Extraordinary ski terrain, exclusive hotels, enticing restaurants – this is the high end of skiing.
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Fahrenheit Seven Val Thorens
Val Thorens, Auverge-Rhone-Alpes, France|www.fahrenheitseven.com|
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The location of this four-star hotel is unrivalled; 2,300m elevation, with direct access to Val Thoren’s snow-sure slopes, and just a short ski from the Peclet bubble lift and ski school meeting point. Rooms have a retro-chic vibe, and some have piste views.
The good-sized ski room is a comfy hang-out space, with big sofas, table football and a bar serving excellent coffee and hot chocolate. Upstairs in the snug, guests can refuel on apres-ski crepes in front of the open fire. The slope-side restaurant – with lovely views over the Cime de Caron – has a good kids’ menu.
If it’s apres ski you’re after, there’s a daily ”Sunset Party’ with live DJs playing on the terrace, live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening in the Zinc Bar, and once a month, the ‘Seven Party’, featuring nationally-recognised DJs.
About Val Thorens
Purpose-built Val Thorens is the highest altitude ski resort in Europe, making it one of the most snow-sure spots in the Alps. There’s a strong apres-ski scene, yet families will feel right at home – the tourist board produces a handy guide to weekly, child-friendly activities.
Val Thorens is part of the vast Three Valleys lift system, meaning there’s skiing here for everyone, from beginner slopes to challenging blacks.
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With sublime slopes, world-class off-piste and a lively, attractive village, ‘Val’ is one of the world’s great ski resorts.