Discover Val Thorens: visit the highest ski resort in Europe!

Are you looking for a holiday destination with friends or family? Val Thorens will satisfy you! Val Thorens is a mountain village located at nearly 2300 meters above sea level! At the top of the slopes, the station reaches the highest point of 3230 meters above sea level, giving it the status of the highest ski resort in Europe. Val Thorens belongs to the 3 Valleys ski area, one of the largest areas in the world, made up of nearly 600 km of slopes, alpine skiing and cross-country skiing combined. These characteristics make this resort a privileged place for young and old, skiers and snowboarders, city dwellers and provincials.

This village located in the heart of the slopes of the Tarentaise valley belongs to the commune of Belleville , in the department of Savoie , in the Auvergne-Rhônes-Alpes region . It is renowned for being a sporty and lively village, where snow sports enthusiasts and mountain lovers will each find something to their liking.


The ski resort opens its doors at the end of November, and closes them again in mid-May! It is surrounded by 6 glaciers and has several watchtowers with breathtaking views! Do not hesitate to climb to the Cime de Caron, one of the highest peaks in the area.

The ease of access to the slopes, from hotels and residences, makes Val Thorens a resort in its own right. With its 78 runs giving rise to 150 km of descent, the resort is accessible to any beginner, experienced or professional skier. It is among powder snow and perfectly groomed green, blue, red and black slopes that you can take unlimited pleasure!

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For skiers looking for thrills, a FIS-certified slalom stadium, a boardercross and a snowpark are self-service! The latter has 4 level zones and even a jump’air platform for the bravest who would like to perform perilous jumps but in complete safety.

But before jumping on skis, we still advise you to prepare yourself in advance and select ski equipment adapted to your level. To avoid an unexpected hospital stay, here is just for you a multitude of tips to leave between friends safely! And even if the cold has many benefits , don’t forget to cover yourself well, hats and scarves will have to be out!

Val Thorens
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The resort of Val Thorens is full of accommodation sites and residences for all types of holidaymakers. Families will rather find their pleasure in the hotels offering children’s clubs, such as the MMV Holiday clubs , while young people in search of independence can turn to the many inns in the village.

Going on a skiing holiday without having the slightest desire to slide on the slopes is not a problem either! The resort offers many unusual activities that will delight young and old. Young parents can go on stroller hikes , while thrill-seekers can ride on the ice! Night hikes are also often organized and mountain bike enthusiasts can test new snowy terrain!

The village of Val Thorens is also of great gastronomic richness and will delight your taste buds with good local products. You will not only find the famous fondues and raclettes, but many other dishes combining modernity and tradition. After a good meal, you can continue your evening in one of the resort’s 40 bars, or even the largest nightclub in the Alps: Le Malaysia.

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Mohamed SAKHRI
Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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