The highest ski resort in Europe, purpose-built Val Thorens’ astounding altitude means that the resort’s doorstep slopes are assured stunning snow cover throughout the season, from November to May. The breathtaking 360-degree vistas feature over 1,000 Alpine summits, whilst you can easily access 600km of perfectly-groomed runs in the Les 3 Vallées ski area, with a choice of snow sports to suit every age and ability. With long hours of sunshine, an unrivalled snow record and a fun-filled, yet compact village centre, Val Thorens is idyllic for a luxury family ski holiday.
For skiing and snowboarding beginners, or young travellers who are heading out on the slopes for the first time, Val Thorens has plenty of space to practice. Close to the village along the foot of the slopes, you will find gentle nursery slopes which are perfect for finding your feet, whilst the two nearby ‘magic carpet’ lifts are free for charge. As confidence grows and ski boots begin to feel comfortable, the whole family can progress to the green and blue runs via the Deux Lacs and Cascades chairs, which depart from the village.
For families looking to improve their skills, hone their style or just master the basics, Val Thorens has a fabulous selection of ski schools and highly-skilled instructors. Whether you choose group or private lessons, it is the best way to take your abilities to the next level with off-piste guiding and heliskiing also available with professional tuition. Even for little ones who may be too young to take to the slopes yet, ski schools have plenty of fun-fuelled activities to keep them busy, from downhill sledging to snowman-building.
Away from the snow-capped pistes, the cosy village of Val Thorens has a surprising list of things to do. The action-packed sports centre features a swimming pool, gym, tennis and squash courts, while a cinema, bowling alley and an ice rink can be found throughout the town – perfect for families looking to wind down together. If you are leaving the children behind for the evening (with a professional babysitter), there are plenty of exquisite restaurants serving everything from local Savoyarde specialities to irresistible international cuisine. Follow your mouth-watering meal with a visit to one of the bustling bars, which often feature live music as the sun sets across the snowy horizon.
Luxury Hotels and Chalets
With an uninterrupted view across beautiful Val Thorens, charming Hotel Koh-I Nor is the ideal base for families on a luxury ski holiday. This whimsical mountain hotel treats young travellers like VIPs with a heart-warming choice of special touches, from a dedicated children’s bar menu to mini massages for tired skiers. Alternatively, stay in one of this prestigious hotel’s elegant chalets - big enough for the whole family! From cosy home cinemas to private ski rooms, these sophisticated chalets make for an effortless stay in Val Thorens.
To book your luxury family holiday to Val Thorens, please call our Luxury Travel Specialists.