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

8.1 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
9
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
9
Lifts
9
Family
7
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, we had a good time.

Lively and young crowd Purpose-built village

Review by Modi from Tel Aviv on Thursday Feb 19th. Visited Val Thorens in january 2009 as single

8.7 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice
9
Advanced
10
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
10
Lifts
10
Family
7
Ambiance
8
Nature
9
Walking
6

One of the biggest skiarenas in Europe. The top of Europe elevation wise anyway. Val Thorens is located at 2450m and offers the best snow conditions in the Alps. The skiseason starts in November and ends in May. Because of the skiconditions and the number of slopes Val Thorens is a very popular destination. Especially with the Dutch and Scandinavians. It can be very crowded her. The lift system is equipped to accommodate these amounts, but sometimes the slopes back to Val Thorens are worn because of the number of skiers. Apres ski in Val thorens is not very big, as opposed to the nightlife.

Disappointing mountain restaurants Diverse ski area

Review by Jessy Merkens from Roeselare on Sunday Feb 1st. Visited Val Thorens in january 2009 as couple

8 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice
10
Advanced
9
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
8
Lifts
9
Family
7
Ambiance
8
Nature
6
Walking
5

The region had not had any significant snow accumulation for two weeks prior to my visit. Despite websites extolling an epic year for snow in the Alps, the details on conditions told a different story, with off-piste skiing described as limited. That was a disappointment, because the off-piste potential for this area in a good snow year is truly vast. I only skied a small fraction of Val Thorens. I hope to return, but will likely do so later in the year when the snow pack is deeper and I can explore off-piste. Friends who have skied there often tell me it’s truly amazing.

High altitude Disappointing mountain restaurants

Review by Kevin R. Leeson from Manchester on Sunday Jan 11th. Visited Val Thorens in january 2009 as single

9 Val Thorens, Savoie

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

Purpose build village which is very popular with Scandinavian and Dutch tourists. At 2400m the snowcondition is always excellent. Weatherconditions do change quick here... The (lift) connection with neighbouring Courchevel and Meribel is prone to wind, and can be a bit crowded. Compared to the Val Thorens and Les Menuires ski area the part in Meribel and Courchvel offers some very nice tree lined slopes. Also it is less crowded over there. You will find some nice restuarants in Meribel and Courchvel, but they are all very very expensive. The night life in Val Thorens is very lively, lot's of young people here. There is not a very a large array in bars, pubs, discotheques but you will not be

Lively and young crowd Purpose-built village

Review by Klaartje Liekens from Nijmegen on Thursday Jan 1st. Visited Val Thorens in december 2008 as group

9 Val Thorens, Savoie

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

Just got back from Val Thorens. The conditions were excellent last week, with a thick layer of fresh snow and clear blue skies. I have to say it was very very crowded. Waiting time for the central gondola was more than 20 minutes! We stayed at Pierre en Vacances, right along the slopes. From the balcony we had a magnificent view over the mountains and slopes. The Trois Vallees ski area is unheard of. There are extensive tracks and modern lifts there. I like the village too, nice shops, restaurants and bars. The prices are high, especially the skipass.

Large ski area Crowds and liftlines

Review by Renske from Haarlem on Tuesday Dec 30th. Visited Val Thorens in december 2008 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