For the 2nd consecutive year, Val Thorens was awarded the “World’s Best Ski Resort” and “France’s Best Ski Resort” (World Travel Awards 2014).
Val Thorens is located at the top of the Three Valleys ski area and at an altitude of 2300m, is said to be the highest ski resort in Europe.
The Three Valleys offers over 600km of piste and is widely considered to be the biggest skiing area in the world.
Between 3,200m and 1,300m altitude.
- 180 ski lifts;
- 600 km of ski runs:
- 35 black
- 110 red
- 104 blue
- 68 green
- 130 km of cross-country ski runs.
Val Thorens Sensations
A very contemporary spirit, designed by Sophie Jacqmin and Studio Arch
One of the main aims of the architects was to get maximum benefit from the mountain panorama: the rooms have a magnificent view over the ski area, with vast windows to give maximum light; the Resort’s three terraces are all oriented to get maximum exposure to the sun.
Val Thorens Sensations really stands out from the rest of the architecture at Val Thorens; it gets its powerful identity from its sharp, clean lines, the glass atrium and the use of contrasting materials (wood, stone, steel and glass).
The brightly coloured exterior gives the architecture a bright spirit that echoes the lively mood associated with Club Med and the activities staged indoors.
The warm atmosphere of the communal areas and use of bright, sharp colours enhance the traditional materials (wood and stone) and the elements borrowed from a more industrial environment (glass, steel, coloured concrete).
An elegant room with a view, ideal for resting after a day in the open air.
- Hair dryer
- Security safe(s)
- Tea and coffee kit
Premium All Inclusive
Located on the first floor with terrace, a warm and friendly restaurant proposing a new-generation buffet concept with the best of mountain cuisine.
The Epicurious, Gourmet Lounge
For good food moments in an intimate atmosphere, this new concept proposes a variety of great eating experiences in a "Gourmet Lounge" spirit.
A warm decor blending authenticity and modernity provides the perfect backdrop for tasting fine local produce.
Depending on the time of day, you can relax with a gourmet lunchtime picnic, enjoy a deliious, comforting tea or an elegant discover menu in the evening, courtesy of master chef Edouard Loubet - with 2 Michelin stars and 5 Gault & Millau toques to his credit, he was named chef of the year in 2011.
Edouard Loubet was born in Val Thorens and has created dishes to enhance great local ingredients; they'll be prepared by head chef Thierry Van Rillaer and his team.
More surprises in store in the wine cellar* and fine grocery corner*.
For those who can't wait to get out on the slopes, the self-service corner in the ski room has hot drinks and snacks to take away.
Available in every bars in the Resort (including the nightclub) during bar opening hours.
Drinks included(served in glasses and in bars only): Water, fruit juices, sodas, hot drinks, cocktails with and without alcohol, local and/or international spirits, wines. Sweet and savoury snacks
Drinks not included: Champagne, VSOP and XO spirits, bottled and canned drinks (available in certain Resorts from vending machines and/or the Club Med boutique®), certain super-premium brands and bottled wines proposed à la carte in some of our restaurants and bars.
Med boutique®), certain super-premium brands and bottled wines proposed à la carte in some of our restaurants and bars.
A friendly bar with plenty of buzz, warm colour and vast windows.
Lounge bar: Enjoy intimate evenings in the lounge bar, inside the Epicurious Gourmet Lounge.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Included in your Club Med package: Your ski pass gives you the freedom to enjoy the entire “3 Vallées” ski area.
The resort is equipped with a "hands free" ski pass system ensuring greater fluidity for skiers (you may be required to pay a deposit to ensure that skiers return their card at the end of their stay).
We strongly advise all participants to wear a helmet. G.M®s must wear a helmet when their ESF instructors authorise them to ski off-piste. Helmets may be rented on site at the Club Med Ski Service®, prices available on site.
This is a perfect chance to hone your mountain skills with expert guidance and tips from the renowned ESF instructors. There is instruction available for all abilities (Monday-Friday). Lessons are not just available for beginners. Intermediate and Advanced skiers and snowboarders can also take the opportunity to be guided around the mountain, learn tips to improve your skills and confidence on challenging or varied terrain, make new ski friends in your group and be taken to the best places to go to suit your ability.
Professional ski instructors, who are perfectly familiar with the ski domain, will guide you over the runs best suited to your level of skill, to ensure you progress safely but surely in the best possible conditions, in small groups of 12 people maximum.
A test on the first morning will determine your level, and the right class for you:
- Beginners: this is your first experience of alpine skiing
- Class 1: you can control your speed, and are at ease on blue runs
- Class 2: you can negotiate red runs at a reasonable speed
- Class 3: you are at ease on all runs
- Expert: you are at ease on all types of terrain and snow
- 1 "duo" room
- 10 multi-purpose treatment rooms
- 1 Hairdressing and treatment room
- 1 Turkish bath
Choose from a range of spa and beauty treatments bookable in resort (extra charges apply).