View of Mt Blanc from Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Val Thorens and Mont Blanc behind

In this guide to Val Thorens, find everything you need for a great holiday in an amazing ski resort.

See Events in Val Thorens 2022-23 and the ski pass prices for Winter 2022-23. Season opening delayed until 26th November 2022.

What's New in Val Thorens 2022-23

22nd September 2022

Chalet 2 Lacs, Val Thorens

The changes and developments in advance of the Winter season are quite modest - except for the opening of the new sports centre, le Board.

Read about what's new in Val Thorens in 2022-23.

Val Thorens Resort

Resort of Val Thorens by night

The Val Thorens resort section has a map, and covers resort facilities including the tourist office, post office, banks, medical centre, church, parking, radio station, Club des Sports, market, sports centre, cinema, and resort shuttle.

Find out where you can get free wifi, too.

Discover the resort of Val Thorens.

Val Thorens Ski Area

Signposts on top of the Cime de Caron

The Val Thorens ski area section covers the beginners' area and the ski area sector by sector, plus off piste itineraries.

There's also a piste map, the Val Thorens ski pass prices, and a guide to the Val Thorens mountain restaurants.

Find out about the Val Thorens ski area.

Val Thorens Accommodation

Hotel Fahrenheit 7, Val Thorens

Val Thorens offers a wide range of accommodation, from budget apartments to quality self-catering, and luxury five-star hotels like the Altapura or Pashmina.

Find out about the hotels and apartments in our guide to accommodation in Val Thorens.

Val Thorens Restaurants

Restaurant La Maison, Val Thorens

Many of the restaurants in Val Thorens serve Savoyard specialities - fondue, pierrade and raclette - but there are lots of other dishes on offer too, including pizza, steak, and Tex-Mex. Read our guide to the restaurants in Val Thorens.

Val Thorens Bars

Le Monde bar, Val Thorens

A guide to the bars and pubs in Val Thorens. It covers the traditional British and Irish watering holes, venues playing loud Europop, and more relaxed places to drink. Read about bars and pubs in Val Thorens.

Val Thorens Nightclubs

Malaysia, Val Thorens

A guide to the three Val Thorens nightclubs - Summit, Malaysia, and Baramix. Where to find cheesy tunes, live music and dance music, or a sweaty, grungy vibe. All you need to know about late-night Val Thorens.

Val Thorens Webcams

Top of La Moutiere, Val Thorens, one of the locations where there's a webcam

A selection of Val Thorens webcams so you can see the conditions in resort live. There's the Rond Point des Pistes webcam (pictured) plus three more, so you know what to expect in advance of a ski trip to Val Thorens.

Val Thorens Travel

Airstrip and light aircraft, Val Thorens

Our Val Thorens travel page has information about the nearest stations and airports, plus transfer companies, taxis, car hire, advice on travelling to Val Thorens by car, bus times, and the route and times of the resort shuttle.

Val Thorens Ski Schools

ESF ski lesson, Val Thorens

A guide to the ski schools in Val Thorens. Find information about all the Val Thorens ski schools - the ESF, Ski Cool, Prosneige, Evolution 2, and Oxygène.

Val Thorens Activities

Toboggan, Val Thorens
Le Toboggan Val Thorens, by T Loubère, OT Val Thorens

A guide to the (non-skiing) activities in Val Thorens, including ten pin bowling, tobogganing, ski doos (snowmobiles), ice driving, mountain biking, and the world's highest zip wire.

Skiing Made Easy

Skiing Made Easy

Skiing Made Easy is a Kindle ebook and paperback. It's a practical guide to learning to ski, based on many happy seasons of ski teaching in Val Thorens.

'This is the book I wish I'd had when I started skiing' - Amazon reviewer.

Read more about Skiing Made Easy.

Buy the paperback direct or on Amazon. Buy the Kindle ebook.


Alpine animals and birds

Marmot in Val Thorens

The Alpine animals and birds, including mountain hares, marmots, and snow finches, and many more to be added.

Have a great time in Val Thorens.