Browsing entries tagged with Val Thorens

2 Sep 2019

Val Thorens to open an igloo village

Val Thorens to open an igloo village

Val Thorens in the Three Valleys, France, is to be the first ski resort in the world to introduce a four-wheel drive, self-driving electric shuttle bus. The driverless bus, which is manufactured by French…

7 Nov 2018

Upgrades galore in Paradiski and Three Valleys

Upgrades galore in Paradiski and Three Valleys

Two of the biggest ski areas in France are boasting some significant updates to infrastructure this season, offering skiers and snowboarders even more convenience and fun. Chalet specialist Ski Amis is…

27 Aug 2018

Ski Collection adds new hotels and self-catering apartments to their portfolio

Ski Collection adds new hotels and self-catering apartments to their portfolio

High altitude French Alps holiday specialist Ski Collection has added a collection of new properties to their French Alps compilation for the 2018/19 winter season. Ski Collection has increased their…

25 Jul 2018

New ski clothing rental service by Oxygene

New ski clothing rental service by Oxygene

Oxygene has launched a new skiing and snowboarding clothing rental service for the winter 2018/18 season from the Oxygène ski school in Val Thorens. Oxyfit offers a wide selection of high-quality…

30 Nov 2017

Best season start in three years

Best season start in three years

“Nothing can now change the fact that snow conditions in the Alps in early December will be vastly better than they have been for the last three seasons,” says our snow guru Fraser Wilkin, founder…

15 Nov 2017

Courchevel opens for skiing today

Courchevel opens for skiing today

Courchevel has opened three runs today following a bounty of early-season snow. The ski resort in France’s Three Valleys opened the Verdons, Biollay and Bellecote runs at 9am this morning, Wednesday…

6 Nov 2017

Storm dumps snow in the Alps

Storm dumps snow in the Alps

A big storm has delivered a dump of snow across the Alps — with up to 100cm of new snow above 2,300m in some areas — and more snow is on the way. In the Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel, where the…

4 Sep 2017

Heavy snow over the Alps

Heavy snow over the Alps

Heavy snow has fallen in parts of the Alps over weekend — signalling the end of summer and the imminent return of the ski season. The snowline was as far down as 1600m in places, with ski resorts rejoicing…

25 Jul 2017

New lift and piste in Val Thorens

New lift and piste in Val Thorens

The French ski resort of Val Thorens is replacing its Moraine chair with a 10-seater gondola to significantly improve the comfort of skiers. The new €14million lift — which will be open in time for…

9 Jun 2017

Crystal launches Doncaster flight

Crystal launches Doncaster flight

Crystal Ski Holidays has launched a new flight from Yorkshire to the French Alps. The flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) to Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc Airport for this winter coincides with…

14 Dec 2016

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

French Alps specialist Peak Retreats, best known for its wide selection of self-catering ski accommodation, has teamed up with Club Med to offer all-inclusive ski holidays. In response to what it says…

10 Nov 2016

Ski resorts open early as snow falls

Ski resorts open early as snow falls

A host of ski resorts are opening early this week thanks to bumper snow conditions for mid-November. Courchevel, Verbier, Val Thorens and Alpe d’Huez have all announced they will be cranking up their…

25 Oct 2016

Val Thorens to ease piste hotspots

Val Thorens to ease piste hotspots

The French ski resort of Val Thorens has developed a new system that will offer skiers real-time information about how busy its pistes are. The system, called “Ski Flux”, is part of the slope maintenance…

19 Oct 2016

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

We have already reported on the huge improvements in the major French ski resorts of Val d’Isère and Alpe d’Huez, as well as the new chairlift in La Plagne from Plagne Montalbert to Aime 2000 in the…

12 Oct 2016

Ski rail price comparison opens

Ski rail price comparison opens

Skiers can now compare train prices at a glance with a new price-checker resource on rail-ski website Snowcarbon. The price-checking tool, which goes live tomorrow (Thursday 13 October), will allow skiers…

