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?"

Dining in Val Thorens

Le Blanchot is a good local restaurant in Val Thorens with a bumper wine cellar, specializing in local Savoy wines. La Face Ouest is in a central location and has a varied menu including pizza and pasta dishes. Le Rendez-Vous also does great pizzas either for dinner or on the south-facing terrace for lunch. John's American is a Danish-owned Tex Mex restaurant and also reputedly serves the best burgers in town.

Val Thorens' luxury 5-star hotels also offer an array of gastronomic restaurants to choose from including the Hotel Pashmina's Les Explorateurs which was awarded its first Michelin star in 2017. The Fitz Roy at the Hotel Le Fitz Roy is also highly recommended.

On the slopes, La Folie Douce is better known for its wild après ski but it also offers gourmet cuisine with spectacular views on the terrace of La Fruitière. Tucked away between Val Thorens and Les Menuires Chez Pépé Nicolas is a must visit - bookings are vital!