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.

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

Events Val Thorens

  • 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. 


  • 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:

  • 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!

  • 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 :

  • 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.

  • Freeride Junior Tour

    The Freeride Junior Tour by Dakine is a tour of independant freeride events for the juniors in Europe with one unique system of points and judging.

    The FJT by Dakine is the way to qualify for the Mora Banc Freeride Junior World Championships Grandvalira Andorra.



    Back protection on the body. The backpack with integrated protection won’t be allowed !

    Freeride backpack

    Probe and shovel

    Avalanche transceiver (with good batteries !)

    Binoculars and thermos with hot beverage highly recommended

  • 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


  • FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Cross Championships

    FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Cross Championships


    12.30 > 2.00 pm : Qualifications From

    6.30 pm : Opening ceremony (Place Caron)


    From 12.00 pm : Finals

    1.30 pm : Awards & closing ceremony

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