VAL THORENS WELCOMES YOU IN JANUARY

Last update on January 19 2021

 

Despite the closure of the ski lifts, come and enjoy the great outdoors in Val Tho!

On this page you will find all the information relating to your stay: accommodation, restaurants and shops open as well as outdoor activities accessible in compliance with health regulations.

THE SKI LIFTS

 

The ski lifts are currently closed to skiers and pedestrians.

We will keep you informed of the situation on this page, on our Covid-19 page, as well as on our social networks.

We are ready to open our ski area as soon possible, while respecting the sanitary conditions.

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

 

From January 4, several activities are on offer.

 

The activities to be practised independently:

 

  • Ski touring: a 4.8km, 820m d+ ski touring trail is marked and groomed with a start at the Rond-Point des Pistes at 2280m and an arrival at 3100m at the top of the Col chairlift. The ascent is via the green slope "Combe de Thorens", the blue slope "Génépi" and then the red slope "Col". The descent is via two groomed and secured slopes: Col (red slope) then Moraine (blue slope). Open every day depending on the weather conditions.
  • Cross-country skiing: a 3km cross-country skiing track will be marked out at the start of the Rond-Point des Pistes. See the route.
  • Tobogganing: 3 toboggan runs will be accessible.
    • La piste aux étoiles, starting from Place Caron (along the Castor et Pollux magic carpet)
    • La grenouillère at the start of the Rond-Point des Pistes
    • L'Espace neige du téléphérique (Place Caron)
  • Mountain biking: La Montagnette trail will be accessible to mountain bikes.
  • Snowshoes: our footpaths (see below) are authorised for snowshoes
  • Footpaths: 2 footpaths will be accessible on foot or with snowshoes.
    • La Montagnette (starting from Les Balcons district)
    • La Marine (from Chalet Cosmojet)

 

Supervised activities:

 

  • Ski touring: initiations and ski touring outings are proposed by La Maison des Guides et de La Montagne, Le Bureau des Guides des Belleville, Caroline Vincent and Prosneige, ESF, Evolution 2, Ski Cool, Oxygène, ESI Ski Family and Val Thorens Ski Instructor ski schools.
  • Cross-country skiing: courses are proposed by La Maison des Guides et de la Montagne and by ESI Ski Family and Val Thorens Ski Instructor ski schools.
  • High Mountain: off-piste ski outings are proposed by Le Bureau des Guides des Belleville, La Maison des Guides et de la Montagne, Ski Cool and Oxygène.
  • Snowshoe outings: proposed by Raquette Nature, La Maison des Guides et de La Montagne and by Prosneige, ESF, Evolution 2, Oxygène, ESI Ski Family and Val Thorens Ski Instructor ski schools.
  • Children's and beginners' ski lessons: proposed by the Prosneige, ESF, Ski Cool, Oxygène, ESI Ski Family and Val Thorens Ski Instructor ski schools (attention, there are no ski lifts open).
  • Children's and beginners' snowboard lessons: proposed by Prosneige, ESF, Ski Cool, Oxygène, ESI Ski Family and Val Thorens Ski Instructor (attention, there are no ski lifts open).
  • Initiation Pow Surf: private lessons proposed by Ski Cool.
  • Telemark: group or private lessons proposed by Oxygène.
  • Skating rink: the skating rink is open every day: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 5.45pm; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5.45pm. More information here. Activity from 3 years old.
  • Avalanche Victim Search Workshop: activity proposed by Le Bureau des Guides des Belleville (location: Rond-Point des Pistes. You must have your own equipment), La Maison des Guides et de La Montagne (equipment provided), Ski Cool, Prosneige and Oxygène.
  • Nivology training: activity proposed by Le Bureau des Guides des Belleville and Oxygène ski school.
  • Sled dogs: activity proposed by Evolution 2, from 2 years old (from Monday to Friday)
  • Electric mountain bike ride: activity proposed by Evolution 2
  • Paragliding: activity proposed by Oxygène
  • Ice climbing: activity proposed by Evolution 2, Oxygène, La Maison des Guides et de La Montagne and Le Bureau des Guides des Belleville
  • Well-being: home massages proposed by Zen Altitude, Escale Zen and Caroline Vincent; Yoga and meditative walking proposed by Escale Zen; traditional Chinese energy treatment, Gi Gong, energy harmonisation and foot reflexology proposed by Caroline Vincent.

