An exceptional location
Val Thorens (France) is the highest altitude resort in Europe and the highest point in the 3 Vallées ski area, the largest ski area in the world with over 600 kilometres of runs.
Open from the November 17th 2018 to May 5th 2019.
Situated in a vast natural cirque overlooked by 6 glaciers, the Val Thorens ski area offers a multitude of itineraries so you can ski in the sunshine all day long.
Renowned for the quality of its snow and up-to-the-minute ski lifts, welcome to snowsports paradise. Carving, off-piste, ski touring, snowpark, boardercross, télémark skiing, there’s something to suit everyone. With 99% of the ski area situated above 2,000 metres, Val Thorens offers excellent conditions so you can enjoy yourself to the max.
A doorstep skiing resort; ski out of your accommodation and you’re already on the slopes! Between its powder snow fields and perfectly groomed runs, performance doesn’t even come into it; the Val Thorens ski area offers great snowsports to beginners and experienced skiers alike, whatever their ability level!
The ideal playground for mountain lovers, the ski area lets you enjoy exceptional views, notably the grandiose spectacle of the legendary Glacier de Péclet from the Cime de Caron or “the most beautiful view in the Alps”, according to the Michelin Green Guide: a breath-taking 360° panoramic view over more than 100 Alpine summits (French, Swiss and Italian).
Discover the different ski pass combinations available for the 3 ski areas accessible from the resort: Val Thorens - Orelle (150 kilometres of runs), La Vallée des Belleville (300 kilometres of runs) and Les 3 Vallées (600 kilometres of runs).
Skiing three valleys
Skiing in the Three Valleys seems to offer unlimited choice of pistes, cross-country trails and which snowpark today for the freestylers too will be the question. Our live webcams and ski maps will help you there as you don your ski gear and set off on your ski adventure…
With guaranteed snow coverage and groomed for excellent skiing, the slopes, all 600km of them are easily accessible and easy to navigate thanks to the elaborate and cutting edge cable car network of the Three Valleys, you will never have to wait long for a ride to your chosen landmark for the day’s descent.
Skiing in the Three Valleys opens up other winter sports, discover new disciplines, get re-acquainted with older sports and simply enjoy the domain’s natural beauty and high standards of welcome to its visitors…an exceptional ski moment awaits…
For the last 15 years Val Thorens has committed itself to make the resort more accessible to the disabled – whether in lodging, parking, adaptive skiing or other activities.
Our objective: to encourage everyone celebrate the magic of mountain play.
For your convenience and comfort, a number of lodging options (hotels, lodges, apartments), restaurants and services (tourism office, parking) are now wheel chair accessible (see even reserved for the disabled).
For your security, we remind you of a few safety rules. (these rules were excerpted from the French Federation of Adaptive Sports rules book).
-All sit-skiers must be accompanied by a competent skier who can lend assistance when necessary.
-On arrival, the escort must contact the proper authorities in order to be informed of the accessibility of specific runs, lifts and services.
-On the slopes, the escort assists the sit-skier in all situations.
-The safety bar must be down for the duration of the lift ride.
-The resort reserves the right to refuse access to all non-approved equipment.
-The use of a helmet is strongly recommended for sit-skiers.
In order to encourage disabled visitors to enjoy the sensation of sliding on snow, Val Thorens now offers significant lift pass reductions – up to 50% – both for the adaptive skiers and their escorts*
*On presentation of disabled identification :-50% off for all ski domains .
For those requiring an escort (vision impaired, wheelchair bound, autistic child), 50% off on lift pass – the same as disabled person. Note: the pass must be bought AT THE SAME TIME as the disabled person being escorted.
Toilet for disable people are available with wheelchair at TC Caron/Cairn, TC Moraine, and Funitel Péclet