Breakout Ski in Val Thorens

24th Mar – 1st Apr£455


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The low down

winnervtThere is nothing we at Breakout love better than endless quality skiing followed by endless partying and for this Val Thorens is your ultimate playground!  Perched at the peak of the Three Valleys at 2300m Val Thorens is Europe’s highest ski resort and one of our famous forerunners which boasts snow sure skiing all season! It boasts a 600km stretch of pure piste paradise and an eclectic party scene which makes this resort one incredible all rounder of a destination! We also have several partner bars in resort (with our new besties Bar 360) who will give Breakout trippers some incredible deals and Malaysia and Summit nightclubs ensure it has the largest nightclub space in the Alps!

The skiing

Expect to maximize your time on the slopes with the astonishing 600km of piste that the Three Valleys has to offer. With no shortage of runs, 3 Pipes and 6 Parks and some world class off piste opportunities it’s no wonder Val Thorens is on everyone’s to ski lists.  Here you’ll find plenty of runs to cater for anyone from the complete beginner to the most advanced skier. There is an intricate network of beginner blue and green runs that litter the mountain and more challenging black runs towards the peak. In the unlikely event that you do run out of groomed terrain there are still the unexplored powder fields of Orelle, tree runs in Meribel and couloirs in Courcheval all waiting to be discovered.

Being above the tree line does mean visibility can be an issue when the weather rolls in.  Our best advice for avoiding this and making the most of your ski holiday is to invest in the extended Three Valley Pass enabling you to venture over towards Meribel and Courchevel where the trees will provide you will lot more shelter and some amazing tree runs.

And as if this wasn’t enough there is a vast choice of accommodation to suit all tastes and requirements with plenty of ski to door options making your holiday experience even better!

The social side

The 360 festival is one of the many major music events held throughout the season in Val Thorens

In our eyes no ski trip is complete without a bit of a party – it is a holiday after all. We see Val Thorens as the Ibiza of the Alps. It’s literally a paradise for an immense night out- following an afternoon of aprés of course.  There is no better place to do this than the infamous Folie Douce or bar 360, on its sun soaked terrace you’ll be dancing on tables in what’s credited as being the world’s highest club! Still got some stamina?  Head to Malaysia – the BIGGEST club in the alps.

And as if VT doesn’t offer you enough to fill your time and test your stamina there’s also plenty of off the piste action to keep you entertained.  Including the VT toboggan run – the longest in the French Alpes at 6km, the Leisure center, pool, spa, trampolines, table tennis ect all located in Center Commercial in center of resort.  Also, for the ultimate adrenaline rush and something we cannot wait to try on our trip this season – VAL Thorens have just announced they’re looking to put a zip wire linking the top of Orelle (above the chairlift Bouchet – 3,230m)  and Val Thorens  (above the Funitel de Thorens – 3,000m). The zip wire will be around 1,300m long dropping 230m above the resorts glacier.

More info

For more general resort information, check out the official Val Thorens website.

Download the Three Valleys ski area piste map.

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