Reviews Val Thorens

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Skiresort ratings for Val Thorens compared to all other skiresorts. Based on 36 reviews.

Overall 82 Skiing 89Skiregion 84
8.5 7.69.4 7.78.9 7.08.7 7.09.4 7.4
7.3 7.68.0 7.17.7 7.75.4 7.08.8 7.4

7.4 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice 6Advanced 6Expert 8Off-Piste 8Snow 9
Family 8Ambiance 8Nature 8Walking 8Lifts 5

I have visited here many times and at different stages of the season. As a pre-Christmas destination, it is hard to beat being so high snow sure. but can suffer drifting and bare patches of ice due to the exposed nature of the resort. I been before Christmas twice and have managed to ski all four valleys on both occasions - empty runs, no queues - what a treat. The nightlife is dominated by younger skiers at this time as this is tradidtionally the university ski period. I took my family there in February on another occasion. Ski in ski out for many appts makes life a lot easier and there are plenty of easy runs for beginners which all follow the main drag. The problem is that, once in the ma...

pro Large ski area con Crowds and liftlines

Review by Pete from Cuffley on Sunday Nov 9th. Visited Val Thorens in december 2007 as friends

8.6 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice 9Advanced 10Expert 9Off-Piste 9Snow 10
Family 8Ambiance 8Nature 9Walking 5Lifts 9

Visited Val Thorens in mid April 2008 and was very impressed. It was a great season and (as I understand it) the snow was exceptional for the time of year. The skiing is extensive even on the local pass, and there is something to suit all levels. If the weather draws in it is a bit wild (we had 30cm of snow in as many hours) and lifts do close, but it is the price of being so high and well worth it. The black runs from the top of the Cime de Caron lift are spectacular to ski when freshly pisted and are highly recommended. It is an expensive resort and unless you are loaded you perhaps have to eat in more than you would usually, but you can cut your drinks bill by using happy hour at the end ...

con Expensive resort pro Excellent piste maintenance

Review by Abby Neuman from Tel Aviv on Wednesday Nov 5th. Visited Val Thorens in april 2008 as group

8.1 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice 9Advanced 9Expert 9Off-Piste 9Snow 9
Family 7Ambiance 8Nature 8Walking 5Lifts 8

Just returned from a short break in Val Thorens (April 5th - 9th). This really is a resort of that has two sides to it. On the one hand you have some of the most varied and fantastic terrain I have ever seen. The Three Valleys area is immense and the on and off piste possibilities seem to be endless. In a nutshell I don't think I’ve enjoyed skiing/boarding quite as much as this, although this was helped by low numbers on the pistes, nonexistent lift queues (down to the time of year no doubt) and a very efficient lift system. On the other hand there is the cost. If you are happy to shop at the supermarket, prepare your meals for the slopes and eat in of an evening, then you'll get b...

con Expensive resort pro Diverse ski area

Review by Sally from London on Thursday Apr 17th. Visited Val Thorens in april 2008 as friends

8.5 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice 9Advanced 10Expert 9Off-Piste 8Snow 9
Family 8Ambiance 9Nature 8Walking 6Lifts 9

Overall an awesome holiday. Some of the most spectacular sights ever, snowboarding on some of Europes highests pistes. Even a chance to ride on fresh powder when we were there, followed with 5 days of blue skies and sunshine. Couldnt ask for much more! Plenty of pubs, restarants, and a few clubs to keep you busy at night. The bowling alley is a good bit of fun if you have a chance. Drinks are a bit expensive when out, but there are supermarches dotted all over which offer very good prices for alchoholic refreshments. Definitely recommended resort by ourselves, looking to go back next year already! ...

pro Lively and young crowd con Purpose-built village

Review by Gunter Conway from Hannover on Friday Feb 8th. Visited Val Thorens in january 2008 as friends

8.4 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice 8Advanced 10Expert 9Off-Piste 9Snow 10
Family 9Ambiance 8Nature 7Walking 5Lifts 9

There is just lots and lots of skiing for mixed abilities and something to suit everybody and that's without the rest of the 3 Valleys. We had terriffic conditions all week with good snow from the week before and sunny skies for 5 of the 6 days and one day of flattish light to push us a little bit: without any trees it gets a little bleak in dodgy light quite quickly and with no sun gets cold, but it's no great problem with care and layers. Ignore the doom-mongers who say the place is ugly. It's a nice resort with some great restaurants, bars and good quality accomodation and it's easily walkable and compact if you have younger kids. Food wise VT is not the cheapest place and probably could ...

con Purpose-built village pro Diverse ski area

Review by Conrad from Leeds on Tuesday Jan 22nd. Visited Val Thorens in december 2007 as group

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