If your taking a ski trip to Val Thorens for your ski holiday you've made the best choice due to its great quality snow that's guaranteed from the end of November until mid-may, thanks to its altitude. Plus, whatever the location of your chalet or apartment, after having rented your skis in one of our Skiset stores, you could easily acces the vast domain of the 3 Vallées with skis in hand and no time wasting. The ski domain offers a vertical drop of 1430m (from 1800m to 3230m). Whether you are a novice or an expert, snowboarder or skier, the slopes and the snowpark with its half-pipe and boardercross facilities will certainly satisfy all your desires.When it come to the après-ski, you are sure to be guaranteed a fantastic time at Val Thorens: sports and cultural activities, or even evening events such as the Val Tho Skidoo, the “Ecole du Ski Français” party, the “Dîner des Cîmes”… These events will help you clear your mind and discover new sensations.
Skiing area Val Thorens
Slopes : 8 25 27 8
Children activities & Ski schools
ESF de Val Thorens - Ski School
From:3 years old
Opening hours:Everyday from 9:15am to 11:45am and from 1:45pm to 4:15pm
Tryst place:Ski school / Front de neige
Price for group lessons (children):from 54 € / day - 35 € ½ day
Garderie Les Ouistitis - Nursery
From:3 months old
Opening hours:Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 6:30pm
Prices:from 3,5€ / hour
Discounts all season
up to50% discount
depending on shop
5% additional discount *
with 4 or more hired packs
10% additional discount *
with 10 or more hired packs
* Discounts only applicable in participating shops.
Could wings help kids learn to ski?
There are many theories about the best way to learn to ski. Most of us are probably familiar with the old chips-and-pizza method of teaching kids how to position their skis. Chips to go faster, pizza to slow down and stop.
But one ski school in France has decided to try something new: attaching wings to kids and then guiding them down the piste.
Try a new high-altitude snow sport
There's no doubt that skiing and snowboarding are the most popular activities for anyone heading out on a snowsports getaway. But just because you love swishing down the mountain doesn't mean skiing and snowboarding are the only things you can do during your trip to the Alps. In fact, many people like to take a few hours, or a whole day, to try something new during their winter holiday.
Try yoga in Val Thorens
There are plenty of high-adrenaline sports that visitors to Val Thorens can try throughout the year, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter through to paragliding and mountain biking in the summer. But if you're looking for something a bit more calming, then maybe you should give yoga a try.
Yoga is an activity that aims to connect the body and mind. Various postures, also known as asanas, and breathing techniques (pranayama) are used to achieve a sense of harmony and improve wellbeing. According to those who practise yoga, it can provide numerous benefits. For example, stretching techniques can loosen up the body and are said to have a positive effect on glands and nerves. Asanas can also help to release physical and mental tension may leave people feeling more energetic.
Go donkey trekking in Val Thorens
Hiking in the Alps is a rewarding way to spend the summer months. After all, it's a great way to get out in nature, enjoy some fresh air and see some beautiful scenery. Plus, you'll get in some exercise too! Of course, anyone who goes walking in the mountains should be sure to go prepared, with plenty of drinks and snacks, as well as the right equipment in case something goes wrong. The only problem is that carrying all that gear can become a chore. So, why not enlist a bit of help for your next alpine hike - by bringing along a donkey?
State-of-the-art snowmaking in Val Thorens
Some people would say that this is actually the highest resort in Europe, but its lifts don't quite manage the same reach towards the sky as Tignes. Having said that, Val Thorens' highest lift is 3,200 metres and it's the setting of the village that's the highest in Europe, standing at 2,300 metres. Like most resorts in the Three Valleys area, some of Val Thoren's accommodation is ski-in/ski-out. If you'd like to take advantage of this, then you'll look to book your stay at Le Sherpa, which is roomy and comfortable for all the family.
The benefits of ski-in/ski-out lodging are fairly obvious, as it means that you don't have to spend much - if any - time walking around carrying your skis and other essential gear. Simply give yourself a nudge out the door and off you go towards the lifts and up to the top of the slopes. the ski-in/ski-out chalet.
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Ski Hire at Val Thorens
For your rental at Val Thorens, Skiset takes care of everything.
Reservation is quick and easy. We pass your order on to the shop in
Val Thorens resort who will prepare your order in advance. Whether you
want to order skis or a snowboard, we offer both adult and child packs.
Skiset is made up of 800 rental shops in 400 resorts in Europe and the
USA, so there's bound to be one near to your accommodation at
State of the art equipment and personalized service Val Thorens
At Skiset you will be welcomed by professionals who are passionate
about the mountains. Renowned skiers or instructors of Val Thorens resort, our advisors are best able to advise you according to your
preferences, your level and also the snow conditions in Val Thorens resort. Located in the most convenient areas of Val Thorens resort, our
shops are dedicated to the enjoyment of skiing. Depending on the range
of equipment you choose to hire, you may also change your skis or try a
snowboard during your stay at Val Thorens
An accompaniment to all events and to the preparation of skiers,
that's the Skiset mindset.
If you liked Val Thorens, you may like our European resorts:
For almost 20 years Skiset have been equipping skiers, thanks to its
teams of professionals in European and North American ski resorts.
Hiring ski equipment
is quick and easy in Val Thorens resort
Choose your closest Skiset shop in Val Thorens by using our resort map
and then select the dates of your stay. Then choose your material from
the array of state of the art skis and snowboards on offer, let us know
your address and then pay.