Val Thorens insider information
- The highest ski resort in the Alps, Val Thorens has almost-guaranteed snow, and with a glacier under part of its pistes you can often even ski in summer. There is a total of 68 pistes, with lots on offer for all abilities, including eight black runs.If that’s not enough, you can ski direct to Meribel and on to Courchevel to enjoy the Trois Vallees.
- The custom-built resort is not one of the prettiest in the Alps, however, it does mean that almost every chalet and hotel enjoys skiing from the doorstep.
- The resort is car-free. If you’re planning on driving here be aware that you are only allowed to park outside your accommodation to unpack. After that you must leave your vehicle in an outdoor or a covered car park. And you’ll have to pay for the parking space.