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 unrivalled 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

50% off ski/snowboard hire or carriage when you pre-book your lift pass (must be booked 6 weeks before departure)

Family lift passes available

  • from£1539pp
  • 88 rooms

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

  • from£1069pp
  • 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£799pp
  • 64 apartments
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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£1209pp
  • Sleeps 8-10
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Chalet Chloe is one three Inghams chalets in a small residence just by the Balcons area of Val Thorens with a 50 metres ski track connecting to the Plein Sud piste. Sleeping 8-10, that chalet has four bedrooms and is ideal for a small group of family or friends. 

  • from£1209pp
  • Sleeps 8
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Chalet Noella is one of our three Inghams chalets in Val Thorens, sharing an exclusive building. Each chalet is independently hosted and Chalet Noella has four bedrooms, sleeping up to eight. The nearest piste is just 100 metres away and there's a shared sauna and steam room to enjoy at the end of the day.

  • from£1209pp
  • Sleeps 8
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Chalet Mathilde is one three chalets in an exclusive residence in Val Thorens, all individually hosted. Sleeping eight with four bedrooms, it's ideal for a small group who want to discover the Three Valleys. The nearest piste is the Plein Sud, reached by a small track and there's a sauna and steam room for relaxation at the end of the day. 

  • from£1179pp
  • 55 rooms

This delightful Hôtel de Charme has skiing to the door and enjoys spectacular views of the resort and surrounding peaks. It's just 100m from the shops and nightlife.

  • from£969pp
  • 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. The hotel is on a bed and breakfast basis with optional pre-bookable eveing meals.

  • 135 apartments

Village Montana is made up of three residences, Montana Premier and Valbel located on the piste and Montana Soleil is just over the road. The apartments are spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated and it's just a minute's walk to the centre of resort.

  • from£989pp
  • 37 rooms

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

  • from£1119pp
  • 200 rooms
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Hotel Les Arolles is at the foot of the pistes right in the centre of Val Thorens. It offers great value for money with contemporary style rooms and mini family suites, a huge south facing terrace and buffet-style meals with wine in the evenings.

  • from£619pp
  • 165 rooms
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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£1409pp
  • 108 rooms
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A modern hotel with a vintage twist and fantastic ski-in/ski-out access, Fahrenheit Seven has been voted France's best Ski Hotel 2020 at the World Ski Awards.

  • from£742pp
  • 68 rooms

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

  • from£1279pp
  • 92 rooms
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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£609pp
  • 58 rooms
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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.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
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 150 km
Resort Altitude 1800m
Ski Alt. From 1800m
Ski Alt. To 3200m
Longest run 12 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 61, Cable car 4, Draglifts 59, Gondolas 33
Lift Times

9am- 4.45pm

Lift Ski LockersNo
Whole Area Pass Lifts157
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Mountain Restaurants11
Snow Cannon Coverage50%
Off-piste OptionsYes
Slope DirectionE, S, W
Things To Do
  • Snow shoe walks
  • Ice driving
  • Sports centre
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna / hammam
  • Tennis and squash courts
  • Gym
  • Hang-gliding
  • Bowling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Excellent toboggan run (6 km long!) on dedicated piste
  • Classical/jazz concerts
  • Health spa
  • Parapenting
  • Sledging
  • Cinema
  • Ice climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Night skiing with instructor
  • Zip wire (Moutiers)
  • Heli-skiing
  • Full programme of apres ski events
  • Belgian week
  • Dutch week
  • Festi Val Tho
  • Summit week
  • Wine festival (Les Menuires)
Resort Facilities
  • Ski in / ski out
Ski Extras

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 morning tuition (3hrs per day)
Adult £395 L / £426 M / £434 H  Child* £347 L / £381 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

£287 L

£257 H

£219 L

£243 H

£247 L

£274 H

£950 L

£1,056 H

Val Thorens lift pass 6

£215 L

£241 H

£183 L

£204 H

£206 L

£229 H

£733 L

£815 H

L (11-16 Dec & 16-21 Apr), H (17 Dec-15 Apr)

*0-4 Free (issued in resort, photo required)

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £84 £99 £111
Skis & Boots £114 £132 £149
Snowboard - £99 £111
Snowboard & boots - £132 £149
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - £62 -
Snowboard & boots - £62 -

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

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £49.

 *Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs.

Tuition Days Hours Adult 13+yrs Child* 5-12yrs
Ski 6 3 hrs per day* £182 L/£219 M/£228 H £177 L/£187 M/£209 H
Snowboard £228 L/£259 H £228 L/£259 H

Ski: L (12-18 Dec, 2 Jan-5 Feb, 27 Feb-2 Apr), M (19-25 Dec, 6-12 Feb, 3 Apr-16 Apr), H (26 Dec-1 Jan, 13-26 Feb)

Snowboard: L (12-18 Dec, 2 Jan-5 Feb, 27 Feb-2 Apr), H (19 Dec-2 Apr, 6-26 Feb, 3 Apr-16 Apr)

*2 hrs on Sun 10-12 noon and 9-12 noon Monday to Friday

*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
Information about Val Thorens
Resort Code FRVT
Languages spoken French
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 45.2977661
Longitude 6.5837667
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Geneva

From Gatwick








Leeds Bradford




Transfer 3hrs by coach

Flights depart Saturdays

To Chambery

From Gatwick
Transfer 2hrs 15mins by coach

Supplements apply on some flights.

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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