Les Belleville Valley
Val Thorens Ski Area
Located at the top of The 3 Valleys, Val Thorens is Europe's highest ski resort and a resort full of superlatives.
The ski area is a vast, mainly north facing cirque. Most ski lifts (some of the most modern in the world) often climb to more than 3000 m above sea level. You’re well above the tree-line here much to the delight of skiing and mountaineering enthusiasts.
It’s a purpose built ski resort whose integration with its natural surroundings wasn’t a top priority. But, it’s ski-in-ski-out and with its covered, heated shopping malls, Val Thorens is functional, lively, young, and charming in its own way.
With exceptional snow build up, especially towards the end of the season, Val Thorens is particularly pleasant during April and May. Val Thorens offers lots of variety for skiers of all ability.
Sometimes windy, Val Thorens suffers from busy pistes during the Christmas holidays and February half term. As you’re above the treeline, visibility is limited in bad weather.