The Val Thorens + Orelle ski resort is the highest in Europe and a gliding paradise in all its variations. It is located at the foot of an impressive 3,300-meter-high peak of rock and ice, the Aiguille de Péclet.
This ski resort has an enviable extension with more than 140 kilometers of slopes and an exceptional drop 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, guaranteed from the end of November to the middle of May. To that we must add that almost all the skiable terrain of the place exceeds 2,300 meters of altitude. In addition, its modern ski lifts have a capacity of 52,000 skiers per hour.
The Val Thorens ski resort belongs to the Les 3 Vallées ski area, the largest in the world and one of the most prestigious in the French Alps. This extensive domain has a drop of 2,160 meters and is by eight resorts: Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-Les-Bains, Les Menuires - Saint Martin, Val Thorens and Orelle.
The huge number of slopes and skiable space makes this a perfect destination for any type of skier, even those who prefer to enjoy the snow in a more relaxed way.
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What you should know about the Car Park in Val Thorens
Always wishing to offer you maximum comfort and relaxation, as well as maximum security and service, car park in the streets of Val Thorens is prohibited.
Semi-pedestrian resort, Val Thorens, nevertheless authorizes a short stop to unload luggage. Afterwards, the car must be taken to one of the resort's car parks.
You will be received 24 hours a day by the Valthoparc staff, which manages more than 3,500 car park spaces. Free minibuses will be at your disposal to return home.
How to get to the Val Thorens Ski Resort
If you're flying into France, the closest airports to this french ski resort are Chambery Airport, which is 1h and 30 minutes away by car or bus, and Geneva Airport, which is 2/3 away. Both airports offer regular transfer service to Val Thorens so it's very convenient to get there.
Another cost-effective and very popular way to book a trip, is to plan a self-driving ski holiday. On Esquiades.com our ski package deals to Val Thorens & Orelle include accommodation directly on the slopes and the ski pass, so you can plan your travel itinerary to suit you and get to the ski resort at your own pace ;)
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Height Difference: 1,430 meters (3,230 m - 1,800 m)
Skiable Area: 140 km
- Green: 11
- Blue: 30
- Black: 8
- Red: 31
- 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
- 52 Green
- 128 Blue
- 123 Red
- 33 Black
- 17 Cross-Country Ski Trails
Ski Lifts: 200