Val Thorens 2018 & 2019 Guide 4k

Located in the Three Valleys ski area, at an altitude of 2,300 metres above sea level, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe.
Thanks to its 600 Kilometers of connected Ski Runs, the Three Valleys ski area is considered the best in the world. Couple that with the outstanding night life and après ski scene, and Val Thorens is probably the best ski resort in the world.
In this video, I’ll show you the most important things you need to know before booking a vacation in Val Thorens,
And if you stick around until the end of the video, I’ll give you some great tips that will help you make better decisions and save money. How do you get to Val Thorens?

The closest airports to Val Thorens are Chambery, Lyon And Geneva, with transfer times of 2 hours, 2 hours and 45 minutes, and 3 hours and 15 minutes respectively.
But do be aware, French Holiday season kicks in on the Saturday of the 2nd week of February and 2nd week of March, and massive traffic jams may cause transfer times to extend to as long as eight hours, so planning ahead is vital!
If you’re coming on the train, the nearest train stop is in the town of Moutier, from where you’ll need to take a 1 hour bus journey to Val Thorens.

Overall, there are 9 black runs, 30 red runs, 35 blue runs, and 11 green runs in the ski area of Val Thorens.
For intermediate to advanced skiers, I recommend buying the 3 Valley skips which cost 300 euros for 6 days and are worth every penny.
Take note that the 3 Valleys ski area has a shorter ski season than Val Thorens, which spread from around December 10th to April 20th each year.
Val Thorens has one of the longest ski seasons around, beginning in mid-November, and lasting until early May, after the famous Dutch Week Festival.
This video was shot on April 15th.

So, before we wrap up, here are my ratings for Val Thorens:
For snowboarders, it’s a 9, Together with the 3 Valleys there are endless possibilities for snowboarders. The fact that along the snow park there is a drug lift, damages the otherwise amazing 10 score.
For skiers for all levels: it’s a 9. The fact that the runs in Val Thorens itself are above the tree line make the view a little boring.
For freestylers, also a 9, again just because of the drug lift in the snow park.
For free riders, a perfect 10. Together with the 3 valleys there is indeed the largest area of off-piste than anywhere else in the world.
For Night life: another 10. Many packed bars for every taste, where you can party in a packed place with energy from 4 pm ‘til 4 am, every night.
Après ski: it’s a 10. The Foley Douce is the best après ski bar in the world today
Resort Charm: 7.5. The absence of trees makes it a little bit boring, but the many chairlifts and little ski runs crossing the village, gives it a unique charm all of its own.
My total, overall score for Val Thorens sits at a 9, and for young people and party lovers it is probably the best ski resort in the world today.
My bonus tips for Val Thorens:
Because Val Thorens is so high, it takes time to the body to acclimate and you are likely to feel exhausted for the first 2 days.
My recommendation is not to party hard on these nights if at all because you will have little energy, and if you drink you will probably suffer quite a harsh hangover.
The reason you haven’t seen nightlife shots in this video is because
The 2nd tip is not to come to Val Thorens by car, as there are only 3 designated parking garages that cost 70 euros per week. Everything you need is within easy walking distance, and on-street parking will land you a ticket, so it’s unlikely you’ll need the car for the duration of your visit anyway.
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