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Last updated: 22 February, 2023
Expert travel writer: Nicola Iseard

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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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering

Ski facilities

Close to lift
Ski in ski out
Shuttle to slopes
Ski rentals onsite
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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