The top of Les 3 Vallées

Val Thorens
Altitude resort : 2300
Opening dates : From November 24th 2012 until May 12th 2013
www.valthorens.com
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

  • Ski Force Winter Tour
    A chance to test the new models of top ski manufacturers for free and benefit from professional advice. (Armada, Atomic, Black Crows, Blizzard, Dynastar, Elan, Head, K2, Line, Movement, Nordica, Rossignol, Salomon, Scott, Volkl)
  • 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, free fall simulator), 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 25 € for all week access to the activities.

    http://www.ski-boarderweek.de/

    SKI & BOARDERWEEK PROGRAM 2014 : coming soon!

  • 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 chalet Boardercross (access via the 2 Lacs chairlift)

     

    Program :

    Tuesday and Wednesday : Trainings
    Thursday and Friday : Finals

  • Snowboard French Championship
    Come admire the snowboard French elite to compete on the snowpark.

    Program : Between 10am and 3pm.

  • SFR Tour
    SFR TOUR is back this year.

    Last international competition before Sochi.
    The only international slopestyle competition on the French territory: a last chance for riders to be selected. The snowpark of the highest resort in Europe give the traditional kickoff of the Tour!


    More : SFR Tour website

  • Val Tho Crazy Night
    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.

    Many activities are planned for you: Live concert, torchlight descent, ski and snow freestyle show, entertainment for children... and a firework at midnight !

    Happy new year 2015!

  • 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: www.festivaltho.com

  • 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

    Teaser : http://youtu.be/CUpqeQuG2zg

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  • 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...

    http://www.les3vallees.com/enduro/

  • 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 30 snowboards'brands : Borealis, Burton, Drift, Flow, Furlan, K2, Nidecker, Drake, Slash, Yes, Jones, Now, Nitro, Oakley, Ride, Rossignol, Swoard, GoPro, Technine, APO, Libtech, Gnu, Roxy

    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.

  • Snowscoot Show
    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.

  • World Snow Day
    World Snow Day : the international day of snow activities, allows beginners and experienced to discover and enjoy the pleasures of the mountains and skiing in a festive spirit.

    With the "World Snow Day", the french stations are organized to develop activities that can be practiced in the mountains in winter. Beginners will benefit in some initiations free or discounted stations while specialists may participate in various races, tests ski equipment, and can try to practice different types of skiing (alpine, nordic and freestyle , snowboarding, biathlon, luge, snowshoeing and other activities).

    Open to all skiers and snowboarders.



  • 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!


    Dates:

    - Wednesday 11th February 2015
    - Wednesday 18th February 2015
    - Wednesday 25th February 2015
    - Wednesday 4th March 2015
    - Wednesday 15th April 2015
    - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

    Information and bookings at the Tourist office.
    Registration fee to be confirmed

  • Last day of skiing!
    Enjoy the last day of the 2014-2015 ski season in Val Thorens!

    The ski lifts of Val Thorens closes Sunday, May 10, 2015 (2pm).

  • Ski World Pro Cup
    The SKIWPC (Ski World Pro Cup) is the first international ski instructor race.

    Ski teachers from all over the World can join in: slalom with qualification on the first day and finals on the second with a prize money of 10 000 euros!

    Information and registration: http://skiwpc.com

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