Val Thorens

Ski resorts in France
Val Thorens belong to Les 3 Vallées.

Lifts (20/30)
Slopes (39/84)
Snow depth
3230 m
2300 m
160 cm
103 cm
Val Thorens (France) is the highest altitude resort in Europe and the highest point in the 3 Vallées ski area, the largest ski area in the world with over 600 kilometres of runs.
Situated in a vast natural cirque overlooked by 6 glaciers, the Val Thorens ski area offers a multitude of itineraries so you can ski in the sunshine all day long.Renowned for the quality of its snow and up-to-the-minute ski lifts, welcome to snowsports paradise. Carving, off-piste, ski touring, snowpark, boardercross, télémark skiing, there’s something to suit everyone. With 99% of the ski area situated above 2,000 metres, Val Thorens offers excellent conditions so you can enjoy yourself to the max.

Snow forecast

  • Friday

    4.3 cm snow
    Partly cloudy
    2 m/s
  • Saturday

    0 cm
    Sun/clear sky
    1 m/s
  • Sunday

    0.8 cm snow
    Partly cloudy
    2 m/s
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Best Off-Piste:
The classic Cime de Caron at the top of the telelpherique de Caron. There are many variations here, including getting a guide to take you into the Fourth Valley for the experts.

Best Black Run:
My favourite black run is the Plan de L’Eau (to the right of the summit of the Boismint chair, 900m of gradient steepness.)

Best Red Run:
The Glacier and Lac Blanc run over the Glacier du Peclet and are challenging, steep in places and fast. Finish on the Stade run back into Val Thornes for the piece de la resistance. The Col de L’Audzin down from Cime de Caron is authentic back country skiing.

Best Blue/Green:
Moraine or Genepy from the top of Moraine lift back down into town is a good long leg-stretcher. Otherwise take the two Trois Vallees chairs out to Col de la Chambre and shoot down through the valley on Pluviometre.

By: Eric Berthon 3 time world mogul champion and ex-French team coach

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