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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
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    68vs60.8
  • Mountain height
    ?

    2300metersvs1140.23meters
  • Restaurants
    ?

    50vs30.51
  • Skiable area
    ?

    150kmvs112.87km
  • Trails (medium)
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    27vs24.57
  • Restaurants on the slopes
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    9vs6.25
  • Snowfall december
    ?

    85inchesvs40.47inches
  • Summit height above sealevel
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    3220metersvs2585.7meters

General info

1.distance from airport
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A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

122km

2.mountain height
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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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2300meters

3.summit height above sealevel
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The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3220meters

4.has smoking ban in public places
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Source: city's official website, 2019.

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1850meters

6.months open yearly
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A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.

Best

Samnaun

10months

5.5months

Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

68

2.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.

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3.skiable area
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The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

150km

4.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

27

5.trails (difficult)
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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.

Best

Big Sky

150

8

6.Offers open cross-country skiing
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Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.

Val Thorens

Leisure

1.restaurants
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More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

50

2.restaurants on the slopes
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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.

Best

Ellmau

70

9

3.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.

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4.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.

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5.hiking trails
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Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.

Best

Schladming

142

4

6.Has a spa
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After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

Val Thorens

Facilities

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

12

2.number of kindergartens
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Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

1

3.chalets
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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.

Best

Big White

269

33

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

Best

Park City Mountain

9

1

Snowfall

1.snowfall december
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Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

85inches

2.snowfall november
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Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

25.9inches

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

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

134.5inches

4.snowfall february
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Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

130.5inches

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

Best

Engelberg

135inches

92inches

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