Val-Thorens resort information: 2300-3200 meters.
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||Val Thorens is Europe's highest
ski resort and part of the enormous Trois Valles ski area. Set in a huge
bowl surrounded by mountain peaks and five glaciers, it boasts the best
snow record and longest season in the Alps. Every level and style of skiing
is catered for, with the pistes varying from wide gentle runs to bumpy moguls
and deep powder. The huge ski area is accessed by an excellent lift system,
covered by three different passes. With 8 snowparks around the ski area,
boarders are equally well catered for. The snowpark in the Caron area is
wired for sound.
The village is traffic free, and has plenty to offer. The sports
centre has a swimming pool with a hammam, indoor tennis, squash, a climbing wall
and a roller-blade rink. Shopping is good and there are plenty of restaurants, lively
bars, concerts, clubs and discos. Although tour operator ski parties are much in
evidence, the resort is big enough to be able to find some quieter apres ski entertainment.
Parking in Val Thorens
All parking is in specified parking areas. There are around 3500 spaces
and the areas are staffed 24 hours. You can drive to your accommodation in order
to unload, and there are free shuttle buses running from the parking areas around
the resorts. The parking is chargeable and here is a schedule of
charges in Val Thorens.
Three Valleys (Trois Valles):
- Lifts Val Thorens: Cable cars 2, Gondolas 3, Chairs
16, Drags 9.
- Lifts 3 Valles: Cable cars 3, Funiculars 3, Gondolas
34, Chairs 68, Drags 78.
- Ski runs 3 Valles: Green 49, Blue 85, Red 114, Black
- Marked pistes: 140/600 km
- Cross country skiing: 5/137 km.
- Snowparks: 1/8
- Lift pass: Val Thorens/Les 3 Valles: 156/204 euro.
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