The Three Valleys

600km of piste
200 ski lifts
Base altitude: 2300m
Top altitude: 3200m
Beginner: 26%
Intermediate: 48%
Expert: 26%

Welcome to

Val Thorens

Because of Val Thorens' position at the top of European skiing (by altitude rather than official rating), you can be sure of being able to ski from late November until early May. It has great access to the two well-known Valleys that make up the Trois but also to the fourth Valley and the lesser-known resort of Orelle. But that’s if you need to change Valley! There is 140km of piste above VT and another 160km below all the way down to Saint Martin de Belleville.

The Ski Company has a range of properties located close to the slopes and within a short walk of the centre of Val Thorens


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Beginner: 26%
Intermediate: 48%
Expert: 26%


Flying - There are a few options when it comes to your destination airport; but Geneva is the recommended option because of greater flexibility for transfers and car hire to take you onto Val Thorens. The transfer is 202 kms and takes around 2 hours 30 minutes.

Train - The Eurostar glides through France directly from London St Pancras to Bourg-Saint-Maurice in a little over seven-and-a-half hours and, from there, it’s 84km on to Val Thorens with taxi and transfer options available.

Driving - Drivers will find the roads through France faster and emptier than those in the UK and this is largely down to them being toll roads…so there is a price to pay! London to Val Thorens takes around 12 hours 15 minutes without stops and this includes the tunnel crossing.


If you're driving, it's worth stopping off in Moutiers or Albertville for the larger supermarkets. VT also has an array of supermarkets, bakeries and butchers in resort too. You can also organise for fresh bread & pastries to be delivered to your apartment too!

There are so many restaurant options we can't possibly go into them all, but we are huge fans of Chalet de la Marine for lunch or a hot drink break; located just off the Les Dalles blue run. The headline-grabber is La Folie Douce – aka “the dancefloor on top of the world” – which is located on the Plein Sud piste. If you can’t find it, just listen for a pumping bassline, laughter & screams and the thud of ski boots dancing on wooden tables.

If you fancy taking the hassle out of self-catering, don't forget to ask us about the options for in-apartment catering in Val Thorens too.


There are plenty of distractions in VT for the non-skier. One way to get down the mountain quickly is by toboggan. At 6km long, Val Thorens boasts France’s longest toboggan run – great fun for adults & kids (over 5 yrs that is).

VT is also home to the world's highest zipline - without doubt the fastest and most exciting way to get back to Val Thorens from Orelle! Head over to the top of the Bouchet chairlift where you can board the world’s highest zipline. It’s a 1 min 45 sec descent and you’ll reach speeds of up to 100km per hour!!

The Sports Centre in Val Thorens right in the heart of the resort has a massive selection of activities available for kids and adults including: tennis, table tennis, squash, basketball, football and a great swimming pool.

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