An independent guide to Val Thorens

View of Mt Blanc from Val Thorens

Skiing in Val Thorens

Powder skiing in Val Thorens

Find out about everything related to skiing in Val Thorens, with a guide to the Val Thorens ski area, mountain restaurants, walking, a piste map, and ski pass prices. There's also a weather forecast, snow report, and webcams, plus a guide to ski shops, ski hire, and ski schools. Read about skiing in Val Thorens here.

Skiing in Val Thorens: guide to the ski area

Top of Cime de Caron, Val Thorens

detailed guide to the Val Thorens ski area, based on personal knowledge and experience over many seasons, and it has useful advice and tips.

Skiing in Val Thorens: the beginners area

Beginners' area, Val Thorens

Beginners usually start at or near the Rond Point des Pistes. The normal progression involves the Campagnols and Musaraigne magic carpets, then the Deux Lacs and Cascades chairlifts. 

Read more about the beginners area in Val Thorens.

Skiing in Val Thorens: ski shops

Ski boots in a ski shop, Val Thorens

A directory, with all the ski shops in Val Thorens, and a map to show their location.

Read about ski shops in Val Thorens.

Skiing in Val Thorens: ski schools

ESF ski school group in Val Thorens

A guide to all the ski schools in Val Thorens, including the ESF, Prosneige, Ski Cool, Evolution 2, and Free School Attitude. Whether it's for group lessons in skiing or snowboarding, or private lessons, and for adults or children, all the options are here.

Read more about ski schools in Val Thorens.

Skiing in Val Thorens: mountain restaurants

Freeride Café Caron, Val Thorens

The mountain restaurants of Val Thorens - the best places for a coffee or hot chocolate, and the most attractive lunch options.

Read about the mountain restaurants of Val Thorens.

Skiing in Val Thorens: weather and snow conditions

Sea of cloud above Val Thorens

To get the most out of skiing in Val Thorens, you'll want to know the weather forecast. In advance of a trip, it's interesting to see the snow report. And when you're anticipating a visit to the resort, the webcams. will whet your appetite; it can even be worth looking at them to find out what the conditions are like high up, as you're having your breakfast - it might be possible to get above any clouds.

Read the latest weather forecast for Val Thorens.

Val Thorens news: what's new in Val Thorens for 2018-19

Combe Rosael

There's to be a new blue piste from the Cime de Caron, and a black in the Boismint sector. Chalet Cocoon opens its doors, and there's a new airborne route back to resort. Read about what's new in Val Thorens in winter 2018-19.

Walking in Val Thorens

Moutière walking path, Val Thorens

If you're not skiing, or taking a day off from skiing, there's walking in Val Thorens.

Check out the map of pedestrian circuits, read route descriptions, and see which lifts you can take with a pedestrian pass. Read about walking in Val Thorens.

Ski hire in Val Thorens

Zenith Ski Shop, Val Thorens

Our suggestion for quality ski and snowboard hire at fair prices - Zenith ski shop, in the centre of resort.

Combe de Caron signpost, Val ThorensBeginners area, Val ThorensESF kids group, Val Thorens

Ski pass prices

The latest ski pass prices, for Val Thorens, Belleville Valley, and the 3 Valleys, plus a link to book ski passes online. 

Piste maps

Have a look at a Val Thorens piste map or a 3 Valleys piste map. (You can pick up a paper copy from any ski pass office in resort).

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