Childcare in Val Thorens
Here is your family-friendly guide offering tips about the resort and what our nannies can do
What our nannies can do in Val Thorens
Val Thorens offers an array of exciting activities beyond skiing, ensuring your family has an unforgettable time. For indoor fun on bad weather days, visit the Sports and Aqua Centre with a pool, catch a movie at Lac Blanc cinema, or enjoy bowling at Place de l’Arche. Adventure seekers can tackle Europe’s longest toboggan run, try ice driving, or join the thrilling Snake Gliss descent. Dog sledding, snowtubing, and educational Ski Patrol Workshops are also on offer. Plus, there’s ice skating, family-friendly snow parks, and diverse activities like ice karting, snowshoeing, and snowskating. Val Thorens promises endless excitement, making family memories that last a lifetime.
About Val Thorens
Val Thorens, Europe’s highest ski resort, offers superb powder and consistent snow cover from November to May. Located in the Savoie department in the northern French Alps, it boasts a convenient location with transfer times of about 2 hours from Chambéry and 2 hours and 45 minutes from Geneva, Lyon, and Grenoble. At an altitude of 2,300 meters, Val Thorens is nestled in a snowy bowl at the end of the Belleville valley. Despite being purpose-built, it has a vibrant atmosphere with shops, bars, restaurants, and a lively après-ski scene. The resort now includes luxurious 5-star hotels and upscale accommodations. Val Thorens’ local ski area is treeless but renowned for its snow reliability, with sectors exceeding 3,000 meters.
It provides easy access to the extensive 3 Valleys ski area, encompassing Méribel and Courchevel, and the “4th valley” above Orelle in the Maurienne valley. Ideal for intermediates, advanced skiers, and families, Val Thorens offers a variety of pistes, excellent nursery slopes, and opportunities for on and off-piste skiing.