Val Thorens Resort
Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe standing at 2300 m altitude. For this reason it is the most snow sure resort in the French alps. Val Thorens forms part of Les Trois Vallees ski area which, with over 600km of piste, is the largest inked ski area in the world.
Val Thorens has long been a budget resort with a high population of concrete apartment blocks. That has begun to change in recent years with much stricter design regulations on exterior architecture.
There are now some beautiful hotels in Val Thorens including Hotel Altapura, Hotel Kashmir, Hotel Koh I Nor, Hotel Fitz Roy and the all new Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge.
For some afternoon liveliness on the piste visit the popular Folie Douce Val Thorens. There are two restaurants to choose from as well as a snack bar and outdoor bar & terrace where live music and Dj’s play daily fro 3-5pm. From here you can ski into town and enjoy some apres ski live music at Saloon Bar and the Frog & Roastbeef.
Taxis are available in Val Thorens, but can often be expensive. So for all your transfer needs to and from Geneva, Lyon, Chambery, Grenoble and Moutiers train station contact Snowlinx well in advance to avoid disappointment.
If you need a day off skiing then there are ample other activities to enjoy such as an afternoon at the Altapura Spa, skidooing, swimming, bowling, husky sledding, tobogganing, paragliding, ice driving, ice diving and much more.
If you manage to survive the apres ski scene and fancy a gourmet treat then try Restaurant Jean Sulpice, 2.Mille.3, Restaurant La Montana or Steak Club Val Thorens. For something very tastey, but kinder on the pocket try La Joyeuse Fondue, La Cabane, La Fondue Val Thorens, Les Marmottes, Le Rendez-Vous, La Grange or Johns American.
For the hardy party goers you can dance the night away around a magnum of vodka in the night club Le Malaysia.