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Val Thorens Resort Facts

There are some Val Thorens facts almost every skier knows about, the big fact is that Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe.

With the big Val Thorens fact out the way here are all the others:

Val Thorens was created in: December 1971

Ski Resort Height: 2300 metres

Top of Highest lift: 3200 metres

Val Thorens is located: At the top of the Belleville valley

Average visitor age: 36 years old

Visitor come from: 63% from abroad (UK 14%, Denmark 3%, Russia 3%, Belgium 6%, Netherlands 19%, Germany 4%), 37% from France

Available tourist beds: 24,998

Val Thorens Hotels: Val Thorens has 11 hotels (three 5*, three 4*, five 3*, four holiday clubs and villages, 31 tourism residences)

Occupancy rate: 76.3%

Amount of visitors to Val Thorens per season: 400,000

Awards:

  • 2018 Winner of the World Ski Awards: Worlds Best Ski Resort
  • 2017 Winner of the World Ski Awards: Worlds Best Ski Resort
  • 2016 Winner of the World Ski Awards: Worlds Best Ski Resort
  • 2014 Winner of the World Ski Awards: Worlds Best Ski Resort
  • 2013 Winner of the World Ski Awards: Worlds Best Ski Resort

  • 2018 Winner of the World Ski Awards: France’s Best Ski Resort
  • 2017 Winner of the World Ski Awards: France’s Best Ski Resort
  • 2016 Winner of the World Ski Awards: France’s Best Ski Resort
  • 2015 Winner of the World Ski Awards: France’s Best Ski Resort
  • 2014 Winner of the World Ski Awards: France’s Best Ski Resort
  • 2013 Winner of the World Ski Awards: France’s Best Ski Resort

  • 2017 Winner of the World Ski Awards: Europes Best Ski Resort
  • 2016 Winner of the World Ski Awards: Europes Best Ski Resort
  • 2015 Winner of the World Ski Awards: Europes Best Ski Resort
  • 2014 Winner of the World Ski Awards: Europes Best Ski Resort

  • 2013 Winner of the World Snow Awards: Most improved European Ski resort


  • Michelin starred restaurants: 1

  • Les Explorateurs, Pashmina Hotel


  • Notable dates:

  • November: Val Thorens Opens
  • December: is Ski Cross month
  • December: is also when the Andros Trophy Ice Rally is held
  • April: includes Dutch week when the resort turns Orange!
  • May: Val Thorens Closes


  • Ski Cross Course: Named Jean-Frederic Chapuis Ski Cross Stadium

    Ice Racing Track: Named after Formula 1 legend Alain Prost

    Number of Ski Schools: 11