Hotel Altapura, Val Thorens

  • Three Valleys Ski Area, France, Val Thorens

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The Altapura combines modern luxury with the comfort of an alpine hotel. A warm, seventies style is seen throughout, combining light coloured wood, monochromatic brown tones - surrounded by large windows with views of the snow-covered Alps.

Skiing to new heights

The five star hotel has ski in, ski out access, located right on the ski slopes with direct access to the Plein Sud chairlift. The Altapura lives up to its name as the ‘highest ski palace’, redefining luxury and style in Val Thorens. Perfect for couples or families seeking the ultimate escape with fantastic doorstep skiing, the Altapura cannot be more highly recommended.

Stylish and modern

The interior design is a modern take on the mountain theme, creating an atmosphere of glamour yet cosiness that you’ll find hard to leave. With contemporary bedrooms, superb facilities and breath taking mountain views, the hotel provides an effortlessly smooth service, as well as some of the finest cuisine on the mountain.

Savoyard specialities

The hotel prides itself on its high level of cuisine, enjoy dinner at the 2003 restaurant where you have a choice of a variety of hot dishes influenced by the region and further afield.  If you want to try some of the freshest fondue you can reserve a table at the La Laiterie where the hotels Chef prepares local cheese dishes for you to enjoy. Alternatively taste the flavours of Italy at Casa Alta the hotels own a 'la carte restaurant serving gourmet dishes, guests will receive a credit of €62 towards a meal here.

Exclusive to Inghams

As a ski specialist tour operator we carefully select the very best accommodation in our resorts and package them with flights and transfers, so that you can make the most of your holiday. We have an exclusive agreement with accommodation name making us the only UK tour operator to package and sell holidays here - all the more reason to book with Inghams today!’

Val Thorens

  • Resort altitude of 2,300m
  • 600km of marked pistes 
  • 53 green, 137 blue, 106 red and 32 black runs

At an altitude of 2,300m, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and as part of the huge Three Valleys area, it is 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 unrivalled snow record and great skiing for all grades. 

The Vallée des Belleville, including Val Thorens, has received the Flocon Vert label, demonstrating the resort's dedication to environmental preservation and highlighting its dedication to sustainable development. When you arrive in Val Thorens, the best way to get around is by foot, bus, or skis - many of the hotels are in great locations, so the pistes are easily accessible, no matter where you are. To keep the slopes skiable, all snow groomers use a more sustainable fuel and are equipped with a snow coverage gauge device to determine where artificial snow coverage is required. After a day on the slopes, many of the buildings are well insulated to keep the heat in and have smart heating controls to reduce the use of energy. Solar panels are also used to generate renewable electricity.

Skiing and snowboarding in Val Thorens

Val Thorens is known for its fantastic snow quality throughout the winter season, with the majority of the skiing being above 2000 metres.  Beginners will enjoy being closer to home on the fantastic nursery slopes, while the more advanced will enjoy the variety of different graded slopes throughout the resort. Being part of the largest interlinked ski area there are no limits on where you can go. Those with a full area pass have the opportunity to explore the wider Three Valleys ski area, a snow lovers paradise, with efficient links between Meribel, Courchevel and Les Menuires.

Where to stay in Val Thorens

We offer a variety of accommodation in Val Thorens, the majority of them having the benefit of ski in/ ski out access, making it incredibly easy to get onto this world renowned ski area.

Bars and restaurants in Val Thorens

The nightlife scene here is vibrant, you'll find plenty of great options for restaurants, bars, and clubs to choose from. La Folie Douce is the perfect spot for a drink or two after a day of mountain adventures. You'll love the lively atmosphere, with  live music and DJ sets to keep you entertained. Après ski continues in Le Monde, a Dutch bar in the resort's centre. If partying isn't really your thing then don't worry, there are plenty of bars where you can enjoy watching live sports. The Shamrock Irish Pub is a great place for you to check out.

