Val Thorens, a state of mind
Val Thorens is a state of mind, an attitude and an altitude.
Open from mid November to mid May,Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe and the highest point in the 3 Vallées ski area (2300m)..
It’s a resort that combines the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres.
For the Second successive year !
The year 2013 !
November 16, 2013 in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Val Thorens has been voted the best ski resort in the world among 188 international champions from 20 nations flagship tourism winter sports!
Val Thorens is now the flagship of tourism and winter sports is inspiring to provide better customer service. Val Thorens and a new impetus and encourages the growth of winter tourism economic sector.
This year, let us united ! Vote, share, do know ... reaffirm the leadership of our ski resort, is all that we can confirm our title of best resort in the world by winning again this year.
How does it work ? Voting is open until 26 September 2014.
The votes are open to all by registering on the website on http://worldskiawards.com by connecting with your Facebook ID
An "individual" voice vote counts 1, a "business" voice vote counts 5 votes.
1. The best of skiing
For all abilities
The joys of snowsports are available to everyone, from beginners to ski-addicts with a wide range of slopes adapted to suit all abilities: beginners’ areas, a number of itineraries on prepared runs (green, blue, red and black) and off-piste routes to explore accompanied by a guide.
For all snowsports
Welcome to snowsports paradise: skiing, snowboarding, off-piste, ski touring, snowpark ‘one of the best in France), boardercross, slalom stadium, télémark skiing... there’s something to suit every taste and preference.
For the space
Val Thorens, the highest point in the 3 Vallées, the largest ski area in the world, provides access to 600km of snowsports, 318 signposted runs, 172 ski lifts... enough to ski on a new run every single day!
For maximum skiing
By investing in ever more innovative and high-performance equipment, Val Thorens limits time spent in queues and on ski lifts and optimises time spent on the slopes. In just a few minutes, reach summits over 3,000 metres high.
For the height
Val Thorens, the highest altitude resort in Europe, is a unique combination of quality snow and maximum sunshine between November and May. Enjoy the perfect mix of snowsports and natural light therapy, all combined with pure, invigorating fresh air to completely recharge batteries.
For making a real impact
Situated at the heart of a vast natural cirque overlooked by 6 glaciers, Val Thorens provides exceptional views such as “the most beautiful view in the Alps” according to the Michelin green guide, from Cime Caron. A breath-taking 360° panoramic views over more than 1,000 Alpine summits.
For doorstep skiing
In Val Thorens, it’s simple: ski straight out of your accommodation and you’re already on the slopes.
2. The best of atmosphere
A lively, fun atmosphere
Val Thorens has a youthful atmosphere, but it’s not only for young people! Thanks to its open, inclusive attitude and a pioneer-spirit, Val Thorens is a cosmopolitan resort where friendliness is the watchword !
A relaxed atmosphere
No stress… Semi-pedestrianised resort, Val Thorens has the feel of a real village where you can forget the humdrum of daily life and really make the most of enjoying the fresh mountain air! Fresh warm bread in the morning, shopping in the late afternoon, and nearby restaurants for the evening...
A sporty atmosphere
Val Thorens offers a melting pot of non-skiing activities, including some that are so unusual you can’t do them anywhere else!
Night-time hikes, pushchair hikes, tobogganing on the longest toboggan run in France, mountain biking on snow, ice-driving... as many activities as you can think of!
A gourmet atmosphere
Val Thorens focuses on the culinary delights on offer from the resort’s range of great dining establishments. From local produce to Michelin-starred, award-winning Chefs, from tradition to modernity, a real gourmet odyssey through a land of flavours.
A zen atmosphere
During a stay, enjoy the benefits of altitude, and entrusting yourself to the expert hands of the resort’s beauticians and massage therapists for complete relaxation in one of Val Thorens’ many well-being areas.
A lifestyle atmosphere
After a good day of skiing, taste other pleasures! Open-air slope side clubs, huge number of live concerts (from jazz to electro), largest nightclub in the Alps and a multitude of bars will get you listening and dancing, all in an unpretentious atmosphere.