Would you like to take advantage of your stay in the mountains to get away from it all? Well, Val Thorens is a semi-pedestrian resort, which restricts parking on its streets in winter!

All you need to know about parking in Val Thorens

In Val Thorens, parking in car parks is compulsory, which has a number of advantages:

  • Enjoy life in the resort with peace of mind: no cars parked in front of your driveway or traffic jams in the streets at the end of the day.
  • You don't have to worry about your vehicle: we promise it'll be parked properly!
  • At the end of your stay, you won't have to clear the snow from your car or defrost your windscreen... so you'll have more time to enjoy the real pleasures of the mountains!

When you arrive by car in Val Thorens, here's what to do

Stage 1

I make a one-minute stop in front of my accommodation to drop off my luggage and all my little family, who will be delighted to stretch their legs in the snow-covered streets of the resort!

Stage 2

I make my way to the nearest car park to my accommodation, which I find thanks to the to the station plan. The Valthoparc team will welcome you at car park P2, which is open 24/7, or at car parks P0/P1, where automatic checkouts are available.

  • If you park at P0, P1 or P2, you are inside the resort, so you can walk to your accommodation or take the resort shuttle bus.
  • If you are parked at P3 or P4, you are outside the resort. There is a free shuttle bus to the resort centre. Schedules to consult here.
  • To make your arrival easier, you can reserve your parking space online now and up to 7 days before your arrival (after this time, you will have to buy your ticket at the automatic cash desks in car parks P0 and P1 or at the cash desks in car park P2 when you arrive in Val Thorens).
  • For those arriving by camper van, your car park will be P2D, directly at the entrance to the resort. Please note! Reservations are compulsory on the Valthoparc site at least 7 days before your arrival. You must be self-sufficient in electricity as there are no recharging points. (Blue float terminal only).

Stage 3

During my stay, I have two options for getting around the resort:

  • Free shuttle service: They run in the station every day from 8am to 8pm and serve all the station's districts. (Timetable and service map to be found at here)
  • On foot : What could be better than taking the time to discover Val Thorens on foot to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the resort? According to the people of Val Thorens, this is the best way to take full advantage of the magic of the high mountains (the resort can be crossed in 20 minutes on foot).

Good to know

  • Your car park will be allocated according to the height of your vehicle, the location of your accommodation, your dates of stay and availability at a given time. Here are the height limits for each of the resort's car parks:
    • P0 (covered): max height 2m20
    • P1 (covered): max height 1m85
    • P2 (covered): max height 2m14
    • P2D (uncovered): no maximum height, accessible to camper vans
    • P3 (uncovered) occasionally open no maximum height

If you need to use your car during your stay to get back down to the valley, no problem! Car parks are in free access 24/7You can take your car out if you need to.

Reception times for the various car parks

P0 : Reception is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8am to 8pm and from Friday 8am to Sunday 8pm non-stop. Outside these hours, the reception is closed, but automatic pay stations are available. Access to the car parks is possible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people who already have a ticket.
Address: 130 rue de la Boucle.

P1 : The reception is open from Friday 2pm to Sunday 8pm (non-stop). The rest of the week, the reception is closed but automatic pay stations are available. Access to the car parks is possible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people who already have a ticket.
Address: 656 Grand Rue.

P2 : Reception is open 24/7. Access to the car park is also available 24/7.
Address: 10 rue du Soleil.

Car park charges

NUMBER OF NIGHTSP0/P1 COVEREDP2 COVEREDP2 DISCOVERYP3 DISCOVERY*CAMPING CAR
1 night18,50 €18 €17 €14,50 €28 €
2 nights37 €36 €34 €29 €56 €
3 nights55,50 €54 €51 €43,50 €84 €
4 nights74 €72 €68 €58 €112 €
5 nights92,50 €90 €85 €72,50 €140 €
6 nights92,50 €90 €85 €72,50 €168 €
7 nights92,50 €90 €85 €72,50 €196 €
8 nights111 €108 €102 €87 €224 €
*The uncovered P3 is open occasionally

To check rates for stays of more than 8 nights, go directly to the Valthoparc.

Free parking for day visitors (outside the resort)

Car park P5, located downstream of the station, is a bus park authorised for light vehicles during the day. subject to availability (no overnight parking permitted).

It is free between 7am and 8pm and gives direct access to the ski slopes.You can also buy your day pass at the Cairn and Caron cable car ticket offices.

All you have to do is take the footbridge over the slopes to get to the ticket offices and enjoy your choice of the Val Thorens - Orelle or 3 Vallées ski areas.

Pedestrians can access the resort free of charge. Simply take the footbridge over the slopes and ask the ticket office staff for free access to the Cairn gondola. You will then arrive in the resort.

Pay car parks for day visitors (in the resort)

  • P0, P1, P2 (covered car parks): rate €9.50 for the day from 7am to 7pm (subject to availability)
  • Parking horaires Arche (uncovered), Grande Rue area in the centre of the station (blue zone disc)
  • Slalom hourly car park (open), Slalom district, pay by the hour (8am to 8pm)
    • 1h : 0,80€
    • 2h : 1,60€
    • 3h : 3,20€
    • 4h : 6,40€
    • 8h : 8,50€
    • 9h : 9,50€
    • 10h : 10,50€
    • 11h : 11,20€
    • 12h : 12,50€

Pay car parks for day visitors (outside the resort)

Car park P4 is an hourly and long-term car park located downstream of the station.
Payment can be made directly at the ticket office or by credit card at the door.

Prices :

  • 1h : 0,80€
  • 2h : 1,60€
  • 3h : 3,20€
  • 4h : 6,40€
  • 8h : 8,50€
  • 9h : 9,50€
  • 10h : 10,50€
  • 11h : 11,20€
  • 12h : 12,50€

This car park, like the P5, gives you direct access to the ski slopesYou can also buy your day pass at the Cairn and Caron cable car ticket offices.

All you have to do is take the footbridge over the slopes to get to the ticket offices and enjoy your choice of the Val Thorens - Orelle or 3 Vallées ski areas.

Pedestrians can also access the resort free of charge. Simply take the footbridge, then the Cairn gondola to reach the resort (the Cairn gondola is free for pedestrians. Ask the staff at the ticket office for free access to the gondola).

Seasonal parking in Val Thorens

As a seasonal worker, you benefit from attractive rates in car parks during the season. For more information, visit the valthoparc info > season tickets.

Other Valthoparc services

  • Car wash in a heated area equipped with a hoover and inflator (€1 and €2 coins, information and access to car park P2). Open every day from 6am to 10pm.
  • Sale of socks and snow chains (wide choice) in the Valhtoparc ticket offices, as well as antifreeze for diesel engines, brushes...
  • Valet parking (private, secure car park), where you can pick up your vehicle at the foot of the residence on arrival and departure, on Saturdays only (arrival and departure from 8am to 12pm and from 2pm to 9pm). Outside car wash available.
  • 20 new electric charging points are available in the 3 covered car parks P0, P1 and P2.

More information on these services

Summer parking in Val Thorens

Free street parking in Val Thorens in summer

This means you can park freely in front of your accommodation without obstructing traffic.

Please do not park in front of the bins, as this will make it easier to collect the rubbish.
For further information [email protected]

Car park map

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