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Val Thorens

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board  chalet catering. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 600 km
Runs 53 136 113 35
Longest run 0 Km
Lifts Drag lifts 0, Chairlifts 0, Cablecars 0
Slope direction
Ski/resort bus True
  • No. of rooms: 88
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 6


  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 12pm
  • Official rating: 5

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax €3.41 per person, per day (under 18s free of charge)


Classic rooms are 28m² and sleep up to three people with a double bed and additional single sofa bed in the lounge area for children under 12 years. The room has north facing views of the mountains. Also available for sole occupancy, please call to book.

Club Twin rooms are 28m² and sleep two to three people with a double bed and an additional single sofa bed in the lounge area for children under 12 years. The room has south facing views over the piste.

Deluxe Suites are 32m² and sleep up to two adults and one child with double or twin beds and an additional sofa bed in the lounge area for children under 12 years. The room has south facing views over the piste.

Duplex Suites are 41m² and sleep two adults and two children. On the first level there is a spacious living room which can sleep two children. On the second level there is an open mezzanine with a sloping bedroom and an open bathroom with a bath.

Interconnecting rooms are available on request.


Room facilities

  • All rooms have luxurious décor
  • Bath with shower head attachment and/ or shower
  • WC
  • Lounge and seating area
  • Satellite TV
  • iPod socket
  • Safe
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Bath robes and slippers
  • Daily housekeeping is included
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee machine and kettle
  • Toiletries
  • Mini bar


The hotel has adapted rooms which are wheelchair accessible and have suitable bathrooms with emergency cords, lowered bathroom sinks and grab rails. These rooms are available on request, please call to book to ensure that it meets your requirements. 


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 6.574802
Latitude: 45.29763

  • Ideally located on the ski slopes with direct access to the Plein Sud chairlift
  • 50m to the resort centre
  • 250m to the ski school meeting point 
  • 200m to the nursery slopes
  • Our partner ski hire shop is 10 minutes' walk away (or short ride in hotel shuttle bus) and we work with them with the ski pack offers 


  • Sun terrace with mountain views and sun loungers
  • Access to spa facilities including heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, steam room and whirlpool 
  • Selection of 3 restaurants with variety of atmosphere and cuisine
  • Heated ski equipment storage room
  • Free hotel ski shuttle bus (times confirmed locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Massage and beauty treatments (pay locally)
  • Panoramic views of surrounding mountains 
  • Locker rooms in the spa 
  • Hairdressers (pay locally)
  • Room service (pay locally)
  • Fitness room
  • Indoor covered car parking (pay locally)
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Ironing and dry cleaning services are available (b pay locally)

There is a ski hire shop on site but we work with one that is 10 minutes' walk away (or use the hotels shuttle bus) and with whom we are able to give the ski hire offers

Family Facilities
  • Children's play area 
  • Games room
  • Kid's club with play leader (Free)
  • Babysitting services are available in the hotel (pay locally)
  • Baby kits are available (on request) for €25 per day (reserve in advance and pay locally) which include cot, bottle warmer, night light, changing table, baby bath and thermometer
  • Earlier meal times for children are available on request in restaurant
  • Children's food available at the restaurant
  • Board games and puzzles available in reception 

The Hotel Altapura is on a half board basis.

Each day a continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options is served. For your half board evening meals, dinners are served buffet style taken in 'Restaurant 2003', where the chefs cook the food right in front of you.

There is also the option to have a Savoyard speciality in 'La Laiterie' restaurant at no extra charge - you'll just need to book a table with reception in advance.

You're also entitled to a €62pp credit if you would like to have an evening meal in the Italian restaurant 'Casa Alta'. Anything spent over the credit amount is payable locally.

Earlier meal times for children are available on request and Christmas & New Year gala dinners are also included.

  • No of restaurants: 3

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Hotel Altapura can cater for special dietary requirements on request and these requirements must be noted at time of booking.

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per person from £1759
Includes £210pp discount
11/01/2025 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
Half Board
Hotel Altapura
Three Valleys Ski Area, Val Thorens
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