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Domaine Skiable de Val Thorens

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Amazing views and endless skiing - superb.

The best skiing I've ever had. Whilst Val Thorens may not be the prettiest of villages it does... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Spectacular skiing and views

I have been to all three main resorts in the Trois Vallees, and on balance I think that Val Thorens... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Official page Val Thorens: the highest resort in Europe (2,300 metres) and the highest point of Les 3 Vallées, the largest ski area in the world (600 kilometres of interconnected ski runs offering doorstep skiing). Created from the imagination of...more
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73440 Val Thorens, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France
+33 4 79 00 08 08
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best skiing I've ever had. Whilst Val Thorens may not be the prettiest of villages it does have a village feel and good atmosphere. Most importantly there is endless skiing and all levels are covered. Views from the mountain tops are outstanding - if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to all three main resorts in the Trois Vallees, and on balance I think that Val Thorens although visually the least attractive probably offers the best skiing within its own valley. I first came here 30 years ago and the lift system...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Season has just started and it seems that the place is packed with teenagers that are beginner skiers. Very easy slopes, for me its fine but hubby thinks its too boring. Ski lifts have been surprisingly often "out of order" and we got a very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Beste snow planet on earth. Learned how to snowboard there since I was 14 and still coming back with our kids here.. Almost no part of the slopes where you need to step. (snowboarders know what I mean..)

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Variety is huge. Area is massive. It’s getting busier nowadays with more hotels arriving each year in Val Thorens. My advice, stay in VT but ski to Méribel and beyond.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nick L
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Brilliant area for end of season. Would hesitate January as no trees for poor viz days although Meribel and St Martin accessible

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BritKiwi
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Very well kept slopes and the quality of the snow is exceptional, of course that is because of the high altitude of this ski station.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

As Europe was baking in an April heatwave, I went to Val Thorens which was still covered in deep snow. It has a huge range of listed, catering to different levels including beginners and nervous intermediate skiers but also the more intrepid skiers.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Matthew S
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Great last bash. Lots of snow in Val, but not so much at the lower resorts in the 3 valleys. Getting just outside the French holidays meant the lift queues were very short

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank adrianth0mas
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Val Thorens is the highest ski village in Europe and part of the biggest ski area in the world. The slopes are fantastic and off piste goes on forever. Snow is nearly always great due to the high altitude. Unfortunately it's not a good place...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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April 22, 2018|
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Response from UKmeded | Reviewed this property |
Lack of queues at VT is one of its many charms
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Response from JeremySG | Reviewed this property |
It is often cheaper at shops like SkiSet to book skis etc online before you go - you may well save 25% to 50%. As to lessons at a busy time like Christmas, I would recommend booking them in advance as classes can sometimes... More