Val Thorens is a snow guaranteed resort, which is connected to the Three Valleys Ski Area. It boasts the title of the highest ski resort in Europe, and as such has excellent snow conditions for both experts and beginners alike. In our opinion, Val Thorens is the best family ski holiday resort in Europe.

The slopes

The slopes

The resort represents excellent value for money, as well as the opportunity to create unforgettable memories as a family. Brilliant beginner pistes, specialist ski schools and enough activities to keep kids entertained for eternity, making Val Thorens a very family friendly resort. Below, we will show you why a trip to Val Thorens needs to be your next family holiday.


The most popular choice of accommodation in Val Thorens for families is Self-Catering Apartments. These apartments are usually ski-in, ski-out and are an excellent choice for families. This is also the most affordable type of accommodation, and gives you the freedom you need as a family to enjoy your holiday, on your own timescale.

The fact that you can ski around most of Val Thorens means that you can avoid moaning children carrying skis! One of the most popular self-catering apartments with families in Val Thorens is Les Balcons de Val Thorens. These apartments provide everything a family needs, and are in an excellent location.

Across Val Thorens, we have access to the very best rates across all types of accommodation, including Hotels, Apartments and Chalets.


Families use a number of ways to get to Val Thorens, usually either driving or flying. Chambery is the closest airport to Val Thorens, and is around 1 hour 40 minutes away by coach. Other airports which serve Val Thorens includes Lyon, Grenoble and Geneva.

At Get me to the Alps, we organise flights & transfers for thousands of customers visiting Val Thorens each season.

The Slopes

Val Thorens has an incredibly long ski season which runs from November through to May, the altitude of the resort ensures that snow is always available for both beginner and expert skiers. There are nursery ski areas right in the village centre at Val Thorens, and the resort boasts the largest number of green runs across the three valleys. A modern lift system ensures that time spent queuing is kept to a minimum, even during half term breaks. We enjoy access to Val Thorens ski passes at the very best rates, which we pass directly onto you.

Ski School

Part of the reason we recommend Val Thorens as the perfect resort for family holidays, is the excellent quality of the ski schools and instructors. These groups ensure that your child enjoys their holiday, ensuring you can too! Many of these lessons are taken in the beginner area, which has 11 green runs and 29 blue runs. There’s also the ‘Espace Junior’ green run which is perfect for kids finding their skiing feet, whilst the fun run is great for adults and kids alike.

Again, we work directly with ski schools – securing the very best advance prices, which can be booked either in isolation or as part of a ski package.


Off the slopes, there’s also a huge range of activities which are perfect for keeping kids entertained (although they should be pretty tired); there are swimming pools, a sports centre, a bowling alley and a cinema to keep everybody busy. Back up the slopes, there’s also toboggan runs of varying steepness!  

Family Ski Holiday Packages

At Get me to the Alps, we organise excellent value ski packages for thousands of families every ski season. Listening to your exact requirements, we work hard to source your perfect Holiday, which can encompass everything from flights and transfers, to accommodation and ski school. Meaning all you have to worry about is getting to the airport, all expenses can be covered at the point of booking, so you won’t have any unexpected expenditure when you reach the resort.  

Across every single aspect of your ski holiday, we have worked hard to secure the very best rates, with the aim of keeping costs to a minimum for you and your family.  A lot of the discounts that we have negotiated are exclusive to us, which we then pass directly onto our customers.

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