 

Experiences of the Val Thorens Club

 

Visit Justine and Edouard at the Val Thorens Club place Caron, tell them what you want to do to make your stay a delightful one! Loan of the latest GoPro Hero9 for 24 hours, delivery of the United Nations Passport of Val Thorens (treasure hunt). Take advantage of these extras by registering for free at Club Val Thorens here. Club members will take part in weekly draws to live new experiences:

  • Access for the Skating Rink: win your place to have fun on the ice. 5 sessions to be won each week.
  • Live the life of a snow clearer: Yann has a most important mission, to guarantee you access to our beautiful resort. Discover the behind-the-scenes of snow removal in the resort by boarding our biggest machines (loader, snow plough, milling machine). Amateurs of mechanics, make yourself known! An experience to be won on days with heavy snowfalls (departure in the morning for 1 to 2 hours of experience).
  • Live the life of a piste groomer: Ready to climb aboard a piste groomer when the slopes close for the day? Gilles and his team of piste groomer drivers will take you to discover the secrets of grooming Val Thorens’ ski slopes… Experience to be gained twice a week (duration 1h to 2h).

 

ANIMATIONS

 

  • Market: Tuesdays and Thursdays, all day long (Place de l'Eglise)

 

CAR PARKS AND SHUTTLE BUSES

 

Car parks

 

In order to facilitate snow clearance in the resort, car parks are compulsory. The P0 reception is openevery day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm; Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm.

The P0, P1 and P2D car parks are open for parking. They will be allocated to you according to availability, the size of your vehicle and your accommodation. Find all the information about parking in Val Thorens on our parking page.

Reminder: a long journey by car, during curfew hours, must be covered by one of the derogatory reasons for the certificate. There is no valid reason for leaving or returning from your holiday by car, so make sure you make arrangements to reach Val Thorens before 6pm.

 

The shuttles

 

2 free shuttles will be available:

  • A resort shuttle: it will operate one rotation per hour from 9.30 am to 6 pm (map to download here).
  • A Belleville valley shuttle: it will operate 3 times a day (except on Saturdays).
    • From Saint-Martin-de-Belleville: 9.15 am, 1.15 pm and 4.15 pm
    • From Val Thorens: 10.15 am 14.15 pm and 17.15 pm
    • See details of the stops here

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

 

To book your stay, go to the Val Thorens Reservation website or contact our destination experts by phone 04 79 00 01 06 or by email reserver@valthorens.com.

You can also check the list of all our accommodation open here.

 

SHOPS & RESTAURANTS

 

The shops

 

  • Carrefour Montagne Caron: open every day from 8am to 6pm.
  • Sherpa Péclet: open every day from 8.30am to 12.30pm and from 4pm to 6pm.

Find the list of all the shops open here.

 

Restaurants

 

In order to make your stay easier, some of our restaurateurs have set up the click&collect, in compliance with sanitary rules.

Discover the list of our restaurants open for takeaway sales.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Opening hours of the Tourist Office

 

The Tourist Office is open from Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 12.15pm and from 2pm to 5.30pm.

04 79 00 08 08

valtho@valthorens.com

 

Health

 

  • Pharmacy: open every day from 19 December, from 10am to 12.30pm and from 3.30pm to 6pm.
  • Medical Centre: open Monday to Friday from 9am to 11pm and from 3pm to 5pm without appointment.

More information on open health services here.

