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.

Stay at Val Thorens

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

Events Val Thorens

  • 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 27,50 € for all week access to the activities.

  • 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 ...

  • Rossignol Demo Tour

    Rossignol teams are travelling to all corners of Europe this winter to let you test out the latest innovations in the Rossignol range and benefit from the many animations and games. 


  • 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)


    Program :

    Wednesday : Trainings

    Thursday : Qualifications

    Friday and Saturday : Finals

  • SFR Tour

    SFR FREESTYLE TOUR is back this year.

    The snowpark of the highest resort in Europe give the traditional kickoff of the SFR Freestyle Tour !

    More : SFR Freestyle Tour website

  • 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

    On March 25, 26 and 27 "Focus Event Prod» and "FG DJ Radio" will be hosting the "FESTI VAL THO 2014", 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 7th 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, on March 25, 26 and 27, 2014 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.


    Download the race' schedule.



  • 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...

  • Mini Mountain Tour

    The MINI Mountain Tour is a test centre located on the snow front, near the tourist office, giving you the chance to discover the MINI Countryman ALL4, the four-wheel drive from MINI.

    The MINI Mountain Tour is a chance for you to come and discover the ALL4 version of the MINI Countryman.

    Meet us on the tourist office snow front from 14th to 27th of February 2015, from 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 8pm. Bookings on site or call +33 (0)825 95 40 40.

    At MINI, we also like to have a good time, so come and join us in front of our chalet on Wednesday 18th and Monday 23th February, from 6.30-8pm for Happy Hour, with a DJ and mulled wine! Be MINI!

  • Kontum Ski

    Kontum Ski is a sporting event in skiing for the benefit of the region's ethnic minorities of Kontum in Vietnam.

    The goal is to help the mountain people from Vietnam to develop (farming project, traditional hand crafted development, cultural patrimony protection, scholarships....).

    All the benefit of this event will be totally transferred to the association Kontum.

  • Dutch Week

    The Dutch are coming to Val Thorens at the end of each winter for the occasion of the Dutch week. Depending on the dates to celebrate their King Day or Liberation Day (WW II). It's a popular event with all kind of ski and snowboard activities, music and entertainment. Orange is the most favorite colour of the week!

  • Rock On Snowboard Tour

    This year, don't miss the Rock On Snowboard Tour at Val Thorens !

    Free tests with more than 25 snowboards'brands : Oakley, Dupraz, Ride, K2, Furlan, Nitro, Rossignol, Burton, Boréalis, Drake, Nidecker, Slash, Jones, YES, Now, Technine, DC, Go Pro, Swoard, Rome, Lib Tech, GNU, Roxy, Amplid, Tom Tom « Bandit » & Flow

    The Rock On Snowboard Tour it's also a snowpark, contests, kids zone, free lessons and live concerts! (All free)

    Save the date!

  • 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.

    The tournament will be in Val Thorens on 28th February.

  • 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 28th November, bringing with it a breath of crisp fresh air and plenty of good news.

    Conditions for snowsports fans look amazing, with 80% of the ski lifts open, excellent snow cover, with 90 cm at 2,300 metres and 120 cm at 3,200 metres already… And it’s still snowing!

    Snowsports, equipment tests and veritable show on snow expected you for the Rock On Snowboard Tour and Freegun Snowscoot Tour.

    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 8th 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. The recent snow fall and the drop in temperature, combined with the outstanding job done on the ground, allowed the resort to give the keenest and most impatient skiers a dress rehearsal on Wednesday 25th November, before the grand opening planned for Saturday 28th November. From this weekend, the majority of the ski area will be open: 6 sectors, 21 runs, 80% of ski lifts and 2 summits at an altitude of 3,000 metres. For locals, the fact that the ski area will also be accessible from Orelle from this Saturday is the cherry on the cake!

    This weekend, the resort will be welcoming the 1st stage of the ROCK ON SNOWBOARD TOUR; try out equipment from some 26 different brands totally free of charge, enjoy entertainment for children and adults and experience thrills and sensations aboard a snowscoot!

    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?


    18 ski lifts

    Péclet sector: Péclet funitel, les Cascades chair lift

    Moraine sector: le Moraine chair lift, la Portette chair lift

    Grand Fond sector: Grand Fond funitel, le Plateau ski tow, les 2 Lacs chair lift, la Moutière chair lift

    Beginner’s sector: le Roc ski tow, Campagnol, Musaraigne, Castor & Pollux magic carpets

    Plein sud sector: Plein sud chair lift, Pionniers chair lift, le Cairn gondola lift

    Orelle ski area: Rosael gondola lift and chair lift

    21 ski runs

    6 green runs: 2 combes, combe de Thorens, Traversée 2 lacs, Grenouillère, Roc, Voie lactée

    12 blue runs: Linote, Plein sud, Moraine, Niverolle, Cairn, Fond, Lagopède, Gentiane (Orelle), Dalles, Chamois, Eterlou, Plateau

    3 red runs: Variante, Lac Blanc, Béranger

    Snow height: 90 cm at 2,300 metres – 120 cm at 3,200 metres (27/11/2015)

    Opening prices: 39.20€ 1-day // 61.40 € weekend

    Car park price: 15.40€ for the weekend

    Ski lift opening times: 9am - 4.15pm

    Ski pass sales outlet and information point opening times: all of the ski pass sales outlets will be open from 8.45am to 4.30pm

    See the ski area opening in realtime here:

  • 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 20th January 2016

    - Wednesday 27th January 2016

    - Wednesday 10th February 2016

    - Wednesday 17th February 2016

    - Wednesday 24th February 2016

    - Wednesday 2nd March 2016

    - Wednesday 9th March 2016

    - Wednesday 6th April 2016

    - Wednesday 20th April 2016

    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 2015-2016 ski season in Val Thorens!

    The ski lifts of Val Thorens closes Sunday, May 8th, 2016.

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