The new resort and ski area developments at Val Thorens – Winter 2023/2024

Dive into a new winter season Val Thorens, where a range of innovations and improvements await you from November 25, 2023 to May 5, 2024. From ski slopes to activities, including accommodation and services, discover the new experiences that will make your stay unforgettable! What’s new in the area…

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The “Gondola Cheese” new for winter 2024/2025

Dear skiers Val Thorens, have you ever dreamed of hitting the slopes while enjoying a Savoyard fondue, while escaping the influence of your phone? Well, let us introduce you to the latest mountain innovation: the “Gondola Cheese”! Imagine yourself comfortably seated in our gondola, surrounded by a warm atmosphere and…

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6 good reasons to ski in Val Thorens in April

Mountain holidays are a well-established ritual for you: every year, for the Christmas holidays or the February holidays, it is the ideal time to go and recharge your batteries with family or friends. That’s already great, but have you tried going to the mountains in the spring? I you…

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How to properly use your GoPro in the mountains

On the Tête Ronde track, in Caron's cabin or even in the station, it is now impossible to miss the GoPros, these small cameras proudly hoisted on the top of the helmets. They allow you to immortalize the first turns of the youngest child or the hesitant snow plow of your brother discovering the joys of…

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Everything you need to know about ski touring skins

New article in this “ski touring” series, we are going to focus on an essential and exciting element, skins for ski touring. Skins for ski touring are made of hair which serves to prevent the ski from rolling back down the slope when going uphill. When you are in the sense…

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The evolution of skis

The evolution of skis to the present day Before becoming a leisure activity and a competitive sport, skiing was above all a means of transport, particularly in the Nordic countries, Siberia and the mountains of Central Asia. From then on, skiing has continued to evolve: it is no longer a simple board…

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Why choose Val Thorens for your snow vacation?

Are you still wondering where to spend your vacation in the mountains this winter? What if we offered you a resort that would satisfy lovers of skiing, sunny terraces, new discoveries or even thrills? Both parents and children?…

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How to maintain your skis

It's time to discover a new article on ski equipment with today, everything you need to know about maintaining your downhill skis. And yes, in order to be able to fully enjoy the 3 ski area Valleys, it is still more pleasant to have skis in good condition, thus providing better…

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

I don't ski... But what can I do Val Thorens SO ? You love the mountains for its invigorating air, its breathtaking snowy landscapes, its friendly and warm atmosphere...But skiing isn't really your thing? So much the better, because here, we also enjoy the mountains themselves …

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Some Savoyard expressions that make you smile

You have heard some bad news during your stays in Val Thorens, and you are impatiently awaiting the dahu hunting trip that the local local has promised you... To help you find your way, here is a short, non-exhaustive glossary of friendly expressions from the country. La Peuf Yes,…

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Know everything about the origin of Fondue, is it Switzerland or else!?

It's 17 p.m., back at the chalet after a great day carving turns, you decide to end the day in style with a warm fondue. And when we talk about fondue, there’s room for discussion! To be unbeatable and know everything about fondue and its origins, this article is made for…

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How to choose your skis?

Today, if there is something for all tastes and all colors, there is especially something for all levels and all practices! To make the most of the area of Val Thorens et des 3 Vallées discover, in 3 steps, how to choose your skis: Step 1: Define your…

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How to adjust your ski bindings

That's it ! You have finally chosen the perfect pair of skis for you! Now, before you set out to tackle your favorite slopes at Val Thorens, you still have one last important step: correctly adjust your bindings. To ski in complete safety and allow the binding to play its role...

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How to choose your ski mask

Whether it's a beautiful day of skiing in the sun or in the fog, the ski mask is the essential accessory to protect your eyes and improve your vision! I therefore offer you this article to help you choose the ski mask that suits you. Adapting to the weather and…

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Access Orelle: the meteoric rise

A new Orelle connection-Val Thorens by gondola via the Cime Caron, accessible by ski and on foot The 21/22 season was the culmination of the program to replace the “3 Vallées Express” gondola with the new Orelle gondola, as well as the creation of a second device (TC Orelle-Caron) independent and in a row towards the top of…

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Val Thorens in 10 essentials

This is your first visit to Val Thorens and you want to be sure not to miss anything? Don't worry, we have gathered here, just for you, the 10 essential activities of the resort! Are you ready ? Let's go ! So, Val Thorens has no more secrets for you! It's time…

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Some technical terms before using your GoPro

GoPros are excellent cameras that meet everyone's needs. Whether you are looking for a camera to immortalize your stay with friends under the sun Val Thorens or whether you are looking for an action cam to film your next off-road run, the GoPro will prove indispensable on both counts. Off-piste with…

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How to choose your touring skis

Second article dedicated to the practice of ski touring, today we will focus on skis and bindings. What weight, what length... all the answers to your questions are here! We saw it in our article on getting started with ski touring, the weight of the equipment is very important. There…

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Taste and altitude

Living at altitude affects our body, our skin and even our breathing, but is this also the case for the foods we consume on a daily basis? It was during the very first oenological workshop at Alpen Art that I had the opportunity to meet Cassandre, the sommelier of this taste fair so that she could share with me all her…

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What to do in summer Val Thorens ?

