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Pagani Huayra Goes Skiing!

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 course onto the ...

British Female Skier Breaks Pelvis

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.

Sadly this week a British female skier broken her pelvis in Val Thorens after ...

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Santa delivered gifts in ski resort in style!

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!

 

This ...

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Val Thorens only for Holiday makers

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. This means local town folk will not be allowed to ski between those dates.

The reason ...

Val Thorens to open resort later!

Latest news!
Val Thorens will now open the resort 1 week later due to snow conditions.
This is understandable due to the recent lack of snow. That said there looks to be plenty on its way but just a little ...

Snow as low as St Martin

Ski season 2015/16 is getting close, we can tell as there is a dusting of snow at lower ski resorts already.
Val Thorens has seen snow for a little while now and the temperature is cold so hopefully this will help ...

We are back for other season in Val Thorens!

Yes that’s right we have managed to somehow adjust our lives so we are here back in Val Thorens for another season.

We will as normal be providing you, our beautiful readers with helpful knowledge of the area, latest news on ...

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The end of season 2014/15 – Bye bye!

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 months our ...

Large snowfall equals avalanche in Orelle

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 avalanche occurred at approx 11:30 this morning and local police as well as rescue services were ...

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Blocked Belleville road by fallen bolder

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 use this road constantly but ...

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What are the local drinks for Val Thorens?

Every holiday destination has its own drink that visitors swear tastes better in its country of origin than when they purchase it at home. The only explanation we can give for this is the atmosphere plays a big part in it so ...

Road closure around Les Menuires

This morning there was a serious problem accident on the main road up to Les Menuires and Val Thorens. Reports are saying a bus and car hit eachother which closed the road around St Jean de Belleville.

Sadly the accident was ...

Sad News: Seasonaire dies in avalanche

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.
The off piste is very unstable at the moment and it is advisable to ski ...

Black and White Val Thorens Video

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!

 

 

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Snow Toy: The Snow Crawler

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!

If you ...

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Snow Toy: The Equinox Snowcoach

Every so often we spot a new toy for us snow freaks to talk about, this time we have come across the Equinox Snowcoach.

Let us set the scene, you get the snow mobile for Christmas that you always wanted and now ...

Ski Cross results first final

Once again Val Thorens hosts another exciting heat of  ski cross.

The first qualifications were held on Friday with the Finals today. Tomorrow starts all over again with another set of qualifications and a Final afterwards.

 

If you are in the ...

That was quick!

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 were caught up in ...

Val Thorens Bar and Restaurant for Sale

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. It is a bar and restaurant located at the top end of the resort therefore a very ...

This Extreme Skiing is easy isn’t it?

If you are like us here you probably watch or have watched many skiing videos. Some are in the park or lost in the back country and they all look amazing!

I think you have also probably been in a bar in ...

How to be a Good Skier

 

We have been here in Val Thorens for many years and speak to many many holidaymakers and they ask us lots of questions. From “What do you do in the summer?” to “How do you ski powder?“. So here ...

Val Thorens IS the best Ski Resort!

 

Val Thorens has won two of the biggest ski awards for ski resorts. Not only this but they have won them both for the second year on a row!

Val Thorens is once again:

The Best Ski Resort in the World

Sebastien Loeb to Race Andros Trophy in Val Thorens

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 Sebastien Loeb is entering in the first (only) heat ...

New Plan de l’Eau ski lift in Val Thorens

Previous visitors to Val Thorens would probably have visited a little old rickety lift at the bottom of Val Thorens resort. It is a four man chair lift which runs off an old generator that takes you high enough for you to ski down ...

Val Thorens – Season 2014 – 2015 Opening da...

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 an extra day, whoo!

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And so the end is here…

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 a gear, ...

3 Valley Enduro this Sunday 6th!

 

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 Families.

The idea is encourage skiers to explore other areas of ...

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FESTIVALTHO is here!

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) starting the day at ...

Is 17 months old too old to start to Snowboard?

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 opportunity here to make some extra money!

In ...

The World Cup Downhill Skiing continues in Lenzerheide

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. Although we don’t expect for him ...

Val Thorens Makes Girl Pregnant!

OK OK we put our hands up, the title of this post isn’t 100% true (cue shocked face!).

Reports are coming in that a 45 year old lady gave birth to her baby girl even though she didn’t know she was pregnant. ...

SNCF Rail Strike This Weekend!

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.

As of time of writing (2:30pm French time Friday ...

Chloé Trespeuch Bronze Medal Winner back in Val Thorens

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 Bronze Medalist in Snowboard Cross (Boarder ...

Jean Fréderic Chapuis returns to Val Thorens

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.
This Wednesday (26th Feb) there will be a torchlight ...

Val Thorens New Club Med Hotel Crowd-Sourced

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.

Whether it is a PR stunt, good marketing or they ...

The Skiing Lamborghini!

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 Lamborghini UP and ...

Festi Val Tho is back on the 25th March 2014

Once again Val Thorens hosts the “Festi Val Tho” music festival. If you are coming out to Val Thorens between 25th March until the 27th why not come along and check out the latest Electro music stars from around the world.

There ...

Jean Fred Chapuis from Val Thorens is Champion!

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 live in Val Thorens) came through ...

Val Thorens is going up market!!

Wondering around the resort lately we have noticed something different, we are now seeing more expensive cars. In previous ski seasons you can come across the odd flash Merc or BMW but this season we have seen Audi R8’s, Aston Martins and ...

Val Thorens adds new Zip Wire ride to resort

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 250metres off the ground!

Sounds like ...

Adrien Theaux Super G Results

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. This however was short lived as some of the ...

Val Thorens legends the Goitschel Sisters get honour!

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. So who is this Goitschel?

Way back in 1964 Christine and Marielle Goitschel who are ...

Val Thorens girl Chloe Trespeuch gets Bronze!

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 second qualification.

This made sure she was ...

Oh no who hacked our site!!!

For our regular readers you would have noticed our site looks different!

This is because a little scally-wag hacked our website and deleted all of our data. That was obviously very nice of them however it does mean we now have a ...