WELCOME TO VAL THORENS
Located in the village of Belleville in Savoie, the Val Thorens resort towers over Les 3 Vallées, the largest ski area in the world, home to an amazing snowy playground with 600 km of slopes. The regulars of “Val Tho” will also remind us that the resort is the highest in Europe (at over 2000m), a perfect situation to enjoy a beautiful winter season with abundant snow for the pleasure of skiers and all snow and mountain sports enthusiasts.
This exceptional location in the high mountains provides a unique panoramic view, whether from the mythical Péclet Glacier, the Cime Caron, or from the terrace of the Koh-I Nor 5* hotel (part of the Les Étincelles collection).
Val Thorens has also been awarded the “Famille Plus Montagne” label thanks to its family-friendly facilities and activities designed for the pleasure and safety of all, from supervised recreational areas for children to the cultural events organised throughout the season.
The resort is also home to over sixty restaurants including Michelin-star options and local heart-warming specialities, adding to the many bars and clubs making Val Thorens’ one of the most lively resorts in the region.
Our dedicated team at the Koh-I Nor 5* hotel is looking forward to welcoming you with a premium service and great local knowledge to make sure you can experience all the charm of Val Thorens during your stay with the added signature spark by Les Etincelles.
The pedestrian area, connected with a free shuttle or on foot (less than 20 minutes between any point) lends the village its convivial charm with cars conveniently stationed in indoor car parks.
Val Thorens has developed its infrastructure so that holidaymakers can make the most of their stay with a mountain of activities at hand, including thrilling sports or favourite pastimes to enjoy in an exceptional landscape.
The Koh-I Nor 5* hotel provides a luxurious haven graced with mountain-chic charm that blends harmoniously in the village, providing all the necessary ingredients to make for a magical holiday.
Ski & other snow sports
Val Thorens has received many prizes for its ski facilities and infrastructures over the last 50 years. Holidaymakers are delighted by the high mountain location offering various possibilities, whether in Val Thorens with 150 km of slopes or by exploring the 600 km large 3 Valleys resort all the way to Méribel, Les Ménuires or Courchevel. Val Thorens is one of the most accessible resorts with slopes for all levels (half of which are blue and green slopes) and beginners including children’s areas. Explore the resort in its most secret corners or safely venture on off-piste runs with your certified instructors (ESF, Maison des Guides). Alternatively, other snowsports options include snowshoeing, telemark skiing, cross-country skiing, and boardercross, not forgetting the fun areas and snowparks and access for handicapped skiers.
For those who love the sound of compacted snow, there’s nothing better than a ride in a snow groomer or a safe run on the electric Fat Bike with its oversized wheels to whizz through the powder snow. Thrill seekers will like drifting at the wheel of a car on the dedicated ice circuit, the steep climbs on the iced waterfalls or the 1,800m-long Bee zip line with its 65m vertical drop. Other activities include go-karting, snowmobiling or dog sledging.
Fun and children’s activities
Try out your pirouettes and tricks on the skating rink, Try snow tubing, or the snakegliss down the dedicated run or cosmojet sledging on the longest track in France for some carefree fun with friends. Everyone can have fun in the snow!
For those who are still a bit too young though, the resort offers many dedicated leisure areas including ski schools to go on a treasure hunt (from 3 years old), on a torch run or to run around in the Téléphérique playground. Alternatively, the resort has a creche/kindergarten in the warmth of the forum centre (from 0 to 3 years old).
On the slopes
SPA et soins
Enjoy a rejuvenating break, step out of time in the Koh-I Nor 5* Hotel’s Black Diamond Luxury Spa: Indoor pools with relaxing lights, the regenerating virtues of the sauna, hammam and whirlpools to recover from your eventful day in the mountains. Try our experience showers and relaxing areas decked with salt stones to accommodate your downtime. Visit our treatment and massage centres using natural and eco-responsible products under the professional care of our dedicated team.
Invigorating mountain life
The fresh mountain air and soothing natural landscapes of evergreen trees offer the perfect environment to get back in shape, including in the sports centre and aqua-spa which has been renovated for the 2023 season, (cardio, step sessions…) or with a few laps in the pool. Not forgetting leisure activities such as bowling, escape rooms and laser games to keep your mind and body equally sharp. For a refreshing out-of-this-world experience, visit the Igloo Village and admire the ice sculptures over a drink or a meal.
