Almost all grown up!

By the age of 12, children can do most adult activities! Whether it’s taking their first steps on the snow, learning to snowboard, perfecting their technique or tackling the moguls in the snowpark, the resort’s ski school instructors are on hand to accompany your pre-teen/teen every step of the way. A vast array of other activities are also available for them: discovery sessions, thrills and spills, pushing back their limits or taking time to relax – they’ll be spoilt for choice!


Here’s a round-up of activities available for your young adventurers (or not so adventurous adventurers!):

Dog sledging

Enjoy this moment with animals to admire the view and relax. Did you know that being with animals helps children to relax ?
Mixing sledging and cuddles with the dogs, this is one of kids' favorite activity !

From 2 years old accompagnied by a parent.

More information: Evolution 2


Flying has always been a childhood dream ... And Val Thorens is the only place where you can fulfill them, alone or in pair !

  • Fly to-wo-by-two on the BEE ! The double zip-line starts at the end of Moutiere Chairlift, and ends up at the heart of the resort, in Place Caron.
    Children from 14 years old, and taller than 1.40m
    Accesible to skier and pedestrians
    Further information on the dedicated page "Bee Flying"


  • Come aboard the new Maurienne-Tarentaise shuttle which flies through the air like an eagle !
    Accesible to children, weight minimum : 40kg
    Skiers only, access by the Bouchet chairlift
    Further information on the dedicated page "The Tyrolienne"

Toboggan : The Cosmojet

Get ready for an incredible experience on a marked-out run "The Cosmojet" in the heart of a magnificent natural valley.
All the thrills of a toboggan run for everyone from 5 years old.

Let's go for 45 minutes of excitement and sliding entertainment !

The itinerary is great fun, linking raised bends and varied slopes giving tobogganists intense pleasure.
Nothing to fear, just let yourself go and enjoy, right at the heart of an exceptional site.

Go and try the Cosmojet with the whole family !

Free for children between the age of 5 and 10 and under 1.25 m tall, on an adult's (above 18) sled.

Information and booking : Chalet de la Luge (located at the Rond Point des Pistes, near Cascade's chairlift), or call +33 (0)4 79 00 07 08

Children torchlit ski descent

Children will be acting, with an electric torchlight,  as the famous « red jumpers » ski instructors during their traditionnal torchlit descent.

Every wednesdays during school holidays

Information and reservations direclty at the ESF Ski School

Fun areas and snowpark

Having fun on your skis is the essential part of a successful holiday! To ensure that everyone finds what they are looking for, Val Thorens offers initiation or improvement classes in many fun areas.

You can start with the VT Fun Ride, a piste suitable for the whole family for your first experience and then progress in the VT Family Park for your first successful figures.

Finally, if you are at the right level, or simply what to be amazed by what you see, then head to the ultra-creative VT Park modules to watch the pros freestyle skiing and snowboarding !

Ice Karting

It’s a funny activity to enjoy with friends or family, and great for trying out the sensations of sliding around on the ice for the first time !

From 7 years old,
Further information on the activity's dedicated page Ice Karting.

Ice Climbing

Get your fill of thrill and awe by discovering (or rediscovering!) the frozen waterfall climb at Val Thorens in family !

Accompanied by professionals who will teach you how to use ice axes and crampons, you will share unforgettable moments in a majestic and unspoilt setting. 

Further information : Evolution 2, L'Office de la Montagne, La Maison des Guides et de la Montagne.

Sports Center

Spending the day one the slopes is not enough for your teens ? You are looking for some activities to make the most of this bad weather day ?
In Val Thorens' Sports Center, there's no time to be bored ! From tennis, to fitness, squash, ping-pong and swimming pool, as well as basketball or futball ... Whatever your needs and desires, there is an activity waiting for you in our Center !

Further information : Sports Center

Snake Gliss

Snake Gliss is an activity where up to 10 sledges are tied together, led by a professional instructor.
The fun, thrilling activity involves a winding 45-minute descent from the top of the Funitel de Péclet. Fun and laughter guaranteed!

More information on Snake Gliss dedicated page.

More information

Don’t forget that our Destination Experts are on hand at the Tourist Office to help you get the very most out of your family holiday in Val Thorens!

