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The weather in Val Thorens + Orelle

Monday 22, April
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Can you imagine skiing in the highest ski resort in the world? The Val Thorens + Orelle ski resort is located in the French Alps and is a paradise for skiing and snowboarding in all its variants.

 

It is located at the foot of an impressive rock and ice peak of 3,300 meters high, the Aiguille de Péclet. It is the culminating point of the Three Valleys region, being the largest skiable area in the world, with a total of 600 km of slopes.

 

If you are a fan of winter sports, the resort is famous for the quality of its snow and its wide variety of activities that you can practice to enjoy your holiday.

 

You will also find events and animations, restaurants and many leisure options; without a doubt, the Val Thorens resort is an incredible choice.

 

In short, it is a world-renowned destination due to its large size, wide range of ski slopes and activities, as well as its natural beauty. Will you visit Val Thorens + Orelle with Esquiades.com?

 

Why should you ski in Val Thorens + Orelle?

 

The ski resort of Val Thorens belongs to the ski area of Les 3 Vallées, one of the largest in the world and one of the most prestigious in the French Alps.

 

This extensive ski area has a vertical drop of 2,160 meters and is made up of eight resorts: Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-Les-Bains, Les Menuires - Saint Martin, Val Thorens and Orelle.

 

Val Thorens and Orelle have an enviable extension with more than 140 kilometers of slopes and a difference in altitude of 1,430 meters. Thanks to its altitude, you can find eight skiable areas above 3,000 meters.

 

This will allow you to enjoy excellent snow, which is maintained from late November to mid-May. In addition, almost all the skiable terrain of the ski resort is above 2,300 meters of altitude.

 

In addition, its modern ski lifts have a capacity of 52,000 skiers per hour.

 

The large number of slopes and skiing space make this a perfect destination for any type of skier, even for those who prefer to enjoy the snow in a more relaxed way.

 

Currently, a ski pass is not required to practice ski touring in Val Thorens (as long as you do not use any lifts).

 

If you want to imagine yourself on a ski holiday in Val Thorens, take a look at our virtual tour of the French Alps where we stop at this ski resort and we will give you all the information you need so you can book one of our ski deals ;)

 

What activities can be practiced in Val Thorens?

 

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, the Val Thorens and Orelle ski resort offers a wide range of activities. Some of the most outstanding are:

 

➜ Zipline: if you want to get to know the mountain from another perspective, you must try the "Bee Flying" zip line. It descends 1,800m in altitude and you will be 65 m above the ground, a blast!

 

Electric mountain bike: You will enjoy the power of the electric bike to explore new places and live the experience in a totally different way, it will fascinate you.

 

➜ Snowparks: Your fun is assured in the Snowparks of Val Thorens, it is an ideal place to make your holiday a success and perfect your technique in snow sports.

 

➜ Icefall: Discover the ascent of the famous waterfall of Val Thorens! You will be accompanied by a professional, and you will be amazed by the majestic scenery offered by the ski resort.

 

The panoramic view is spectacular!

 

➜ Diving under ice: if you like challenges... Val Thorens offers you an activity for true adventurers. It is a wild activity that takes place under the ice of Lac du Lou, a beautiful natural lake.

 

➜ Ice Circuit: If you like cars, buckle up. In Val Thorens you will find the highest ice circuit in Europe and you will be able to perform baptisms, braking... they will teach you all the techniques, accompanied by a professional.

 

Karting on ice: If you do not have enough, there is also an ice track 225 m long and 5 m wide for karting. It is located on the Alain Prost circuit, you can't miss it!

 

Paragliding & Paramotor: Enjoy the view of the mountains from the sky, a unique experience where the landscape will surprise you.

 

➜ Ice Rink: An activity for the whole family, you will have a great time together with children on the Place Péclet rink, at the top of the resort. The ice is completely natural!

 

➜ Snowmobile: You will have the opportunity to drive snowmobiles and discover the snowy landscapes at night, enjoying a totally unspoiled landscape.

 

And if all this already seems mind-blowing... They have many more activities that will leave you speechless!

 

Are you going skiing in Val Thorens with children?

 

The little ones of the house will also live an exciting and fun experience in the ski resort of Val Thorens, where children are pampered. They have activities designed especially for children!

 

The ski pass for children under 5 years old is totally free and you can also get a family pass if you are a family of at least 4 people, where all family members pay the child rate.

 

You will have two totally free areas to get started in the sport and become experts.

 

They also have playgrounds, ideal for family outings, themed tracks where children will have a great time. And the best of all is... the Fun Park, a paradise for children, open every day where they can enjoy sports fields, Water Water Slides, cylinders, trampolines...

 

If you prefer your children to enjoy a quieter holiday, the resort has a nursery for children from 3 months to 3 years, where the reception hours can be adjusted and you will not have to keep an eye on the clock.

 

The best family holiday is in Val Thorens, children and not so little ones will have a great time!

 

Ski in Val Thorens with Esquiades.com

 

Did you know that on Esquiades.com you can choose from a wide selection of hotels and apartments in different ski resorts in Val Thorens?

 

You can also enjoy a Customer Service 24 hours a day for 324 days a year. Organizing your holiday to Val Thorens has never been easier!

 

Height Difference: 1,430 meters (3,230 m - 1,800 m) 

 
Skiable Area: 140 km
 
60 Slopes
 
  • Green: 11
  • Blue: 30
  • Black: 8
  • Red: 31
 
Facilities: 
 
  • Ski Lifts:24
  • Cable car: 5
  • Chairlift: 15
  • Drag Lift: 4
  • Artificial Snow: 150 snow machines

Height Difference: 2,160m (3,260m-1,100m)

 
Skiable Area: 600km
 
353 Slopes:
 
  • 52 Green 
  • 128 Blue
  • 123 Red
  • 33 Black
  • 17 Cross-Country Ski Trails
Ski Lifts: 200

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