Val Thorens is what we like to call a stage 1 ski resort meaning it has been purpose built for skiing. Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe lying above the tree line at 2300m. it is a ski –in-ski-out resort. We selected Va Thorens because of its height but also its massive ski area, with 600km of ski slopes. It is the largest ski area in the world and the season runs from November – May giving us the longest season out of all our Pure resorts.
With a large range of accommodation as well as France’s best ski hotel Val Thorens is a resort for those who like the finer things in life. Off the slopes you can enjoy tobogganing, ice driving experience in a Subaru as well as a zip line for when you just haven’t had enough of an adrenaline rush from the day’s skiing. The town has a good amount of restaurants and bars to keep you busy to the early hours of the morning!
Be sure to stop by the legendry Le Folie Douce for an afternoon après ski session that will blow your mind. We would advise to take a ski guide to really take advantage of the ski area as it’s easy to get lost with 600km of skiing.
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Situated at the top of Les 3 Vallées, the largest ski area in the world, in the heart of a natural rock and ice circus, Val Thorens offers a complete range of skiing. At 2300 metres, Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe, is situated in the heart of a 360° Alpine Circus, orientated in all four directions, with a grandiose countryside, optimal sun throughout the day and nearly guaranteed snow from the end of November through to the beginning of May. There’s easy skiing
around the resort, medium and difficult on the summits.
Beginners are well served by magic carpet lifts and the gentlest of nursery slopes around the Rond Point des Pistes in the valley. From here they can progress to green and blue runs off the Deux Lacs and Cascades chairs.
Experts will spend much of their time on and around the Cime de Caron that reaches 3,200m. Its cable car serves one red and two blacks and is the launch point for some of the best off piste itineraries in the area, and that’s saying something given the opportunities for powder throughout the resort are outstanding. There are descents on both side of the ridge, with runs reaching all the way down to the small village of Orelle on the Maurienne side.
For intermediate skiers and snowboarders Val Thorens is a dream. Forays into the territories of Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville for long, cruising, and at times demanding runs should not be missed. But don’t worry about heading over to the other half of the Trois Vallées – there’s just too much to be done in and around Val Thorens.
Les Balcons de Val Thorens ****
Apartment size: 33 m²
Beds: 2 single beds, 1 sofa bed.
Apartment facilities: Balcony, TV, Telephone, Satellite Channels, Shower, Bath, Toilet, Bathroom
Free WiFi is available in all rooms.
Residence “Les Balcons de Val Thorens & Spa”****
Located at the top of the resort, this residence welcomes you in its spacious and comfortable apartments and offer
you a beautiful view on the Vallée des Bellevilles. Direct access to the slopes in winter and to hiking tracks in
Les Balcons welcome you in spacious apartments up to 18 people, comfortable and friendly, with an exceptional
panoramic view. You will be able to appreciate the peace of the spot, while still enjoying the closeness of local
facilities: bars, restaurants, ski shops, wi-fi, a minimarket…
* Spa by “Les Balcons” (prohibited for children Under 16 years old un-accompanied. Swimming cap compulsory) : free
access to the swimming pool, sauna, Whirlpool, hammam, fitness. Massages in supplement.
* In each apartment,the kitchen is well equipped and spacious : microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dish washer, cerami plates, coffee machine, kettle,
toaster. The living room is equipped with a flat screen. Private ski locker.
* Beds made at your arrival (bed linen included) and towels included (1 set per person & per week) / BE CAREFUL FOR THE SKI FORCE WINTER
TOUR PACK AND FOR THE ROCK ON SNOWBOARD TOUR, THE TOWELS ARE NOT INCLUDED AND BED NOT MADE AT YOUR ARRIVAL.
* Also, you can benefit from loan of baby bed and highchair (please specify when booking, limited quantity. Baby beds are cots. little mattress and
sheets are not provided.)
* We propose you equally, a luggage room for arrival and departure days .
* Then, to offer you comfort and well-being as well as a maximum of safety and service, Val Thorens has chosen to forbid street parking, so simplify
your trip by reserving your place in our private parking area in advance (70€ per week per unit).
* End cleaning cleaning made by the client or extra charge from 46€.
* Pets accepted from 50€/week/animal.
* Extra towel or sheet set from 5€.
On arrival a breakage deposit will be requested (from 460€ to 800€ according to the apartment – by visa or mastercard, or cash).
* Also the tourist tax is not included : 2.47€/day/person from 18 years old.
Free Wifi access in the apartment/ No Internet No Paying Wifi access in the apartment No Wireless access
Arrival transfer Geneva Airport to Val Thorens
Return transfer Val Thorens to Geneva Airport