Head to the Maison de Val Thorens, or call us on +33 (0)4 79 00 08 08

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Ski Sporting Activities Child Famille Plus
Ecole de ski Internationale Prosneige
The authentic, independant and international skischool of Val Thorens since 1996. 75 instructors at your service, with a knowledge of 17 languages to offer. Our team’s commitment is to guarantee a once in a lifetime experience : - A private and secure kindergarden with a costum rolling carpet - Specific pedagogy and modern teaching ways for the youngest ones - Small groups  for all ages from beginners to experts - Expertise in free-style and free-ride - Native tongue provided for our children classes Posneige - Emotions at the top
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Koh-I Nor*****
Clinging to the mountainside, the highest 5-star hotel in Europe, Koh-I Nor is mainly made of glass façades and offers one of the most beautiful sunsets in Europe.
Restaurants Famille Plus
Chez Pépé Nicolas - Chalet d'Alpage
If you want to discover a wonderful story, and a timeless setting, you need to stop at “Chez Pépé Nicolas”. On the "La Chasse" slope, between Les Menuires and Val Thorens, discover a place full of emotions, with a breathtaking view of the Péclet-Poslet glacier and the Lou valley.
Open in summer
Restaurants Famille Plus
Petite Ferme (la)
Delicious Italian specialities (pasta, risotto, bruschetta) and open fire pizzas in front of the guests. A warm and convivial welcome in a very cosy mountain decoration.
Restaurants Famille Plus
Base Camp (le) - Hôtel Pashmina
Quality produce and authentic, refined dishes are to be savoured in a relaxed atmosphere with the mountains as a backdrop. Treat yourself to a feast for both the eyes and the palate! At the foot of the new "Croissant" ski run, the restaurant's south-facing terrace offers breathtaking views while you eat your lunch.
Open in summer
Restaurants Famille Plus
Cabane (la)
In an authentic, romantic and warm setting, discover a refined cuisine with a Savoyard touch. Le Cabanon is a small annexe and private dining room for birthday parties or cocktails for about hundred people... A la carte or custom-made
Ski Sporting Activities Famille Plus
Ecole de ski - Evolution 2
Evolution 2 Ski and Adventure School, or a different way of discovering the mountings… Our finest activities in the largest ski area in the world: let your dreams of adventure come true! We adapt to your needs, your desires and your level so that you can share our passion for the mountains. Whatever your age, we are here to provide support and share your best experiences in Val Thorens.
Restaurants Bar/Nightclubs Famille Plus
Auberge des Balcons (l')
Easy to reach from the Plein Sud slope, in chalet 1 in les Balcons de Val Thorens, for only 16€ for lunch time enjoy our "ski menu" main course+dessert or starter+main course!
Restaurants Famille Plus
Grange (la)
An unusual pizzeria and restaurant: it's like being in a real barn! Varied and traditional menu, Savoyard specialities and grilled meat... Half-board formulas to simplify your holidays, for adults and children. Breakfast XXL, ideal before a day on the slopes !
Shopping Famille Plus
Eskiador Sport 2000
Eskiador Sport 2000 is a ski rental store located in the Pierre & Vacances residence «Les Temples du Soleil», nearby the Montana Cheval Blanc, Montana Plein Sud and Kashmir residences as well as the Altapura hotel. You will find brand new skis and snowboards every year to make your Val Thorens experience unforgettable. Our team of experts will advise you 7 days a week, from 8.30am to 7.30pm. Direct access to the slopes. Book online to get up to 45% off.
Tourist Residences Famille Plus
Neiges Eternelles (les)
A unique place in Val Thorens for a custom-made stay! Three cosy apartments in a chalet of stone and wood facing Cime Caron with personalized hotel services provided by our Chalet Girls.
Restaurants Bar/Nightclubs Famille Plus
Chaudron Magique (le)
Discover our Savoyard specialities, grilled meats and homemade pizzas. Our cheeses, cooked meats and meats are carefully selected and prepared with « respect for the product»
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Joyeuse Fondue (la)
A restaurant with a wide range of fondue recipes: meat, cheese, chocolate,... but also pierrade royale, raclette and a nice selection of grilled meats. Take a look at the decoration !
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Sherpa (le)***
Chalet-style hotel on the slopes ideally located in a quiet area on the heights of Val Thorens, close to the ski slopes and the village centre. Warm and intimate address where hospitality and art of living come together at the fireside and in the gourmet restaurant. Home-made cooking. Terrace with "cosmic sauna". Indoor Sauna, Hammam and Jacuzzi. Maria Galland beauty corner.
Ski Child Famille Plus
Ecole du Ski Français (ESF) - Mini-clubs, jardin d'enfants, cours collectifs enfants, ados et adultes, cours privés
Children and adults, ESF Val Thorens pampers young and old! From the age of 3 months, adapted activities, the best instructors.
Shopping Famille Plus
Prosneige Shop
This is the main shop for our Prosneige ski school where you can rent or buy equipment, accessories and ski clothes and organise ski and snowboard lessons.
Restaurants Famille Plus
Diamant Noir (Le) - Koh-I Nor
A culinary experience for you five senses. Our Chef Eric Samson welcomes you for dinner at the Diamant Noir restaurant where you will enjoy refined, high-quality dishes made from exceptional, local, seasonal produce. The warm and distinctive cuisine and décor take you on a voyage of discovery.
Residences (others) Famille Plus
Trois Vallées (les)
Hotels Clubs and Holiday Villages Famille Plus
Hôtel Club MMV Les Arolles
Restaurants Bar/Nightclubs Hotels Clubs and Holiday Villages Famille Plus
Hotel Club MMV Les Neiges
Sporting Activities Hygiene, Health And Beauty Kindergartens - Leisure complex Famille Plus
Centre Sportif de Val Thorens
Open in summer