Being one of the highest ski resorts in Europe (actually the highest) Val Thorens has its traditional job of being one of the first ski resorts to open in the season. This year Val Thorens will open… wait a minute it’s opening TODAY!!
It’s time to dust off the skis and snowboards and come on out to the snow. Val Thorens have been very busy over the summer with some big changes to the resort, oh and they picked up a nice little award too!
But first things first, what lifts and slopes will be open from today:
As like most (if not all) ski resorts Val Thorens likes to look after their snow, therefore not all of the pistes will be open from the start of the season. Some of the pistes will also not be 100% ready for skiers so there is no point in opening them up too early for people to trash their skis or board. But never fear there is always a silver lining!
19 pistes will be open from today with 12 lifts which covers approx a third of the ski area.
Now that silver lining I spoke about, reduced lift pass!
Yep less slopes equals less money, the prices will be the following (Full details on Val Thorens lift passes can be found here):
From 23 November to 13 December :
– Day rate € 37.60
Weekend rate of 23-24 November (Winter Tour Ski strength ) and 30 November-1 December (Rock On Snowboard Tour ) :
– 2 days Price € 58.90
The lifts will be open from 9 am to 16:45 .
Val Thorens has seen some great new snow fall over the last couple of days which will be great for the base. Currently there is 60cm – 90cm at 2300m – 3200m. If you would like to be kept up to date with the snow fall in Val Thorens we have a new ‘Snow Report’ system coming live very soon. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or follow our Blog, you can also add your email address into our form on our Contact page and we will let you know when it is live. We have some great new things to keep you amused whilst waiting to come out here coming soon too!
As I mentioned above Val Thorens have been busy and made some more improvements to the resort, more on Val Thorens 2013 improvements here.