Ski Resort Activities

Val Thorens: unbeatable

Val Thorens is the world’s most acclaimed high-altitude ski resort. In 2014, it was awarded the World Ski Award for the Best French Ski Resort and the World’s Best Ski Resort. Situated in a vast natural cirque overlooked by six glaciers, the Val Thorens ski area benefits from maximum snow coverage and offers a multitude of itineraries, so you can ski in the sunshine all day long and enjoy stunning panoramic views. Europe’s highest altitude resort (2300 metres) and the highest point in the 3 Vallées, it often enjoys long snow seasons. People come from around the world to ski but also to enjoy every aspect of mountain life. Extremely well-equipped, highly organised and offering a range of activities, Val Thorens is ideal for people of all ages and interests.

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Snowshoeing

Would you like to try an activity that combines fun, sport and discovery? Then snowshoeing is for you! 

Boardercross & Snowpark

Having fun on your skis is the essential part of a successful holiday! To ensure that everyone finds what they are looking for, Val Thorens offers initiation or improvement classes in many fun areas.

Snowmobiles

And what about discovering the snow-covered landscapes by night ? Ride your snowmobile, alone or with a passenger and follow your guide on a tour. 

Paragliding

Once you’ve have crossed the slopes, take to the heights and discover the mountains from another angle… from the air !

Ice Diving

Embark on a wild adventure, just a short distance from the resort; a timeless journey beneath the frozen Lac du Lou.

Footpaths

Whether for adventure or meditation, walkers and hikers can enjoy the same high-mountain pleasures as skiers.

Snow Biking

At an altitude of 3000 m, at the foot of the Péclet glacier, in the heart of a sumptuous high mountain decor, hurtle down the 700 m of height difference on the Tête Ronde blue slope. Accessible to sporty ones and experienced MTB riders every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening.

Off-piste skiing & hikes

Enjoy the greatest ski area of the world on those on this perfect terrain for off-piste skiing. The guides are always happy to help you to discover the beautiful mountain universe.

Dog Sledding 

Do you love nature, snow sports, animals and adventure? Then sled dog outings are perfect for you. Come and experience unique sensations, led by professional mushers.


Ski & snowboard

Whether you are an experienced skier or a complete beginner, ESF can cater for your needs and help you reach your full skiing potential. ESF is committed to bringing you the best lessons in an array of different winter disciplines and sports.

Ice driving

Do you enjoy a good adrenalin rush? Discover the highest ice-racing track in Europe. Steering, counter-steering, braking….all the techniques are tried under the watchful eye of a trained professional. The Ice Driving Val Thorens welcomes you on the « Alain Prost’s » ice-racing track of VT.

Paragliding

Once you’ve have crossed the slopes, take to the heights and discover the mountains from another angle… from the air ! Beneath your, the Belleville Valley, facing the Mont Blanc is revealed. You will be led by state-qualified instructors.

Jump airbag

Do you enjoy skiing in untouched snow, carrying out jumps, going to the snowpark or halfpipe? Do you want to learn new moves? Well now you can do just that in total safety thanks to the airbag! The airbag is a fall cushion used to absorb the impact of your fall through the air. The giant air cushion is the perfect solution if you want to learn or improve your freestyle skiing or snowboard technique.

The tyrolienne

A glide over 1300 m…1 minute 45 seconds of pure pleasure in breathtaking surroundings, from the 3 Valleys peak at 3230 m, at the top of the Bouchet chairlift in the Orelle resort, over to the Val Thorens crest, at 3000 m, at the top of the Thorens Funitel. 

Toboggans

Get ready for an incredible experience on a marked-out run in the heart of a magnificent natural valley. All the thrills of a toboggan run for everyone from 5 years old. 45 minutes of excitement and sliding entertainment! The itinerary is great fun, linking raised bends and varied slopes giving tobogganists intense pleasure. Nothing to fear, just let yourself go and enjoy, right at the heart of an exceptional site.

Sports center and aqua-spa

Whether you want to exercise, play sport or relax, the Val Thorens Sports Centre is the ideal place to visit, featuring a wide range of activities in a 7,500 sq. m covered space, open 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm. Make use of the many aquatic apparatus for children and adults.

Helicopter

Fly over the most prestigious summits of the Alps in a machine piloted by an expert.

Yoga classes

Yoga is a complete science of life that aims to connect the body and mind and bring harmony through postures (asanas) as well as pranayama (breathing) and meditation.The benefits of yoga are endless. 

Evening in a yurt

For a change of scenery, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, spend the evening in the Mongolian yurt of Chalet de la Marine. After climbing up by scooter or snow groomer, diners discover a medley of dishes in this cosy and warm, typical space, on an ancient stove in the middle of the yurt. In the late evening, as a surprise: a breathtaking view of a glittering resort in the mountains.

Snake gliss

Snake Gliss is an activity where up to 10 sledges are tied together, led by a professional instructor. The fun, thrilling activity involves a winding 45-minute descent from the top of the Funitel de Péclet. Fun and laughter guaranteed! It’s a great activity for groups, families and anyone else looking for something fun to do after a day’s skiing. And you’ll get a hot wine as a reward for your effort once you reach the bottom.

Bowling

Try a straight line for a change and go for a strike! The bowling alley features eight child-friendly lanes (for ages 6 and over), two billiard rooms (American pool and snooker), one games room (for both kids and adults), a sports library, and a sports bar with a giant video screen.

Cinema

The Lac Blanc cinema welcomes you at the centre of the Val Thorens resort with two showings a day. Additional showings possible in the event of bad weather. 

Sports Centre and Aquaclub:

Open daily non-stop from 10am to 10pm, the indoor Centre Sportif de Val Thorens offers a range of fitness, sport and relaxation activities.

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