Europe's Highest Resort Aodhan Boylan, Senior Ski Specialist

"If you’re looking for a first-class ski resort, you will love Val Thorens. There are lots of cruising wide pistes which are incredibly well groomed. Its high altitude means it has a great snow record with excellent off-piste opportunities. Isn’t this pretty much all a skier needs?"

Val Thorens Ski Holidays

Famous for its lofty 2,300m altitude, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe – with a snow record to match. Sitting at the head of the Belleville valley, you can expect dazzling views, a well-designed resort and doorstep access to those velvety Three Valleys slopes.

A purpose-built paradise

Val Thorens is an excellent example of just how well France does purpose-built resorts. With the slopes on your doorstep, it’s a convenient resort with breath-taking views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks.

Val Thorens makes a fantastic base for exploring the entire Three Valleys, although with a myriad 150km of local pistes, there’s plenty to explore without having to venture further afield.

There’s as much to enjoy off the slopes as on in this energetic village. Get the adrenaline pumping when you try out the longest toboggan run in France – a whopping 6km! Or speed along the La Tyrolienne zip line for a daredevil descent with amazing views. Then recover from all that excitement with a spot of relaxation in our carefully selected accommodation options. 

Skiing in Val Thorens

Val Thorens is the highest resort in the Alps sitting at a snow sure 2300m, so is a great choice for early or late season trips. It sits at the head of the Belleville valley, which also includes Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville, and offers a huge amount of skiing for all abilities of skier and snowboarder.

Beginner or expert, skier or snowboarder, cross-country, freestyle or off-piste – whatever your passion, you’ll find some fantastic ski school options in Val Thorens, offering expert tuition for all ages.

There are several ski and snowboard schools ready to show you the ropes. Choose a well-known British school such as Supreme, or a local school like Oxygène, Ski Cool or the ESF. You can join a group or treat yourself to private tuition for invaluable one-to-one instruction. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ll be happy to find the right option for you.

Important information
Ski Area Three Valleys: 600km
Ski Range 1350-3230m
Green Runs 58
Blue Runs 132
Red Runs 112
Black Runs 37
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Distance from airports
Geneva 2hr55mins
Lyon 2hr45mins