Val Thorens growing popularity means that it has excellent amenities for all ski levels and the resort hosts numerous events throughout the year. It also boasts some excellent piste restaurants and the longest toboggan ride in Europe
The resort is popular for many reasons mainly that it suits all abilities of skier and is suitable for families as well as group holidays. The upper side of the village as accessed via the lift and covered walkway across the road from the apartment is where the main amentities can be found. .These includes various restaurants including take away options, supermarkets, clothing. equipment and gift shops, nightclubs, banks, laundrette, the main coach stop and public pool, soft play area, trampolines, bowling alley. However, as mentioned before being a resident of the Village Montana offers you the option to use the pool facilities at the Residence Montana Plein Sud at a local charge of appros €10 per person.
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Val Thorens is located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps and is accessed via many routes. The nearest airports are Chambery, Grenoble, Lyon & Geneva and there is rail and coach link available at the bottom of the moutain at Moutiers.
Most people either fly to one these and hire cars, parking can be pre-booked in resort direct on garaged car site (approx €70) or a short walk from the apartment in the main carpark (fee's payable). However transfers from airport either direct via coach to the resort or via train to the most local station of Moutiers located at the bottom of the mountain and then coach transfer to the resort. As a rough guide, driving from Lyon/Grenoble to resort will take approx 2 ½ hours and from Chambery around 1 ½ hour. Coach from Moutier to village, allowing for stops takes approx 45mins.
We have provided some useful links to cover ski conditions, ski hire, events, weather, maps, travel etc for you information, however if there is anything we have excluded or you need further help on, please do not hesitate to either email or call us, details on our contact us page.
Main Val Thorens webpage with information on resort conditions, web cams, events, alternative car parking, and an interactive resort map.
Ski Passes are available in most ski hire shops but a self service machine can be located in various areas, most conveniently on the outside between Village Montana and Cheval Blanc, or online at the main link above.
There are numerous coach transfer companies, however
we have personally used Altibus
The closest ski hire to Village Montana can be found either
next door at Cheval Blanc – Intersport
Or Goitschelsport - 3 on Rue du Soleil (further up the road on the right)
Recommended Ski School with it's meeting point in view of the apartment balcony.
Other information on Village Montant and it's associated properties including details of Residence Montana Plein Sud for swimming for Village Montana residents.
Apres Ski / Recommendations
Family fun can be found at either the pool at Residence Montana Plein Sud or the main leisure centre at the top of the village. Most bars allow children although we have used the following bars and restaurants for many years and can highly recommend:
La Joyeuse (Fondue)
Petite Ferme – very close to the apartment and excellent for familes
Le Chaudron Magiqur (next door to the Cheval Blanc)
Montana Restaurant – on the lower floor of the aparment building
L'Epcunen – Also on the lower floor of Village Montana – better for couples/older children
Le Rendezvous – Excellent all rounder for all meals, our favourite
Face West – top part of the village facing the ski run through the village
The Steak Club – Further up the the highest point of the village across the main ski run.
John Scandinavian – Again the higher point of the village.
La Fruitiere – located at the side of the La Folie Douce, expensive but excellent located on Plein Sud
Chalet de la Marine – Excellent food with a once a week torchlight evening located at the Cascades chair lift.
Le Caribou – Great French onion soup and good hearty meals in a traditional setting located on the Genepi Piste
Les Chalets due Thorens – Good for sushi, located via the Deux Lacs chair lift
Chalet des 2 Ours – located at the Boismint sector
Interactive Ski Map
Travelling to Val Thorens
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