Skiing in Val Thorens at Easter…Here’s The Lowdown
How do youFancy Skiing in Val Thorens at Easter? Set in the heart of the Three Valleys ski area, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable trip. Because of its high altitude and north-facing slopes, Val Thorens is home to great skiing conditions. The highest slopes are accessible from Cime Caron and Pointe du Bouchet at 3200m but if you’re a beginner, there are various ski parks and schools around the ski village. The more experienced skier is sure to find something to enjoy among the 68 runs, whether you want to take it easy or take your skills to the limit! With 5 terrain parks with boardercross tracks, quarter pipes and jumps, Val Thorens is well-equipped for everyone.
Travelling to Val Thorens
Catch a plane to Grenoble or Chambery and then use public transport (such as a shuttle bus) to get to the resort. Set at 2300m, the resort of Val Thorens is the highest in Europe. Many of the pistes face north, and next door you’ll also find Les Menuires and Mottaret, which are part of the Three Valleys ski area. Together, they offer one of the most extensive and reliable Easter playgrounds in the Alps. The resort has a purpose-built 10-hectare area with 4 covered magic carpets, designed for beginners, and you don’t have to buy a lift pass to use it.
Après-Ski In Val Thorens
The nightlife at Val Thorens is second to none. The Folie (otherwise known as the ’dance floor on top of the world’) and Bar 360 are both fantastic places to party. There is also a wide selection of restaurants that cater for all tastes and budgets, ranging from fancy bistros to snack bars. You’ll experience a variety of different activities available and not just on the piste. Head to the aqua centre and use the swimming pool and wellness facilities to soothe your sore muscles. Or, if you’re in the mood for more adrenaline, plan a snowmobile adventure, try out tobogganing or the Tyrolienne (an airborne shuttle) and take in the breathtaking views of the resort. Other activities on offer at Val Thorens are hiking, mountain biking and paragliding. Take a look at the Tyrolienne for yourself! If you don’t ‘Parler Francais’, the lady being interviewed at the end mentions she was a little frightened to begin with, though she would throughly recommend the experience!
Skiing in Val Thorens at Easter Has Benefits
Skiing in Val Thorens at Easter comes with certain benefits that you won’t get during the rest of the year. The weather will be warmer, resulting in longer days, fewer layers of clothing and a better opportunity to learn to ski – especially for families with young children. The Easter holidays are popular but tend to be less busy compared to the rest of winter. Prices are a little lower at Easter, particularly when compared to the Christmas and February holidays. You may even find some great lift pass deals for the Easter ski holiday weeks. You can also pick up some pretty good bargains in ski shop end-of-season-sales. So, why wait? Book your holiday now for that once-in-a-lifetime trip!