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The Original Ski Holiday Since 1932

Val Thorens

Resort features: 
Beginner skiers
Intermediate skiers
Advanced skiers
Snowboarders
High altitude
Family resort
Great Après-ski

Overview

Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe. Thanks to its six impressive glaciers, the resort provides doorstep skiing on guaranteed snow, which makes it an ideal base for keen skiers and families all season round. A car free resort, Val Thorens has two shopping centres, many bars, over fifty restaurants and three night clubs.

The ski area is good for beginners and intermediates with green and blue runs down through the trees.  For more advanced skiers there are plenty of red and black runs, and skiers can take advantage of some good off-piste.  Access to the varied skiing is possible from 5 bases along the valley floor.  There is a link, via the Orelle gondola (40 minutes drive/35km away) straight to Val Thorens and the vast skiing area of the 3 Valleys.

Facilities

Sports centre with indoor tennis, squash, badminton, table tennis, volleyball, football, basketball, swimming pool, hammam, jacuzzi, sauna, solarium, relaxation area, fun park (trampolines, bouncy castles, ball pools), aqua gym, fitness courses and a wellbeing centre. Other activities include tobogganing, bowling, snow shoe walks, snow scooters, paragliding, mountain biking on snow, ice driving school, micro light, ice waterfall, concerts and cinema.

Facilities for children

The ESF baby club cares for infants from 3 months to 3 years and the ski kindergartens take 3, 4 and 5 year olds. From 4/5years, children’s ski lessons are available.

Accommodation in this resort

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Advice & Guides

The Erna Low team arrived into Val Thorens on the evening of Saturday 15th April for the well-deserved end of season trip. We were accommodated in the Le Hameau du Kashmir residence, located conveniently just at the entrance of the resort. The 4*... Read more
Joanna and Richard from the Erna Low team learnt a new French expression last week. "La neige du cinema". When questioning our ski guide, Raymond, on a classic blue-sky-fair-weather ski day, he smiled and said it means the "perfect snow like the... Read more
TAKING THE HASSLE OUT OF HALF TERM SKIING IN 2017 February is one of the best months for skiing and snowboarding in the French Alps. Here at Erna Low we know a ski holiday is a popular option during the half-term holidays so we've put together a... Read more
The James Bond 007 film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ was released in 1997 and next year marks the 20thanniversary of its release. Part of the film was filmed in Peyragudes, a ski resort in the French Pyrenees. The area is celebrating 20 Years since the... Read more
Last night, Joanna, John, Richard and Lars from the Erna Low team had a great time hearing all about the new projects happening in Les Arcs this winter. We were lucky enough to be treated to a sumptuous Alpine buffet by, Eric Samson, Michelin... Read more

Special offers

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Mountain info

More than 600 km of slopes link Val Thorens with Les Menuires, St. Martin de Belleville, Courchevel, Meribel and La Tania which offers around 300 pistes and access to some of the most magnificent powder and glacier skiing in the Alps. Beginners spend the first few days in the ski school using the free ski lifts beside the resort before venturing in the main ski lifts, which operate from late November until the beginning of May.

Mountain stats

Resort Altitude: 2300m

Summit Elevation: 3230m

Vertical Drop: 930m

Total Pistes: 140km

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Number of Lifts: 31

Snow Parks: 1

Ski passes

Save hassle by pre-booking your Val Thorens ski passes with Erna Low before you travel.


Why pre-book your Val Thorens ski passes with Erna Low?

Value

We offer a price match guarantee, so you know you're getting the best deal.

Convenience

Receive your passes before you go, meaning less queuing and more time skiing.

Knowledge

We can advise you on the best pass to suit your skiing style and ability.

 


Val Thorens Ski Pass special offers

We often have ski pass offers available, including early booking discounts, free upgrades and free child passes. Our ski pass offers change throughout the season, so please see the Special Offers tab above for information on our latest ski pass special offers.


