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Val Thorens is the highest French ski resort in Europe. The town centre of Val Thorens is located at an altitude of 2300 meters! From here there are many lifts that will take you to even higher pistes. Val Thorens is part of the bigger ski region of Les Trois Valées. Les Trois Vallées is one of the largest interconnected ski areas in the world and has approximately 600 km of pistes.
Val Thorens is without a doubt one of the most unique ski destinations in France. Since it is one of the highest ski villages in Europe, it explains its popularity with visitors over the years. The ski area of Val Thorens consists of approximately 140 km pistes. The lowest of altitude of this individual ski area is 1300 meters and highest point is 3200 meters. The high altitude and the glacier make skiing in Val Thorens perfect throughout the whole season and makes it one of the most snow sure destinations as well.
When choosing to stay and ski in Val Thorens, there are options for everyone! Accommodations wise there are cheap accommodations for the budget traveller. However, there are also luxurious and lush chalets and hotels for those who prefer more comfort or even want to pamper themselves in a wellness centre. As for lift passes, there are different options as well. You can either choose a lift pass for the individual area of Val Thorens, or you can choose to upgrade your lift pass to the whole region of the Three Valleys. For the less advanced skiers and snowboarders a pass for an individual resort should suffice. If the lift pass for Val Thorens is not enough and you are an avid skier / snowboarder, we recommend the lift pass for the whole region. This way you will be able to make tours and discover different areas of the whole region per day. We advise you to decide which pass suits you best, in your home country, as you pay considerably more on location. (Please note: in low season, it is not possible to buy lift passes for the whole region of Les Trois Vallées).
Book one of accommodations or packages for your ski holiday in Val Thorens now, and don’t miss out on some of the extra services that we offer for free!
The capital of France is Paris
France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).
The official language is French.
The euro (€) is the official currency of France
The local emergency number is 112.
Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :
It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.
The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.
A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.
Safety on the slopes:
In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.
You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.
Food and Drinks:
Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.
As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.
Christmas Day: 25 December, 2014 (Thursday)
Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)
New Year’s Day: 1 January, 2015 (Thursday)
Good Friday: 3 April, 2015
Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015
Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015
Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.
In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
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For the restricted area, the lift pass for the children under 5 is free. For the extended pass (Les Trois Vallées) it is free for children under 4. Children aged 6-12 and seniors aged 65-74 receive a discount on the lift pass. This will be automatically calculated in the price of the fare. If you are entitled for a free pass, select ‘no lift pass’ when booking. You can collect your free lift pass by showing your ID at the resort.
At the resort you need to pay a deposit for the lift pass.
A passport is not required.
The above prices are only valid when booking through Sunweb. Locally different rates are used.
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