13 Sep 2016

Chambéry steps up for more flights

Chambéry steps up for more flights

One of the most convenient airports in France for skiers flocking to the Alps has undergone a major renovation to improve services this winter. Chambéry Savoie airport, which is within an hour and a half’s…

30 Aug 2016

Inghams ski adds Montgenèvre

Inghams ski adds Montgenèvre

Ski tour operator Inghams has added the resort of Montgenèvre in France to its programme for the forthcoming season. Inghams will offer two chalets in Montgenèvre, the3.5 diamond Chalet Rocher de L’Aigle…

21 Jul 2016

Ski train tickets on sale now

Ski train tickets on sale now

Eurostar tickets to the French Alps have gone on sale for winter 2016/17. The high-speed passenger service linking the UK from London St Pancras and Ashford to Bourg St Maurice and Lyon will run weekly…

8 Apr 2016

Test brand new skis with Club Med

Test brand new skis with Club Med

At the end of the season in the French ski resort of Val Thorens, Club Med will be hosting a special week with Rossignol to allow guests to test the latest equipment. Between 24 April and 1 May, guests…

17 Mar 2016

Tibet plans world’s highest ski resort

Tibet plans world’s highest ski resort

China is set to build the world’s highest ski resort, near the capital city of Tibet, in the run-up to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. While exact details of the project are not yet known, the ski…

25 Nov 2015

Second snow storm arrives in the Alps

Second snow storm arrives in the Alps

In case it has escaped your notice, winter has arrived in the Alps. After weeks of warm, sunny weather, the forecast storms blew in over the weekend dumping up to 120cm of snow in places and delivering…

18 Nov 2015

VT postpones opening weekend

VT postpones opening weekend

The big storm forecast for the Alps, which might bring up to 1m of snow this weekend, has forced Val Thorens to postpone its opening. The French ski resort was due to open its lifts for the season this…

14 Oct 2015

New lifts and pistes in Three Valleys

New lifts and pistes in Three Valleys

It’s all change in the Three Valleys this winter, with new pistes, lifts and hotels in almost all of the resorts. In Val Thorens, a new red piste called Chasse, in the Plein Sud sector, continuing the…

13 Oct 2015

More snow falling in the Alps

More snow falling in the Alps

Social media has had another blast of snow pictures and videos as the weather has closed in across the Alps. Tignes has announced 80cm of snow since 25 September — 10cm of which fell last night — and…

14 Sep 2015

Snowsports festival to tour England

Snowsports festival to tour England

We might have been enjoying the Great British Indian summer last week, but in the mountains it has been snowing. Val Thorens sent us this picture over the weekend of their first snowfall. The French ski…

27 Jul 2015

New luxury hotel for Val Thorens

New luxury hotel for Val Thorens

A new five-star hotel is to open in the French ski resort of Val Thorens this winter. The new hotel, Le Pashmina, opens in December and will be the fourth five-star in Val Thorens. Le Pashmina has been…

23 Jul 2015

Cut-price instructor guiding with Ski Club

Cut-price instructor guiding with Ski Club

The Ski Club of Great Britain will offer cut-price instructor-lead on and off-piste ski guiding in France this winter. The Ski Club was last winter forced to withdraw its popular Leading service following…

1 May 2015

Skiing continues in Val Thorens

Skiing continues in Val Thorens

The ski resort of Val Thorens in the Three Valleys, France has posted a nice advert for its current ski conditions – with more snow forecast over the weekend. The video snow report was posted onto YouTube…

28 Feb 2015

Emergency centres set up in Moutiers

Emergency centres set up in Moutiers

Emergency centres have been set up in Moutiers to cope with skiers stranded because of the rockfall in Val Thorens. Yesterday afternoon (Friday, 27 February) a large rock fell onto the road down the valley…

