Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe, at an altitude of 2 300m. You will find it in the Tarentaise Valley in the 3 Vallées ski area in France. Val Thorens is the highest point in this ski area so it’s hard to miss…and should not be missed.
For newbie skiiers and for veterans, a snow holiday here is a must-do. Whether you’ve never taken a snow holiday in your life or you live for cutting through powder with your skiis or snowboard, this ski resort will have you sweating and smiling as you zip down the French Alps in your chosen winter activity.
Skiing is a popular way to explore the mountains in winter, and one of the best ways to do so, but that’s not all you can do in Val Thorens. You can zip around on a snowboard, work those quads on a Nordic walk, work almost every body part on an MTB ride in the snow, test your tolerance for heights on a zipline, put your driving to the test in a snowmobile, and more. Just because skiing is one way to explore the snow does not mean it is the only way.
For something a little more unusual, consider ice-diving where you can swim under the thick ice and experience the play of darkness and light as the sun fights its way through the ice. If you’re an experienced diver this may not be the same adrenalin rush as it is for less seasoned divers but it’s still one amazing experience.
There’s also a whole culinary journey awaiting you in the French mountains. Think delicious melted cheese in the form of fondue, tasty soups, melt-in-your-mouth Savoy biscuits…mmmmm. Yum!
Being a popular ski resort, there are a number of places to stay in Val Thorens but none is like Club Med Val Thorens Sensations. This resort’s architecture is focused on highlighting views of the mountains around you. It features vast windows and south-facing terraces and it is a ski-in ski-out resort. The accommodation is in superior, deluxe, or suite rooms with magnificent views. As with most Club Med resorts, there are two restaurants where you can eat at a time that suits you; there is also a takeaway corner if you’re eager to refine your carving skills on a red or black slope or practice some more on a green or blue slope.
Choose Club Med’s all-inclusive packages for a single price that will cover your accommodation, food, drinks, ski and snowboard lessons, fun après-ski, and more. It’s a great way to discover Val Thorens without worrying that you may find some unexpected costs when you arrive.