Skiing in the Val Thorens Valley | The Three Valleys Ski Area
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. The Val Thorens valley often has the best snow conditions and piste access, with the vast majority of properties throughout the valley being purpose built on the slopes.
Three Valley Overview
The Three Valley ski area encompasses Courchevel, Meribel, Belleville (Saint Martin, Les Menuires & Val Thorens) and Orelle (the secret fourth valley). Although, the Belleville valley is more commonly refered to as Val Thorens. It is, in our opinion, the best place in the world to ski, with so much on offer:
- 600km of pistes accessible on skis
- 328 downhill skiing pistes
- 1,512 hectares of maintained pistes
- 62,000m total difference in height
- 166 ski lifts
- More than 2,100 snow canons
- 35,000 hectares of nature
- 105km2 (or 10,500 hectares) of skiable area
A Three Valleys lift pass offers you unrivalled ski areas, from the tree-covered slopes of Courchevel, to the chocolate-box Meribel, and the heights of Val Thorens!
Skiing in the Val Thorens Valley
The Val Thorens Valley is home to some of the best snow conditions in the Three Valley ski area. With the vast majority of skiing done above 2,000 metres, a peak of 3,230 metres and its very own glacier, the great conditions are almost guaranteed throughout the winter season.
The areas of Val Thorens and Les Menuires combined have approximately 65 lifts that offer access to roughly 300km of piste. The valley is great for all abilities with just under half the piste being green or blue and the rest being a mix of red or black.
Click the images below for more information on skiing in the different areas of the Val Thorens valley:
The Three Valleys Opening Dates - Winter 19/20
Meribel: 07/12/2019 - 26/04/2020
Courchevel: 14/12/2019 - 19/04/2020
Val Thorens: 23/11/2019 - 03/05/2020
Les Menuires: 07/12/2019 - 26/04/2020