Bars & nightlife
From the panoramic Terrace looking over the Bellevilles Valley or in the comfort of its Lounge Bar, the Koh-I Nor hotel welcomes you to enjoy gourmet snacks and exquisite cocktails or taste its wide selection of whiskies by the fireplace in the company of musicians to get the night started. Let yourself be swayed by the international resort’s multiple venues and clubs (Malaysia, Klub Summit) to keep the night going.
EQUIPEMENTS & SHOPPING
Equipment and rentals
Skiing is taken seriously in Val Thorens and you will have no trouble finding the latest equipment and accessories to practice your favourite activities. Our team at Les Étincelles is also here to assist you ahead of your stay, advising on the best ski passes, helping with equipment and activity reservations as well as for locker storage and equipment care for a carefree holiday!
Authentic and mountain-chic
To stay up to date with the latest fashion trends or for your outdoor activities and leisure in the mountains, Val Thorens has a great variety of stores at hand (The North Face, Superdry, Millet, Quiksilver/Roxy). Gourmets may want to try the local specialties with many shops offering terroir products and souvenirs (Cooperative laitière, Epicerie La Grande Cave).
A PLEASURE TO WATCH AND TASTE
Le Diamant Noir
A treat for the palate and feast on the eyes with a breathtaking view of the mountain from the panoramic terrace or inside in a luminous atmosphere with refined decor. The gourmet Koh-I Nor restaurant welcomes you for an exceptional culinary moment with a selection of creations by Michelin-star chef Eric Samson. Enjoy the signature dishes sublimated by aromatic plants, spices and mountain herbs for recipes that are simply stunning while remaining relaxed and accessible.
Enjoy a comforting culinary experience after a day in the heart of the 3 Vallées. The Atelier d’Eric’s warm and refined atmosphere mirrors that of the Koh-I Nor hotel, offering a 5-course menu, several tantalising appetisers and dessert options. Enriched by his international experience, chef Eric Samson is no less familiar with the high mountains and has a gift for selecting quality local and seasonal products to enhance his convivial cuisine.
Part of the Koh-I Nor, La Cave welcomes you for dinner with a pinch of modernity. Discover the recipes and specialties of the Savoie region revisited by our Michelin-star chef Eric Samson as well as a wide choice of delicious cheeses from local producers, matured at La Cave. The restaurant serves traditional seasonal dishes, revisited with the refined and creative touch of the talented chef: the must-have fondue… but with truffles and champagne! The restaurant also offers an exquisitely curated list of prestigious wines, including prestigious Grands Crus vintages.
Exceptional cuisine in the mountain
The 3* Michelin restaurant La Bouitte (owned by the Meilleur family), located in the small village of Saint Marcel, cultivates the traditional culinary art passed on from father to son. The chef enhances traditional dishes by using local ingredients. A must-see for all gourmets and to pair with spa treatments or wine tasting evenings offered on specific nights. You can also enjoy a more accessible mountain-Bistrot gastronomy in Saint-Martin de Belleville, the Bistrot Simple et Meilleur (the latest addition to the family which was awarded a Bib Gourmand) or the beautiful the Explorateurs, the 1* Michelin restaurant of the Hotel Pashmina.
Visiting Val Thorens
The resort can be reached by road via an expressway (route nationale 90), an extension of the A 430 from the Combe de Savoie-Albertville, taking the exit 41 (Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Bozel, Courchevel, Méribel) by the town of Moûtiers. Then access Val Thorens through the departmental road 117.
The train remains the most environmentally-friendly way to reach the resort.
The nearest TGV station is the Moûtiers – Salins – Brides-les-Bains accessible from major French and European cities (London, Amsterdam or Brussels), and all year round by regional trains.
The transport time to the resort is about thirty minutes (by taxi or shuttle bus).
The resort can be best reached from the airports of Chambéry, Lyon Saint-Exupéry and Geneva.
Access the ski resort directly, through the town of Orelle, by taking the 3 Vallées Express cable-car and then the detachable chairlift of Rosaël, which takes skiers to the top of the Brèche de Rosaël.