TRAIN TO VAL THORENS
Eurostar's ski train to the French Alps
This winter, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Travelski, who’ll be offering direct trains to the Alps as part of a package. Find out more here.
You can also hit the slopes by taking the Eurostar to Paris, then hopping on a TGV train to Moûtiers and Bourg-Saint-Maurice. You will be able to book tickets for the whole journey through our website from autumn.
And you won’t need to worry about missing your connection in Paris. Because Eurostar is a member of Railteam, your ticket will allow you to jump on the next available train in Paris if you’re delayed or your train is cancelled.
Train to Val Thorens
The Alps' highest village, at 2,300 metres, gives you quick access to the massive Three Valleys ski area, accommodation for all budgets and plenty to keep you entertained in a vibrant setting. If guaranteed snow and high-altitude skiing are what you're after, Val Thorens is hard to beat.
Ninety nine per cent of the local slopes are situated above 2,000 metres, and wherever you stay will only be moments from the pistes. The resort is also famous for its après ski and nightlife and, increasingly, dining and gastronomy too.
Val Thorens village
Built in the 1960s, Val Thorens' compact village won't win awards for beautiful architecture, but in recent years the look has been improved, augmented by a flurry of upmarket, designer hotels, as well as an influx of gastronomic restaurants.
The slopes at Val Thorens
Val Thorens is part of the enormous, 600km Three Valleys ski area. Such is the extent of the slopes that you could stay for a whole season and still be discovering new terrain, including some of the incredible off-piste.
Val Thorens for families
The wide choice of ski-in/ski-out apartments makes this a good resort for families who want to self cater.
Eating out in Val Thorens
The village is awash with culinary creativity. At La Maison, you can get involved, with cookery lessons by Head Chef Cyril Attrazic.
Nightlife in Val Thorens
The two big hitters for après ski straight off the mountain are La Folie Douce and Bar 360. Both whip the crowds up into a table dancing frenzy by mid afternoon and there are plenty of places to keep partying until the early hours.
Where to stay in Val Thorens
As a purpose built resort, Val Thorens lacks the classic stand-alone old chalet buildings; instead, catered chalets are predominantly part of larger apartment developments.