Fait Maison Label Comes into Effect
Val Thorens restaurants to clearly state homemade foods
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 17th July 2014
Last year we reported that restaurants will be required to specify on the menu what is 'homemade' and the law came into effect on the 15th of July, just a day after the industry's often busiest day of the year - Bastille Day.
Le Cure de France Charity Cycle Ride
An ambitious plan to cycle across France for charity
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 9th July 2014
George Long used to work with us here at Valthonet.com so when he said he was embarking on a bit of a bike ride for charity, tackling three of the Tour de France’s most iconic climbs; Mont Ventoux, Col du Galibier and l’Alpe d’Huez we thought are you mad?!?
Planes Grounded as Air Traffic Control Strikes in France Continue
Day 2 of strike action sees lots of flights cancelled
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 25th June 2014
*Update 26th June - strike action cancelled today*
Travel Warning for Flyers to Val Thorens
Strikes likely between 24th and 29th June
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 20th June 2014
In the midst of France's longest rail strike in four years, air traffic controllers have announced strike intentions from the 24th to the 29th of June.
British Ski & Snowboard Alpine Squads Announced
2014-15 Season Alpine team members for Britain
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 13th May 2014
The BSS Delancey Senior and Under 21 Alpine Squads for next winter have been announced today.
Mountain Passes Open
Mountain cols now open to road cyclists and day trippers
Robin Deering | Val Thorens Editor | published: 8th May 2014
Road bikers take note as mountain passes are opening up throughout the Alps.
Grizzly Bear spotted in Val Thorens
Mild weather sees bears coming out of hibernation early
Ellie Mahoney | Val Thorens Editor | published: 1st April 2014
Reports are coming in that a grizzly-type bear or large brown bear has been spotted in the Val Thorens backcountry.
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.