resort information point each time. It really does offer a pocket-sized concierge service. Whether you're a hard-core skier or a non-skier, you'll find all the useful information you need to organise your day at your fingertips.
A short summary of the functions available on the Val Thorens Smartphone application:
SKI PASS Module :
This gives you the option to recharge your ski pass, which saves you having to queue up at the ski pass sales outlets. Type in your details: user name and password, follow the instructions... and hey presto, you can head straight to the slopes! And for those of you who haven't yet bought your ski pass, go online before you arrive in Val Thorens and order the Pass that best suits your requirements.
WEATHER AND WEBCAM module
Find all the information your need regarding snow cover, avalanche risks, sunshine, snow fall etc at a glance. A 3-day weather forecast option is also available, so you can organise your days accordingly. And for those who are coming by car, you will find all of the traffic news, advice and contacts.
As for the Webcams, the majority of them provide realtime images of the ski slopes.
SKI AREA AND SKI AREA CONDITIONS:
In a nutshell, this is the traditional printed piste map in realtime. You will receive any updated information linked to weather conditions or possible technical problems and you don't need to fold it up!
These modules combine the piste map, ski lifts open in realtime and ski run opening times.
You will also find practical information about the rescue service, restaurants, toilets and ski pass sales outlets.
ITINERARY module. (not available on Android device)
This function works like magic ! Enter your profile (skiing level, ski pass, time you want to spend skiing, preferences, choice of destination etc) and this function will create an itinerary according to the information you provide, combined with the ski area conditions (ski lift openings, groomed runs etc) in realtime.
Please remember you must take responsability for how, where and when you ski. Please pay attention to your route and to the information provided on the slopes.
PANORAMA Module. (not available on Android device)
You're skiing when you discover a beautiful landscape.
Thanks to this function, you can discover the surrounding mountains and the names of the summits. No more making up excuses to your children for not knowing the name, or making up names to impress your friends!
MY FRIENDS Module:
Geolocalize your family and friends on the ski area. This latest «friends» function enables you to find your Facebook friends' location on the piste map and send them a message.
MY SKI + Module
This fun function enables you to record and compare your performance with the rest of the Ski + community.
Join the Ski + community with this module, track and compile statistics of your performance and compare them to be ranked in the international skiers' ranking.
Take on challenges, earn points and take 1st place in the rankings!
The challenges are set by brands, the Ski+ community and by the resort of Val Thorens :
- The challenges reward your performance on the slopes.
- A challenge is comprised of several badges to be won
- The challenge is validated when all of the badges have been won
- To take part, head to your chosen challenge, click on play and off you go!
- The more badges you win, the more Ski+ points you win and the higher up the international skiers' ranking you go.
Which player will have the + factor?
At the moment, Val Thorens offers 3 types of challenge which allow you to discover and progress over the ski area according to your level and your profile.
- The «Zen» challenge for beginners and skiers who want to learn with total peace of mind. We would recommend you take your first steps on the snow with an instructor.
- The «Explorer's» challenge to discover the ski area and as many landscapes as possible in your own time.
- The «Expert's» challenge for hardened skiers of a good level. Set off to discover the ski area's legendary runs and win points at the same time.
Are you ready ? Then get set, go!
So that skiing remains enjoyable for everyone, make sure you are in control of the route you are taking and your speed at all times, whilst repecting other skiers.
Share your experiences of this Val Thorens application module with us at the bottom of the page and let us know how you are getting on with the challenges! ;)
ACTIVITIES, ENTERTAINMENTS AND PRACTICAL GUIDE:
What can you do after a day's skiing or if you don't ski? Discover the wealth of activities available and plan your days as you wish thanks to these 2 activities and entertainments modules.
In the Practical Guide you'll find a listing of all the resort professionals so you can reserve an activity, a restaurant, get live info... Whatever your needs or requirements, in the click of a button you'll be put through to the right person!
THE LATEST MODULES:
And finally, you will also discover a bonus photo module; Val Thorens photo frames and the option to share your photos on Facebook will make your friends green with envy.
Head to Val Thorens' video channel and delve into the different resort atmospheres.
Don't forget to access to the resort's social networks and share your experiences, photos and videos with the Val Thorens' communities.
You still haven't downloaded it? It's free so make the most of it :)
Once you've tried it out we'd love to have your feedback on the application. Do let us know if you run into any problems using it or if you've got any ideas for other useful functions.
On your marks, grab your Smartphone, go...