The top of Les 3 Vallées

Val Thorens
Altitude resort : 2300
Opening dates : From November 28th 2015 until May 8th 2016
Val Thorens United, "Multi-coloured snow"
The resort that combines the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres

Highest resort in Europe

Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe (2300 metres). At the top of the 3 Vallées, it opens out onto the world's largest ski area, with 600 kilometres of equipped slopes, 320 signposted runs, and some 174 ski lifts.

There are clear benefits of being at such a high altitude: Val Thorens is quite righly renowned for the incomparable quality of its snow, which is guaranteed from November to May. Its site, boasting remarkable sunshine and snow cover, is surrounded by 6 glaciers and 6 equiped mountain peaks at altitude of more than 3000 metres. Enjoy unique panomramic views over more than 1000 peaks in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from La Cime Caron (3200 metres); a vast, diverse, naturally international vision.

Doorstep skiing label

Between powder snow fields and perfectly groomed slopes, the huge Val Thorens ski area offers every kind of snowwports to every kind of person, with something for every taste, ability level and even mood (relaxed, sporty, musical, festive...): Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing, snowshoeing and best of all, the longest toboggan run in france: 6 kilometres for 45 minutes of pure descent!

Val Thorens promises ease for fans of "mind-blowing skiing", a laid-back approach for beginners, and enjoyment for everyone, whatever your skiing ability level. Easy access to the slopes from hotels and residences makes Val Thorens qualified for the "doorstep skiing" label.

A diverse range of lifestyles

Val Thorens' pioneer spirit is evidenced by its ski lifts, which, like the resort, are at the peak of innovation. Comfortable, modern equipment guarantees fast, completely safe journeys. Waiting time is kept to a minimum, even at peak times and during difficult weather conditions. Safety and speed make all the difference for ski lovers.

A diverse range of lifestyles, accomodation and leisure activities complements the wide choice of skiing.
Val Thorens offers a wide range of accomodation: ranging from 5 star hotels to charming 2 star hotels, from the most affordable, to top of the range, luxury appartments in 5 star residences.
For over a decade, the resort has developed a wealth of chalets and residences offering the latest equipement in terms of comfort, as well as hotel services, ideal for families, couples, or groups of friends.

Laid-back, lively, and vibrant

Val Thorens is home to another vast area, that of its entertainement and leisure activities. The best and most varied cosmopolitan, multicultural, and welcoming atmospheres are provided by experts in extending guests a warm welcome. Laid-back, lively, and vibrant, discover everything you'd expect from a town with all the atmosphere of a village: sports center, shopping, 40 bars and 60 restaurants, the largest nightclub in the Alps, as well as live concerts every week.
Ice-driving, toboganing and snow mountain biking complete this melting pot of activities for visitors from all over the world.


The VTPass is...

More than 25 benefits for use on ski lifts, the sledging slope, at the sports centre, for car parks, ski schools? As well as unreserved access to the Val Thorens concierge service. Privileged services that will simplify your stay. And lots of other surprises!

How do I get it?
Buy your VTPass with just a few clicks

You'd rather get it on site? Here are the different places you can buy it in the resort:
Parking ticket offices (P0, P1, P2, P3, P4)
Val Thorens Sports Centre
Tourist Office
Val Thorens Reservation

How do I use the VTPass?
With your smartphone, by presenting your VTPass QRCode (received by email) at all of our partner establishments.
Or with your VTPass card which you can present directly at all of our partner establishments.

Stay at Val Thorens

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My 3 Vallées experience "My love affair with Val Thorens" by Bruno CHEVALLET

Events Val Thorens

  • La Grande Première

    The kick-off of the winter ski season !

    A chance to test the new models of top ski manufacturers for free and benefit from professional advice.



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  • Andros Trophy

    Which motor sports passionate never dreamed of meeting rally, endurance and Formula 1 pilots ? Every year, the Trophée Andros offers an incomparable show of cars races on ice and the possibility to meet some well-known pilots such as Alain Prost, Olivier Panis... but also some TV stars.

  • Ski and Boarderweek

    It's a European ride festival, where all nationalities are here to enjoy skiing in the "Val Tho atmosphere" with really good snow conditions, and intercultural spirit.

    You can try various sensational sports such as bungy ejection, and other ski and slide activities (easy fun park, On Thursday contest many prizes to win, big air bag ).

    You can buy the Boarderweek Bracelet at the Tourist office at the rate of 26,50 € for all week access to the activities. (If you are Tour Operator, please can you ask Val Thorens Tour).

