How to use your GoPro in the mountains

On the Tête Ronde piste, in Caron's cabin or even in the resort, it's now impossible to miss a GoPro, those little cameras proudly mounted on the top of your helmet. You can use them to immortalise the first turns of your youngest daughter, or the hesitant snowploughing of a brother discovering the joys of...

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Everything you need to know about ski touring skins

A new article in this 'ski touring' series, we're going to take a look at an essential and exciting element: ski touring skins. Ski touring skins are made of bristles that prevent the ski from moving backwards on the slope when climbing. When you're going uphill...

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Why choose Val Thorens for your winter holidays?

Are you still wondering where to spend your mountain holidays this winter? What if we could suggest a resort that would appeal to lovers of skiing, sunny terraces, new discoveries and thrills? For parents and children alike?

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How to look after your skis

It's time for a new article on ski equipment, with everything you need to know about looking after your skis on the slopes... And yes, if you want to make the most of the 3 Vallées ski area, it's much nicer to have skis that are in good condition, giving you the best possible...

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What to do in Val Thorens when you're not skiing...

I don't ski... So what can I do in Val Thorens? You love the mountains for their invigorating air, breathtaking snow-covered landscapes and warm, friendly atmosphere... But skiing isn't really your thing... Good, because here you can also enjoy the mountains themselves...

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How do I choose my skis?

These days, there's something for every taste and colour, but above all there's something for every level of skier! To make the most of Val Thorens and the 3 Valleys, there are 3 steps to choosing the right skis for you: Step 1: Define your...

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How to adjust your ski bindings

That's it! You've finally chosen the perfect pair of skis for you! Now, before you set off to tackle your favourite slopes in Val Thorens, there's one last important step: adjusting your bindings correctly. To ski in complete safety and allow the binding to do its job properly, you need to...

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How to choose your ski mask

Whether you're skiing in the sun or in the fog, a ski mask is an essential accessory for protecting your eyes and improving your vision! So here's an article to help you choose the ski mask that's right for you. Adapting to the weather and the...

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A few technical terms before using your GoPro

GoPro is an excellent camera that meets everyone's needs. Whether you're looking for a camera to capture your holiday with friends in the sunshine of Val Thorens or an action cam to film your next off-piste run, the GoPro will prove indispensable on both counts. Off-piste with...

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How to choose your touring skis

This is the second article devoted to ski touring, and today we're going to be looking at skis and bindings. As we saw in our article on the introduction to ski touring, the weight of your equipment is very important. The...

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Taste and altitude

Living at altitude affects our bodies, our skin and our breathing, but does it also affect the food we eat every day? It was at the very first Alpen Art wine workshop that I had the opportunity to meet Cassandre, the sommelier at this taste fair, and to hear all about her experiences...

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What to do in Val Thorens in summer?

Have you decided to come to Val Thorens this summer? You're absolutely right! Fresh air, breathtaking scenery and activities galore are just some of the good reasons to choose the summer version of the resort. But in fact, what do you do in Val Thorens in summer?...

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How can I prepare physically for skiing?

That's it! Your Val Thorens holiday is all arranged! You can already see yourself hurtling down the slopes of your favourite resort, the fresh mountain air tingling your cheeks... You're in for a real treat! Even though your holiday is still a few weeks away, there's nothing to stop you having a quick check-up to make sure you're...

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The right settings for your GoPro

Once you've understood what each element is, it's time to find out how to use them. Here are the right settings to get the most out of your GoPro! For simple, classic use on social networks or just to share with friends, the following settings are all you need: Resolution: 1080 IPS:...

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The legendary slopes of the 3 Vallées

A mythical slope has a history, sensations, grandiose landscapes, anecdotes, commitment, a unique atmosphere or a touch of madness... something indefinable that has made it a legend... From locals, to holidaymakers, to 3 Vallées addicts, all opinions have counted to make your spatulas vibrate on the slopes...

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What should you pack for a summer in the mountains?

Fleece or flip-flops? Gloves or cap? When I was preparing to go to Val Thorens this summer, I spent a long time wondering what to pack in my empty suitcase... When in doubt, I almost took my entire wardrobe! Having already spent two months in Val Thorens, I decided to help holidaymakers in distress who, like me before, don't know what to wear...

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How can you optimise your training at altitude?

Why train at altitude? Julien Chorier, multiple winner of ultras trails and trail ambassador for Val Thorens, gave us some advice on how to make the most of your sporting holiday at altitude. First of all, you need to know that there is an optimum altitude for sleeping and training. Secondly, the benefits are not the same depending on the altitude of the...

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6 tips to keep future champions waiting

The holidays are under way, and in just a few hours you'll be on the slopes! But before you do, you'll need to make a short transfer between your different types of transport: have you got a few hours to wait at the station? In the airport hall? How can you keep your toddlers and future champions waiting? Tip n°1: Play with destinations...

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Élodie's advice on taking your child skiing

As the mother of two children, I've decided to share my experience to help you take your child to ski school or onto the slopes in Val Thorens WITH CARE! Especially when your child is still small (3-5 years old). And yes, the journey from your home to the ski school meeting point can sometimes be a real...

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How do you sleep like a groundhog?

Our tips for regenerating sleep! The holidays are here and it's generally the ideal time to rest and get rid of all the fatigue accumulated since the start of the year. Over the last few months, who hasn't secretly dreamt of sleeping like a marmot, lounging under the sheets for hours on end without a wink of sleep?

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How to store your ski equipment properly during the summer

The time has come to swap your ski mask for a diving mask, and your warm clothes for a swimming costume. With a little tear in your eye, you're getting ready to put your skis away in the garage, before the start of next season in Val Thorens, in the...

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8 tips for top video with a GoPro

Become an expert with your GoPro! So you're ready to hit the slopes and want to memorise your exploits? Here are a few tips to help you create 5-star content with a GoPro: Tip No. 1 Start with a purpose! Imagine what you want to capture, have a clear idea...

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What should you pack for your skiing holiday?

Ski holidays are just around the corner and packing your bag is an important moment. Stressful and exciting at the same time, you want to be able to take your home with you and not have to choose! Being prepared for every eventuality, without having to break your suitcase, is the objective that I propose to achieve together with you thanks to a...

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The weather, from above!

We've all heard sayings that predict (with varying degrees of reliability) the weather in the hours ahead. In the lowlands, for example, it is said that when the swallows fly low, bad weather is not far off, or if the warm wind is blowing across the Alpine lakes, the waters...

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The legendary Val Thorens slopes

An area like no other, open 170 days a year, Val Thorens is a dream come true for mountain enthusiasts. With its steep slopes, pleasant winding runs and adventurous slopes, it's the ideal terrain for experts and beginners alike. With 150km of pistes, you'll rediscover this exceptional area with pleasure and surprise on every outing. Skiing...

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What souvenirs should you bring back from Val Thorens?

Just imagine. It's Friday evening and tomorrow is your last day in Val Thorens. But here's the thing: you promised to bring back a souvenir of your stay in Val Thorens for your mother / sister / uncle / grandmother / colleague / boss (delete as appropriate). All hell breaks loose in the flat, with everyone...

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Top 5 GoPro accessories

The GoPro accessories WE USE MOST AT VAL THORENS Our GoPro HERO12 Black and their accessories are our most faithful allies throughout the season! Whether you're filming the arrival of powder, making a timelapse at night, taking you with us on the slopes or behind the scenes at a ski...

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