Val Thorens is a relatively young, purpose built ski resort and, at 2300m, it is the highest in Europe
Did you know?
Val Thorens has a unique history. It was discovered in the late 60’s by a group of visionary and courageous men - some of which are still involved in the resort’s life today - who thought of it as a great place to build a skiing resort, despite the controversy created by their idea, mainly due to the high altitude of its location. The perseverance, belief and continuous involvement of these men made it the success it is now. Continuous investments and development have taken place in Val Thorens since this time and it is expected that money will continue to be invested in the resort in order to keep it in top condition. After 40 years of existence, Val Thorens does not show a single wrinkle!
What to do in Val Thorens?
Ensuring snow all year round, the list of activities that Val Thorens offers is extraordinary. Not only does it give you access to the Three Valleys - 600km of slopes - but it is also situated on the highest point of this ski domain. No matter if you are an experienced skier or a beginner, you will find runs that will suit you. Whether it’s for cross-country skiing, snow parks, off-piste skiing, a family holiday or a friend’s escapade, you will be able to find what you are looking for.
Apart from skiing, you will find wonderful restaurants and bars as the nightlife is a very important part of Val Thorens. The resort organises concerts (classical and jazz concerts on Tuesdays), sports’ events, namely the Trophée Andros (ice circuit race), and also many different cultural activities. You can find the programme for the planned activities in Val Thorens on many websites that are continually updated with the latest information. Take a look at www.valthorens.com
, the official site available in many different languages or www.les3vallees.com
amongst others. A useful aid is also the Tourism Office, telephone number +33 (0) 4 79 00 08 08.
One particularity about Val Thorens is that you will not find many stand-alone chalets due to its high altitude and the fact that it is a purpose built village. Here, the majority of the accommodation offered will be found in the 6 to 8 storey, tightly packed apartment blocks. Nevertheless, it still gives plenty of choice to pick from when deciding where to stay: catered or non-catered apartments, all hotel categories including three 5-star hotels, or even a 4 Tridents Club Med. Visit the official websites mentioned above or www.welove2ski.com
and explore the accommodation possibilities for visiting Val Thorens. Another major advantage when staying in Val Thorens is that, no matter where you decide to stay, you will most probably be in ski in/ski out accommodation or a very close distance from the ski lifts!
How to get there?
GMC Limousines propose direct transfers from Geneva Airport to Val Thorens. The trip – roughly 160km from Geneva Airport - takes approximately 2 hours in one of their chauffeured limousines, always ready and prepared to face the snowy mountain roads. GMC chauffeurs are multilingual and will make your journey an easy and comfortable experience, taking care of every detail for you from the moment you are met at the airport.