French Rail Strike in the Alps
Details on train strike affecting Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Isère and Ain
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 28th February 2014
The SNCF has announced a rail strike that will affect travellers to Val Thorens, the two railway unions involved have chosen a peak travel weekend to strike.
Val Thorens Athlete Scores Gold at Sochi
Jean Frederic Chapuis wins Men's Ski Cross
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 21st February 2014
France not only had three skiers in the four-man final of the Men's Ski Cross, but those three skiers all took home a medal.
Heavy Traffic Expected this weekend on the roads
Welcome to the beginning of the Half Term holidays!
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 14th February 2014
Close to 50,000 vehicles are expected to be on the roads this weekend in and around the Tarentaise Valley as the Half Term Holidays start, it is advised to avoid travel during peak hours.
Easyjet's Bike Baggage Allowance Goes Back Up To 32Kg
Turnaround from airline after lots of complaints - go people power!
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 14th January 2014
Sometimes it pays off to have a whinge.. EasyJet have now stated that from Saturday 11th January 2014 the weight allowance for bikes will now be 32kg instead of 23kg in line with other large sporting goods.
Easyjet Reduce Bike Baggage Allowance
Bikes now limited to a lower maximum weight of 23kg
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 7th January 2014
Major European airline, Easyjet, have announced a change to their sports baggage allowance, now reducing the maximum weight allowed for bikes to 23kg.
18 Year Old Found Unconscious in Val Thorens
Holiday maker found outside on New Years day
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 2nd January 2014
Update 3rdJanuary 2014: The young man from Paris has died in hospital from hypothermia.
Green Pistes for Courchevel & Val Thorens
Hybrid piste-bashers now in operation in the 3 Valleys
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 31st December 2013
Following the announcement that Val Thorens would be one of the first resorts in the world to operate the new diesel-electric hybrid groomers, the two PistenBully 600 E+ have now arrived in resort.
Michael Schumacher in a Critical Condition after Skiing Accident
Formula 1 icon has undergone brain surgery in Grenoble
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 30th December 2013
**Update 31st December 11:30 - Michael Schumacher has shown a "slight improvement" after a second operation overnight where a hematoma was removed from the pilots the brain. His condition is still considered critical by doctors at the Grenoble hospital.
Group of 7 Avalanched in Val Thorens this morning
Three people rescued and one revived at the scene
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 27th December 2013
Reports are coming in this morning of a group of people who were avalanched this morning in an off piste area in the Boismint sector of resort near the Combe de Caron.
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.