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Ski holidays in Val Thorens

Europe’s highest ski resort, surrounded by spectacular 3,000m peaks

At an altitude of 2300m, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and as part of the huge Three Valleys area, in undoubtedly one of the very best! The resort has been designed to offer doorstep skiing from practically wherever you stay and has a village feel around a compact centre (where car access is restricted). the height of Val Thorens means long hours of sunshine, an unrivaled snow record and great skiing for all grades. Nightlife is relaxed with a good choice of restaurants, bars and clubs. There is also a superb sports centre in the village with an outdoor pool, sauna and whirlpool. 

Added value

2 FOR 1 Ski / Snowboard Hire when you pre-book your lift pass

Free child helmet when booking skis and boots

Family Lift Passes available

Save up to £13 on each adult lift pass- pre-booked prices based on Three Valleys 'TRIBU' offer

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Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Beginners ski holidays in Val Thorens

Val Thorens is ideal for learning to ski or board with a a good ski school and wide gentle runs by the resort centre.

Intermediates ski holidays in Val Thorens

Extensive skiing and some the best intermediate runs in the 3 Valleys, from the good choice on the Peclet glacier to the cruisy routes down to and above Les Menuires.

Advanced ski holdiays in Val Thorens

The long steep Combe Rosael and Combe de Caron will provide a challenge to most, and you will be spoilt for choice for bumps. Superb off-piste, including the spectacular Vallon du Lou.

Snowboarding holidays in Val Thorens

There are 2 "Boarder Crosses" in Val Thorens and an excellent "Snow Park as well as plenty of off-piste opportunities".

Mountain Facts
  • Area 170 km
  • Resort Altitude1300m
  • Ski Alt. From1300m
  • Ski Alt. To3230m
  • Runs
  • Longest Run8 km
  • Lifts , Chairlifts 66 , Cable car 4 , Draglifts 52 , Gondolas 37
  • Lift Times

    9 - 4.45

  • Lift Ski LockersNo
  • Whole Area Pass Lifts159
  • Night Skiing IncludedNo
  • Glaciers1
  • Mountain Restaurants11
  • Snow Cannons43
  • Off-piste OptionsYes
  • Slope Direction,E,S,W

  • from£1542pp
  • 88 rooms

The Altapura lives up to its name as the ‘highest ski palace’, redefining luxury and style in Val Thorens.

  • from£829pp
  • 49 rooms
Hotel le Val Chaviere lift view

Run by the charming Garcin family, the Val Chavière is one of our most popular hotels, offering a very warm welcome and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in a superb ski-in/out location.

  • from£1069pp
  • 55 rooms
Hotel Le Sherpa exterior

This delightful Hôtel de Charme enjoys spectacular views of the resort and surrounding peaks and is just 100m from the shops and nightlife.

  • from£979pp
  • 204 rooms
Hotel Club les Arolles Ski lift

Hotel Les Arolles offers great value for money with buffet-style meals, including wine in the evenings.

  • from£359pp
  • 170 rooms
Le Cheval Blanc apartments exterior

The Cheval Blanc is an attractive ski in-ski out residence enjoying a quiet location in the lower part of the resort, with a good standard of comfort.

  • from£669pp
  • 37 rooms

The Plein Sud has a fantastic location, benefiting from great views across the snowy peaks, plus ski-in/ski-out access.

  • from£509pp
  • 135 rooms
Residence Village Montana Apartments

This is one of the premier Residences in Val Thorens with its piste side location and 1 minute walk to the centre of resort.

  • from£1049pp
  • 28 rooms
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This hotel has wonderful views over the slopes and the mountains and it couldn't be easier to begin your skiing day as the slopes are right on the doorstep.

  • from£1349pp
  • 108 rooms

Renovated hotel with a modern theme and vintage twist with fantastic ski-in/ski-out access.

  • from£474pp
Machu Pichu apartments living area

The Machu Pichu Apartments have a super piste-side location allowing for easy access to the slopes.

  • from£1179pp
  • 93 rooms

Located at the foot of the slopes, the Hotel Hameau de Kashmir enjoys stunning views, excellent service and a stylish interior with a selection of hotel suites available.

  • from£549pp
  • 93 rooms

Located at the foot of the slopes, the Résidence Hameau de Kashmir enjoys stunning views, excellent service and a stylish interior with a selection of luxurious apartments.

  • from£539pp
  • 58 rooms
Le Tikal - exterior

The Tikal Apartments benefit from an excellent ski-in/ski-out location, and are also near the centre of Val Thorens and it's amenities.

Things To Do

  • Snow shoe walks
  • Ice driving
  • Sports centre
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna/ hammam
  • Tennis and squash courts
  • Gym
  • Hang-gliding
  • Bowling
  • Excellent toboggan run (6 km long!) on dedicated piste
  • Classical/jazz concerts
  • Cinema
  • Full programme of apres ski events


  • Ski in / ski out

Ski Extras

Winter 2019/20 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £76 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Learn to Ski Packs
6 days local lift pass, 6 days ski & boot hire, 6 days tuition (3hrs per day)
Adult £445 L / £464 H      Child* £385 L / £402 H

All Learn to Ski Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

*Child 5-12yrs. Season dates as per lift passes.

Lift Passes Days Adult
2 ad & 2 ch
Three Valleys area pass 6 £237 L/£265 H £201 L/£223 H £226 L/£251 H £802 L/£891 H
Val Thorens lift pass 6 £197 L/£221 H £168 L/£187 H £189 L/£211 H £674 L/£749 H

L (14-20 Dec), H (all other dates). 
*0-4 Free (issued in resort, photo required)

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £87 £101 £114
  Skis & Boots £117 £136 £153
  Snowboard - £101 £114
  Snowboard & boots - £136 £153
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - £63 -
  Snowboard & boots - £63 -

Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £50.

 *Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs.

Tuition Days Hours Adult 13+yrs Child* 5-12yrs
Ski 6 3 hrs per day* £177 L/£187 M/£209 H £177 L/£187 M/£209 H
Snowboard £177 L/£187 M/£209 H £177 L/£187 M/£209 H

L (11 April-end of season), M (4 Jan-7 Feb & 8 March-10 April), H (all other dates)

*2 hrs on Sun

*Child snowboard tuition 7-12yrs

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Useful Information

Resort Code: FRVT

Languages spoken: French

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Geneva

From Gatwick
Belfast Int'l
Isle of Man
Leeds Bradford

Transfer 3hrs by coach

Flights depart Saturdays

To Chambery

From Gatwick

Transfer 2hrs 15mins by coach

Supplements apply on some flights.

*Only private transfers (at supplement) available on these flights.


Direct Eurostar to Moutiers
Transfer from Moutiers - 1hr

Private transfers and Self drive are available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Free bus service in resort
  • Choice of ski-in/ski-out accommodation
  • Short transfers from Chambéry Airport
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