Val Thorens is a fabulous ski resort in the French Alps, located
in Tarentaise Valley, Savoie and is currently the highest ski resort
Due to it's altitude it offers a slightly longer ski period, usually November to the beginning of May, perhaps this is the reason that it's the most visited ski resort in France.
I loved reading about the lifts in Val Thorens, they sound so fun:
Magic carpets, draglifts, gondolas etc and 4 funitels (wind resistant
cable cars) it all sounds so fabulous.
It's not just skiing either, you can go Ice Driving (yes that's right, Ice driving!), paragliding, outdoor Yoga classes, Ice Diving and one thing that would be top of my list would be the Tyrolienne zipline, it looks epic.
It's all happening in Val Thorens! The lead up to New Year has a
plethora of events, including Ski And Boardweek, Magical Christmas with
the traditional torch lit procession of the ESF instructors and fireworks.
Come the big night it's Valtho Crazy Night where you head to Caron Place for a massive party and keep on dancing with live DJ until the fireworks go off at midnight! There's also entertainment for the kids! Like Christmas, you can watch the torch lit descent by the ESF instructors.
As with most Ski Resorts, the bars and clubs will all be having their own New Years Celebrations, probably Ticket Only so if you haven't pre-booked I'd check the venue before you turn up!
If you're dining out on New Year, make sure you book well in advance to avoid disappointment, no one wants to be drinking that champers on an empty stomach! Here are just a few of the restaurants you may want to check out.
Restaurant Jean Sulpice
L'Auberge des Balcons
La Maison Val Thorens
Le Vieux Chalet
There doesn't appear to be any Live Webcams that I can find, but there is one that updates every 15 minutes!!
If you're contemplating Val Thorens, then get it booked, as one of
the most popular venues hotels will fill up quickly! Here are some of
the hotels you can choose from and they are all gorgeous!
Hotel Koh-I Nor
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.
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