If you want to find out what life is really like in Val Thorens, you need to speak to the real people who live, work and play here - the locals. Dedicated to these resort experts, our leading locals section aims to take you behind the scenes to discover what life is really like in a ski resort: a true insiders guide to Val Thorens.
Leading Locals in Val Thorens
Meet the Local Experts, Professionals & Leaders
Cara Brown: Ski Racer
Most people's experience of ski racing is watching all the latest thrills and spills on Ski Sunday from the comfort of the sofa. Occasionally you might be lucky enough to be in a resort when one of the races is taking place, watching with baited breath on the sides of the piste with cow bells jangling and the crowds going crazy for their favourite athlete. Have you ever wondered what is it like behind the scenes for these people? What goes into that high speed, high adrenaline descent? Who are these speed demons??
Aurelien De Pierrefeu: Intersport Rental France
Hiring skis in Val Thorens is easier than ever now that you can pre-book online. The process seems so simple - log on, fill in your destination, dates, pick the right package for you, et voila - you turn up and everything is ready for you to go off and hit the mountain.