Val Thorens Ski Resort Guide
Extreme sports and things to do in Val Thorens this winter.
Fly two-by-two on la Bee! Val Thorens double zip-line has a length of 1800 meters and a maximal flying height of 65 meters!
- Pedestrian or skier, Departs from the top of the Moutière chairlift!
- Accessible to children from 14 years old and taller than 1.40m
- Open every day from 9:45 am until 4:30pm
The Ice Driving Val Thorens driving school gives you the opportunity to try ice karting.
A 300m long by 5m wide ice run is specially set up for karting at the Alain Prost driving circuit centre.
It’s fun to do with friends or family, and great for trying out the sensations of sliding around on the ice for the first time.
Get there using the free shuttles from the P3 car park.
Ice karting sessions can be booked throughout the week.
Looking for an adrenalin rush? Discover the highest ice-racing track in Europe.
Your chance to learn steering, counter-steering, braking…. all the techniques are tried under the watchful eye of a trained professional.
The Ice Driving Val Thorens welcomes you on the « Alain Prost’s » ice-racing track of VT:
- Altitude: 2,200m
- Length: 760m
- Width: 10-12m
A new snow sport
Hurtle down from 3000m along the 700 m of height difference on the Tête Ronde blue slope. Accessible to sporty ones and experienced MTB riders every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening this season.
Departure at 4pm45 (5.15 from February), after the slopes, have closed, accompanied by Gérald Bigot, a state qualified instructor, for a sporty descent full of excitement. Experience riding on the snow with an MTB, your position on the bike, braking, turning and perhaps even falling during more than 45 minutes (6 km) at nightfall.
A well-deserved reward at the bottom: mulled wine for everyone who makes it!
It costs €40 with a valid ski pass or €50 without.
The mountains viewed for those with a head for heights.
Once you’ve have crossed the slopes, take to the heights and discover the mountains from another angle… from the air!
Beneath your, the Belleville Valley, facing the Mont Blanc is revealed. You will be led by state-qualified instructors.
Departure from 3000m altitude for a descent of 650m. Powerful sensations and unforgettable memories! Are you ready to fly?
Ice diving: cool adventure
Instructor lead diving in frozen Lac du Lou. Access the lake on snowshoes or cross country skis (40 minutes), followed by a 30-minute ice diving session supervised by our professional driving instructors (includes equipment briefing), then it’s back to the resort on snowshoes or skis.
After putting on a waterproof dry suit and diving equipment (compressed neoprene drysuit, waterproof gloves, diving mask), it’s time for 20 minutes of glacial exploration.
Open to anyone aged 16 and over, even if you have never been diving before.
Walk to the lake and ice dive session: €180.
Après ski in Val Thorens
Val Thorens has a good mix of nightlife. New to Val Thorens is the Chalet de La Marine on the Dalles piste which is similar to the famous Folie Douce in Val d’Isere and it should be the place to start your après ski. Later on, bars like the Red Fox are always popular. Dicks Tea Bar is busy later on at night and stays open until late.
Activities off the slopes in Val Thorens
Val Thorens has a good sports centre with pool, saunas and hot tubs, the leisure centre has pool tables and bowling. For children, the toboggan run is the longest in France and always popular. Some of the restaurants have a good reputation and have had good feedback about both food and 360º views at the top of the Cime de Caron cable car.