The modest chalet-style Hotel Val Chavière is a homely place to rest your head in Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe.
The décor in the rooms is simple, but it’s all about the views here – open your doors and you can gaze across the slopes and watch the Pionniers chairlift whizz past you on its way up the mountain. You can’t get any more winter than that.
The rest of the hotel is pretty laidback too. There’s a cosy bar for a late-night tipple, a games room, and an outdoor terrace ideal for soaking up the sun. There’s also a little lounge area in the lobby – the perfect rendezvous before heading out on the town.
With a wine connoisseur for an owner, the hotel's food and drink is truly great value for money. Staying at the hotel on a half-board basis, you’ll get to enjoy complimentary morning and evening meals served in a Savoyard-style restaurant overlooking the piste. The breakfast is typical buffet fare, while dinners are comprised of five superbly presented courses – delicious.
Next to the Pionniers chairlift
Excellent central location in Val Thorens
Easy access to supermarkets, bars and restaurants at top end of resort - via lift next to the Carrefour supermarket
10 minutes' walk to the ski school meeting point
All bedrooms have a satellite TV and safe.
Twin Room - sleeps 2-3 (max 2 adults and 1 child up to 12 years): Twin beds, private bath (with shower attachment), WC and balcony. An extra single bed is available for a child of 12 years and under.
Food & Drink
5-course set-menu evening meals
Weekly meat or cheese fondue
Bar and lounge
Free WiFi in public areas
Ski storage facilities
Europe's highest resort, with lively après and superb skiing in the Three Valleys.
At a glance
Europe’s highest ski resort, at an altitude of 2,300m with 600km piste available in the Three Valleys.
A variety of accommodation to suit the budget-minded to big spenders, lots coming with doorstep skiing.
Known for its vibrant après scene and for having the highest zipline in the world.
Val Thorens is Europe's highest ski resort, making it snowsure even at resort level due to its unrivalled elevation. A lively gateway to the Three Valleys area’s 600km of piste, skiing in Val Thorens offers a wide range of runs. There's gentle blue runs, plenty of long reds for intermediates to get their teeth into and some of the most challenging skiing in the Three Valleys - it's hard not to find a piste you feel comfortable on. Away from the famous centres of this huge skiing domain there are some hidden gems, both Orelle and the Pointe de la Masse are easily reached from Val Thorens and offer quality skiing away from the crowds.
One of the best things about Val Thorens as a ski resort is the ski-to-door accommodation, making it the ideal playground for both first-timers and more advanced powder seekers.
At night the resort comes alive to the sounds of bars and restaurants, creating one of the best après scenes in Europe. But there's still plenty of family-friendly accommodation and activities to entertain the kids off-slope. As well as the Folie Douce - known as the ’dancefloor on top of the world’ - Bar 360 is another brilliant place to party on the piste. It’s cheaper and has just as much table dancing. You’ll find lots of variety in the restaurants too, with all tastes and budgets catered for; everything from fancy bistros to snack bars.
Head to the aqua centre for the swimming pool and wellness facilities to soothe your sore muscles. Or, if you’re in the mood for more adrenaline, plan a snowmobile adventure.
Val Thorens has lots of wide, gentle slopes for improving confidence and plenty of easy runs leading into the centre of resort. There are magic carpet lifts to help you get around the beginner area, so you don't have to worry about mastering drags.
Try the long, wide red pistes around Funitel, Grand Fond, Boismint or the Peclet glacier. High speed lifts now provide links to Mottaret and the rest of the Three Valleys, which offer endless opportunities with minimum queuing, even in high season. Be sure to explore the hidden 4th Valley of Orelle.
Expert skiers will relish the sheer volume of challenges on offer. From the fabulous powder snow on the Glaciers of Peclet and Chavière, the world-class mogul-bashing on the long, steep Cîme de Caron black run, and the infamous Couloirs of Courchevel.
Part of the largest linked ski area in the world, and one of the highest and most snowsure resorts in the Three Valleys, there's no chance of you running out of new places to explore in Val Thorens. The terrain is accessible for all types of rider, whether you're carving down the wide, open pistes, throwing yourself down an exhilarating boardercross courses or flying through the air at one of many snowparks. If you're into freeriding, there's plenty of off-piste opportunities, too. The Snowpark, on the Plateaux sector, is packed full of tables, rails and boxes, and even an airbag. And, if you're not confident enough for the snowparks, there's the Fun Slope – a 900m course dotted with 50 obstacles that make you use all of your senses.
* Additional Charges
If the number of people staying in this room is less than the maximum occupancy, there may be a slight charge for under-occupancy.
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