Val Thorens france
Review of snowboarding and skiing in Val Thorens France.
Val Thorens Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1972 the French ski resort Val Thorens lies at 2300 metres altitude in the Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3200m Val Thorens ski area is snow sure. Over 359 snow cannons ensure artificial Val Thorens snow making covers 13.3km of ski trails, which equates to around 40 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Val Thorens (France) is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 143km or approximately 120 minutes driving time. Val Thorens ski season runs from November to May.
alpine downhill runs to ski in Val Thorens France
8 runs 16.22km
26 runs 50.73km
26 runs 56.83km
8 runs 8km
Skiing in Val Thorens
Skiing Val Thorens you'll enjoy 68 pistes and trails and that means approximately 140km of ski runs. Val Thorens lifts number 28 with the capacity to uplift 57944 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the French ski resort of Val Thorens is over 12km long. Ski Val Thorens summer or winter as there is also glacier skiing in Val Thorens.
Val Thorens Ski Area
Val Thorens ski area has 11% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, 38% intermediate, 38% advanced ski slopes and 11% for expert skiers - the most difficult Val Thorens piste is the 3km Caron run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can't ski Val Thorens after dark.
Val Thorens for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Val Thorens
If you snowboard Val Thorens you'll want to know that, of the 28 ski lifts in total, 2 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives a good indication of how modern the lift system is and well set up Val Thorens snowboarding is - especially for beginners learning to snowboard. Val Thorens snowboard facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 110 metres), 2 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Val Thorens for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Val Thorens Apres Ski
The apres ski Val Thorens scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
44 apres ski bars 60 restaurants 1 bowling 3 night club 1 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 3 saunas 2 hot tubs 0 solariums 5 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 2 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 2 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities ?.
Val Thorens for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
More Val Thorens Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
Val Thorens resort - ski Val Thorens by any other name
The French ski resort of Val Thorens ski resort is also known as ValTho Val Thorens and has the following common misspellings: Val Thoren, Val Toren, Val-Thorens, Vallthorens, Valthorans, Valthorebs, Valthoren, Valthorens, Valthorense, Valthorenx, Valthorenz, Valthorn, Valthornes, Vaolthorend, Volthorens
Val Thorens ski area has ski slopes which face N S E W
The direction which the various Val Thorens ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Val Thorens ski resort has ski slopes facing N S E W.
Val Thorens for snow gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Val Thorens reviews, 4.5 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.