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Season Start/End: 18/11/2017 - 08/05/2018
Altitude
:
2300m - 3230m
Pistes
:
13%|40%| 35%| 11%
Lifts
:
32
Lift Tickets
:
from €37.70 to €52.50
Complete list of skipass prices
Val Thorens village with chairlift overhead
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Val Thorens: the highest ski resort in Europe is hard to beat for snow fans. At 2,300m, it has one of the longest ski seasons. It is situated at the head of the 3 Valleys – the largest ski area in the world. It has 100 percent ski-in ski-out accommodation with unbeatable skiing: powdery fields, perfectly groomed slopes – 600km of runs and snow guaranteed right through the season. The ski facilities are cutting-edge, with high-tech ski lifts that take you right up to the highest peaks with views over more than 1,000 mountaintops. The village atmosphere is informal and friendly for après ski with a wide variety of restaurants, clubs and a stack of other activities and it is car-free.

Val Thorens village with chairlift overhead
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BREAKFAST

Auberge des Balcons offers a generous buffet breakfast based on French tradition and mountain specialties. Take your time enjoying good food and the panoramic view on the slopes from the inside or on the sunny terrace. Direct access to the pistes. Contact: balcons-valthorens@wanadoo.fr or +33(0)479-009-191.

Delices Cafe: Simple and delicious cuisine known for its excellent pancakes. Enjoy your hot chocolate in the center of the station just at the departure point of the slopes. Contact: +33(0)479-011-568

LUNCH

Aiguilles de Peclet at 3000 metres proposes homemade traditional cuisine with Savoy specialties like beaufort tart, tartiflette and fondue. A typical lunchtime meal might be Savoyard hotpot, diots with a polenta and beaufort mousse. Even non-skiers can enjoy a good meal by taking the Funitel de Péclet (eight minutes away), admire the mountain views on the way. Contact: Tel:+33(0)479-000-376

Face West Cafe has easy access for both skiers and walkers, a beautiful, south-facing terrace and panoramic views at any hour of the day. Try the succulent pizzas, grilled meat, club sandwiches and delicious homemade pastries on offer. Warm mountain atmosphere and interesting modern design. Contact: Hendrik Van Heek +33(0)479-000-594

DINNER

Oxalys (2300m) is the highest (two) starred Michelin restaurant in Europe under élite chef Jean Sulpice. Maximum freshness, maximum flavour savoured on uncovered walnut wood tables from original and contemporary earthenware plates. Relaxed atmosphere, very attentive service, panoramic  views of the mountain. Lightness, freshness, a taste for adventure . . . putting mountain herbs back in vogue - meadowsweet, gentian, burnet, berse, calament, and beautiful wild sorrel, known as oxalys in French. The Oxalys can be reached on skis or even on foot to enjoy a unique culinary experience. Contact: Jean Sulpice contact@restaurant-loxalys.fr; +33(0)479-001-200

Epicurien is a very unusual restaurant offering flavours from five continents. Jérémy Gillon, the passionate gourmet chef features a fine modern cuisine. Great emphasis on using the best seasonal products, selected from small producers. An intimate atmosphere and excellent service for an exceptional experience in the mountains. Contact: reservation@restaurantmontana.fr; + 33(0)479-002-130

Steak Club boldly mixes French cuisine based on grilled meats and Asian flavours such as Thai curry prawns but respects the harmony and quality of its creations. The Steak Club is a comfortable place where you enjoy your dinner in cosy, elegant and modern interiors. Some evenings jazz musicians offer a lively performance. Contact: tel. + 33(0)479-013-119

Pizz'Burger is a good option for a cheap night out when your credit card needs a break. This fastfood burger-pizza joint is relaxed and fun. There is free internet and a big screen to watch sporting happenings. You will find it in La Gallerei Caron. Contact valdis@wanadoo.fr; +33(0)479-010-421

APRES-SKI

From 3 p.m, the slopeside open-air club The Folie Douce enjoys a party atmosphere with DJ, show and very cold drinks! Its south-facing aspect means holidaymakers can have fun under the sun. Lounge décor by Starck. Contact: +33(0)633-680-934

Mongolian Yurt has been erected by The Chalet de la Marine at 2,500m on the Dalles blue run. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening the chalet offers an exceptional evening for holidaymakers seeking a brand-new experience. In a cosy, warm and authentic area you can sample Mongolian dishes (ragout, deep-fried dumplings, salted milk tea) prepared by the chefs and dropped off on the antique stove just before the partygoers arrive. A breathtaking view of the twinkling lights of the resort. Accessible on skis via the Cascade chair lift last ascent between 5-5.30 p.m) or on snowshoes (accompanied by a ski guide).Torch-light descent also possible. Contact: Chalet de la Marine: contact@chalet-val-thorens.com, +33 (0)479-000-186

Le Pandora is in the heart of the resort. This bar/restaurant has a magnificent panoramic view of the Aiguilles de Péclet, Cime Caron and Masse. Its cosy terrace gets a lot of sun until sunset. With its dominant red and gold colors and lounge atmosphere, this 3-floors place is open from 10am to 2am and proposes: pleasant lunch on the cosy terrace's sofas; after skiing relax inside or outside animated by a DJ. Contact: Jonathan Tranquille (it's his real name!) +33(0)669-045-935

Altitude

  • 3230m
    Summit
  • 930m
    Vertical Drop
  • 2300m
    Base

Lifts

  • 8
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 18
  • 0
  • 0
  • 6
  • 32
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    13%

  • Intermediate Runs

    40%

  • Advanced Runs

    35%

  • Expert Runs

    11%

  • Runs

    82

  • KM Pistes

    150 km

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    3.5 km


  • Skiable Terrain

    61 ha

  • Snow Making

    49 ha

  • KM Snow Making

    120 km

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski Season: 18/11/2017
  • Days Open Last Year: 164
  • Projected Closing Ski Season: 08/05/2018
  • Projected Days Open: 168
  • Years Open: 47
  • Average Snowfall: 686cm

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  • Alex Leclercq

    • 5
    7th June 2016

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      We went there with Skikot, a famous travel brand in Belgium who was really good for the organization. We had a small...
     
  • dudi

    • 4
    4th March 2016

    Full review

      amazing place but an expensive one without apreski like Austria
     
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