Ski Chalets In Val Thorens France

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Ruth our friendly Ski Chalet Specialist in Val Thorens

Ski Range 1,300m – 3,230m 

Ski Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe, and with guaranteed snow, due to its height and the Peclet Glacier its reliability is without question. The most modern village in the famous 'Three Valleys' ski area, its skiing, facilities and sheer convenience are impossible to beat. The huge open snow-bowl in which Val Thorens lies offers some of the best intermediate skiing holidays in the whole of the Three Valleys, and the sheer quality of the snow at this height makes it a joy to ski. In the evenings Val Thorens is generally a lively place, with an après-ski scene to match its incredible skiing.

Resort Facilities

80 shops, 50 restaurants, 15 bars/clubs, Swimming pool, Toboggan run, Snow mobiles, Squash, Tennis, Gym, and bowling alley.

 Val Thorens Ski school

 We have teamed up with a respected local ski-school to offer skiers and snowboarders excellent English-speaking group lessons for both adults and children, which we recommend you pre-book.

The school also offers private lessons and a 'Three Valley' guided tour. Previous years' guests have rated these professionally guided ski tours as a highlight of their skiing careers, and these can be booked locally with your Ski Total Representative.



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Transfer time: 2 hours

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Transfer time: 2 hour 45 minutes by coach

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 Val Thorens has a mountainous selection of non ski activities for all. From a relaxing Spa and Swimming pool open to the public at the Sports Centre to a 1300m zip wire across two peaks. Val Thorens hosts activities suitable for all tastes and ages.

Val Thorens Sports Centre The Val Thorens Sports Centre is in the centre of the resort just up from the bus station. The centre has great facilities including the Aquaclub (with two swimming pools, spa, jacuzzis, steam room, sauna, relaxation space and steam showers), 3 multi- sports grounds (ideal for football, tennis and volley ball) 2 squash courts and 6 badminton courts.

Sled Dogs Led by professional Mushers in slays that take a maximum of 3 people. This activity is not to be missed for anyone loving nature, animals and adventure. A great way to view and explore what Val Thorens and the villages near by have to offer.

Ice Driving Travelling into Val Thorens you cannot miss the Ice Driving track. With its large snow walls and winding roads, it is the ultimate activity for driving enthusiasts. A 1 hour 30 minute course includes an introduction, basics, braking, collision avoidance and emergency situation techniques.

Toboggan Val thorens is home to the longest Toboggan run in Europe. Le Toboggan is a great experience to share with your mates one afternoon! Purchase your tickets at the Chalet du Toboggan, situated just above the bottom of the Cascades chairlift. You then travel up the Péclet cable car to an altitude of 3000m! From there you all set off along a marked out run (banned to enter by other mountain users). The decent takes 45 minutes and is great fun sliding at speeds up the raised bends.

Zip Wire The La Tyrolienne Zip wire is the worlds highest Zipline. Travelling from the top of the Bouchet chairlift in Orelle, to the top of the Funitel de Thorens in Val Thorens. The 1300m wire takes 2 minutes to cross with adrenaline seekers reaching speeds of up to 100km/h. The Val Thorens Zipwire is open 10am to 4:45pm, is open to anyone 8 years old or more and has a weight limit of 120kg.

Aerial Paramotor Flight Paramotors are paragliders to which a engine has been added. This adaptation means you control the your altitude and flight duration; giving you longer in the air to take in the beautiful landscape that flying above the mountain offers.

MTB on Snow Mountain Biking on snow at an altitude of 3000m in Val Thorens is becoming more and more popular. Starting at the foot of the Péclet glacier and travelling down the Tête Ronde blue slope. Sport enthusiasts can experience riding on the snow on a MTB from 5pm after the slopes have been closed. Available every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Snowshoeing Snow Shoeing is one of the best ways in which to explore the stunning landscapes around the resort at your own pace. Snowshoeing has been around for thousands of years, used by hunters to move around easily on the thick layers of snow. If you are interested in booking a Snowshoeing expedition, contact Evolution 2, the specialists in ski and adventure activities.

Snowmobile Ride a snowmobile across empty pistes and access areas you normally cant travel too on skis! Departing snowmobile adventures start at 5:30pm every evening and give you and some friends a great opportunity to explore the beautiful wilderness by moonlight.


Val Thorens has a great reputation for a lively and fun night out. Whether it be après DJ's on the piste at 360 Bar or a late night of dancing in the underground club Malaysia. Val Thorens has something for all tastes.

