Why is Val Thorens a good ski resort for school groups?

Val Thorens is the highest Skiing village in Europe and has an incredible ski bowl in the resort. It has great snow all season round and will give you the opportunity to make the most of the pistes on your ski school trip.

You will likely begin your stay skiing at the Rond Point des Pistes, with its nursery area which is located just yards from much of the accommodation in the Val Thorens resort, before progressing during your stay to the Deux Lacs chairlift from which you can start sliding down some gentle green runs.

Getting to Val Thorens
Val Thorens is accessible by flights coming into Geneva Airport, Lyon Airport, Chambery Airport and Grenoble Airport. Transfer to the resort by coach journey from any of these airports and they have a wide range of transfer companies who are available to help you get to your resort.

For beginners
Val Thorens is an excellent ski resort for beginners and school groups. Within the Rond Point des Pistes there are 2 magic carpet ride lifts which are great for beginners, and 6 blue runs for more confident skiers. Val thorens has a lot of ski school trips each season so it is earmarked for teaching beginners with some fantastic runs to progress to once you have got yourself familiar with your skis or board.

Val Thorens group accommodation
Val Thorens offers a wide range of accommodation for your ski school trip which includes hotels of all ranges, chalet accommodation and also hiring your own chalet - the possibilities are endless.

The best bits about Val Thorens

  • Set up with the beginner skier in mind, it has great blue runs and awesome green runs after you get a bit more established on the slopes.
  • Easy to mix with other schools, a great opportunity for the kids to meet with other students and develop their social skills.
  • Val Thorens is a truly beautiful area and being the highest resort in Europe you are almost guaranteed good snow all through the season.
Val Thorens resort photo

© B.Longo OT Val Thorens

Val Thorens resort photo

© J.Clatot OT Val Thorens

Val Thorens resort photo

© B.Longo OT Val Thorens

ski resort rating

Suitability for School Groups:
Beginners 5/5 Intermediates 5/5 Superb place to introduce your school group to skiing, with easy access to beginner areas.

Val Thorens resort location

Val Thorens Resort Location:
2300m Snowfall 5/5


Approximate Travel Times:
By air from London 3hrBy Coach from London 7hr

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