28 Feb 2015

Rockfall brings chaos to 3 Vallées

Rockfall brings chaos to 3 Vallées

Skiers heading to or from Val Thorens, Les Menuires and St-Martin-de-Belleville in France are facing severe delays today after a landslide on the road. Yesterday afternoon (Friday, 27 March) a 50 cubic-metre…

12 Dec 2014

Skiers keep calm as snow improves

Skiers keep calm as snow improves

British skiers are keeping calm and carrying on, despite a lack of snow in resorts for the time of year.  Where to Ski and Snowboard has this morning talked to a variety of tour operators from Inghams…

4 Dec 2014

Snow is coming to the Alps next week

Snow is coming to the Alps next week

Some some significant snow is in the offing over the next week or so in the Alps, says WTSS weather expert Fraser Wilkin, founder of Weather to Ski, so try not to panic about the snow conditions. Images…

23 Nov 2014

Skiers vote Val Thorens the best

Skiers vote Val Thorens the best

The French ski resort of Val Thorens was celebrating last night — after being named “world’s best ski resort” for the second year running. Last year the resort in the Three Valleys…

19 Nov 2014

Ski resorts open to fantastic powder

Ski resorts open to fantastic powder

The snow continues to fall around Europe and North America, clogging up the roads and our social media feeds (anyone else’s twitter and facebook feeds going mad?). After a delayed start in Colorado,…

17 Nov 2014

Take your first ski tour in Val Thorens

Take your first ski tour in Val Thorens

Ski schools in the French resort of Val Thorens are offering a host of new and good-value learning experiences on the mountain for both experienced and beginners alike. A new ski school in the resort this…

7 Nov 2014

Swiss ski resorts open early

Swiss ski resorts open early

The storm that blew in across Europe this week has meant that non-glacial ski resorts across the Alps and Pyrenees are getting ready to open early — with Andermatt and Verbier opening this weekend. Andermatt…

28 Oct 2014

La Folie Douce to party in London

La Folie Douce to party in London

Destination of more après-ski parties than we can fathom, the team behind La Folie Douce is travelling to the UK next month to bring a bit of its unique magic to Bodos Schloss in Kensington. On Thursday…

21 Oct 2014

Heavy snow forecast in the Alps

Heavy snow forecast in the Alps

Winter is due to arrive in the Alps from tomorrow — with a drop in temperature and heavy snow expected across parts of Switzerland and Austria. The news bodes well for those of us hoping to get a pre-season…

28 Apr 2014

Don’t stop skiing, it’s still snowing!

Don’t stop skiing, it’s still snowing!

It might be nearly May, but winter has returned to the Alps and some ski resorts in North America, bringing with it piles of fresh snow. In Europe, the northern French Alps and parts of Italy and much…

22 Apr 2014

Hemsedal extends its ski season

Hemsedal extends its ski season

It’s been snowing again over the weekend, with resorts in the Alps receiving a good dusting of snow — which is continuing today in the higher resorts where the likes of Obergurgl, Val Thorens and Les…

13 Mar 2014

Three extra skiing weeks in Cortina

Three extra skiing weeks in Cortina

Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the Italian Dolomites, is the first European ski resort to announce it is extending its season. Excellent snow conditions on the slopes, which range from 1,225m to 2,930m, means…

19 Feb 2014

Val Thorens opens highest zip wire

Val Thorens opens highest zip wire

Val Thorens, one of the highest ski resorts in Europe, now has a new accolade: it has the highest zip wire in Europe, too. The highly anticipated ride, which costs €50 a pop (about £42), opened on Monday,…

12 Feb 2014

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on skis

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on skis

Are you going to be skiing on Friday? In case it hadn’t escaped your notice, Friday is Valentine’s Day and ski resorts around the globe are getting into the romantic spirit — starting with Courmayeur,…

4 Dec 2013

Swap your skis to match your outfit

Swap your skis to match your outfit

A ski hire company has launched a special package for women — skis in every colour to match your outfit. Ski Republic, which operates in France, Andorra and Switzerland, has teamed up with Coreupt to…

