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.

The configuration of the area and its state-of-the-art ski lifts allow a quick sequence of different sectors to make the most of it. Don't plan a route, the sun will guide you throughout the day.

In search of thrills or the pleasures of skiing, we are all looking for the track on which we will escape, our legendary track...

What is a legendary track?

It has something more inexplicable, a story, a particular exhibition, an exceptional panorama, a touch of madness or a unique atmosphere... It's the track that makes us vibrate every time we pass by!!

After having skied, listened to and questioned champions at the pioupious, I share with you some secrets of our domain: the legendary slopes of Val Thorens.

Combe de Caron, black slope

Caron sector: panoramic skiing. Take the Cime Caron cable car and its legendary panoramic cabins. A grandiose spectacle at the summit: 360° overview at an altitude of 3200 meters over more than 1000 peaks in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Follow the Combe de Caron, the legendary trail of the 3 Valleys. Steep on the first section, passing through a small bottleneck and followed by large valleys, it requires endurance and technical mastery. You benefit from the north orientation and this generous quality snow. Then join the last beautiful curves of the red slope of the Col de l'Audzin.

boismint and lake, red slope

Ski day with friends with lots of sun and fresh snow

To absolutely discover, the very special favorite of Timy Théaux (instructor and pro rider of Val Thorens) for the very long descent from the top of the Boismint chairlift to the bottom of the Plan de l'Eau chairlift, the lowest point in the area at 1800 meters above sea level. This involves taking two red slopes which follow each other naturally, that of Boismint and that of Plan de l'Eau, thus offering almost 1000 meters of difference in altitude. Discover a pretty sunny route traced straight down the slope offering a sustained, wide and very varied piste often ignored by skiers. Advice: Best done in the morning after damage.

christine, red trail

Péclet sector: skiing at the foot of the glaciers. The Péclet funitel, one of the ski lifts which is part of the history of Val Thorens, allows you to climb to almost 3000m altitude. Follow Christine's track for 700 meters of altitude difference, the impression of being in a small remote valley, very undulating, long, wide and pleasant with its changes of rhythm. Tip: don't forget to look up, you will pass the foot of the west face of the sumptuous Péclet glacier. Enough to vary the pleasures: you can borrow Tête Ronde, its neighbor, which will delight lovers of beautiful curves!

mauriennaise, red slope

Orelle sector: great skiing in the sun. What if you skied in the 4th valley… of the 3 Valleys?! Val Thorens-Orelle, a single domain, one package and, on the Orelle side, beautiful slopes flooded with sunshine as well as the highest skiable summit of the 3 Valleys located at an altitude of 3 meters: La Pointe du Bouchet. At the exit of the Grand Fond cable car follow the indications for the Mauriennaise piste, a long, red, hilly piste with a succession of semi-flats which ends with a pleasant large wall. Tip: favor late morning for snow.

goitschel, black slope

View of the ski area

South facing sector: skiing at the crossroads of the valleys. To enjoy the sunny slopes until the end of the day, choose the Plein Sud sector offering slopes for all levels. You won't miss the famous Goitschel piste starting at an altitude of 2900 metres, a beautiful, steep, sustained slope straight down the slope, ideal for warming up your thighs and practicing small sculls. At the end of the day you will ski to music with the Folie Douce atmosphere. Advice: favor the morning after the grooming, small crowds at the end of the day on the return from the 3 Vallées.

medal and rhodos, red track

Sector Val Thorens : skiing in powder snow. Take the Funitel de Grand Fond which will take you to the Col de Rosaël at an altitude of 3000 meters with a magical panorama of the resort. Follow the directions for La Médaille, a red slope due north which enjoys exceptional snow, very cold and dry. A good area for expression thanks to the pleasantly long and hilly track. Once at the intersection, follow the Rhodos track in perfect continuity with the previous one.

whitefish and tetras, blue slope

Boismint sector: something to delight fans of long blue slopes, a great pleasure with the sequence of Blanchot and Tetras. Crossing from top to bottom with almost 1000 meters of difference in altitude, here are long, wide and very pleasant winding tracks which follow one another perfectly well varying the pleasures, with a feeling of changing environment at each turn. The ideal expression ground for beautiful curves. Recommended by our champions.  

asters, red trail

Thorens sector: take the Thorens Funitel which takes you to an altitude of 3000 meters enjoying one of the most beautiful panoramas of the Péclet glacier, the Maurienne and the sumptuous Chavière glacier. Les Asters, a very beautiful red slope awaits you in a remote valley, the track is quite steep at the beginning followed by two large breaks in slope which allow you to vary the pleasures. With a very beautiful north orientation, good snow is there. The plus: Significant difference in altitude over a short distance. You then join the blue Génépi slope, pleasant for its width.

Find all these tracks on our interactive map of the ski area.

Your turn to try ! And what is your favorite track?


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