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

Remember why you go skiing...not to look at buildings! If you want brilliant terrain, guaranteed snow from November 'till May and a good, reliable lift network with well maintained pistes without having to fly halfway round the world, then VT is the place. We have been twice per year since 2000. Good, English speaking ski schools. Good range of accommodation at all budgets. Several supermarkets for those (like us) who prefer to eat out during the day and relax at home in the evening. Our family has ranged from an 11 month old to 40+ and the place suits us all - even the fussy teenage types - there are even loads of fashionable ski places with designer clothing. I mean what more can you ask f

Purpose-built village Diverse ski area

Review by Carolyn from London on Sunday Dec 23rd. Visited Val Thorens in december 2007 as group

8 Val Thorens, Savoie

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

Superb choice of the diffrent types of runs are the best , from on your bum green to 'what am I doing going down the black run?!' If you need to learn to ski as the first time on snow the bums were raw from the greens so a nice man sorted us out and taught us a few things, so the blues were do-able. It cost though because we did not pre book, 80 Euro for two hour lesson for two. You can get it cheaper online so look for good deals. Do your homework, 40 Euro difference but after all that the main thing is the skiing. Val Thorens area is superb but if you get the Three Valleys, there is endless fun if you can make it home lol watch the time. The bars are expensive. It will cost approx. 9 Euro

Large ski area Disappointing mountain restaurants

Review by Dana from Manchester on Tuesday Nov 20th. Visited Val Thorens in february 2007 as friends

7.5 Val Thorens, Savoie

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

We have spent the past 4 annual ski holidays in Val Thorens - various weeks between mid-Jan and early April. Snow quality has been uniformly good, lift system excellent, even better since the introduction of "electronic tagging" type passes. If you go in January, be prepared for seriously cold weather; we had -25C as a midday temperature at higher stations in 3rd week of January 2007 which was numbing to say the least! There are a couple of reasonable supermarkets if self-catering - we tended to use Sherpa or the 8 a Huite. OK, some things tend towards the expensive but then, have you been in Waitrose recently? I did the 3 Valleys circuit as part of a mixed group on a day-long excu

High altitude Crowds and liftlines

Review by Candice from London on Tuesday Nov 6th. Visited Val Thorens in january 2007 as friends

8.1 Val Thorens, Savoie

Novice
9
Advanced
10
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
9
Lifts
9
Family
7
Ambiance
8
Nature
7
Walking
4

Val Thorens, as part of the largest skiarea in Europe, is an exciting destination, especially for young (single) people. The resort has got EVERYTHING for skiers, snowboarders and, last but not least, for those looking for an active nightlife. In contrast the apres ski is not very exciting; both on and off the piste. Probably because you are too tired of all the challenging slopes. The skiregion is extensive and diverse. The Val Thorens slopes can get very crowded. Waiting lines are never very long due to the efficient lift system. Offpiste skiing is awesome! Some of the best black slopes are in close proximity of Val Thorens.

Ski-in/ski-out Bad eating out

Review by Kenneth from Gent on Saturday Oct 13th. Visited Val Thorens in february 2007 as couple

8.2 Val Thorens, Savoie

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

The skiing and snowboarding terrain at Val Thorens is exciting and demanding with countless extreme off piste options, open powder fields, cliff ***s and steep chutes as well as very long linking groomed trails and gentle beginner areas. All the terrain is above the tree line and serviced by a fast and efficient lift system. The Frog and Roastbeef pub claims to be the highest English pub in Europe. It opens early for apres ski drinks everyday accompanied by live music then serves tasty pub meals before clearing the tables for great fun late night tabletop dancing! The Ski Rock Cafe has a cheap and crowded happy hour every night while Le Tango has some of the best live music in the village. T

Large ski area Crowds and liftlines

Review by Kimberley from Manchester on Monday Oct 8th. Visited Val Thorens in february 2007 as couple

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