Val Thorens is Europe’s highest ski resort, with an unsurpassed snow record and the largest and most modern ski lifts in the French Alps. Part of the worlds largest ski area, the 3 Valleys, it provides fantastic ski in ski out convenience. It has also been awarded the title of World’s Best Ski Resort by the World Ski Awards five times.
The ski slopes here are high in altitude and snow-sure as well as extensive for all levels of ability. There is an excellent beginner area at the foot of the resort with five free ski lifts and easy blue runs to progress to above the village. For intermediates the choices are endless and the Cime de Caron cable car with pistes below is a must do for those with strong legs. Advanced skiers and boarders will find plenty of off-piste opportunities and a well-designed terrain park.
The full extent of the 3 Valleys ski area can be quickly accessed from Val Thorens, with the slopes of St Martin de Belleville and Reberty located all within the same Belleville valley. The varied ski slopes and extensive off-piste in Courchevel and Meribel are easy to reach for competent skiers and snowboarders, and you can enjoy some lively apres ski at the famous Folie Douce on the ski back to the Val Thorens.
For a high modern resort, the choice of mountain restaurants is good. The Chalet de la Marine and La Fruitiere are both excellent places to stop for lunch. For those seeking lively après ski, the famous Folie Douce is as popular as ever and in the evenings the 2 Michelin star Restaurant Jean Sulpice perfectly blends modern techniques with local mountain and lake produce.