Val Thorens resort guide

As highest ski resort in Europe at 2300 metres Val Thorens sure doesn’t have an issue with lack of snow!

Val Thorens is a lively place with super high skiing. The highest ski-able peaks area Point du Bouchet (3420m) and Cime de Caron (3195m).

This resort has one of the biggest cable cars in the world with a 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. And aa rather chilly wild west that would have been!

Over time Val Thorens has become a more sophisticated ski resort and now has many classy 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 height off piste adventures are plenty, and in one week the local back country will keep you busy.

Après ski in Val Thorens is exceptional, with plenty of live music on at the Saloon Bar . Head over to the highest British Pub in Europe - the Frog and Roast Beef - the place for a pint or two.

Things we like about Val Thorens

  • It's very high!!!
  • The Frog and Roast Beef pub (highest British pub in Europe)
  • Early December skiing is super quiet
  • Most Val Thorens accommodation is a stones throw from the piste

Val Thorens airport transfers

Mountain Rescue offers Val Thorens airport transfers from Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon and Chambéry.

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 reply swiftly within 24 hours.

Mountain Rescue offer private, door to door transfers to the entire 3 Valleys ski area. Val Thorens is one of the most popular destinations.

Val Thorens is around and hour and a half transfer from Chambéry airport and around 2 and a half hours from the airports of 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
  • 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


Airport Transfers Val Thoren

Val Thoren useful links


Val Thoren accommodation

SNO: Chalets close to the piste in Val Thorens

KOH-I-NOR HOTEL: The highest 5 star hotel in Europe

LE VAL THORENS HOTEL:  Located just opposite the slopes

Val Thoren ski schools

DAVID MITCHELL: British Ski instructor in Val Thorens

SKI COOL: Small scale ski school in Val Thorens

Val Thoren ski hire

SKI SET: Ski hire Val Thorens

Location of Val Thorens

Val Thorens snow forecast

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