A UNIQUE DESTINATION
The highest resort in Europe with a vibrant local scene - there's something for everyone, on and off the slopes.
The cool five-star Altapura is a breath-taking ski in, ski out property decorated in a contemporary Scandinavian style contrasting between understated cosmopolitan atmosphere and festive ambiences. Offering eighty-eight rooms and suites, an impressive spa and large sunny terrace facing the Caron peak - this one is hard to beat!
Prices start from €219 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
Perched on the pistes with a friendly atmosphere in an understated luxury setting, Le Fitz Roy is a fantastic family chalet hotel boasting beautiful uninterrupted mountain views. Offering fifty-eight rooms and suites, restaurant, south-facing terrace and indoor spa with swimming pool.
Prices start from €270 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
One of the first hotels to be built on the Savoie resort of Val Thorens, this large ski in, ski out hotel is a little village in its own right - striking the perfect balance between mountain authenticity and modern convenience. With eighty chic rooms and suites, two restaurants, stunning indoor pool, bar and terrace.
Prices start from €200 on a bed and breakfast basis per night, based on two people sharing.
With its first apartment block built in 1971, Val Thorens has since developed into a serious contender for the best high-altitude skiing in Europe. Yes, its purpose built, so it doesn't offer the quaint aesthetics afforded by other French villages in the region; however, when the streets become slopes it certainly makes for a convenient and adventurous stay. Who doesn't love doorstep skiing? Accommodation here suits all price points, meaning everything from pizzerias, snack bars to fine-dining restaurants are all at your fingertips. You can't miss the popular après scene in Val Thorens, with wild slope-side parties daily at La Folie Douce and the 360 Bar.
Set in an enormous ski bowl, Val Thorens has runs fanning out in all directions. With 600km and 166 ski lifts making up this incredible circuit, there is terrain to suit everyone from beginners to experts. Les Trois Vallees has a fast and efficiently interconnected system allowing you to utilise your day to the fullest. There are plenty of sweeping, gentle pistes for beginners, and a vast array of challenging reds or blacks for the intermediate to advanced skier. For snowboarders or freestyle skiers, head to the terrain park by the 2 Lac lift for cracking half-pipe action. The Val Thorens local area claims 140km of the entire Les Trois Vallees circuit, and it's a complete haven for those with confidence in their abilities.
There is an excellent choice of ski schools in Val Thorens for every discipline, teaching in several languages. Whether children's group classes or private tuition, the key is to find an instructor that works for you. We'll introduce you to our top ski school partners so that you're in good hands.
GETTING TO VAL THORENS
The main ways of getting to resort are by private minibus transfer, self-drive, train to Moutiers or helicopter. By road, you can reach Val Thorens in 1.5 hrs from Chambery, 2.5 hrs from Grenoble or Lyon and just under 3 hrs from Geneva. Our Hip Hideouts concierge are on hand to reserve transfer services for you, ensuring travel is smooth and hassle free.
OFF THE SLOPES
High altitude activities - we've got you covered. Val Thorens is home to the highest zip line in Europe at 3230m, reaching speeds of over 100km/h. Want to keep your feet closer to ground? Try mountain biking the Peclet Glacier, ice driving, snowmobiling or snowshoeing. Within the resort there is a well-equipped sports centre with gym, swim, spa facilities, and various sport courts. Or something you may not have even considered - ice diving, experiencing the frosty-blue world beneath a frozen lake.