Skifest - Ski & Snowboard Week

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Snow Sports

 

There is no substitute for quality and Val Thorens is, quite simply, as good as it gets. The highest altitude resort in Europe, Val Thorens is part of the incredible Three Valleys ski area - the largest ski area in the world with over 600 kilometres of runs!

Of course the area also has incredible views at every turn, most notably the sight of legendary Glacier de Péclet from the Cime de Caron cable car - a breath-taking 360-degree panoramic view over more than 100 French, Swiss & Italian Alpine summits noted at the most beautiful view in the Alps by the Michelin Green Guide.

Val Thorens & the Three Valleys

Renowned for its snow quality and ultra-modern ski lift system, Val Thorens and the Three Valleys is a snow sports paradise. With runs for all levels plus carving, off-piste, ski touring, snowpark, boardercross and télémark options, there’s something to suit everyone!

Val Thorens offers the terrain for you to get the most out of a week in the Alps with 99% of the ski area situated above 2,000 metres. Best of all a mix of powder snowfields and perfectly groomed runs means Val Thorens offers the perfect options for beginners and experienced boarders and skiers alike!

The core Val Thorens-Orelle ski area consists of:
  • 22 lifts including seven high speed gondolas & funiculars plus drag-lifts and tow-ropes;
  • A system of four magic carpets for beginners;
  • 150km of runs including 11 x Green (easy); 29 x Blue (medium); 29 x Red (difficult) & 9 x Black (very difficult);
  • Links to over 600km of wide, quality piste of the three Valleys network - the world's largest ski area!
  • Full range of runs caters for every ability from absolute beginners to total professionals
  • Massive Snowpark with all the tricks
We offer the choice of Val Thorens Orelle lift pass (150km of runs) or the full Les 3 Vallées pass as part of your Skifest package, or you can purchase your pass on the day.

CLICK HERE to download the Three Valleys piste map.

Skifest Beginner Group Lessons

We have optional beginner group lessons available to add to your Skifest package. Lessons run on the first two days of the tour for two hours in groups of 8 (snowboarders) or 10 (skiers).

If you already have some skiing or boarding experience and want to take lessons to brush up, or if you'd like private lessons then these can be arranged with the local ski school, see our tour leaders in resort for details.

Ski Cross Snowpark & Fun Slope

The Val Thorens Snowpark offers both skiers and snowboarders the chance to test themselves on a freestyle course designed for a range of ability levels.

Sitting on 70,000 square metres, the Snowpark contains table jumps, rails and boxes plus a range other modules and an Air Jump mattress allowing you to test your tricks in complete safety! There are even weekly contests you can join or watch from the sideline!

For those at the beginners-end of the spectrum there's even a 900-metre Fun Slope course with over 50 modules including snow tunnels, bridges, spirals & banked turns - 3 minutes of action designed for skiers and snowboarders alike!

Off-Piste & Ski Touring

The Three Valleys is home to some of the most spectacular off-piste opportunities in the Alps. A number of guides are available in Val Thorens to take you to the pick of these including the glacier zones of the Vanoise or the incredible Maurienne mountain-side.

Ski touring tests your cross-country and downhill techniques in a two-hour Alpine work-out. A number of companies offer tours from Val Thorens and there is even a free taster session every Tuesday morning. Again, see our resort staff for details!