So Christmas is over and Santa bought you a brand new Pagani Huayra – lucky you! – and you have shown it off to all your friends, now what?
Well, how about taking it to the Alps?
and of co
We all know that Skiing is a dangerous sport and accidents happen, that said the draw of an open off piste slope can be a little too tempting.
Every so often we like to showcase new technology in the world of skiing and snowboarding. Last season we brought you the The Snow Crawler and the The Equinox Snowcoach.
Ever thought how Santa manages to deliver his gifts to ski resorts?
Of course you have! 😉
You would think he would just land his sledge on the snow and get to work, oh ho ho ho no he doesn’t!
For the busy New Year week the ski slopes of Val Thorens, Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville will only be open to holiday makers.
Val Thorens will now open the resort 1 week later due to snow conditions.
This is understandable due to the recent lack of snow.
Ski season 2015/16 is getting close, we can tell as there is a dusting of snow at lower ski resorts already.
Yes that’s right we have managed to somehow adjust our lives so we are here back in Val Thorens for another season.
Nooooooo! It can’t be!
Sadly it is, the end of the season is here already, where did those 6 months go?
To be honest even though we don’t want to see the end of the skiing for another 6 mo
There has been another avalanche this time in Orelle. 4 snowboarders were caught up and reports are saying they are all OK and airlifted to safety.
The local authorities have informed us that the main road up to Val Thorens has had a large bolder fallen on it!
Yes you read that right, what could be called as a ‘close call’ as traffic
Every holiday destination has its own drink that visitors swear tastes better in its country of origin than when they purchase it at home.
This morning there was a serious problem accident on the main road up to Les Menuires and Val Thorens.
We have heard some sad news that yesterday a worker in the resort (Val Thorens) has been caught up in an avalanche and has sadly died.
We came across this nice little video of our home in the Alps!
If you want to see two lads trying to find places IN the resort rather than on the slopes to amuse themselves then this video is perfect!
James Bond pay attention we have the latest snow vehicle from Q branch!
James we like to call it a Snow Crawler and for once 007 please bring the equipment back in one piece this time!
Every so often we spot a new toy for us snow freaks to talk about, this time we have come across the Equinox Snowcoach.
Once again Val Thorens hosts another exciting heat of ski cross.
The first qualifications were held on Friday with the Finals today.
Isn’t it a real shame that the things you enjoy doing accelerates time, for example a weeks skiing seems as if it lasted 2 hours?!
This week must have seemed like it flew by for the people who w
Every so often one of the big and popular businesses in Val Thorens come up for sale and one has just come on the market.
Oh yes we are up with the latest technology and have joined this NEW social media network called: Facebook.
You can find us here: https://www.facebook.
If you are like us here you probably watch or have watched many skiing videos.
Following on from our previous blog post on How to be a Good Skier we are trying to answer the questions we get asked frequently, this time the question we are answering is:
How can I Ski in the dark?
We have been here in Val Thorens for many years and speak to many many holidaymakers and they ask us lots of questions.
Val Thorens has won two of the biggest ski awards for ski resorts.
Sebastien Loeb is possibly one of the best drivers of this generation and has had some fantastic results in Rallying, well now he is having ago at Ice-Driving!
Currently racing in World Touring Car Se
Previous visitors to Val Thorens would probably have visited a little old rickety lift at the bottom of Val Thorens resort.
This seasons opening dates have been announced, they are:
Val Thorens will open on the 22nd November 2014 and will close on the 10th May 2015
Last season closed on the 9th May so we get
That’s right the end of another season has arrived in Val Thorens!
It was a great season, we hope we passed on a little bit of the Alps to you where ever you are!
Next season we change up
For the past 11 years the 3 Valleys has hosted the 3 Valleys Enduro, this weekend sees the 12th edition!
Open to three categories: Pro Skiers/Snowboards, Amateur Skiers/Snowboards and Fa
This years Val Thorens Festival has started TODAY!
If you are in the resort over the next few days or in Meribel and Courchevel come on over and party!
It lasts for the next few days (until Sunday) st
It’s a question all parents ask, when should we get our kids skiing or snowboarding?
In Europe ski schools don’t tend to take kids under 3 years old, however we think they are missing an o
This time we are in Lenzerheide Switzerland for the next leg of the World Cup Downhill.
Our local man from Val Thorens Adrien Theaux was the fastest in the last practise ready for the main event.
If you are a regular reader of Val-Thorens.co.
OK OK we put our hands up, the title of this post isn’t 100% true (cue shocked face!).
The French rail system SNCF might be striking tomorrow and Sunday (1st – 2nd March 2014). If you are travelling to Val Thorens this weekend by train this will most likely affect you.
This Friday (28th Feb 2014) Chloé Trespeuch will return to her ‘Home’ resort of Val Thorens!
If you are in the resort why not come down and get a picture of yourself with the Olymipic Bron
Jean Fréderic Chapuis the Gold Medal winner in this years Winter Olympics in the Ski Cross who is based in Val Thorens will be returning to the resort to celebrate his win.
Club Med are currently building a new Hotel in Val Thorens just behind their current one. It is due to be completed by December 2014 in time for the new Ski season.
As it’s Friday afternoon we thought we would see if we could find a supercar driving on a ski slope, guess what we did!
Feast your eyes for 1 minute and 3 seconds of some lucky guy driving a Lam
Once again Val Thorens hosts the “Festi Val Tho” music festival.
Some great news for Val Thorens, our local lad Jean Fred Chapuis is now the new Skicross Olympic Champion!
It was a close competition with many photo finishes but our lad (I know we are British but we
Wondering around the resort lately we have noticed something different, we are now seeing more expensive cars.
Val Thorens (as of 17th Feburary 2014) have launched a new activity to the resort, a ZIP WIRE!
Actually in the Orelle valley (but whose telling) you can now zip across one peak to another which 250met
Today we have seen quite a cloudy day with some snow fall on and off.
Not the easiest day to ski but we are never going to say “Go away snow!”.
Adrien Theaux from Val Thorens was out performed today at the Olympics. Competing in the Super G Adrien only finished just 0.68 seconds behind then leader Bode Miller putting him in 7th position.
If you have ever been to Val Thorens you would have most likely come across the name Goitschel. There are shops named Goitschel, pistes named Goitschel and Ski rental shops named Goitschel.
19 year old Val Thorens girl Chloe Trespeuch has won Bronze in the Sochi Olympic games in the Snowboard Cross!
Chloe managed to place herself 13th in the first qualification, then got 1st in the secon
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