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   Val Thorens

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winter season
summer season
resort height
highest lift
snow range
7,590 - 10,482 ft
snow probability
transfer times
Chambery 2.75hrs 
Lyons 3.75hrs
Geneva 3.75hrs

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A lively modern resort, offering a fabulous range of skiing and an enviable ski record.

Val Thorens is the highest resort in the alps, at 2300m. Set at the head if the Belleville Valley, the village lies in a huge ski bowl with runs fanning in all directions offering intermediate and advanced runs. There is instant access to the pistes from your doorstep.


A purpose built resort provides a good mixture of restaurants and bars with a pleasant village like atmosphere. 
good points bad points
  • lively aprés ski
  • superb skiing
  • resort level snow
  • long skiing season
  • large ski area
  • some runs back to village challenging and not suitable for beginners
  • pricey but good value
  • lack of tree level skiing
  • exposed and cold in mid-winter
  • late season lift queues
  • limited for non skiers

aprés ski

try The Sne Sko and the Ski Rock Cafe for good atmosphere, Malaysia for good music, the Underground disco and the Viking Pub


sports centre- tennis, squash, football, table tennis, climbing, sauna, jacuzzi, gym, swimming pool * volleyball * roller blading

eating out

more than 45 restaurants. * 3 course set menu with wine approx €23 * local fondues with wine  €23 * Pizzas €9 * try Auberge des Balcons for french dishes, the Scapin Pub for pizza and pasta, Chalet des Glaciers for gourmet cuisine. 

other amenities

cinema * skidoos * 2 shopping centres


ski school for those 4-12 years
tourist office 
Office du Tourisme
tel 33 479 00 08 08
fax 33 479 00 00 04

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