You have decided to come to Val Thorens this summer ? You are absolutely right! The pure air, breathtaking landscapes and activities galore are all good reasons to choose to discover the summer version of the resort. But actually, what do we do? Val Thorens in summer ?…

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How to prepare yourself physically for skiing?

That's it ! Your vacation at Val Thorens are organized! You can already see yourself hurtling down the slopes of your favorite resort, the fresh mountain air tingling your cheeks... What happiness in perspective! Even if the holidays are still a few weeks away, nothing prevents a quick check-up to check…

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The right settings for your GoPro

After understanding what each element is, it is now useful to know how to use them. Here are the right settings so that your GoPro is at its best! For simple and classic use intended for social networks or simple sharing with friends, the following setting is sufficient: Resolution: 1080 IPS:…

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The legendary slopes of the 3 Valleys

A legendary track is a story, sensations, grandiose landscapes, anecdotes, commitment, a unique atmosphere or a zest of madness... something indefinable which has made it part of the legends. From locals, to vacationers and 3 Vallées addicts, all the opinions counted to make your spatulas vibrate on the slopes…

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Splicing a ski lift cable

I'm not telling you anything if I tell you that on a chairlift, the seats are attached to a metal cable. But did you know that it takes three steps to install this cable? First, a cable of approximately 15mm in diameter is installed using a helicopter. The final cable is then pulled by this…

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What to pack for a summer in the mountains?

Fleece or flip-flops? Gloves or cap? I remained doubtful for a long time in front of my empty suitcase while preparing to come to Val Thorens this summer… When in doubt, I almost took my entire wardrobe! After having already spent two months Val Thorens, I decided to help vacationers in distress, who, like me before, don't know…

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How to optimize your training at altitude?

Why train at altitude? Julien Chorier, multiple winner of ultra trails and trail ambassador of Val Thorens, gave us several tips to optimize your sporting stay at altitude. First of all, you need to know that there is an optimum altitude for sleeping and training. Then, the benefits are not the same depending on the…

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Let’s share these great rewards – Thank you!

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6 tips to keep future champions waiting

The holidays have started, in a few hours you will be on the slopes! But before that a small transfer is necessary between your different types of transport. Do you have a few hours to wait at the station? In the airport hall? How to keep toddlers and future champions waiting. Tip #1: Destination game…

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Élodie's advice for taking your child skiing

Mother of two children, I decided to share my experience to take your child to ski school or on the slopes SERENELY at Val Thorens ! Especially when your child is still small (3-5 years old). And yes, the journey from your accommodation to the ski school meeting place can sometimes feel like a real…

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Mountain flora Val Thorens

Discovering the botanical treasures of the mountains Edelweiss is an integral part of the imagination we have about mountain flora. However, from the banks of rivers to high-altitude plains, from areas of scree to the edges of glaciers, nature is full of wonders, each one as pretty and colorful as the next! For…

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Avalanche dog handler, much more than a job.

Today they are inseparable from mountain rescue and even from the Alpine imagination: the avalanche dog and its master form a united duo necessary for the rescue of man in a mountain environment. Admired by adults, adored by children, the avalanche dog, generally represented by the St Bernard breed, has been one of the…

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How to sleep like a groundhog?

Our advice for a regenerating sleep! The holidays are here and it is generally the ideal time to rest and eliminate all the fatigue accumulated since the beginning of the year. Who hasn't secretly dreamed over the last few months of sleeping like a groundhog, of lounging for hours on end under the sheets without...

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How to properly store your ski equipment during the summer

That's it, it's time to swap the ski mask for the diving mask, and the warm clothes for the swimsuit. It is with a little tear in your eye that you prepare to store your skis in the garage, before the start of next season at Val Thorens, at…

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Trail grooming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86dc4unX-i4&t=3s Les coulisses du damage Il est 2h00 du matin quand le réveil sonne. Une heure inhabituelle pour moi mais un réveil qui se fait assez facilement, il faut dire que l’expérience qui nous attend avec Ingrid n’est pas commune… Nous allons damer les pistes de ski ! Un rapide petit déjeuner, une dernière vérification…

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A snow groomer ride, an unforgettable experience

Go behind the scenes of Val Thorens The sun is setting on the horizon. The sky, reddens, radiates with a rosy glow the last peaks surrounding the cocoon in which the highest station of the old continent has nestled. Comfortably seated in a minibus, tinted windows, Madeline firmly holds Jean's hand. They know that they will live...

