If you’re visiting Val Thorens for the first time and want to be sure you won’t miss a thing, fear not, we’ve gathered together the resort’s 10 unmissable activities especially for you!
Are you ready? Let’s go!
#1 – Watch the sun set from the top of the Peclet Funitel !
This season, the last run of the day will be on the Peclet side!
To the delight of skiers, Val Thorens’ flagship Funitel is extending its opening time until 6.30pm from Monday to Friday. That means you can admire the sunset before setting off on the blue Tête Ronde or red Christine run at dusk. A few turns later and you’ll be heading for the Castor and Pollux magic carpets, taking you back to the resort with a headful of beautiful images and memories.
There’s no doubt about it, that’s our number #1!
#2- Have a go on one of the ski area’s two ziplines!
Are you looking for maximum thrills? Then we have just the activity: ziplining!
From the heart of the resort or from the top of Le Bouchet on the Orelle sector, take flight above the slopes alone or accompanied! There’s nothing else quite like it – this activity has unarguably become a Val Thorens essential.
- BEE FLYING: Accessible to children aged 14 and over, 1.40m or taller. Setting off from the top of the La Moutière chair lift.
- LA TYROLIENNE: Accessible only to skiers aged 8 and over, via the Le Bouchet chair lift.
#3 – Share a fondue with family or friends !
No holiday in the mountains would be complete without cheese ! After a great ski session, there’s nothing better than a good fondue around the fireside, at a restaurant or at home, for going over the day’s highlights !
#4 – Hurtle down the COSMOJET 6km toboggan run !
With friends or family, Val Thorens’ toboggan run will send you shooting off into the stratosphere! On the programme? Banked turns and a variety of gradients along an almost 45-minute run! Beware! Guaranteed to make you scream with laughter!
Open from 12.15pm to 4pm Monday to Friday (4.30pm from mid-February). For even more thrills, why not try an evening descent !
#5 - Bask on a sunny terrace !
How about stopping off at a terrace between two ski runs?
A chance to recharge your batteries with a hot chocolate, a pastry and most of all, a double dose of sunshine. Isn’t perfecting your tan also the point of a holiday?
PS: Don’t forget your sun cream!
#6 – Take one of the resort’s four hiking trails !
Take some time to re-energise by hiking along one of the resort’s trails. Categorised as green, blue or red, just like the ski runs, there’s something for every ability! Our Val Thorens experts are available at the Tourist Office to show you the routes and answer any questions you may have. Fellow skiers, a word of advice, get a move on, this activity will show you a whole new side to the resort !
#7 – Enjoy some après-ski !
Val Thorens is a resort that knows how to party! Picture going out for a drink with your friends, watching the sun set and singing a rock classic at the top of your voice! Having a great holiday also means letting go !
#8 – Relax at the swimming pool !
Every day, the Sports Centre opens the doors of its well-being area so you can enjoy some relaxation.
Jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms: the choice is yours! Everything you need to have a great time and be fighting fit for the slopes the next day.
#9 – Enjoy a Club Val Thorens experience !
How about a special experience? Club Val Thorens offers the chance to win an extraordinary experience every week! Climb aboard Gilles’ piste groomer at nightfall. Take part in a traditional torchlit descent or share your last tracks of the day with the ski patrol team who will talk you through what their job entails.
Why wait to put your name down? You’re just two clicks away from having an incredible experience during your week in Val Thorens !
#10 – Take home a souvenir !
Don’t forget to set aside some time in your stay to have a look around the Peclet and Caron shopping centres. You’ll find a number of sports shops, as well as shops selling souvenirs and regional produce so that you can treat yourself! A chance to pick up a souvenir for loved ones who weren’t lucky enough to come to Val Thorens on holiday, or for work colleagues who are going to be jealous of your tan !
Personally, we’d go for the gourmet solution (cheese, cooked meats, liqueur).