You will be given the option to add ski passes during the online booking process; however, if you have already booked your ski accommodation with Erna Low, please contact us directly to book your ski passes, or use the search option below to find ski pass rates for this resort.

 

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Ski rental

Pre-book your ski equipment rental through Erna Low for the ultimate in value and convenience.  We carefully choose our rental partners to ensure that you get the best equipment, the best value and, with multiple rental locations in most of our resorts, the most convenient location to ensure you get to spend less time sorting out your gear and more time on the slopes.

Val Thorens Ski Rental Locations

For guests staying in the following properties, there is a Sport 2000 rental location nearby:
Les Montagnettes, Residence L'Oxalys, Montana Plein Sud, Les Temples du Soleil, Cheval Blanc, Village Montana, Les Tikal, Chalets du Soleil, Les Balcons, Chalets Altitude, Chalet Val 2400.

For all other properties, Skiset is the most convenient location. Please ensure you select the correct equipment option when booking your ski rentals, or contact us for further information.

val-thorens ski rental locations

Why book your ski hire through Erna Low?

Value

 

We offer a price match guarantee, so you know you're getting the best deal.

Convenience

 

Several rental locations in most of our resorts for your convenience.

Choice

 

We offer a range of equipment options for all standards of skier & rider.

Knowledge

 

We can advise you on the best equipment to suit your skiing style.


You will be given the option to add ski rental during the online booking process; however, if you have already booked your ski accommodation with Erna Low, please contact us directly to book your ski equipment, or use the search option below to find rental rates for your preferred destination.

 


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Ski school

Winter 2016/17 prices

Prosneige Ski School

With 50 qualified ski and snowboard instructors from the National Ski and Mountaineering School (ENSA) Prosneige offers ski and snowboard lessons with small group sizes (10 persons maximum). The ski school meets at the bottom of the resort, near the Rond point des Pistes.

6 Day Lessons (Sunday-Friday)

Adult and Child (5+ years) Group LessonsOff PeakHigh SeasonPeak
Morning Group Ski/snowboard Lesson£167£177£197
Afternoon Group Ski/snowboard Lesson£137£137£140
Full Day Group Ski/snowboard Lesson£266£270£288

 

5 Day Lessons (Sunday-Friday)

Adult and Child (5+ years) Group LessonsOff PeakHigh SeasonPeak
Morning Group Ski/snowboard Lesson£158£168£188
Afternoon Group Ski/snowboard Lesson£128£128£131
Full Day Group Ski/snowboard Lesson£230£256£279

Off Peak: 19th Nov - 2nd Dec and 16th April - 8th May

High Season: 3rd Dec - 12th Feb and 5th March - 25th March

Peak: 19th Dec - 8th Jan, 13th Feb- 4th March and 26th March - 15th April

Kindergarten (3-4 years)

Kindergarten6 days5 days
Mornings£197£188
Afternoons£140£131
Full Day£288£279

New Generation

British run ski school, specifically catering for the UK market with all lessons taught in English by a group of highly qualified instructors. The lessons run for 2 hours per day.

Ski/Snowboard Morning LessonsAdult

Kids

(Whippersnappers)
(4-5 yrs)

Kids
(5-13 yrs)
5 days£180£216£405
6 days£216£252£441

Contact our sales team for more information or to book your ski lessons.

Travel info

Approx. distance from Calais:954 km
Driving time from Calais:9 hrs 10 mins
Approx tolls from Calais:€75 ea. way
Gateway airports:Geneva - 163 km
Lyon - 200 km
Chambery - 122 km

Current weather

Snow data

Current weather: Cloudy and snowy again today

Fresh snow: 25cm

Last snowed: 2017-04-28

Temperature: -11°

Piste data

Piste information: Fresh snow on upper slopes

Lower snow depth: 103cm

Upper snow depth: 165cm

Piste state: Excellent

Off-piste snow: Powder

Runs to resort: Good

Lift information

Lifts open: 27

Lifts in total: 30

Data last updated on 2017-04-28

Snow report information from SkiClub.

Historic weather

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