Val Thorens Ski Map
We love this interactive map by the available on the official Val Thorens website. Always check your route options before you head out and if you’re ever planning any off-piste action, know the latest on where you can go and what to expect.
Val Thorens Ski Pass
Check out this super helpful PDF on ski pass prices from the official Val Thorens website. Prices fluctuate depending on both the time of the season and the number of people on your trip who need a ski pass. Never fear though! The dev team in WeSki have been working their socks off over the past season to bring out a clever piece of tech to help you find the best deal on ski trips. Simply put; it shows you the cheapest dates, taking into consideration all the aspects of your trip, including finding the cheapest rates for a Val Thorens lift pass. Visit our website to give it a go.
How Many Runs Does Val Thorens Have?
The Val Thorens ski area offers 78 runs that covers approximately 150km of piste. That’s more than enough for a week of intense skiing. And if you want to branch out, there’s the Saint-Martin-de-Belleville Valley, or neighbouring Méribel, Courchevel, and the rest of the resorts that make up the Three Valleys.
How Many Blue Runs Does Val Thorens Have?
The Val Thorens / Orelle ski area offers 29 blue runs. These blue runs are particularly spectacular for skiing and snowboarding. The runs are wide, cruisy, and nearly all are above 2,000m, meaning the quality of conditions are second to none.
For beginners, Val Thorens boasts some fab nursery slopes (don’t be put off by the name – there are as many adults stacking it on nursery slopes as there are 4-year-olds – if not more). Hop aboard the ‘magic carpet’ conveyor-belt-style lifts that allow for hundreds of mini-practice runs whilst you find your feet on the snow. We suggest you invest in a special ski pass for beginners that gives you 50% off the regular price and access to eight different ski lifts connecting you to the easiest greens and blues. Find more deets in this handy PDF of Val Thorens ski pass prices.
Once you’re ready to move onto something a little longer, there are a whole host of greens and easy blues that can be accessed by the Cascades and the Deux Lacs chairlifts from the Val Thorens village.
How Many Red Runs Does Val Thorens Have?
The Val Thorens / Orelle ski area has 30 red runs. Val Thorens is an intermediate’s paradise, so if it has been a couple of years since your last trip, or you’re not quite ready to chuck yourself down a vertical drop yet, fear not. Discover the cruisiest reds and blues, with huge open skies, insanely beautiful scenery, and wide slopes to allow those damn kids to snake past in perfect formation.
Is Val Thorens Good for Advanced Skiers?
Experienced skiers and boarders will be in their element in Val Thorens. There are a decent collection of red slopes and a handful of solid blacks, but experts will know the Caron peak sitting at 3,200m as the place to be. Taking the Cime de Caron cable car, you can either hit up a couple of the tougher runs or head off-piste into the ‘Fourth Valley’ down the Maurienne side of the ridge. Check out VT’s fab Three Valleys interactive piste map for further deets.
Our personal faves for experienced skiers and snowboarders include Le Blanchot, Mauriennaise and the Col de l’Audzin. If you’re one for the moguls, head to the Cascades slope to get your hit.
Val Thorens Freestyle Park
Yes, you read right, Val Thorens has a freestyle park. And it’s considered world class. Whether you’re a seasoned pro on the guardrails or can just about stomach a small air, the park offers a range of difficulty levels, so you can get in there and get practicing as soon as you’re confident on your gear.
Find the 70,000m2 terrain park on the Plateau sector, beneath the Col de Rosael. The park has got the usual collection of features: tables (jumps) and boxes (basically, boxes are giant units that you can slide along), and also boasts a giant inflated airbag. The correct term is probably stunt mattress, but whatever you’d like to call it, it allows you to catapult through the air and practice your acrobatics safely.
Head down for practice during the winter season, and if you’re feeling really beany, keep an eye out for their freestyle competitions that you can take part in, or attend.
Val Thorens Lift Opening Times
Val Thorens opens its lifts around November and close them usually in the last week of April or first week of May. Check out this handy Live Lift Status website, that allows you to see what’s happening on the slopes in real time.
How Many Ski Lifts Are There in Val Thorens?
There are 33 Val Thorens ski lifts that are specially designed to reduce congestion and give skiers more time on the slopes rather than sitting in the air. Val Thorens lifts include gondolas, chairs, and surface lifts. As always, the views are epic.
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