Val Thorens ski holidays

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  • Piste Map Key

    1-3 Cable Cars, 4-34 Gondolas,
    Bar/Restaurant

  • Essentials

    • Resort Height

      Val Thorens: 2,300m (7,545ft);

    • Transfer time

      Chambery 2 hrs 45 mins, Geneva & Lyon 3 hrs 45 mins, Snow Train (Moutiers) 1 hr

    • Typical costs

      · small beer £2.00 · bottle of house wine £12.00 · coffee/tea £1.50

    • Fly from

      Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London Eurostar Ashford, London Eurostar St Pancras, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle

    • High altitude
    • Glacier resort
    • Nightlife
    • Social skiing
    • Green resort

    • Advanced ski rating

      5

    • Intermediates ski rating

      5

    • Beginner ski rating

      4

    • Snowboarding rating

      4

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  • So what's it like?

    The highest resort in Europe with great snow and fantastic skiing for everybody.

    Val Thorens is Europe’s highest ski resort making it snow sure throughout the season. As well as the whole Three Valleys and 600kms of piste you have the hidden gems of Orelle and La Masse right on your doorstep for superb skiing away from the crowds. In the evenings the compact resort centre comes alive with bars, restaurants and nightclubs, entertaining you into the small hours.

    Ever thought of travelling by train? You’ll benefit from quick check-in times, loads more space than on a plane, shorter resort transfers, and extra luggage allowance. Check out all the other benefits and fantastic deals on travelling by ski train.

    Ski information

    Beginners

    There are many wide, gentle slopes for improving confidence and allowing an easy descent back to the resort. Complete beginners will enjoy the First Time ski and board programmes with a beginner lift-pass, covering 8 lifts in the Val Thorens ski area.

    Intermediates

    Try the long, wide red pistes around Funitel, Grand Fond, Boismint or the Peclet glacier. High speed lifts now provide links to Mottaret and the rest of the Three Valleys, or explore the hidden 4th Valley of Orelle, the full Three Valleys circuit offers endless opportunities with minimum queuing, even in high season.

    Advanced

    Expert skiers will relish the sheer volume of challenges on offer. From the fabulous powder snow on the Glaciers of Peclet and Chavière, the world-class mogul-bashing on the long steep Cîme de Caron black run, and the infamous Couloirs of Courchevel - the Three Valleys has all this and more!

    More about the skiing in Val Thorens

    Nightlife

    · a great resort for après ski · Frog & Roast Beef (the highest pub in Europe) and the Sne Sko Café for an excellent après ski atmosphere · Malaysia, for live music · Sumit Disco · Eclipse bar · Viking Pub

    Activities

    Sports centre (with tennis, squash, football, table-tennis, climbing, gym, swimming-pool), ice driving, parapenting, snowshoe walking, skidoos & toboggan run in a natural 6km long valley

    Eating out

    Over 45 restaurants  from simple crêperies to gourmet cuisine.· Pizzas around €9 · 3 course meal with wine approx. €30 · Fondues from €25 · La Cabane for traditional French dishes, the Scapin Pub for pizza. Les Clarines for top class gastronomic delights.

    Other amenities

    · Cinema · Skidoos · Two exclusive shopping centres · A toboggan run in a natural 6km long valley

    Private Transfer

    From Chambery airport

    One-way (arrival) from £44 pp.

    Return from £83 pp.

    One way helicopter transfer for up to 5 passengers are also available.

    Helicopter Transfer

    Arrive in style! Pre-book a private helicopter transfer for up to 5 passengers. See price panel for prices.

    Families

    The ESF runs a non-skiing crèche with English speaking staff for children aged 18mths-3yrs. Your children will be looked after in a fun and safe environment normal activities include games drawing make-up and sledging.
    For ages 3-4yrs the ESF also offers a skiing kindergartenthe Piou Piou club. The Piou Piou club fits in with normal crèche hours and provides a 45 min ski orientation class in a dedicated kids snow gardens. There are two ski gardens in resort both have a magic carpet ski lift and play area in order to stimulate the childrens' senses and provide them with a fun introduction to the world of skiing. In bad weather conditions children will be provided with free hot chocolate. See resort intro page for prices.

    Special offers this winter

    Book 3 or more adult lift passes and save up to 8% (offer valid on all dates and available on either 3 Valleys or local passes, however all passes must be of the same type and duration)

    Kids ski free: free helmet for kids booking skis & boots
    Senior savers: reduced lift pass prices for seniors 65-74yrs

    Special offers for winter 14/15

    Book 3 or more adult lift passes and save up to 8% (offer valid on all dates and available on either 3 Valleys or local passes, however all passes must be of the same type and duration)

    Kids ski free: free helmet for kids booking skis & boots
    Senior savers: reduced lift pass prices for seniors 65-74yrs

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  • 20kg baggage allowance (when flying with Thomson Airways)
  • Return transfers or car hire
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