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
List of shops and services openThanks to the directory below, find all the shops and services open in January
Shopping Clean United Open
Péclet Ski Service - Skimium
To rent, the best skis and snowboards of each brand, proposed by our staff of experts, tested and selected for you by ski instructors. Ask for the price on line and book on our website Skimium.fr. For sale, the biggest brands and technical clothing, shoes, helmets and accessories of which Helly Hansen, Eider, Rip Curl, Protest, Smith, Scott, Nitro, Salomon, Diezz. Peclet Ski Service is also a well-equipped workshop, an advice area for shoes and a deposit if needed.
Various Other Services Rental Agencies Clean United Open
Ma Clé IMMO
Ma Clé IMMO welcomes you in the best conditions, whether you are an owner, tenant, seller, buyer or looking for information. Our priority is to answer your specific requirements, that's why our estate and services are selected with care. Rental: functionality, comfort, equipment and design are our criteria. Sale: fair pricing is paramount.
Ski Clean United Open
Ecole du Ski Français (ESF) - Snowboard
Discover the snowboard discipline, initiation sessions, further training sessions,... freeride or freestyle, the professional EFS team accompanies you in full safety.
Shopping Famille Plus Clean United Open
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.
Shopping Clean United Open
Zénith Ski Shop
Zenith ski shop in Val Thorens, for more than 30 years specialized in bootfitting, is at your disposal for your comfort. Zenith Ski Shop in Val Thorens is also: sale, rental and maintenance of your skis, snowboard and telemark.
Ski Sporting Activities Transportation Famille Plus Clean United Open
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.
Sporting Activities Happiness Providers Clean United Open
Raquette Nature
If you are looking for peace and quiet surrounded by nature with the sound of snow crunching under your feet, then Raquette Nature is for you. We have a true passion in our love of sharing the wildest areas of our mountains. Carefully guiding you is what our business is all about. Follow our footsteps.
Shopping Clean United Open
Picture
Located in the heart of the resort, in the Galerie Caron, the DC Store in Val Thorens immerses you in the world of the legendary American DC brand. Discover a selection of shoes, streetwear, technical clothing and accessories for men, women and children.
Shopping Clean United Open
Intersport Val Thorens Péclet
Intersport has a new space specialised in snow sports where you can find a good selection by top brands. The choice includes full skiwear, accessories, and, of course, skis. With Intersport, the number one in online ski rentals, you can have peace of mind in knowing that the equipment you are renting is high-quality and suited to your ability and needs. Renting is simple and convenient, online or on site.
Ski Sporting Activities Child Famille Plus Clean United Open
Prosneige ski school
With the creation of Prosneige in 1996, our wish was to create a different method with small groups and instructors who speak multiple languages to guarantee the quality of all ski lessons. Our concept at Prosneige is based on simple fundamentals of client service, deeply valued relationships and always advancing together with our clients.
Shopping Famille Plus Clean United Open
Black ski Authentic Caron
In the centre of the resort, 3 floors of equipment and ski and snowboarding clothing await you so you can enjoy browsing!
Ski Sporting Activities Clean United Open
Oxygene - Ski & Snowboard School
Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School has more than 25 years of experience teaching skiing and snowboarding. Because we know each skier is unique, we limit the number of people in our groups to just 8. This means we can guarantee quality teaching and personalised coaching in a friendly group atmosphere.
Transportation Open
Alpes Savoie Tours
Available 7/7 and 24/24, Alpes Savoie Tours replies to all demands. Station wagon or bus, all year round, for your holidays or for your professional activity.
Ski Sporting Activities Open
La Maison des guides et de la montagne
