Enjoy Val Thorens
Thinking of taking a ski trip this winter? Maybe Val Thorens is a ski resort that can suit you? You can read more about it on a page that is called Freeride. This place often ends up on lists as the ugliest in the Alps, but it's a good place to ski. Val Thorens was built for one purpose only and it is ski tourism.Val Thorens is a ski resort in the Belleville Valley, Savoie in the French Alps. The village is at 2300 meters above sea level and Europe's highest ski resort. Val Thorens is part of the lift system Les Trois Vallées (The Three Valleys) and have 600 kilometers of piste slopes. That makes this place as the world's largest continuous ski area. Further down in the Belleville Valley you have the ski resort Les Menuires and the village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville which also belong to Les Trois Vallées.
During the tourist season in the winter, the village is full of life. But otherwise, during rest of the year, its population is only 250 people. Val Thorens has almost 30,000 tourist beds and the ski area is usually open from mid / late November to the first week of May due to its high location.The highest ride height in both Val Thorens and the entire three valleys is 3220 meters near Pointe de Bouchet and 3200 meters at Cime Caron.
Most of the ski slopes are placed on the north and north-west slopes, but the village itself lies on the south slope in the large cave that forms the main part of the ski area.