Information & Facts
For whiteout days holidaymakers can enjoy cinema, bowling, ice
skating, a gym and an indoor swimming pool. Parasailing can also be
arranged. Val Thorens is also home to the highest toboggan run in
French is the official language.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can
be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels,
though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major
credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques,
particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not
Due to its height and north-facing location, Val Thorens can be
cold and bleak and has less off-slope activities on offer than many
The nightlife in Val Thorens is more limited than in the larger
resorts, but there are still a few discos and plenty of lively
bars. The clientele are less likely to be English than in
There is a wide choice of restaurants in Val Thorens catering
for most wallets and holidaymakers' tastes; the finest include the
Fitz Roy Hotel, Restaurant des Trois Vallées and Le Bellevillois.
There are also some good mountain restaurants and it's easy to ski
over to Meribel for lunch. As always it's best to take local advice
and book ahead for the better restaurants.
While not exactly a major shopping destination, Val Thorens does
offer holidaymakers a variety of good ski shops and plenty of
provisions are available for self-caterers.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and
last Sunday in October).