Europe's Highest Resort Adam Luto, Ski Specialist

"If you’re looking for first-class skiing you will love Val Thorens. There’re lots of cruising wide pistes which are incredibly well groomed - perfect for those long carving turns. It is a high altitude resort and so 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.

The West Face Café 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 (formerly La Table du 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 and previously only accessible off-piste or by road, you can now also ski to the popular Chez Pépé Nicolas (via the narrow La Chasse red run) - bookings are vital!