The top of Les 3 Vallées

Val Thorens
Altitude resort : 2300
Opening dates : From November 21st 2015 until May 8th 2016
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.

Stay at Val Thorens

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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, 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.



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



  • 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



  • Look-alike Festival

    This exceptional festival proposes at 2300 m the best look-a-like of the moment. The physical and vocal resemblance is disturbing. 



     



    Free for everybody



  • Conference Julien Chorier

    He is one of the best French « trailer » of the moment. In five years, he has managed to build an impressive palmares: 3rd at the UTMB in 2008, double winner of the Zugspitz ultra-trail in 2012 (100 k - 5420D+ in Germany) winner of the mount Fiji ultra-trail in 2012 (156k - 8530 D+ in japan) ....



    He will be here, in Val Thorens, to share his universe about the world's mountains and the different preparation technics (physical, mental and dietetic) that he goes through before every sporting challenges. You will also have a chance to meet him face to face. This conference is a moment that you don't want to miss.





    Free.

    Forum Joseph Fontanet at 6pm



  • Petanque week

    Contact :



    Office de tourisme Val Thorens

    Tel : +33 (0)4 79 00 08 08

    valtho@valthorens.com



  • Val Tho Trophy

    From beginners to more experienced, Val Thorens brings together for a weekend all the lovers of mountain hiking.



    The Val Tho trophy is to either push your self on the first day or have a relaxed walk the next day. Or why not attend both?



    Saturday the 8th: the vertical Val Tho - memorial of Jean Béranger



    "The definition of the vertical kilometer is simple : 1000 meters of slopes on a short distance to be completed against the clock". Yves Jeannotat, a sports journalist and a specialist in athletics.



    The starting point is at the foot of the Cime Caron where in a group you will start the climb of 4.3km and finish at the summit at 3200 meters in altitude ; which makes the Vertical Val Tho, the highest vertical kilometer in Europe.



    When up the top, breathe and look around you, profit from a 360° view over more than 1000 French, Italian and Suisse summits.



    The vertical Val Tho is great training for the 15 days of the ultra trail on the Mont banc.







    Notice to challengers



    Julien Chorier set the bar high for the first edition by getting to the finish line in 46 min and 11 seconds. During the second edition, Pierre Chauvet did it in an amazing 45 min and 13 sec. The average time is 1h10, nothing is stopping you from trying to rally up the summit as quickly as possible!





    Race information :



    Everyone gathers up at 10h30am at Place Caron for the departure.

    Get to the start line at 11am at the foot of Cime Caron



    The race : 4.3km / average slope : 23.2% / average time : 1h10



    Water supplies on the way up and at the finish line there will also be a pasta party.



    Go down with the ski lifts





    The award ceremony is at the summit of Cime Caron (or at the sports center if the weather is bad).



    After all that effort a bit of comfort! An entrance Aqua-Spa if offered to all the participants.



    Inscription :



    8€ for the Vertical Val Tho - 14€ for the Vertical Val Tho + the calmer walk



    Personalized gifts offered to the 300 first inscribed



    Online : http://boutique.sogevab.com/fr/valthorens-centresportifspa/105-valthotrophy-verticalvaltho.html



    On the spot : The day before or the morning of the race from 9am, Maison de Val Thorens.



    Practical information :



    Sticks accepted (apart from at the beginning)

    Competitor's bags are transported on arrival

    Showers at the sports center

    For the followers, it will be possible to get to the summit by lift.



    Rules : Vertical Val Tho







    Sunday 9th of August: Val Tho Trophy - Calm walk



    Open to everyone, The Val Tho Trophy is an easy and fun walk to be done with your family or friends ! It is a moment of sharing, conviviality and meetings, which you will live through many activities and surprises throughout your walk.



    As soon as you get out of the cable car by passing by the Lac du Lou and until you return to the center of the station, your 5 senses will be challenged.



    Don't forget your hiking shoes, warm clothes and protection against the rain...



    New for 2014 :



    The Val Tho Kidz, a treasure hunt reserved for children. Find the clues scattered all around the trail and try to find the code which will help you find the treasure of Val Thorens.



    Information :



    Free departure from the Place Caron between 7am and 9am

    Trail : 9.8km including 2.4km of lifts

    Refreshments on the trail, a Pasta Party between 1pm and 2,30pm when you get back to the station.



    Course accessible for everyone, Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old.



    Inscription :



    Adult (+12 years) : 14€

    Children (6 -11 years) : 8€

    Children under 6 years : free



    A personalized gift for the first 500 inscribed.



    Online : http://boutique.sogevab.com/fr/valthorens-centresportifspa/97-valthotrophy.html



    On the spot : The day before or the morning of the race from 6am, Maison de Val Thorens



    Rules : Val Tho Trophy



  • 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 2015!





    More : SFR Freestyle 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 !



    - Dj John E Boy

    - Dj Tofie

    - Dj noizero





    Happy new year 2015!



     



    CRAZY NIGHT INFORMATION – 31st December 2014


     


    Val Thorens offers to everyone the opportunity to meet on 31st December evening’s on Place Caron and to celebrate AMICABLY this New Year’s Eve. 


     


    In order to keep this evening as friendly as enjoyable for everyone, and to enjoy the party as a shared pleasure, we would like to remind you the following rules: 


     


    -In Val Thorens, drinking is forbidden in the streets


     


    -Amazing fireworks, live DJ concert with sound and lights, will be offered for your entertainment until 1am. Do not bring rockets, firecrackers or any other burning objects that may injured and caused security problems. These will not be tolerated!


     


    -Alcohol can damage your health and should be consumed in moderation, drink responsibly. To enjoy and celebrate as best as possible this New Year party, take care of each other and do not drive drunk: “the one who drives is the one does not drink”!



     


    For comfort and safety matters, Val Thorens’ clients have priority access to take part to these events. 


     


    We wish you happy New Year’s holidays!


     


    Be United, Think United, Live United. Let’s live together the best of Val Thorens!


     


    Val Thorens resort’s teams.


  • 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.



     



    Download the race' schedule.



     



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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/



  • 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 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.



  • 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.



  • All in rythm week

    A week dedicated to the music.



  • Circus addict week

    A week dedicated to the art of circus with different workshops.



  • Sports addict week

    A week dedicated to sports with different workshops.





  • 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 ...



     



    DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE



  • 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 28th January 2015

    - Wednesday 11th February 2015

    - Wednesday 25th February 2015

    - Wednesday 4th March 2015

    - Wednesday 18th March 2015

    - Wednesday 1st April 2015

    - Wednesday 15th April 2015

    - Wednesday 22nd April 2015



    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.



  • Public dance

    The traditional dance of August 15th at the Joseph Fontanet Forum will be entertained by Bruno and Valerie!



  • 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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