What's On in the Three Valleys This Season
All the events, parties and competitions in Val Thorens & the Trois Vallees
James Fisher | Val Thorens Video Reporter | published: 22nd November 2013
The first resort in the 3 Valleys will open on Saturday when the lifts in Val Thorens start running. This marks the start of the season in the Alps and the beginning of the winter in the Trois Vallees.
What's New on the Slopes in the Three Valleys
New on the hill for 2014 in Val Thorens and the Trois Vallees
James Fisher | Val Thorens Video Reporter | published: 15th November 2013
With the first lifts opening in Val Thorens in just a few days we wanted to take a look at what's new this winter on the hill in the 3 Valley resorts of Meribel ,Courchevel and Val Thorens.
New Standards for Ski Run Lengths
No more taking the piste with exaggerated lengths
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 15th October 2013
The FIANET (International Federation of Lift Operators) have called for a new standard for measuring the length of ski runs in resort, following the damning report from a German cartographer who claimed a number of ski resorts have exaggerated their total cumulated length of pistes.
Eco Friendly Hybrid Piste Bashers in Val Thorens
First hyprid groomer on market gets adopted by Val Thorens
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 9th October 2013
Val Thorens have invested in new piste bashers for this winter, the diesel-electric hybrid groomers from Kässbohrer are set to save up to 20% in diesel consumption.
European Flight Strike Threat
Strikes threaten major travel disruptions on October 10th
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 4th October 2013
Flights throughout Europe could face major disruptions on Thursday October 10th as air controllers in France, Germany, Spain and Portugal plan strike action.
Ski & Snowboard Show To Give away 20,000 Free Lift Passes
Book ahead for the show to save money on your ski holiday this year
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 1st October 2013
A huge initiative has been launched at this years Telegraph ski & snowboard show, where some of your favourite ski resorts are giving away FREE LIFT PASSES, which could save you a fair bit of cash on your ski holiday to Val Thorens this year.
France Number One Ski Destination in the World
A huge 57.9 million ski days in France last season
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 20th September 2013
The winter 2012/13 ski season saw France increase the number of skier days by 5% bringing the total number to 57.9 million, one million more than the USA, making France the most popular ski destination in the world for two years in a row.
National Rail Strike in France
Details on Tuesdays train strike
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 9th September 2013
Tomorrow Tuesday 10th of September, due to a national social movement in the public service, transport services will be disrupted across France.
Silver Surfers on the Increase!
Larger numbers of over 50's are taking up snowboarding
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 3rd September 2013
Whilst some people in the industry have been saying that snowboarding is on the decline, the Chill Factore in Manchester has reported seeing a 350% increase in over 50's taking up snowboarding in the first half of this year.
James 'Woodsy' Woods takes Silver in the Ski Slopestyle World Cup
The young British team are off to a great start this season
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 25th August 2013
Young British freestyle skier James 'Woodsy' Woods was looking set to win the Freestyle World Cup Finals yesterday in New Zealand, with a score of 92, but was sadly beaten to the Gold by an impressive run from Nicolas Goepper whose second run clocked him the winning score of 94.