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Val Thorens Resort & Transfer Guide

Val Thorens  - the most famous French resort, deservedly owns the title of the highest mountain resort in Europe, because the resort village is located at an altitude of 2300m above sea level.  That’s why the resort is often called the "Roof of the Three Valleys". Territorially Val Thorens belongs to the department of Savoy and borders with the National Park Vanoise. Val Thorens is one of the largest ski areas in the Northern Alps, called Le Trois Vallées (Three Valleys) and includes the resorts of Orelle, Saint Martin de Belleville, Meribel, Menuires, La Tania, Brides Les Bains and Courchevel.

The ski season in Val Thorens lasts from late November to mid-May. On the glaciers you can ride in the summer. Val Thorens is a great place not only for family, but also for partying. The variety of trails, guaranteed lack of problems with snow, as well as a large number of budget accommodation options have made Val Thorens one of the most popular resorts for winter recreation.

 

Ski Resort Location

The Val Thorens ski resort is located at the top of the Belleville valley, at the foot of Peclet peak (3562 m) and the highest point of skiing starts at 3300m. Such a high arrangement provides the highest quality of snow on the slopes, a great variety of slopes and a long winter season.

Val Thorens is a Christmas present to the French. It was on Christmas Day 1971 that the station opened its arms to the general public. Initially, only a few lifts were launched here.
In 1972, there was the first ski school, a sports club and the Tourism Office.
Today we can enjoy the result of the work done during this period - Val Thorens has one of the best in the region of the Three Valleys ski lift system.

 

Closest Airports to Val Thorens

 

If you’re going to spend your holidays at Val Thorens resort, you should arrive into one of the nearest airports:

   

Closest Train Stations to Val Thorens

 

The closest train stations to Val Thorens are:

 

Gare de Moûtiers – distance  38km

Annecy – distance 108km

Gare de Chambéry – 115km

 

Transfer Times

 

The time of transfer to the resort from these airports are approximate, because the transfer time could be impacted by traffic conditions and current weather also.

 

  • Geneva Airport -  2 hours 45 minutes
  • Chambery Airport – 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Lyon St Exupery Airport – 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Grenoble Airport – 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Lyon Saint-Etienne-Boutheon Airport – 3 hours 30 minutes

 

 

How Much Will My Transfer Cost?

Here, in the Alps 2 Alps, we do our best to ensure that our rates for shuttle services will be available at any time. Even if you go to Val Thorens in the highest season, we still guarantee the lowest prices for all our services.

There are several factors that may lead to change of prices for transfer services. They include:

• Point of departure (Airport of arrival)

• Distance and travel time to destination

• Season and seasonal demand

• The size of your group and the age of all travelers

• Deals and discounts that may be available at that time

Our company never overstate our prices at any time, we opposite consider as many factors as possible to lower our standard rates, whenever it can be done. We always recommend booking services in advance in order to get access to the best offers and discounts. Alps2Alps always offer significant discounts for transfers in off-peak and mid-week to the resorts. If you are looking for the best deals, traveling outside of the peak season or in the middle of the week usually leads to the greatest savings. Our prices for transfer services in the middle of the week (from Monday to Friday) are usually with a discount of up to 60% than the weekend prices.

Your quote will also depend on the availability of the car, the transfer schedule, the use of the vehicle and other costs, such as tolls and parking fees at the airport.

If you have any specific requirements, please contact us directly so that we can discuss your needs and requests.

 

Resort Open & Closing Dates

 

Seasonal opening dates at Val Thorens are following:

 

Season opens: 18 Nov

Season closes: 8 May

 

 

Ski Resort Essentials

 

The Three Vallees includes:
Val Thorens-Orelle, Les Menuires-St Martin de Belleville, Méribel, La Tania, Brides les Bains and Courchevel.

  • The largest ski area in the world  - more than 600 kilometres of runs
  • 30 Black Pistes
  • 108 Red Pistes
  • 129 Blue Pistes
  • 51 Green Pistes
  • 99% of the ski area situated above 2000m
  • 175 Ski lifts          
  • Max resort altitude – 3300m

 

Local routes have a relaxed skiing style. They are ideal for learning and fixing skills.

There are no forests, but unusual snowy landscapes and amazing panoramas.

Fans of freeride, of course, will appreciate the virgin slopes of Val Thorens, and the extremals sure will be delighted with glaciers.

 

Family Friendly/Kids

 

Val Thorens is a family of resorts marked Famille Plus. And despite the rather high altitude of the resort, with children of any age in Val Thorens is convenient. The most part of the village is exclusively pedestrian, without cars, apartments and hotels can be reached by skiing, and for every day there is an entertainment program for young guests.

Above the resort is the largest toboggan run in France, with a length of 6 km. In the sports center of the resort there is a 600 square meter children's center - trampolines, inflatable castles, a dry pool, game modules and a playground.

In Val Thorens you can visit one of the best discos in France under the name of Underground, which according to the name is located right under the central square.

 

Weather/Snow Weekly Forecast

 

 

 

Maps of Val Thorens

 

 

Live Webcam

 

 

Tourist Resources & Links

 

We advice you to get some more information about skiing, if you are the beginner. If you are already pros, it will be also very useful to check out some informational web pages about the resort where are you going to - Val Thorens. For example, you can see following pages:

French Ski resort: resort of Val Thorens - Official Web Page

Skiresort.info/The largest ski resort portal in the world

Informational touristic portal: all about skiing

 

How to Choose Transfers to Val Thorens

Choose Alps2Alps if you do not only want to get to the resort, but if you want to arrive on time, with comfort and pay the most beneficial price for your transfer.

Go to Val Thorens with us, and in return we promise you:

• Safe, comfortable and reliable cars always

• Total commitment to reliability and punctuality

• Our customer Support Service - works 24/7

• English-speaking drivers with local knowledge

• Family-friendly service with a smile

• The lowest prices for all trips at any time

 

Book Your Ski Transfer to Val Thorens

It is always better to book a transfer to the resort as early as possible to get the best economy. Just call our customer service or fill out the online request form.

The best trips to Val Thorens start with the best transfers - exactly what Alps2Alps is!

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