This hotel opened in November 2012. Situated at 2300m, it has been inspired by Nordic design and offers 88 contemporary rooms, all with spectacular views.
It is part of the Sibuet Hotels and Spa portfolio, founded by luxury French hotelier and interior designer, Jocelyne Sibuet. The 1,000sq m (10,800sq ft) Pure Altitude spa has seven treatment rooms and has been designed with the skier in mind, offering a wide selection of treatments dedicated to muscular relaxation, physical preparation and recuperation.
Active ingredients of Edelweiss and other mountain minerals are used in Sibuet Hotels and Spa’s own product brand, Pure Altitude Spa. The relaxation area includes the Nordic Spiral, which alternates dry and humid heat, punctuated by waterfall showers, a tepidarium, snow treatments and culminating in an Igloo. The extremes of temperatures stimulate the blood oxygenation, minimising the aches and pains of a day on the slopes. There is also a heated pool.
The hotel also offers three restaurants serving a mix of haute cuisine, fondues and hearty dishes from the rotisserie. Other adrenaline fuelled activities are also on offer at the hotel, including snow driving, tobogganing on the longest run in Europe, dog sledding, glacier hiking and airboarding. The hotel’s season is from 30th November until 1st May.
With three areas to enjoy in this bar you can be sure to find a space that suits your mood. The terrace where you can relax in a sun lounger and have a cup of hot mulled wine at any point during the day, but also the perfect spot to welcome back friends and family who are still on the slopes.
The lounge area where you can get cosy and relax with a roaring fire in a big armchair. Or when the mood takes you there is 'Les Enfants Terribles' where the music starts and the champagne flows!
A choice of three restaurants in this hotel. A chic mountain-style brasserie, serving classic dishes in a fun and glamorous atmosphere. A buffet and rotisserie restaurant with a mix of fresh and cooked meats, fish and Asian fusion food. Perfect for lunch or dinner. And La Laiterie, a menu full of cheese! What ski trip is complete without a fondue at the end of the day.
- "This a fabulous 5 star hotel with just about everything. Has a great spa, pool and gym and an outstanding restaurant with a great menu to please everyone. The staff are great and very helpful. The rooms are fully equipped with the latest technology and offer great views of the piste." - Trip Advisor
- "The hotel is modern clean in the best possible place for skiing. It's is easy to get back to at lunch time when you have a 4-year-old in your group, have lunch and relax on the sun terrace watching the world ski by. Swimming pool open from 7 am to late is great. The room we had was brilliant the views were magnificent, beds were comfortable, bathroom was also spacious. The staff were friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, this is a relaxed comfortable home from home that you can actually ski out of and back to." - Trip Advisor
- "Just returned from a week in Val Thorens, and the Altapura really lived up to expectations. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed , and nothing was too much trouble. The style was very modern with nice alpine touches. Our adjacent rooms were certainly large enough, and very luxuriously fitted including separate bath and walk in showers. We overlooked the patio and pool area, and were pleased how quiet it was. The location is excellent right on the slopes, genuinely ski in/ski out." - Trip Advisor
Val Thorens is continually developing with new hotels emerging each season. There is a wide variety of accommodation on offer from a fantastic youth hostel in the bottom of the resort to five star hotels in the centre. Shops and services are spread out throughout Val Thorens with the main indoor shopping centre in the middle of the resort where the sports centre is also located. Parking is restricted now to the official car parks of which there are five at different points throughout Val Thorens.
Val Thorens has a huge amount of restaurants to choose from with everything from Michelin star restaurants along with traditional local cuisine to pizza or take away. Face West offers a nice variety for families and provides a great service located right in the centre of the resort. You can opt for eating at a mountain restaurant in the evening, you just have to walk there first! Steak Club has a really refreshing interior for a mountain restaurant and is located next to the main are of bars for post meal entertainment.
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Being the highest resort in Europe, Val Thorens offers some of the most stunning views in the Three Valleys. At the top of the Cime Caron lift you are offered a fantastic 360 degree panoramic viewing platform with views over to Italy. The Orelle Valley, often known as the fourth valley, also offers great views with the highest altitude point at 3230m. As the third resort in the Belleville area you also have views right down the valley of Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville.
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Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and offers an extended season than most other resorts - being open nearly two months longer, from the last week in November until the first week in May. Being part of the Three Valleys, Val Thorens gives you access to the largest ski area in the world with 600km of piste. In Val Thorens itself there are snow parks, ski cross and big air bags, the quality so good that world events are often held here. Away from the slopes you can relax in the sports centre with swimming pool and spa or if you are feeling energetic there is a fitness area. You also have 15 other spas to choose from in Val Thorens. Back on the snow there are numerous activities including snowmobile outings, paragliding and if you are brave enough you can take part in ice diving. Val Thorens has many claims to fame and boasts; the longest toboggan run in the world at 6km with a 700m vertical drop from an altitude of 3,00m; the highest zip wire in the world taking a descent from 3200m; and the highest ice racing track in Europe. Once the snow melts, in the summer months the pistes turn into walking tracks with the lifts open for walking and mountain biking and graded routes for both in July and August. You can also play squash, badminton, tennis, basketball and table tennis with a varied weekly events programme for both adults and children.
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From the main Val Thorens centre you can head up the 3 Vallees and Bouqetin lifts to then access the the other resorts of the Three Valleys. In Val Thorens itselft at the top of the Peclet lift you have the toboggan run and some great long runs which lead to the bottom of the Val Thorens. Via the Boulevard de Cumin track you can ski directly to the La Masse area of Les Menuires. Either via Cime Caron or Grand Fond you can explore the great pistes of Orelle.
Also see: Ski Areas in Val Thorens, France
Val Thorens has a really varied nightlife with everything on offer from on the piste apres ski venues such as La Folie Douce and Bar 360 to live jazz music or classical concerts in the church. Children's apres is not overlooked in Val Thorens with a weekly events programme with activities and entertainment. The main area of bars is located at the top of the resort including Snesko, Rhum Box and Snow Cafe. The main nightclub is Malaysia open until around 4am. If you want alternative entertainment there is also a large bowling complex and cinema.
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Children are welcome at this hotel. Children under 2 years are charged EUR 25 per person per night for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 140 per person per night for extra beds.
A specific children's area is open daily from 12:30 until 20:30 at no extra charge for children aged between 3 and 12 years.
Location: Val Thorens
Star Rating: 5 Star
Catering Basis: Catered
Cuisine: Fine Dining
Property Style: Hotel
Special Breaks: Spa Breaks
Vibe / Atmosphere: Large / Groups
Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Concierge | Guides | Lift Passes | Outdoor Activities | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Transport: Airport transportation - drop-off (surcharge) | Airport transportation - pickup (surcharge) | Ski shuttle (complimentary)
Cleaning: Daily housekeeping | Laundry Service
Access: Children welcome | Disabled access | Family rooms | Lift / Elevator | Ski to door
Room: Balcony | Central-heating | Safe / Secure box | Ski / Boot Room | Telephone
Car-parking: Paid Parking | Parking on property
Entertainment: Restaurant | Room Service | CD player | DVD Player | iPod Dock | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Spa & Fitness: Beauty Treatments | Hammam / Steam-room | Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Sauna | Spa | Pool (indoor)
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Winter
Address: Rue du Soleil | Val Thorens | 73440