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Val Thorens
Val Thorens

At 2300 meters Val Thorens holds the title of the highest ski resort in Europe, and with that comes a huge expanse of off piste and glacier riding. Nearly all of Val Thoren’s slopes are over 2000m and there are no less than six glaciers in case you’re worried there might not be much snow. Val Thorens is as snow-sure as they come, and as many of the pistes are north facing the quality of the snow under ski is usually excellent.

All that altitude does mean Val Thorens can look a little bleak when the sun isn’t shining, and you’re at the mercy of the often harsh weather conditions. Icy winds and whiteouts are par for the course way up here, so bring a face mask, thermals and keep an eye on the weather forecasts as sheltering amongst the trees isn’t an option.

Charming and tree-lined it ain’t, but great ski slopes it has in bucket loads, even without accessing the rest of the Three Valleys area.


Val Thorens ski area:150km
Season dates:late November - early May

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Linked areas:
CourchevelMeribelLa TaniaLes MenuiresSt Martin De BellevilleVal Thorens 


  • By air
    The closest airports to Val Thorens are Lyon, Chambery and Geneva all are less than 3 hours away.

  • By road
    The RN90 connecting Grenoble to the Petit Saint Bernard pass, will take you to Moutiers, from there Val Thorens can be reached.

  • By train
    Closest train station is Moutiers. A short transfer by bus or taxi will take you to Val Thorens.

3230m Highest Lift
1830m Vertical Drop
2300m Resort Altitude