The Grande Première in Val Thorens - Opening postponed

November, 19, 2022

The Grande Première in Val Thorens - Opening postponed

Opening of val thorens POSTPONED TO 26 NOVEMBER 2022


Despite a strong desire to launch the winter season with you from November 19th, the particularly anti-cyclonic autumn weather did not allow us to open the resort and its ski area at the level of quality that we wish to offer you. So the motivated and confident teams of Val Thorens have decided to postpone the opening.

At the moment the snow cover at altitude is satisfactory but does not allow a return to the resort on foot. All the teams are already on the ground to prepare the ski area with a forecast opening for the weekend of November 26th.



Come and test the new ski and snowboard equipment at the Decathlon High Test!

Organised by the famous sports retailer, this event is the perfect opportunity to try out some of their latest products and see what they have to offer. With free access to all the brands in shop - Atomic, Head, Rossignol and Salomon - you're sure to find something to suit you.

So join us this weekend for an experience full of activity and good company.

More information on the event here


Come to enjoy the pleasures of skiing on the 19th & 20th November in Val Thorens : this is a unique and unmissable event for ski enthusisasts. 

Nestling at an altitude of 2,300 metres, the highest resort in Europe welcomes its first skiers during the Grande Première.

It’s the perfect time to warm up, hone your technique, share tips, advice and news whilst getting ready for the coming winter season. The best way to be ready for the opening of Les 3 Vallées on the 10th December!

The Grande Première of Val Thorens in Les 3 Vallées during November

Val Thorens unites skiers from around the globe for "The Grande Première", a larger than life outdoor event that brings skiers and brands together for two days of free equipment trials.


Opening of the 3 Vallées ski area on 10th December 2022

The first week of December from 10th to 16th December 2022, benefit from special rates on 3 Vallées skipasses.

Discover the rates at the beginning of December


Simply skiing

Skiing, skiing and more skiing as you set off to discover the ski area, kitted out with all the latest gear, and sezing the opportunity to try out new snowsports. It’s the perfect time to warm up and hone your technique to begin the winter season.

A test village

Situated at Place Caron, a village will be installed to test all the latest news and equipments : skis, snowboards, accessories, ski touring, freeride skiing ... All types of snow sports will be on display.

Festive activities

The weekend will be punctuated with festive and musical entertainments. On the menu: mini fun areas, live concert, quiz, raclette party, fireworks, mountain film projections ... The best opportunity to celebrate the launch of the winter season!

More information about the Grande Première

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Every winter season, Les 3 Vallées ski area attracts enthusiasts from all over the world, who are eager to get going on this multi-facetted, limitless playground. Snowsports lovers seeking the reassurance of a skiing and snow cover guarantee throughout the winter season…

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