  • Magical christmas

    Once upon a time, Christmas in Val Thorens...

    A magical Christmas at an altitude of 2300 metres !

    From 20th to 26th December, the enchanted world of Christmas will come to life near Father Christmas' cabin, in Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe,.

    With your senses woken up and your eyes wide open, let yourself be enchanted by the magic of Christmas and enjoy a fairytale moment during your holiday with your family or friends.

    On the programme, a flurry of snowflakes, the elf fanfare, a meeting with Father Christmas, a sparkling show on the bottom of the piste, a children's torchlight descent and other surprises and adventures to enjoy or discover ...

  • Ski Cross Europa Cup

    FIS discipline since 2003, the Skicross is a ski competition in which a group of skiers (usually four) start simultaneously atop an inclined course with jumps and woops, then race to reach the finish line first.

    Its recent accession to the Olympic status, promise a bright future for this spectacular and media-related discipline. A lot of Alpine skiers are now going for Ski Cross to find, beyond a technical ski, a direct confrontation in a Freestyle culture. 

    Come admire the Ski Cross european elite is going to compete on the Ski Cross slope "Jean Frédéric Chapuis" (access via the 2 Lacs chairlift)

  • New Year festivities

    Let's celebrate all together the new year! A colorful programme is waiting for you to end the year in style!

    Come at Val Thorens to enjoy an unforgettable moment with your family or with friends.

    Torchlight descent, entertainment for children... and a firework at midnight !


    Happy new year 2016!


  • Festi Val Tho 2015

    "Focus Event Prod» and "NRJ Radio" will be hosting the "FESTI VAL THO", the first free electro festival in the Alps in Val Thorens France.

    An exciting and electrifying program, mixing different styles of Electro, House, Techno, Trance, Low and many more...

    There will be something for everyone!

    Three consecutive days of mega fiesta at the Chalets du Thorens-the largest in Europe chalet on the slopes.

    Everything is done to successfully celebrate this edition of the Festi Val Tho. The opportunity is too good not to come and enjoy the peaks, snow, sun, pro riders with madness, and a platter of DJs anthology, never seen in the resort!

    The ski slopes to the dance floor at only a few steps away....

    Besides, it's free!

    So do not miss this event on the top of one of the most exciting ski resort in Val Thorens.

    For more information:

  • Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup

    FIS discipline since 2003, the Skicross is a ski competition in which a group of skiers (usually four) start simultaneously atop an inclined course with jumps and woops, then race to reach the finish line first.

    Its recent accession to the Olympic status, promise a bright future for this spectacular and media-related discipline. A lot of Alpine skiers are now going for Ski Cross to find, beyond a technical ski, a direct confrontation in a Freestyle culture. 

    Come admire the Ski Cross French and International elite is going to compete on the chalet Boardercross.

    Results :



  • Les 3 Vallées Enduro

    A unique discovery of the 3 Vallées under the form of "specials" (slalom, schuss, derby's...), and each one can compete in the "category" corresponding to his ski level, pros, amateurs or families...

  • Dutch Week

    For decades, the Dutch are coming to Val Thorens to finish the winter season.

    In 2017, the 26th edition of the Dutchweek Snowtime will take place from April 22nd to April 29th.

    The Dutch Week has become a premier family event where each family member will experience a lot of winter sports fun. There are special children's ski lessons, lunch, care and kids disco parties.

    Of course, all with a Dutch flavor: free concerts on the slopes and free​testing of ski and snowboard in the Test & Ride Center (models 17/18).

    In the village centre, Snowtime sets up a big tent where you will be treated the whole week to cool après-ski parties with bands and DJs.

    This edition, the Dutch celebrate their famous Kingsday, April 27th in Val Thorens: where else?!

  • 6 Resorts Tournament

    The 6 Resorts Tournament is a 7 a-side rugby tournament on snow, or "snow rugby".

    It opposes 6 resorts in a sporty competition with ski races and snow rugby matches.

    Val thorens will be hosting the 6 stations tournament on the 15th of February.

    This winter the 'Tounoi des 6 stations" supports two associations dear to the heart of its players "Action Enfance" sponsored by Marc Lievremont and "Serge Betsen Academy", sponsored by our ambassador Serge Betsen. Support this project helping them  collect funds to provide healthcare and sport equipments to underpriviledged children :

  • Freegun Snowscoot Tour

    The "Snowscoot Show" will take place in Val Thorens. It is the combination of snowsports and BMX that gave birth to this exciting new discipline.

