Skiing in Val Thorens 2300
Val Thorens 2300 is the highest ski resort in Europe and the most well known resort in the Belleville (Val Thorens) Valley. Guests staying in Val Thorens 2300 benefit from the best snow conditions in one of the most snow sure ski resorts in Europe.
Val Thorens 2300 Overview
Val Thorens 2300 is the most popular ski area in the Val Thorens valley. It has a peak of 3,230 metres and its own glacier, meaning guests benefit from some of the best snow conditions in Europe. Val Thorens 2300 also offers fantastic access to Meribel and the lesser known fourth valley of Orelle thanks to the expansive modern lift system in place throughout the Three Valley ski area.
Skiing Around Val Thorens 2300
Val Thorens 2300 is excellent for all abilities as there is a wide range of piste including 7 green, 33 blue, 29 red and 5 black. Most of the green piste can be found in the centre of Val Thorens around the Espace Junior.
Access to Other Areas
Thanks to the excellent infrastructre the Three Valleys has in place acess to Meribel and the other areas of the Three Valley ski area is easy.
Orelle can be accessed a few different ways from Val Thorens 2300. If starting in the centre of the resort, catch the Cascades chairlift, then ski down the green '2 combes' piste to the Portette chairlift, then get straight onto the Thorens gondola. From there, you then ski down the long blue 'Lory' piste into the Orelle valley. From the lift station there, given good conditions, you can catch two chairlift up to the summit of the Three Valleys.
This is where you will find the 'La TyrOlienne' zip line.
Les Menuires can be easily accessed without catching any lifts depending on where you are staying in Val Thorens 2300. From the centre of the resort follow the blue 'Cairn' piste until it joins the blue 'Bd Cumin' piste, which then leads all the way into the main lift hub in Les Menuires. From there you can stay in the Val Thorens valley and go to the top of Pointe de la Masse and make the most of the morning sun or within a couple of lifts you can access Meribel.
Meribel can be easily accessed from the centre of the resort within a couple of lifts. First catch either the Pionniers or Plein Sud chairlift (depending on where you are staying) and then jump straight onto either the 3 Valles chairlift or gondola. From the top of either of those lifts you can then follow the blue 'Lac de la Chambre' piste down to the Plan des Mains chairlift. From this lift, you then follow a couple of blue pistes down into Meribel Mottaret.
This route is best to be avoided first thing in the morning and after 3:00pm as both the lifts and pistes get incredibly busy with skiers and borders making their way between the two valleys.
Follow the same route as above for getting to Meribel, once in Mottaret catch the Pas du Lac gondola to the top of the Saulire. From there, you can ski down into Courchevel 1850 or make your way over to Courchevel 1650.
Our Favourtie Run
The blue 'Lory' piste - follow the route above for getting to Orelle.
This piste is an incredibly long piste down through the middle of the valley and almost feels like you are on another planet as everything is snow covered. For the more confident skier, you can pick up some great speed and it is an incredibly fun run to do.
Best Area for Children and Beginners
With 5 out of the 6 green piste located in the centre of Val Thorens 2300 as well as the Espace junior, that is the place to be for beginners and children.