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If you are traveling by car, you can reserve a parking space on https://www.valthoparc.fr/.
Due to Covid-19, different services and facilities may be offered at the time of booking than when your holiday starts. Since the mentioned services and facilities are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from them.
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 lifts in Val Thorens start at your doorstep and this is where your ski day ends as well, which makes skiing in Val Thorens a perfect ski to door destination. Val Thorens is part of the bigger ski region of Les Trois Valées, which also includes the ski areas of La Valée La Courchevel, Les Menuires and Méribel.
Besides being an excellent ski resort the lively centre of Val Thorens also offers great après-ski and nightlife options. Both at the pistes and in the centre of Val Thorens you will find many lively terraces, bars and nightclubs like the Veronica Snow café, Le Monde, Malaysia and the Swedish bar Snesko. Val Thorens and Les Deux Alpes are both very well known for their apres-ski possibilities.
Next to skiing in Val Thorens, there are many other activities you can undertake. There are also two large shopping malls, a cinema and a bowling alley. The sports centre has a fitness centre, two swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, three saunas, two Jacuzzis, a Turkish steam bath and you can even treat yourself to a lovely massage or book a beauty treatment for yourself. There is even a fun park here complete with slides and trampolines. If you feel like experiencing something truly spectacular we recommend you to sign up for an evening tour on a snow scooter!
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!
Skiing in Val Thorens
Val Thorens is the highest located French ski resort and the city center is at an altitude of 2300 metres! From here there are many ski lifts to even higher located slopes. The village of Val Thorens is located in the ski resort with the same name, Val Thorens. Together with the ski areas Les Menuires, Méribel and La Vallée de Courchevel, Les Trois Vallées is one of the largest contiguous ski areas in the world. Overlooking several glaciers, the Val Thorens ski area offers a variety of routes so that skiers of all levels can enjoy this beautiful area.
When you book a ski trip to Val Thorens including a lift pass for Val Thorens, you can choose to extend it to the ski area Les Trois Vallées. For the not so advanced skier, a lift pass to Val Thorens is usually enough.
For those who want to discover more and make long journeys, it is best to buy a lift pass for the entire Trois Vallées area. Les Trois Vallées is the largest adjacent ski area in the world. With 185 lifts and 600 kilometers of beautiful slopes, you will go on a true journey of discovery here. We recommend that you choose to extend your lift pass already when booking, as you will pay significantly more for it in Val Thorens. (Please note that no lift passes for Trois Vallées are sold during the early or late season).
Lots of activities beyond skiing
If you are tired of the long skis or your snowboard, then you can choose between one of the many other activities that the ski area has to offer. How about discovering different hiking trails, a helicopter flight, soaring at 100 km / h on the zipline "La Tyrolienne" high above the slopes or mountain biking over the snow?
For the latest government travel advice and corona measures by destination, visit the government website. Please note: this information can change in the meantime, so we advise you to consult it regularly until shortly before departure.
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:
You fly with easyJet or Jet2 to Geneva. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Meals and drinks are not included during the flight.
Departures from regional airports
Please note that with departure and/or arrival from a regional airport you may have a stopover on the outward and/or return journey.
In the booking steps it is possible to book a transfer. The average transfer time to Val Thorens is approximately 2 hours. For additional information about the transfer click here.
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A ski pass for Val Thorens is included in the price. A ski pass for Les Trois Vallées can be booked at an additional cost.
You can see the surcharges and discounts for, for example, extending your ski pass or no ski pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child and senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which ski pass is included in your travel time? View our FAQ here .
Own transport / plane:
3-day trip including 2-day ski pass
4-day trip including 2-day ski pass
5-day trip including 3-day ski pass
6-day trip including 4-day ski pass
7-day trip including 5-day ski pass
8-day trip including 6-day ski pass
It is possible on site to extend the Val Thorens ski pass to a Les Trois Vallées ski pass for an additional charge. However, it is not possible to downgrade the Les Trois Vallées ski pass to a Val Thorens ski pass on site. No money will be refunded for this.
The ski pass for children up to and including 4 years and seniors from 75 years is free. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. Identification is required when collecting the ski pass.
The surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem the ski pass on another day on site. An extension of the ski pass can often be booked extra; the price for this can be found in the further course of the booking steps. The discount for “no ski pass” can also be found in the booking process.
Lessons can be specified directly when booking. See our FAQ for more information about lessons.
It is not possible to book ski lessons online for short stays. You can arrange this onsite.
When booking ski lessons, you will be asked for your level of experience:
Beginners: Only opt for beginners lessons if you have never skied before.
Average: Can you already brake/make a turn? Then choose average and beginners.
Advanced: Can you already ski, but you want to develop your technique further? Then choose advanced.
You can specify ski and snowboard rental directly when booking. Check out our FAQ for more information about equipment rental.
When you book additional ski equipment of the 'Gold' or 'Diamond' class, you can exchange this once a week for free snowboard equipment or freeride skis (not on weekends).
Children up to and including 11 years old get a free helmet.
The following equipment can be booked:
This equipment is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is particularly agile, so it makes turning and braking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal equipment for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is agile, but also suitable for cutting corners sharply. Even at high speeds, these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable equipment is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
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