Selection of luxury chalets in Val Thorens resort
A comprehensive guide to Val Thorens resort and best ski chalets to rent
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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, Les 3 Vallées ski area is considered the best in the world. Couple that with the outstanding nightlife and après ski scene, and Val Thorens is probably the best ski resort in the world. It is well known to be most international ski resort in France, more than 70% of its visitors British, Scandinavian, Dutch and German tourists make up the majority.
Val Thorens is built on a south-facing slope and built with a system of lifts, covered bridges, and indoor shopping centres, brilliant to avoid the cold weather which can plummet to low as -25 degrees in January. Despite being purpose-built Val Thorens is not a concrete eyesore like some other resorts in France, Although there were few drab monoliths through up in the 1960s, in recent years Millions of Euros have been spent to give the resort a facelift.
Town of Val Thorens is pedestrianised and drivers should park their vehicle in the underground car park, and make their way around foot or skies as VT (Val Thorens) being built as a ski town this is not difficult, anyone visiting here will appreciate the lack of traffic.
Being a purpose-built ski resort VT enjoys some nice advantages, not least of which is true ski-in-ski-out accommodation. Although most of the Accommodation are in large apartment blocks, there are few luxury standalone ski chalets in Val Thorens (and nearby as shown below), at the top of the resort, as well as some luxury hotels well worth staying. Also common is 3 to 4 stars Catered and self-catered apartments spread around, some of them are very close to the bars and restaurants.
While Val Thorens may not be the prettiest ski resort in the Alps, it does make every effort to smarten the town up a bit, but in some places, it does feel like a large shopping center, added to this lack of trees means rather than feeling like you’re in an Alpine village you feel like in a Lunar module here in Val Thorens. That said though, although this is the grungiest resort in what is very upmarket in three valleys, there are some excellent luxury ski chalets in Val Thorens to rent, so with a good choice of apartments, restaurants and High resort fantastic Après ski scene activities, you won’t find in any other resorts. The real beauty of VT doesn’t lie in its architecture but in its snow-sure nature, with the longest Ski season in France and a Guaranteed at least 70% of the piste will be open when you visit, Val Thorens is a place you can come with confidence knowing there will snow.