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Opening of Val Thorens 2016

Nov 16, 2016
Opening of Val Thorens 2016

We have nothing but good news to report this season. Thanks to the extensive snowfall from the beginning of November, the opening date of Val Thorens Resort has been put forward to the 19th of November. This coming Saturday!


Awaited Opening of Val Thorens

The highest resort in Europe, Val Thorens takes advantage each year of the earliest possible opening dates.

With the plentitude of snow which has fallen over the last couple of weeks, and thanks to the hard work of the resort team in setting up the resort, Val Thorens will now be opened a full week earlier than originally planned!

There is already a good 30cm of snow at resort level and 90cm of snow at the summit, a perfect start to the season!


Our Ski Republic shops in Val Thorens will also be opening early to provide you with all your Ski rental needs for the opening week and beyond.

Come and hire your Skis, Snowboards and boots at our Ski Republic, Peclet or Chamois Sports stores, where our friendly staff will guide you through your equipment requirements.

Over the open pistes the snow covering is expected to be between 50 and 70cm, with access of up to 3000 meters in altitude.


Event La Grand Première of Val Thorens

The official opening of Val Thorens will be hosted by the Grand Premiere Event on the 26th of November. This event allows you to come and test the new collections of Skis and Snowboards from many different brands free of charge.

This year all disciplines will be included - Ski, snowboard, snowscoot, monoski, piste, randonnée, freeride et freestyle, The Grand Premiere gives you the opportunity to test the equipment that will be best suited to you this season.

57 brands will be present at this event, among them you will find- DSP, Dynafit, Dynastar, Rossignol, ZAG, Amplid, Burton, Jones, Libtech, Nitro, Oakley, Julbo, plus many more.



So here we go, season 2016-2017 is finally here, and we can’t wait to welcome you to another year at this incredible resort!