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The A-Z of Erna Low: V is for Val Thorens

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Published by Erna Low on Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:00

In our A-Z of Erna Low, there was really only ever one choice for V - it had to be Val Thorens.

Val Thorens


Award-winning resort

Voted both France's Best Ski Resort and the World's Best Ski Resort in recent years, Val Thorens is rated highly for good reason.


Reliable snow

The highest ski resort in Europe at 2300m, it's one of the few resorts that can guarantee snow at any point of the season.  

When the season started slowly in December 2014, at one point the resort was considering stopping selling day passes as so many people were coming from other nearby ski resort that didn't have such good conditions.

Val Thorens


The world's largest ski area 

Not only is the snow reliable, but it's simple to access the rest of Les 3 Vallees - the world's largest ski area.  Meribel is just over the hill and good skiers will be able to cruise over to Courchevel and back easily in a day.


Great Apres Ski

If you have any energy left after your skiing and snowboarding, there's plenty of great apres ski to try out.

The most famous venue is the Folie Douce, which kicks off with an open-air cabaret every afternoon and much dancing on the tables.

Folie Douce Val Thorens


Test your nerve on the highest zipwire in the world

Val Thorens has plenty of other ways to entertain you during a stay.  You can watch World Cup Skier Cross racing, try ice driving and, as of last winter, test your nerve on the highest zipwire in the world.

The zipwire spans 1300m, starting from the top of the Bouchet chairlift in Orelle at 3230m.  At its highest point you travel 230m above the ground, between two peaks and speeds can reach 100kph - enough to get the heart beating!

Superb accommodation options

On top of all the above, Val Thorens have been upgrading their accommodation over the last few years.

As well as a number of top quality restaurants, the resort now hosts several five-star properties.  Choose from the Hotel AltapuraHameau du Kashmir or Residence de L'Oxalys.

 Oxalys val thorens


Hotels and apartments in Val Thorens

For more details on hotels and apartments in Val Thorens, please contact the Erna Low team on 020 7584 2841

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