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Val Thorens

Val Thorens
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Val Thorens review: 37 facts and highlights

Val Thorens
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Val Thorens

How does Val Thorens compare to the average?

  • Ski slopes
    ?

    68vs60.8
  • Skiable area
    ?

    150kmvs112.87km
  • Mountain height
    ?

    2300metersvs1140.23meters
  • Restaurants
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    50vs30.51
  • Trails (medium)
    ?

    27vs24.57
  • Restaurants on the slopes
    ?

    9vs6.25
  • Snowfall december
    ?

    85inchesvs40.47inches
  • Trails (easy)
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    33vs17.53

General info

1.mountain height

2300meters

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.
2.distance from airport

122km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
3.summit height above sealevel

3220meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.months open yearly

5.5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
6.base elevation

1850meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

68

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.skiable area

150km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.trails (medium)

27

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
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In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.
5.trails (difficult)

8

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.
6.longest run

5km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Leisure

1.restaurants

50

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.restaurants on the slopes

9

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.
3.hiking trails

4

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
4.Has a spa
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After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
5.Has an ice rink
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At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
6.Has snowmobile circuit
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A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

12

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
2.chalets

33

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.
3.number of kindergartens

1

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
4.number of five star hotels

1

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

85inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.
2.snowfall february

130.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
3.snowfall march

134.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
4.snowfall november

25.9inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.
5.snowfall january

92inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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