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8 tips for making a great video with a GoPro

Become an expert with your GoPro! That's it, you're ready to hit the slopes and you want to memorize your exploits? Here are some tips that will help you produce 5-star content with a GoPro: Tip #1 Go with an intention! Imagine what you want to capture, have a good idea…

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What to take in your bag for a ski vacation?

The ski vacation is approaching and packing your bag is an important time. Both stressful and exciting, we would like to be able to take our house and not have to choose! Being ready for all eventualities, without breaking the suitcase, this is the objective that I suggest you achieve together thanks to a…

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The weather, from the people above!

We have all heard sayings for predicting (with varying degrees of reliability) the weather for the next few hours. For example in the plains, it is reputed that when the swallows fly low, bad weather is not far away or if the hot wind blows on the alpine lakes, the waters...

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The legendary slopes of Val Thorens

An area like no other, open 170 days a year, Val Thorens is a dream for mountain fans. Between steep slopes, pleasant winding slopes and adventurous slope edges, it is the ideal terrain for expression for experts and beginners alike. With its 150km of track we rediscover this exceptional area with pleasure and surprise on each outing. Ski…

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Cime Caron cable car evacuation exercise

The meeting was set: 16 p.m. at the technical premises of SETAM (Société des Téléphériques TArentaise Maurienne: company of ski lifts of Val Thorens). We didn't know much; the goal was to attend and participate in an evacuation exercise for the Caron cable car. If you have never been to Val Thorens, a quick little presentation: the…

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What memories to bring back from Val Thorens ?

Just imagine. It's Friday evening and tomorrow is your last day at Val Thorens. But here you are, you promised to bring back a souvenir for your mother / sister / uncle / grandmother / colleague / boss (delete the unnecessary) of your stay at Val Thorens. There's an uproar in the apartment, everyone…

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Christmas at Val Thorens

 We are convinced that the spirit of Christmas must be placed at the heart of our actions But there you go Time passes and the years go by Your children growing up, gradually forget the magic of December 25 Who is still ready to believe that wonder, magic and joy surround the Christmas spirit One thing…

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Top 5 GoPro Accessories

THE MOST USED GoPro Accessories VAL THORENS Our GoPro HERO12 Black and their accessories are our most faithful allies throughout the season! Whether it's to film an arrival of powder, do a night timelapse, take you with us on the slopes, behind the scenes of a…

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Genshin Impact and the mysterious events Val Thorens !

The most popular video game of the moment Genshin Impact has revealed its latest collaboration with Val Thorens to celebrate the first anniversary of the Dragonback universe. This game universe called Lights and Eternal Snow finds its direct inspiration in the mountains of the Alps To accompany this celebration, the resort Val Thorens its…

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[April Fool's Day!] New: raclette machines on the chairlifts of Val Thorens !

Val Thorens : pioneer station of innovation Always in search of innovation, SETAM (operating company of the ski lifts of Val Thorens) is offering a brand new service on the chairlifts for the next ski seasons, which will revolutionize the time spent on the ski lifts. Attentive to the needs of skiers, and after two winters of study…

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Autonomous shuttle: a world first Val Thorens

A world first to Val Thorens Built by the company Navya, with a capacity of 15 people, this 100% electric shuttle is also entirely autonomous. And it’s at an altitude of 2300m, in the resort of Val Thorens, that the manufacturer and its operator Berto have chosen to come and install the very first autonomous shuttle in a station…

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Maintenance of Gazex

This winter, we followed the trackers during a preventive avalanche triggering (PIDA). In summer, the equipment must be maintained, in particular the gazex which must be checked, repaired and replenished with gas. Are you afraid of heights? So let's go ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQqyR36CXWU It’s 6:30 a.m., we arrive at the slopes management garage…

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Jean Béranger, a star among the pioneers.

Commit with passion...but reflection. This is a sentence that could well sum up Jean Béranger...Monsieur Jean Béranger. One of the great men of Val Thorens An essential figure in French skiing, Allevard's child is one of the creators of the ski resort. Val Thorens. A player in the development of the highest resort in Europe, he founded the ESF there and remained…

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Jean Frédéric Chapuis Olympic Champion!

Thursday February 20, 11:47 a.m. in a bar in Val Thorens. There are at least 150 people, parents, fan club members, friends, vacationers, their eyes glued to the big screen to wait for the final of the country's child, Jean-Fred Chapuis. When the starting gate lowers, the spectators' heartbeats race. 1 minute and…

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