The resort with the most mosts
Val Thorens concentrates the best of the mountains at an altitude between 2,200m 3,200m. From its unrivalled ski area to its top-ranking gourmet cuisine, everything in Val Thorens is biggest and best!
From the top of Cime Caron, a dizzy 360° panorama extends from Italy to the Ecrins, from the Meije to the Jura and even Mont Blanc: all the most prestigious summits of the Alps are here! Welcome to Val Thorens: a resort like no other, designated best resort in Europe in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and best resort in the world in 2013 and 2014.
Created in the early 1970s, the highest resort in Europe offers a haven of peace and sport in the midst of the mountains. Known as being the world's largest ski area, the Three Valleys, with Val Thorens at the top, offers an extraordinary playground. You can ski on the Maurienne side to make the most of the sunshine in January, or head over to Méribel for the huge open spaces of Mont Vallon. Why not ask a guide to take you along the magnificent Lac du Lou route, or even hike up the Péclet glacier. Are you a good skier? Then try out the western side of Péclet as the sun goes down. A moment to remember! Take time to watch the sun rise from your window: see how it tints the winter sky pink, lighting up all the surrounding summits.
The high altitude of the resort means guaranteed snow. All that's left for you to do is choose when to come and enjoy the mountains: December or January to satisfy your thirst for skiing on fresh powder, February or March for milder temperatures and soft snow, or April or May for springtime skiing on melting snow.
Val-Thorens is, first and foremost, a resort for skiers, but there are slopes for all kinds of winter fun: sledging (and not just for children!), ski touring and free touring, the zip wire between two peaks (don't miss this!), snowshoes, paragliding and, if the weather is really being uncooperative, you can swim and play ball sports at the sports centre.
The resort has developed a quality offer of accommodation and restaurants, demonstrated by the number of star-studded hotels and chalets, and the unique example of this high-flying chef: Jean Sulpice, with two Michelin stars proudly fixed to his toque, is the world's highest gourmet chef! He keeps a quality table at this height, even taking care of school canteen meals... and leaves his kitchen for the slopes whenever he can. You have been warned: in Val Thorens, we take the mountains seriously! At least as much as the welcome we provide, which remains a real priority, asserts Thibaut Loubère, the resort's community manager, "Here, we work on the customer experience to improve our welcome and make sure that holidaymakers make the most of ALL that Val Thorens has to offer!"
Our residences in Val Thorens
Chalet Val 2400
The ski area extends from 1,300m to 3,230m.
174 ski lifts.
More than 600km of downhill slopes
- 32 black runs
- 115 red runs
- 124 blue runs
- 38 green runs
Snowboarding and other winter fun
- 28 snowboard and fun zones
- 1 boardercross
Getting to the resort
By carTake the motorway to Albertville then follow the signs for Moûtiers.
Val Thorens is 37km along the D117.
By trainThe nearest SNCF railway station is in Moûtiers-Salins (37km).
Bus and taxi transfers to Val Thorens are available.
Information and bookings on www.altibus.com - Tel.: +33 (0)4 50 43 60 02
From Paris: TGV Paris / Moûtiers 4 hours
From the capitals of Europe: TGV direct from London, (Eurostar), Brussels (Thalys), etc.
From Lyon: TGV from Lyon/St-Exupéry
By busMoûtiers coach station - Tel. +33 (0)4 79 24 24 46
Transport with "Altibus" from Geneva airport: www.altibus.com - Tel.: +33 (0)4 50 43 60 02
Transport with "Satobus Alpes" from Lyon airport: www.satobus-alpes.altibus.com - Tel.: +33 (0)4 79 68 32 96
Transport with "AG Bus" from Grenoble airport: www.agbus.fr - Tel.: +33 (0)4 76 27 89 29
By planeChambéry (100 km)
Geneva (143 km)
Lyon Saint Exupéry (183 km)
Grenoble (140 km)
Car rental in Moûtiers:Avis: +33 (0)4 79 24 01 55
Europcar: +33 (0)4 79 24 09 72
Hertz: +33 (0)4 79 24 07 75
Information:Weather: +33 (0)8 92 68 02 73
Snow: +33 (0)8 92 68 10 20
Roads: +33 (0)8 92 02 20 22
Extraordinary off-piste areas
High flying gourmet cuisine
Extraordinary off-piste areasVal Thorens is the highest resort in Europe and the starting point for some exceptional off-piste adventures and excursions.
High flying gourmet cuisineFew resorts have managed to combine gourmet cuisine with high altitude so well.