Summit of the 3 Valleys, the highest ski resort in Europe, Val Thorens is the resort of all superlatives.
The ski area is a vast circus exposed mainly to the north, most of the ski lifts - among the most modern in the world - often reach an altitude of more than 3000m.
The mineral atmosphere, devoid of vegetation and a little austere delights ski and mountain enthusiasts.
Exceptional snow cover, especially at the end of the season. Val Thorens is particularly pleasant in April and May.
A varied ski area, for all levels. Many very beautiful off-piste easily accessible.
Sometimes windy, Val Thorens suffers from crowded slopes during the Christmas and February school holidays.
The Deux Lacs and La Moutière chairlifts are sometimes crowded with people, especially when the group lessons depart from the big ski schools.
Reduced visibility in bad weather (no trees).
The highest ski resort in the Alps, it is a second-generation ski resort whose integration into its environment is not the primary vocation.
But it is a "ski in ski out" resort, with its covered and heated shopping arcades. It is functional, lively, young and ultimately has real charm.
Known to be cold and windy, we often forget that Val Thorens enjoys the most sunshine in the 3 Valleys.