Thanks to its status as the highest resort in Europe, skiing in Val Thorens promises sunny pistes, plenty of challenges and guaranteed good snowfall throughout the winter months.
While a fully-fledged resort in its own right, Val Thorens also forms part of Les Trois Vallées - one of the largest ski areas on the planet. Along with Méribel and Courchevel, it boasts over 600km of epic pistes for every ability, plus some awesome backcountry routes through stunning mountain scenery for more advanced skiers.
Check out the numerous marked ski runs in Val Thorens using the piste map below. Prefer to go off the beaten track? Explore off-piste routes solo using the Val Thorens FATMAP or get us to sort you out with a local guide. Remember you'll need the right kind of insurance cover if you're going off-piste.
Discover existing off-piste routes or map your own using the Val Thorens FATMAP. The 3D map essentially allows you to track and share your ski sessions as well as view routes taken by past skiers. You'll also see difficulty and safety ratings for each, plus info about snow conditions and avalanche risks. What's more, FATMAP gives you live status updates for the pistes and ski lifts across Val Thorens.
Be careful, some of the descents are extreme and conditions change quickly. You should also ensure you have specialist travel insurance if you plan to ski off-piste.
If delicious food and unrivalled après ski are musts for your upcoming trip, check out this Google map of Val Thorens. We've pinpointed all the top spots in the resort for eating and partying, in addition to throwing in a few recommendations for places to pick up ski equipment and those all-important lift passes.
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Val Thorens is situated in the Belleville Valley, along with Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville. A standard local area lift pass will cover you across Val Thorens and Orelle only, so it’s definitely worth upgrading to the Three Valleys pass (either for a day or the whole week) to access the others. The Three Valleys pass gives you access to the largest ski area in Europe (600km of slopes!) including and the illustrious resorts of Méribel and Courchevel.
Selecting slopes to suit your abilities is made easy thanks to our Val Thorens piste maps. Those keen to try off-piste skiing will also be in their element as the area is known for its awesome backcountry ski routes, many of which can be tackled on your own if you have the right Val Thorens map.
Prefer a guide? We're more than happy to organise one for all your off-piste adventures. Always make sure your insurance covers you for off-piste skiing and take local advice before venturing off.