Val Thorens - one of the highest resorts in Europe

by: gordon08 - Feb 4, 2009

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 5

    Pros: Compact village with all facilities within short walking distance.

    Cons: Not as pedestrian as was led to believe.

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2009


Full review

A really nice and pleasant stay was had in this resort, chosen because of its altitude, and because it almost always has snow.Village is divided into 3 parts, the upper, which is almost seperate from the main town which has an "upper" and "lower" section. Although a free shuttle runs the whole day, it was as easy too walk, as no place is more than about 10mins away.
Lots of pubs with "happy hour" after skiing, and plenty of restaurants with all the different types of menus imaginable.Surprisingly there are some very reasonable shops, and I managed to buy ski-pants for a very low price. apart from that there are all the ski equipment hire shops plus an array of others.A market visits the resort on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Most of the buildings are within 50m of a slope, and is "ski out ski in" in the literal meaning.Slopes always well groomed, and personnell are extremely polite and helpful, most with a good sense of humour!
Have an array of "extras" such as torch light runs, toboggan run,childrens area etc etc.
In short a delightful resort to be in, and highly reccommended.

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