A Guide to the Val Thorens Valley
Val Thorens, real name Belleville, is the third valley that makes up the Three Valley Ski area. It is the highest valley in the ski area and home to the Val Thorens ski resort, the highest in Europe. Val Thorens (with the exception of St Martin) couldn't be further from the other two valleys in terms of its traditional alpine charm, however, what it lacks in charm, it makes up for by often having the best snow conditions and piste access, with the vast majority of properties throughout the valley being purpose built on the slopes.
Val Thorens Valley Overview
- Val Thorens has over 300km of pistes, and plenty of backcountry & off-piste skiing to keep all abilities happy.
- With the vast majority of skiing in the valley done above 2,000 metres, you are almost always guaranteed fantastic snow conditions throughout the season.
- The Three Valleys society guarantees to have the most open runs in Europe, and if they do not, they will refund any unused day on your ski pass.
- Val Thorens has fantastic access to the whole of the Three Valley ski area; with two lifts to Meribel, and then from there you can access Courchevel.
- Val Thorens is a great family friendly resort, and there's loads of non-skiing activities for all the family to get involved in.
- There is a huge range of restaurants to try out, from traditional sit-down Savoyard fondue to a noodle lunch on the mountain.
- Val Thorens is renowned for its fantastic apres bars and nightlife; there is somewhere for everyone to enjoy a drink or two and live bands/ DJs every day of the week.