View from the summit of the Cime Caron cable car
The top of the Cime Caron cable car at 3200 meters altitude. A mythical place that gives access to the off-piste routes of Lake Lou.
Skier and her daughter resting in the spring on the slopes of Val Thorens
The incomparable charm and pleasure of Val Thorens in the spring.

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.

Advantages:

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.

Disadvantages:

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.

Val Thorens from the top of the Grand Fond Funitel
Val Thorens from the top of the Grand Fond Funitel

Val Thorens 2300m Ski Resort

It is a second generation ski resort whose integration into its environment is not the first vocation. But it is a ski-in ski resort, with its covered and heated shopping arcades. She is functional, lively, young, alive and ultimately has a real charm.
Renowned cold and windy, we often forget that Val Thorens enjoys the most important sunshine of The 3 Valleys