Val T to open after snow dump!
Europe’s highest ski resort, Val Thorens in Les 3 Vallées, is set to open early after an excellent early snow fall with passes just €20. The huge area will be open a week early with some select slopes skiable from November 18. These include the Funitel Péclet, the Cascade chairlift and all the magic carpets in the centre of the resort which will be available from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
For this pre-opening week only - up to November 25 - skiers and boarders will be able to hit the slopes for just €20 per day, with mountain staff working hard to prepare the entire ski area for full operation for the La Grande Première, Val Thorens’ big annual launch event on November 25 & 26, when top ski, clothing and accessory brands create a tent village in Place de Caron to let enthusiastic skiers and boarders register then test the latest equipment for an hour or two.
Olivier Desaulty, the Association Les 3 Vallées’ executive director, explains :“Val Thorens is Europe’s highest ski resort at 2,300m and we’re super excited that they’re opening early, with passes at such a compelling rate. Other 3 Vallées resorts have also had decent early snow- 60 to 80 cm on Mont Saulire which links Courchevel to Méribel, so it’s looking like a very positive start for winter 2023/24.”
To kick off the season other key events are also being held in Val T - the Ski Mountaineering World Cup (November 24 to 26) and the Skicross World Cup (December 5 to 8).
For opening and closing dates of all resorts - Courchevel, Méribel, Bridesles-Bains, Saint Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires and Orelle - https://booking.les3vallees.com/