Reviews Val Thorens

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Ski resort ratings for Val Thorens compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 360 reviews.

Overall 83 Skiing 89Skiregion 84
NoviceAdvancedExpertOffpisteSnow-sure
8.6 7.69.4 7.89.0 7.18.7 7.09.4 7.6
FamilyAtmosphereNatureWalkingLifts
7.4 7.88.1 6.77.7 7.75.4 7.08.8 7.1
Variety slopesSnowparksCrosscountrySlope preparationSlope orientation
9.5 7.39.5 7.58.0 7.68.0 8.78.0 7.7
RestaurantsSki-in/outAccessEnvironmentFriendliness
10.0 7.610.0 7.48.0 7.38.0 7.58.0 7.5

Lively and young crowd Long slopes Large ski area Ski-in/ski-out High altitude Alpine charm Good night life Snow reliability Diverse ski area Excellent piste maintenance Challenging slopes Wide slopes Purpose-built village Expensive resort No negative aspects! No local charm Crowds and liftlines Bad eating out Disappointing mountain restaurants

8.9 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice
9
Advanced
10
Expert
10
Offpiste
9
Snow
10
Lifts
10
Family
8
Ambiance
8
Nature
8
Walking
7

Great skiresort for boarders. Many challenging reds and some exciting off-piste opportunities. Furthermore there are some nice cruising slopes towards Meribel and around Courchevel. Val Thorens can get a bit crowded especially the slopes back to downtown VT. Val Thorens has a lively nightlife and some cool bars. Prices are a bit steep, but you'll have a great night. Too bad there are way more men than women. But the women ARE very pretty: Scandinavians and Dutch!

Review by Jesper from Copenhagen on Monday Feb 8th. Visited Val Thorens in february 2010 as friends

9.3 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice
9
Advanced
10
Expert
10
Offpiste
10
Snow
10
Lifts
10
Family
9
Ambiance
9
Nature
9
Walking
7

Probably the best resort for young people. Because it's not very suitable for families with young people or older people VT is fully geared towards ski die hards and party lovers. VT has several disco's and bars were not even midweek is boring. You'll find lot's of Dutch and Scandinavians here. What more do you want? Oh, that I mention the Trois Vallees is the largest skiregion in Europe?

Review by Kai Karppinen from Helsinki on Wednesday Dec 23rd. Visited Val Thorens in february 2009 as friends

9 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice
10
Advanced
10
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
10
Lifts
9
Family
8
Ambiance
9
Nature
9
Walking
7

Some great slopes in Val Thorens for beginners, advanced or experts - caters for all abilities, Tonnes of snow cannons to just give that little bit extra in case it doesn't snow for a few days. In fact, when we went it hadn't snowed for 2 weeks but it was still good...then it dumped down 3 days in with about half a metre in one night - far too much. But it was still immense because it didn't snow thereafter. Unbelievable place, great holiday, will definitely go again.

Review by Jeroen Ter Maten from Nijmegen on Sunday Dec 6th. Visited Val Thorens in march 2009 as friends

8.2 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice
9
Advanced
10
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
9
Lifts
9
Family
6
Ambiance
8
Nature
8
Walking
5

The slopes are mind boggling at Val Thorens. There are all types of runs. We chose the black and red, and there are plenty of them. There were hardly any queues at the lifts and all personnel were so friendly.
There were plenty of restaurants and bars, if so inclined, and also fast food for a quick and reasonable lunch snack, as opposed to the higher priced mountain restaurants. Had a really good time; plenty of snow.
Val Thorens is higher than the tree line with no natural barriers for sound, so some nights were noisy with returning travellers. All in all, a good time was had.

Good night life Purpose-built village

Review by Joao Monteiro from Lisboa on Thursday Apr 9th. Visited Val Thorens in march 2009 as friends

8.5 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice
9
Advanced
10
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
10
Lifts
9
Family
7
Ambiance
9
Nature
7
Walking
6

Val Thorens is the highest party resort of Europe. The nightlife is very exciting. Lot's of young people from Scandinavia and Holland. Pretty girls everywhere. Have to say there are many more males
than females here.

Val Thorens and the rest of the Trois Vallees is an excellent destination for snowboarders, and off-piste skiers. The Cime de Caron and Peclet glacier offer challenging black slopes for the cracks.
The slopes towards Meribel are perfect for cruising. The Courchevel ski area is tree-lined and offers amazing views.

So, if you want an exciting ski week with your friends, and love the nightlife. Val Thorens is THE place for you!

Challenging slopes Crowds and liftlines

Review by Wysocki from Sopot on Monday Mar 23rd. Visited Val Thorens in march 2009 as friends

Neighbouring ski resorts

Les Menuires 4.6 km Meribel 11.2 km La Tania 15.1 km Courchevel 14.5 km Pralognan La Vanoise 14.3 km