Skiing for beginners in the Val Thorens Valley
Val Thorens is a great resort for first-time skiers and snowboarders. Beginner skiers will have everything they need to become competent enough to then explore the world’s best ski resort.
Key points for beginners:
- There are 5 designated beginner areas in Val Thorens valley
- There are some world-class ski schools in Val Thorens valley
- There are 20 green runs (green runs are the easiest) in Val Thorens valley
- There are 60 blue runs (a bit more difficult than green runs) in Val Thorens valley
- There are 9 free ski lifts for beginners to practice on
- There is an excellent free bus service in Val Thorens
Val Thorens is a brilliant resort for beginners, being the highest resort in Europe it has very reliable snow conditions which makes things much easier when you are first learning to ski or snowboard. Also, you can ski to the other main villages in the Valley, Les Menuires and Saint Martin de Belleville, on very easy blue runs.
The main beginner area in Val Thorens is in the centre of the resort and there are a couple of free drag lifts. There is also some very gentle terrain from the top of the Du Lacs chairlift. If you follow the cumin piste towards Les Menuires you will find more fun blue and green runs.
If you are staying in Les Menuires La Violette is a perfect run for beginners which you can find from the top of the ROC 1 bubble lift. When you exit this lift you will see some of the best scenery the resort has to offer when you look down the valley.
Saint Martin de Belleville has some well renowned blue runs for beginners to practice on once they have found their feet. Jerusalem is one of the most popular runs in the Three-Valleys.
Ultimately if you are a beginner you should always book lessons with a professional instructor, they will help improve your technique, increase the amount of fun you have and most importantly keep you safe. There are ski school meeting points in each village.
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