360 Bar 360 Bar is right on the piste situated above the entrance of the Moraine and Portette chairlifts. It is in a great central location and is only a short, and very flat ski down to the main lifts (and a magic carpet which takes you up into the main resort). There is always a fun atmosphere and compared to the famous La Folie Douce the drink prices are modest. International DJ's and bands regularly play throughout the season making this a great place to party while the sun goes down.

La Folie DouceThe La Folie Douce originated in Val d’Isère and is perhaps one of the most famous bars in the Alps. The Val Thorens version has quickly become a favorite in resort and most days you will see people dancing on tables, champagne flowing and the resident DJ's and singers blasting out their 'Deep House' music to the energetic crowds. Situated just under the Plein Sud and Les Pionniers chair lift the bar is just one run back into the centre of the village and is in a great location to receive the sun until closing time.

The Frog and Roastbeef The Frog and Roastbeef (or the Frog to most) is a Val Thorens institution. It is renowned for being the highest pub in Europe and is the go to place for seasonaires and holiday makers alike. The food is served all day, in really large portion sizes - the most famous being the 'Frog Burger'- a huge burger topped with cheese, egg, salad, hash browns and bacon. In the evenings most sports events are shown (from football, rugby and golf to F1 racing) after which the pub becomes a hub of dancing, laughter and a lot of drinking. The pub has a daily happy hour for après and has great live bands that bring in the crowds. Situated under the Les Neves apartment block at the top of resort opposite Panda bar, The Frog and Roastbeef is in a great location to pop into after a day on the slopes.

Le Saloon bar Le Saloon bar is one of the most popular bars in Val Thorens and is always buzzing with a great atmosphere. The international team serve beers, cocktails, champagne and shooters and put a lot of energy into getting the party started. Bands and DJ's play during après all the way through to the early hours of the morning. If Saloon bar is too crowded or loud for you, why not head down the stairs into Downunder bar.

Downunder bar Downunder can be entered via a door on the road side or down some stairs from Saloon. Owned by the same people as Saloon, it has the same great staff but has more of a chilled atmosphere, geared towards watching sport, playing pool, foosball and Hammerschlagen (more commonly known as 'Nails')- This tradition alpine game involves a group gathering around a waist-high log, everyone taking a nail, and the goal being to use one hand to hammer your nail all the way into the log using the small, thin edge of the hammer. The loser buys the group a round of drinks!

Klub Summit Klub Summit has a great international feel, with staff and the crowd being from all over the globe. The club has two main bars and the DJ's play a varied selection of music for all tastes. Situated on the top of Val Thorens known as 'bar street', and is open from 22:00 - 04:00 every day.

Malaysia Malaysia is one of the biggest nightclubs in the alpes with a total capacity of 2500 people and a total of 700m2 of dance floor. The club draws in the big name DJ's including DJ Yoda, Krafty Kuts, Pendulum and many more. The outside of the club looks like a glorified shed; in which you enter the club and travel down some stairs to where you find this vibrant and very popular underground night club. Open 22:00 - 04:00 every day.

SKIING IN Val Thorens

Ski Range 1,300m – 3,230m

Val Thorens is known for having one of the most up-to-date skiing lift systems in the world, with a huge uphill capacity that can whisk you quickly and comfortably to the top of the many peaks and glaciers that surround this ski holiday resort, including eight skiable peaks or passes over 3000 metres! Being so high, snow is guaranteed here, and the resort has one of the longest ski seasons in the Alps.

There are nearly 150kms of pistes in Val Thorens Valley alone, and the big skiing holidays attraction of course are the links with the neighbouring Méribel and Courchevel valleys, with 600kms of pisted skiing in all, plus limitless off-piste areas.

Beginners are well cared for here, with numerous easy village slopes, and after a few days’ tuition will soon be moving up the mountains to higher altitude to ski blue runs.

With the full area pass intermediate skiers can easily make it over into Méribel valley and beyond to Ski Courchevel, for a fantastic full day round trip. If you don’t want to go that far, then the blues and reds around Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville are just as enjoyable and generally less busy.

Advanced skiers are spoilt rotten, for choice, with steep blacks, plentiful powder at this altitude, and bump ski runs all over the area, including the famous run from Cîme de Caron at nearly 3200m. Snowboarders have a dedicated snow-park near the Funitel lift. There’s also some good skiing up and over the Cime de Caron into the so-called Fourth Valley at Orelle in the direction of Maurienne.