    Free test and demo.

  • Opening Val Thorens


    It’s the launch of the winter season in Val Thorens this Saturday 26th November, bringing with it a breath of crisp fresh air and plenty of good news.

    Snowsports, equipment tests and veritable show on snow expected you for the "Grande Première"

    Val Thorens has no qualms about opening now and being able to offer a top quality ski area until the end of the season, on the 1st May. Once again, the teams have kept their promise to open the ski area progressively, which they have been doing over the past few days.

    This weekend, the resort will be welcoming the "Grande Première". Try out equipment from different brands totally free of charge, enjoy entertainment for children and adults and experience thrills and sensations !

    Exceptional conditions, a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and a good dose of enjoyment are in store for the launch of the winter season. This weekend looks set to be unforgettable, and the resort teams are keen to share it with as many as possible.

    How about you, will you join us for this official opening?

  • Apotheose Days

    It is apotheosis Val Thorens will mark the end of the winter season.

    And what better than the great mountain air to catch his breath and approach the summer season lungs bouncy.

    The opportunity to enjoy the many activities and entertainment offered and the last days of ski ...



  • Dynafit Snow Leopard Track

    Come and discover ski touring with ski touring lovers from the resort. You will have a wonderful time in a friendly atmosphere when discovering this sport and surpassing yourself.

    An easy climbing at the end of the day on the skis with sealskin to arrive to Chalet de la Marine, at 2500 in height. You will discover breathtaking scenery while enjoying a glass of hot wine and tasting local specialities.

    The best skiing in the best atmosphere - the best souvenirs!


    - Wednesday 11th January 2017

    - Wednesday 18th January 2017

    - Wednesday 25th January 2017

    - Wednesday 8th February 2017

    - Wednesday 15th February 2017

    - Wednesday 22th February 2017

    - Wednesday 1st March 2017

    - Wednesday 8th March 2017

    - Wednesday 5th April 2017

    - Wednesday 12th April 2017

    Information and bookings at the Club des Sports.

    Registration fee : 29€ (tour with skis, headlamp, hot wine and onion soup) - 10€ if you have your skis.

  • Last day of skiing!

    Enjoy the last day of the 2016-2017 ski season in Val Thorens!

    The ski lifts of Val Thorens closes Sunday, May 1st, 2017.

  • Poederbaas Freeride Festival


    Discover the world of freeriding with Poederbaas Freeride Festival. Let yourself be amazed and experience the sport, music and get in touch with people with the same passion. The magic and inspiration of Poederbaas Freeride Festival is crafted from their own passion and want to share this with everybody; at Poederbaas Freeride Festival the concept of freeriding and party come to life and experiences are created.

    Indeed, the event is all about celebrating the god-given terrain features found on any mountainside in the most exciting and elemental format possible. There‘s a start gate at the summit and a finish gate at the bottom. That’s it. Best run down wins.  

    From 12-19 march, Poederbaas welcomes more then 500 diehard wintersporters to the mythical mountains of Val Thorens , France. It’s time to spread our wings after two succesfull editions in Goldeck, Austria. This edition offers a broader creative program than ever. The festival also brings an explosion of various activities, ranging from freeride clinics, music at 360 bar and of course the Freeride Competition with an Qualifier and one spectacular Final for the pro freeriders. Poederbaas Freeride Festival is also for the person who never go off piste and want to get in touch with freeriding. Sign up and get to know more of this challenging but beautiful sport.


    Sign up for the Event page (Facebook ‘Poederbaas Freeride Festival 2016’) and book your trip at one of the touroperators; Bizztravel (NL), Snowblend (BE) and Skikot (BE). You automatically get access to the festival, the clinics, the freeride competition incl. insurance and all other activities.

    More booking information:

    Participate in the Freeride Competition?

    Book your trip at one of the tour operators and do not forget to send us an email!

    Send your name, date of birth, nationality, address and telephone number to with title ‘Freeride Competition’.

    Be aware! The maximum amount of participants for the freeride competition is 100 people in total (ski or snowboard for men and women). So, 'be in time or stand in line.' There is no maximum for the spectators, the more the better

    Festival date: 12 march till 19 march 2016

    Location: Val Thorens, 360-bar is situated in the Belleville Valley in the Savoie region and is the highest resort in Europe and the highest point in the 3 Vallees ski area; the largest ski area in the world with over 600 kilometres of (freeride) runs.

    Price: start at €319,- incl. festivalticket, freeride competition incl. insurance, 4-days skipass and accomondation


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