Val Thorens is fortunate to have a few Glaciers in the area, the main one is at the top of the Col chair lift. Over the last 10 years this glacier has reduced dramatically but they are still hanging in there. You can’t really ski on it now unless you walk up towards Mont Peclet, although some great off-piste skiing up there it’s not worth the walk to ski back down to the top of the Col lift. Local Ski Schools (ESF and Prosneige) offer a mountain guide to take you Glacier walking. They have a range of difficulty levels to suit different fitness. However this is generally more difficult than Snow Shoe Walking. The views are simply out of this world and a must to be seen. If you don’t fancy the walk but want to see the views and not a skier, why not take the Cain bubble lift to the Caron cable car. You can buy a ‘walkers’ lift pass for about 12 Euros which will take you to the top of the world! Whilst there are still some Glaciers in Europe you should probably get out there and have a look at them before it’s too late.
If you are a non-skier you might like to know that Val Thorens offers a non-skier pass. For more information on the pass see our lift pass page or click here.