27 Nov 2013

Méribel gives away 100 ski passes

Méribel gives away 100 ski passes

Méribel is giving away 100 lift passes and 400 free breakfasts on Saturday, 7 December, to celebrate the opening day of the ski season. The first 100 skiers and snowboarders to show up at the reception…

19 Nov 2013

Val Thorens is world’s best ski resort

Val Thorens is world’s best ski resort

Val Thorens has been named the best ski resort in the world. The French resort, one of eight that make up the Three Valleys, was awarded the prestigious title at the World Ski Awards in Kitzbühel, Austria…

15 Nov 2013

More ski resorts open lifts early

More ski resorts open lifts early

This week’s snow report reveals a promising start to the season and there is more snow forecast this weekend — great news for those of us itching to get on the slopes. Whether you are in Europe or…

20 Sep 2013

Crystal Ski reinstates ski guiding in France

Crystal Ski reinstates ski guiding in France

Crystal Ski Holidays has teamed up with ski school Evolution 2 to offer social skiing for its customers in France. In February British tour operators withdrew ski hosting or guiding from their programmes…

30 Aug 2013

Ski the 3 Vallées on Vail’s Epic Pass

Ski the 3 Vallées on Vail’s Epic Pass

The Three Valleys in France is the latest ski area to join Vail Resort’s Epic Pass, which already includes ski days Verbier and the Arlberg as well as the entire season in ten USA ski resorts. The Three…

7 Jan 2013

Video yourself across the Alps this season

Video yourself across the Alps this season

Were you hoping to get a GoPro for Christmas? If Santa hasn’t delivered, fear not — ski resorts around the Alps have installed video systems in their half pipes and freestyle parks, with automatic…

4 Apr 2011

Val Thorens expands for 2012

Val Thorens expands for 2012

Val Thorens is already looking ahead to next winter, when they plan to have a new lift, runs and two new hotels in business by the time the season starts. The biggest news will be the installation of a…

24 Nov 2010

Facelift for Val Thorens cable car

Facelift for Val Thorens cable car

Val Thorens has given its biggest ski lift a smart revamp in time for the new season. The Cime Caron cable car serving the resort’s high point at 3230m has two swanky new panoramic cabins, which…

1 Oct 2010

Val Thorens offers new runs, new passes

Val Thorens offers new runs, new passes

Continuing last season’s creation of a new nursery area and slopes, Val Thorens has been busy expanding it for the new season: with the construction of two more green runs and a red. The new green…

28 Mar 2010

Fun for all in the 3V’s Rally

Fun for all in the 3V’s Rally

France’s Three Valleys will host its annual X-Wing Rally event next month, a fun-filled April activity day open to all. The fun starts on Easter Monday 5 April, and is open to anyone who fancies…

18 Jan 2010

Better connections in the ‘fourth’ valley

Better connections in the ‘fourth’ valley

Among the various improvements at Val Thorens this winter, there has been a reorganizing of access to and from the ‘fourth valley’. The new Rosaël six-pack should ease the serious bottleneck to return…

12 Jan 2010

Val Thorens gets swanky new venue

Val Thorens gets swanky new venue

A dual concept mountain restaurant makes its debut in Val Thorens this winter, bringing together fine food and top-notch partying. Club Open Air sits at 2400m and comprises two parts: the Folie Douce and…

14 Oct 2009

Beginner zone for Val Thorens

Beginner zone for Val Thorens

A new beginner area will open in Val Thorens this winter, as part of a 1.5 million euro investment in improving facilities for novices. The new learning area is fully equipped with four free modern moving…

28 Aug 2009

New lifts in the Three Valleys

New lifts in the Three Valleys

In a bumper year for new lifts, three of France’s leading resorts have announced new chairlifts for next winter. Of interest to Courchevel fans will be the new link with the slopes above 1650 - still…

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