This residence is located in a peaceful area of Val Thorens but is still very close to the resort facilities and ski slopes. It includes its very own swimming pool and sauna. However, for an additional fee you can also enjoy the services of the spa at nearby Chalet des Neiges Plein Sud.
The apartments within the residence are let on a self-catering basis, however, the agents can offer delivery of fresh bread and pastries each morning and are happy to loan you raclette, pierrade or fondue machines free of charge, so you can recreate the Alpine experience in your apartment!
All the apartments are comfortably furnished and include satellite TV, WiFi bed linen, towels, direct phone line, balcony and access to the swimming pool and sauna. There are different configurations available with different facilities. They range from a two bedroom apartment sleeping 4 people to a large six bedroom apartment sleeping 12 people. Many of the larger apartments have log fireplaces. (NB - their configuration descriptions are non-contractual)
Optional extras include housekeeping and an indoor parking place. Pets are accepted by prior arrangement. Cots and baby chairs can be provided on request.
The large indoor pool has enough space if you fancy a couple of gentle lengths to wind down your muscles after a day on the mountain or want to get in a big of exercise on a bad weather day. Plenty of natural light is provided via large French windows as the far end of the pool as well as windows around the side so you can enjoy views of the mountains whilst you swim.
Families & Kids
Cots and high-chairs are available from reception free of charge, subject to availability.
You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Val Thorens from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
Also see: Childcare in Val Thorens, France
You’ll need to book your own transfers when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.
Also see: Transfers to Val Thorens, France
The residence has its very own ski and snowboard hire shop and offers up to 40% discount. You can book all your equipment through their website.
Also see: Ski Hire in Val Thorens, France
Lifts & Passes
You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Val Thorens, France
Instructors & Lessons
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.
Also see: Ski School in Val Thorens, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Val Thorens whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Val Thorens, France
Indoor parking is available for cars under 2.10m with prices ranging between €95-€120 for the week depending on the availability and the period
Val Thorens is a purpose built resort created over 40 years ago, the original idea thought up by Pierre Schnebelen. The resort began it's first season in December 1971 wtih just three draglifts. The resort gradually developed over the next 10 years, the biggest development in putting Val Thorens on the map being the installation of the Cime Caron lift in 1981. Val Thorens has now been working with Tour Operators for the past 20 years and is growing from strength to strength. Jean Sulpice at the Oxalys restaurant received his first Michelin Star in 2004 and since then the level of restaurants and hotels that have opened up has seen an increase in quality and standards extending the level on offer. Val Thorens is now well known as a lively resort, popular with everyone from student trips to families and couples. There are less catered Chalets in Val Thorens - the majority of accommodation is in hotels or self-catered apartments.
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.
Also see: Restaurants in Val Thorens, France
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.
Also see: Book My Sightseeing
Things to Do Nearby
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.
Also see: Things To Do in Val Thorens, France
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.
Also see: Bars in Val Thorens, France
Location: Val Thorens
Star Rating: 4 Star
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Aparthotel / Residence | Hotel
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Bookings For: Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire
Access: Pets welcome | Ski to door
Room: Balcony | Open fire
Car-parking: Parking on property
Families & Kids: Baby Cots
Entertainment: Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Dishwasher | Fridge-freezer | Microwave | Tea / Coffee Maker
Spa & Fitness: Sauna | Pool (indoor)
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Winter
Address: Rue du Gebroula | Val Thorens | 73440