Ski-in / ski-out, serious après & epic activities.


Ski resorts don’t come higher in the Alps - Val Thorens resort is higher than the top lifts of many ski areas. They don’t get bigger – Val Thorens is the eastern edge of the epic Les 3 Vallées ski area – the biggest linked region in the Alps.

It goes on…the après ski is fantastic with an international mix of clients living life to the full, after the lifts close. The activities are some of the best anywhere and the resort is as ski-in / ski-out as they come.


Facts & figures

  • Resort height: 2300m
  • Top lift height: 3230m
  • Ski lifts: 180
  • Season dates: Nov-May
  • Inhabitants: 3100 (St. Martin)

Airport transfers

  • Chambery | 75 miles
  • Grenoble | 121 miles
  • Lyon | 124 miles
  • Geneva | 126 miles


  • Après ski
  • Tobogganing
  • Heli-skiing
  • Ice diving
  • Paragliding
  • Ice driving
  • Scenic flights
  • Zip wire


  • Heli-skiing
  • Off-piste
  • FIS race course
  • Linked ski region


The highest skiing in the epic 3 Vallées ski region, Val Thorens is a much-visited ski area for those staying in other resorts. There is glacier skiing to over 3200m and the snow quality is often exceptional. Located at the southern end of the ski region, the Cime Caron top station offers stunning views across the region and accesses some of the best skiing in Val Thorens with great off-piste and ski routes. Ski pistes cut through the resort offering ski-in / ski-out accommodation access whilst the ski area directly in front of Val Thorens is gentle and connects with the main ski lifts. This area also hosts the piste down to the neighbouring resort of Les Menuires and slightly further into the pretty village of St Martin de Belleville.

Heading north out of Val Thorens, it is easy to reach the fantastic Méribel ski area, the middle valley in the 3 Vallées ski region. At the southern end of the Méribel valley there is some of the best off-piste skiing in the valley, with some great descents down from Mont Vallon. From this southern end of the valley it is possible to ski right back through Méribel Centre and beyond.

Heading east from Méribel Centre it is possible to ski into the third valley above Courchevel via the fantastic Saluire crossing. The Saluire couloirs are some of the toughest in the area, whilst there are some superb beginner and intermediate pistes to reach to Courchevel or Courchevel Moriond.


heli skiing


Heli-ski operations leave from just below Val Thorens for the ultimate ski experience.

Après ski

Val Thorens après ski is famous and La Folie Douce on a sunny afternoon is pumping.

ice driving

Ice driving

Val Thorens has a dedicated ice driving track on the edge of the resort for serious motorised fun.


The highest resort in the Alps is also one of the most convenient. Ski pistes in the Plein Sud area of Val Thorens cut through the resort, whilst 2 chairlifts climb over the resort. Cars are keep outside the resort so getting around the resort is usually on foot or skis. Val Thorens is located high above the tree-line and the location is dramatic with glaciers dotting the horizon.

Val Thorens is continuing its pursuit of the luxury market with 4, five star hotels now serving the resort. As well as consummate luxury, Val Thorens also offers a range of excellent, modern designer hotels with superb décor and design and a relaxed, welcoming feel. There are numerous bars and restaurants in Val Thorens and the nightlife can be pumping.


Val Thorens has a well-deserved name for après ski. The resort is popular with young skiers and there are numerous bars throughout the resort, including many terraces from which to soak up the afternoon sun. There are several late-night options as well, including the La Malaysia dance club that is one of the original venues and pretty sophisticated - something of appeal to corporate ski groups.

Après ski is a big event in Val Thorens and the slopes above the resort host La Folie Douce - Val Thorens, providing a superb atmosphere and fantastic spectacle as the dancers and DJ’s lead the revellers from the balcony and stages. The run back to Val Thorens is conveniently short from the La Folie Douce. VIP areas at La Folie Douce can be reserved.


The range of activities offered in Val Thorens is exceptional and a big draw for corporate ski events.  On the snow there is heli-skiing, ski guiding, ski safaris and a whopping zip-line across the glaciers at the top of the ski area. For non-skiers there is ice diving, snow-mobiling and ice driving, whilst in the air there are scenic and balloon flights.

Formal meeting venues can be arranged in the better hotels, whilst there are a number of excellent dining venues in the resort and on the slopes above Val Thorens. A VIP section at La Folie Douce can be a special experience with private couches and service, overlooking the dancing masses.


Take the Cime Caron cable car to 3200m and marvel at the panoramic vistas. There is a 30m higher lift in Val Thorens but this (second highest point of Les 3 Vallées) is more spectacular.

The descents from the Cime Caron are almost as good as the views. There are some fantastic off-piste ski routes from the Cime Caron, whilst the less brave can ride some more forgiving pistes.

The Cime Caron can also be accessed by foot passengers / non-skiers.

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