La Maison des guides et de la montagne de VAL THORENS is a small company of trekking guides, UIAGM ski & mountain guides and ski instructors,(specialized in ski-touring, backcountry skiing and OFF-PISTE as well as in ice climbing) who offer to guide you and make you share their passion for mountains and skiing ! Open 365 days per year, we guide and teach from November to June in Val THORENS 3 Valleys, even all MAY & June where the ski resorts are closed! We are able to guide and TEACH in english, spanish, portuguese, russian, french, italian, german…
Ski Child Famille Plus Clean United Open
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.
Restaurants Famille Plus Clean United Open
Chez Pépé Nicolas - Alpine Chalet
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.
Rental Agencies Clean United Open
Val Thorens Immobilier
We are sure you will find the cosy apartment of your dreams among the 300 in our catalogue. And even more! At Val Thorens Estate Agency, our priority is to make your holiday a success. Once you have chosen your accommodation, we are here to help you optimise your stay. We can book a parking space near your residence, prepare your ski passes, advise you on the best ski hire shop, have your shopping home delivered, etc. Our dynamic, multilingual team is available 7/7 to ensure you get the most out of your Val Thorens experience!
Food Open
Coopérative Laitière
Based on the ancestral know-how of Savoie farmers, delicious Beaufort cheese, protected by AOP labelling, is an essential on any Savoyard cheese platter. For an aperitif, on a platter, at a picnic, in dishes, as a fondue or as a light snack when you are on the slopes... it can be eaten everywhere, on all occasions. It is particularly enjoyable accompanied by a glass of white wine from Savoie. Stopping off in one of the resort cooperatives is a must.
Food Bookstore, newspapers, tobacco, loto tickets Open
Sherpa SUPERMARCHE - Galerie Péclet
Sherpa, the number 1 in food supply at the mountains! Open daily from 8:30 am to 12:30 am and from 4 pm to 8 pm
Shopping Clean United Open
Goitschel Sport 2 - Skiset
A leader in equipment rental in Val Thorens, Goitschel Sport Skiset shops are ideally located in every part of the resort. They are specialised in sales and rentals and offer a quality service. The equipment is selected from the best brands and renewed each year. Book your equipment online and enjoy special offers and priority access to the rental space so you can take full advantage of your holiday.
Ski Sporting Activities Child Famille Plus Clean United Open
ESI Ski Family
Les Batons is the new ESI (International Ski School) school in Val Thorens. Discover the slopes of the largest ski area in the world with our professional, passionate and friendly ski instructors.
Ski Sporting Activities Happiness Providers Clean United Open
Ski Cool - International ski and snowboard school
Ski Cool was founded in 1981 and is one of the oldest ski schools in Val Thorens. It has continuously evolved and has been able to harness the experience of its team to stay cool and close to its clientele. Ski Cool has a creative approach and we use our spirit of openness and acceptance to enchant our guests year after year.
Val Thorens Reservation Clean United Open
Val Thorens Réservation
Shopping Famille Plus Clean United Open
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.
Shopping Clean United Open
The North Face Store
It was only natural that The North Face, world leader in outdoor attire, is established in Val Thorens. These products made for exploring the world and pushing human limits are waiting for you. With 60 m2 of ski clothing and accessories, the whole family will be decked out to explore the area.
Tourist Residences Famille Plus Clean United Open
Les Neiges Eternelles
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 Clean United Open
Winter café
Winter Café: a welcoming place, quality products carefully sourced, on site, to take away or have delivered. From the Buffala Pizza to the mythical Pepper Bacon Burger, via our alcohols imported from Quebec, you’re spoilt for choice! Our team is looking forward to seeing you from 9am to 2am every day
Shopping Clean United Open
Intersport Caron
Intersport Caron, your ski rental shop in the heart of the resort. With a central location in Galerie Caron, close to everything, it offers high quality rental equipment and a wide range of technical clothing brands: Salomon, Helly Hansen Patagonia. Do not forget to book on the website to benefit from good deals on rentals and special attention on arrival.
