Val Thorens is a state of mind. A state of mind of attitude and altitude.

This is the resort that combines the best skiing with the best atmosphere. Relaxed, lively and gourmet, here you can move to your heart's content, at your own pace, and enjoy a wide range of experiences. The ultimate aim: to feel alive!

A warm atmosphere, breathtaking nature, no barriers or frontiers, this is the place for those who want and know that height rhymes with colour and pleasure!

Val Thorens is...

  • The highest resort in Europe. At an altitude of 2300m, snow is guaranteed!
  • A ski area open from November to May
  • Access to the 3 Valleys, the largest ski area in the world with 600 km of ski-linked pistes
  • A semi-pedestrian station, for everyone's comfort
  • A cosmopolitan and sporting atmosphere
  • A place for pampering and relaxation
  • New experiments to try
  • authentic, gourmet cuisine
  • A "LIVE UNITED" spirit and a constant quest for innovation
  • Trendy après-skis to suit all tastes
  • Extraordinary events throughout the winter season!

Your questions about the station

What is the altitude of Val Thorens?

Val Thorens is situated at an altitude of 2300 m, making it the highest resort in Europe.

When should you go to Val Thorens?

You can come to Val Thorens all year round, but as it is above all a ski resort, the best time to come to Val Thorens is during the winter season, from mid-November to early May.

Who created Val Thorens?

Val Thorens is the brainchild of Pierre Schnebelen, a property developer, under the political authority of Joseph Fontanet, Mayor of the Vallée des Belleville, and with the help of Bernard Reverdy, Ferdinand Martin and Pierre Josserand.

Others such as Pierre Le Blanc de Cernex, Michel Herenger, Francois Buisson, Jacques François, Georges Cumin (and many others) also played a role in the creation of Val Thorens.

The adventure begins with a small, isolated but determined team who will do everything in their power to exploit the enormous potential of this exceptional site.

What to wear in Val Thorens

If you are coming to Val Thorens during the winter season, we recommend that you bring warm clothing: at least a ski jacket and trousers, snow boots, gloves and a hat.

Find all our advice on What to pack for a ski holiday in our blog post.

Why Les 3 Vallées?

The 3 Vallées ski area, comprising the ski resorts of Courchevel, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle, is so named because it stretches over 3 distinct valleys: the Courchevel valley, the Allues valley (Méribel) and the Belleville valley (Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Les Menuires and Val Thorens).

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