Val Thorens is part of the huge ‘Les 3 Valleys’ ski area which argues with the Portes du Soleil as to who offers the largest connected ski area in the world. Many skiers and boarders however firmly believe that the 3 Valleys offers the best intermediate ski-playground, with plenty of ski in ski out accommodation options!
Val Thorens is the highest point in this impressive ski area which is made up of 8 ski resorts with 5 of them being the largest of Val Thorens, Courchevel, Meribel, Les Menuires, la Tania and St Martin de Belleville.
Les 3 Valleys offers you a total of around 650km of higher altitude and snow-sure ski slopes (150km in Val Thorens itself) with quite amazing skiing, which can be had from late November into early May. The Les 3 Valleys ski area really offers something for all ability levels and is renowned for its quality of snow and modern ski lift system.
Val Thorens is perfect choice for almost everyone. It also offers a good choice of bars and restaurants including the renowned, La Folle Douce, Steakhouse 72, The Frog and Roastbeef, Chez Pepe Nicolas, the Shamrock and the Saloon Bar.
The 3 Valleys benefits from excellent snow coverage, as a huge 85% of the ski area is located above 1800m, with plenty of snowmaking machines. There is a vast choice of wide ski runs which are generally maintained well and with many runs groomed nightly. In Val Thorens you spend most of your time skiing at altitudes between 2300m and 3200m, with a quick and efficient lift system and thus an ideal choice for early and late season.