Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe (2300 meters) and argueable the most famous ski resort. Due to this high altitude Val Thorens is very snow-certain until early May. It is well-connected with other parts of the Trois Vallées, but covers by itself already over 140 kilometers of slopes. Val Thorens gives many opportunities for both beginning-, intermediate-, advanced skiers and snowboarders. Val Thorens also has a vibrant nightlife and great après-ski. On the blue 'Plein Sud' piste you can find the famous outdoor bar "La Folie Douce", where the music is turned up loud from 3 p.m. and can be heard from all surrounding areas.
Val Thorens has unlimited off-piste opportunities for freeriders. For freestylers there is a large snow park with several jumps and rails at different levels.
For cross-country skiers, there are few options in Val Thorens. There is only a trail on a treeless slope, which crosses the slopes. There are also few options for hikers. However, you can join a snowshoe hike, accompanied by a guide.
Val Thorens has a car-free village centre. Upon arrival and departure it is allowed to load and unload the luggage at your chalet or apartment. However, you are required to park your car in the garage of your chalet or apartment (if present) or a public parking facility (approx € 70,00 p.w.). For more information on parking please visit www.valthoparc.com.