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A Bit About
If you are a first timer or a pro skier - Val Thorens has it all! Becoming more and more famous in recent years, Val Thorens, the highest resort in the Alps, has it all. First, it’s part of the 3 Valleys - the biggest connected ski area in the world; 600 km of groomed ski runs spread over 3 valleys, with the famous resorts of Courchevel and Meribel just a short skiing distance away.
Second, It’s the highest ski resort in the Alps. VT has one of the longest ski season from all French resorts with (usually) great snow coverage from mid November until mid May.
Third, and not less important from the first two, VT has by far the most vibrant, young and party atmosphere from all of the French resorts, and also from most of the famous Austrian resorts. There is no dull moment in this village.
Last but not least, you can easily understand that VT was built especially for skiing. There is no place far away from the slope, with a number of pistes going directly through and around the hotels and apartments. No busses, No driving and a maximum walk of 100 meters to reach the nearest slope.
It would take a whole winter season to explore the huge variety of runs and off-piste options available in the 3 Valleys.
Beginners are well served by magic carpet lifts and the gentlest of nursery slopes around the Rond Point des Pistes in the valley. From here they can progress to green and blue runs off the Deux Lacs and Cascades chairs. Experts will spend much of their time on and around the Cime de Caron that reaches 3,200m. Its cable car serves one red and two blacks and is the launch point for some of the best off piste itineraries in the area, and that's saying something given the opportunities for powder throughout the resort are outstanding. There are descents on both side of the ridge, with runs reaching all the way down to the small village of Orelle on the Maurienne side.
For intermediate skiers and snowboarders Val Thorens is a dream. Forays into the territories of Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville for long, cruising, and at times demanding runs should not be missed. But don't worry about heading over to the other half of the 3 Valleys – there’s just too much to be done in and around Val Thorens.
The main thing you notice as a skier in Val Thorens is the ski in/out option from every spot in the village. Situated on the south side of the mountain, VT gets plenty of sunshine and amazing views on the 3200+ meter picks around the village. The Resort itself is less beautiful than most of the Austrian and Swiss resorts but that's mainly because the lack of planning in the early days.
As a purpose built resort (meaning the village was entirely built for skiing about 40 years ago) Val Thorens has an especially vibrant and young asthenosphere. This is probably due to plenty of university trips arriving from France, UK, Scandinavia and other European countries.
There are dozens of restaurants, bars and clubs that make sure there isn’t a dull moment.
Apres ski: La Folie Douce
The most famous Apres Ski bar in VT. Just under the Les Pionniers chair lifts this crazy apres ski party starts daily at 15:00. You will find a huge dancing terrace in with live dj’s rocking hundreds of people until the slopes close around 17:30. Open daily, Free entry.
The biggest nightclub in the Alps is situated exactly in the Center of VT, just next to the church and the “Place de Caron”. This huge 700m2 dance floor hosts the best night scene in the village. Opens around 10pm with some live music and closes at 4am after the live music turns into a party around midnight. Open daily 22:00- 04:00. Free entry (usually).
This is the highest 2 star michelin restaurant in the world. Jean Sulpice is a passionate, local chef, from the Savoie area. Pioneer of 'high altitude gastronomy', this two-star chef is above all a fervent defender of local produce. His credo: get back to basics. Resulting from a walk, a smell, a meeting or a trip, his every dish tells a story. Lunch hours : 12h15 – 13h30 | Dinner hours : 19h15 – 21h30