Shopping Clean United Open
Superdry
Superdry: British design: Japanese spirit. Superdry is an exciting contemporary brand which focuses on high-quality products that fuse vintage Americana and Japanese-inspired graphics with a British style.
Shopping Clean United Open
Oh Shop - Skimium
This two-story store offers a wide range of equipment for hire, including big-name skis, snowboards, boots and helmets – perfect for getting everything you need quickly and with minimal fuss. Request a quote and reserve online at Skimium.fr This year, the store features an Outlet corner with major sport and ski clothing brands, plus a wide range of helmets, hats and gloves. Oh Shop also boasts a well-equipped workshop, a storage facility and cross-country ski hire.
Shopping Clean United Open
Ride and Style
Ride and Style is THE boardshop in Val Thorens! You will find the very best in snowboard equipment there, as well as all the latest innovations from the best brands. New products, limited editions, rare models… that's the Ride And Style spirit! Ride and Style also means Style with Picture, Volcom, Analog, Burton, Colour Wear and a recently discovered new brand: Dedicated.
Tourist Residences Clean United Open
Chamois d'Or (le)***
Rental Agencies Open
Abrineige
Hygiene, Health And Beauty Clean United Open
Aurel Coiffure
Guest Services Open
Virgin Radio Val Thorens/Les Menuires
Shopping Clean United Open
Atelier 7
Food Open
Carrefour Montagne Caron
Tourist Residences Clean United Open
Chalets Cocoon *****
Banks – Insurances Open
CIC Lyonnaise de Banque
Various Other Services Open
Val Net
Tourist Residences Clean United Open
Odalys Tourotel
Hygiene, Health And Beauty Health and Wellness (Spa) Sporting Activities Happiness Providers Open
Escale Zen
Transportation Guest Services Clean United Open
ValThoParc
Restaurants Bar/Nightclubs Happiness Providers Clean United Open
Alpen Art
Food Restaurants Open
La boulangerie de Val Tho
Guest Services Open
Espace saisonniers
Shopping Clean United Open
L'or Blanc
Banks – Insurances Open
Banque Populaire des Alpes
Guest Services Open
La Poste
Hygiene, Health And Beauty Health and Wellness (Spa) Sporting Activities Clean United Open
Energie du bien être (l') - Soins énergétiques, Qi gong, massage
Municipal Services Open
Police municipale
Medical Services Open
Cabinet dentaire
Various Other Services Rental Agencies Clean United Open
Agence La Cime
Various Other Services Open
Val Tho Multiservices
Sporting Activities Clean United Open
Ecole du Ski Français (ESF) - Raquettes
Discover the mountains and the snow in a different way thanks to the snowshoe outings proposed by ESF. An amazing experience to recharge your batteries during your stay!
Food Open
Belle en Cuisse (la)
Restaurants Open
Café de Péclet
Guest Services Municipal Services Clean United Open
Office de Tourisme de Val Thorens
Various Other Services Weather and Snow Craftsmen/Entrepreneurs Clean United Open
Atout Services
Shopping Hygiene, Health And Beauty Open
Pharmacie "Les 3 Vallées"
Sporting Activities Ski Clean United Open
Les Belleville Guides Office – Mountain guides
Banks – Insurances Open
Crédit Agricole des Savoie
Transportation Open
Hudry Maxime
Tourist Residences Open
Les Chalets de Rosaël
Various Other Services Rental Agencies Clean United Open
Agence Interhome
Various Other Services Rental Agencies Open
Agence des Adrets
Restaurants Open
Wonder Food
Hygiene, Health And Beauty Health and Wellness (Spa) Clean United Open
Zen Altitude
Ski Child Open
Val Thorens Ski Instructor
Tourist Residences Famille Plus Clean United Open
Montagnette Lombarde
Restaurants Open
Piscine (la)
Medical Services Clean United Open
Centre Médical - Medical clinic
Guest Services Municipal Services Open
Gendarmerie
Hygiene, Health And Beauty Open
Laverie automatique
Restaurants Open
Le Premio
Banks – Insurances Open
Banque de Savoie
Shopping Open
Boutique de Chez Pépé Nicolas
Various Other Services Open
Tounickel
Medical Services Open
Cabinet d'ostéopathie et de kinésithérapie du grand cairn
ROCH Emeline - Ostéopathe SIMONNET Camille - Kinésithérapeute PYARD Paola - Kinésithérapeute CASTELLANO Anna - Kinésithérapeute MORAILLON Agnès - Kinésithérapeute
Shopping Various Other Services Bookstore, newspapers, tobacco, loto tickets Open
Tabac Presse Caron
Tourist Residences Famille Plus Clean United Open
Montagnettes Soleil