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Domaine Skiable de Val Thorens

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Philip BERGSON wrote a review Apr 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel4 contributions
No words to describe the slopes in val thorens, very good level and perfect quality, with access onto the 3 valleys! The best we experienced
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Léa B, Community Manager at Domaine Skiable de Val Thorens
Responded 16 Oct 2020
Thank you for your feedback ! We hope to see you very soon on the slopes ⛷
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Jurgenb1973 wrote a review Mar 2020
Groningen, The Netherlands162 contributions28 helpful votes
The former student skiing paradise of France. Loads of pistes and lifts, but also a lot of people, especially in the morning this can lead to long waiting lines at the lifts. Still lots of student groups / travels go here, but the mix is more and more changing to families etc.. Due to the possibility to ski to Courchevel, Les Menuires, Meribel, Saint Martin etc. there is always an area to find where it is not crowded and you have the feeling to be alone on top of the world.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Léa B, Community Manager at Domaine Skiable de Val Thorens
Responded 15 Oct 2020
Hello ! That's true, the morning you have a lot of people at the start of the slopes. But it's normal, everybody must take the same lift to reach the summits ! But we hope to see you this winter with us 😊
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Stranger wrote a review Feb 2020
Moscow, Russia18 contributions2 helpful votes
Best area for skiing in Europe - and no need to add anything else to these words. Year after year the only place with “secured” snow on the slopes. Skiing for any level, any distance, any weather... Simply the best place to return for skiing...
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Léa B, Community Manager at Domaine Skiable de Val Thorens
Responded 15 Oct 2020
Hello, Thank you for your loyalty 😍 We are so excited to see you on the slopes this year !
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TheAviator0765 wrote a review Feb 2020
Ripon, United Kingdom294 contributions136 helpful votes
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We've skied quite a few times in the Three Valleys (10 weeks+), and this was the second time we've been based in Val Thorens. So what can we add to add the other reviews? Well here are some pros and cons about skiing in VT. Pros: It's a high altitude resort, so it does tend to be much more snow-sure than so many other places. We feel this is very, very, important, as skiing holidays don't come cheap, and what can be more frustrating than waking up to a resort where few runs are operational, or to face a daily bus transfer to another location. It's part of Les Trois Vallees, access to 600km+ of ski runs in one of the planet's finest locations. You will not get bored. Easy access for those beginning to some green runs, adjacent to the ski schools. It's compact, so all facilities such as the bakery, shops, bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance. And because we go on skiing holidays to ski, we don't really care if it looks purpose built or austere. Great linked routes, with lots of chairlifts and bubbles to whisk you around. I saw a recent review complaining that there were no bubbles (gondolas). Were they actually there? Had they ever ridden Peclet, 3 Vallees, Cairn, Grand Fond, amongst others? The shape, being at the head of a valley, means skiing is not just restricted to a slushy side or an icy side. We're not huge fans of Meribel for that reason alone. You really can ski with the sun in VT. Orelle, or the 'Fourth Valley". Just awesome skiing, and so, so quiet. Have I given a secret away? Cons: It's high altitude, so the weather can be brutal, with high winds and low temperatures that you will not experience in lower resorts. This might be off-putting for less experienced or less hardy skiers, and you can get snowed in on transfer day (happened to us back in 2000). With this in mind, being above the tree lines, there are no forested runs to shelter in. And the upper level lifts might be closed (although those above Les Menuires, further down the valley and thus a bit lower may not be). A relatively longer transfer from / to Geneva. But as we travelled as a group of eight, we offset this by booking a private transfer which worked out as good value, saved time, and allowed a supermarket stop to stock up with a week's provisions. It's expensive. Actually, this is taken from other reviews. I don't think it is, as the huge scale of Les Trois Vallees gives terrific value for a lift pass that covers the entire area. Budget first, and if you find it is too expensive, don't go and then complain. Go somewhere smaller or lower. To us, the pros massively outweigh the cons. We experienced all sorts of weather, only lost one afternoon where a storm pretty much closed the place down, but again had an awesome time!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Léa B, Community Manager at Domaine Skiable de Val Thorens
Responded 15 Oct 2020
Hello, Thank you SO MUCH for your message with FULL informations 😁 We are glad to know that your vacation was a success ! In fact, we are a high station, and the weather can be brutal. We agree with you, and that why we do the best to have the best security on the slopes with the SETAM We hope to see you soon for an other best time together !
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Liana B wrote a review Feb 2020
11 contributions2 helpful votes
Worst Ski resort we’ve been to. All hotels and accomodations are very old and not sanitized. If you came by car then there is no access to the resort on foot. From parking 3 until the hotel Rue de Balcons you need to walk on the street where cars are driving. They say walking is forbidden but in the meantime there is no other way to arrive to the hotel as there is no pedestrian walk. There were signs that people used the slopes as their toilet after drinking a lot. Broken windows not repaired - photo attached If you look at the windows it looks like the last time they were cleaned was many years ago - photo attached
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Léa B, Community Manager at Domaine Skiable de Val Thorens
Responded 15 Oct 2020
Hello, We are sorry to hear that you will have a bad experience in our station.. But if you want to go to the parking P3 from your hotel you can take the free shuttle ! What was your hotel ? Send me a message at : lea@valthorens.com if you want to speak about that ! Have a great day ! Léa - Community Manager
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