SNO: Chalets close to the piste in VT
KOH-I-NOR HOTEL: The highest 5 Star hotel in Europe.
LE VAL THORENS HOTEL: Located just opposite the slopes
VAL THORENS: Tourist information
DAVID MITCHELL: British Ski instructor
SKI COOL: Small Scale Ski school in VT
SKI SET: Ski hire Val Thorens
Val Thorens transfers
Mountain Rescue offers Val Thorens transfers from Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon and Chambery airports. Get a competitive quote by using our quick quote form (on the right of the page) and then complete the transfer request form to make a reservation. Send off your transfer request and our Alps office will react with a swift reply within 24 hours.
Mountain Rescue offer private, door to door transfers to the entire 3 Valleys ski area and Val Thorens is one of the most popular destinations. Val thrones is around and hour and a half transfer from Chambery and around 2 and a half hours from Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble.
Book with confidence and let Mountain Rescue transfer you to the good stuff. The Mountain Rescue are a fully licensed and insured french registered business. All our drivers are trained and experienced in driving in snowy conditions, our vehicles are the latest models of Volkswagen Caravelle 8 seater minibuses.
The Mountain rescue experience includes:
- Clean and comfortable Volkswagen Caravelle minibus
- Smart and helpful English speaking driver
- Complementary bottles of drinking water
- 90 minutes of free waiting time
- Child and booster seats (on request)
- In car entertainment (on request)
- SMS reminders of pick up times
- 24/7 response from our Alps office
The highest ski resort in Europe at 2300 meters it sure doesn’t have an issue with lack of snow! Val Thorens is renowned as a lively place with super high skiing. The highest skiable peaks area Point du Bouchet and Cime de Caron at around 3200 meters. It also have one of the biggest cable cars in the world with a rather large capacity of 150 passengers.
Many of the slopes are north and north-west facing so don’t get much sun but the resort itself is south facing so this is the place to top up the goggle tan. First built in 1971 a French ski champion likened it to living in the wild west, a rather chilly wild west that would have been.
Over time Val Thorens has defiantly become a more sophisticated ski resort and now has many work class hotels and residences to pick from. Val Thorens has 140 km of pistes and is closely joined to another 160 km winding down the Belleville Valley to Les Menuires. All levels of skiers will find a place to keep themselves entertained with a good selection of pistes for all levels.
With the perfect snow conditions at this hight off piste adventures are a plenty and with one week the local stuff will keep you busy and very happy. Apres ski in Val Thorens is exceptional with plenty of live music on at the Saloon bar and if you want to head over to the highest British Pub in Europe the Frog and Roast Beef with be the place for a pint or two.
Things we like:
- Its very high!!!
- The Frog and Roast Beef pub (highest British pub in Europe)
- Get out to Val Thorens early December for a quiet first ski
- Most of the accommodation is a stones throw from the pistes.