Massive ski with laots of options from beginner to expertVal Thorens is the largest ski area in the world. Three large resorts are tied together by interconnecting chair lifts. As a result you have a vast array of options to ski. The snow conditions when we were there (late March) were fair to good. You had to pretty much stay on the trails as off piste was not viable. Given the right conditions and off piste skiing was an option you had unbelievable options as most of the mountain was above tree line or open glades were available. This place with good snow would be phenomenal.
The weather was tough when we were there. Some high winds pushed through making conditions very difficult. On the second day we went over the ridge and moved away from Val Thorens and the weather improved dramatically. Our third day we could not get over as the lifts were closed due to the weather.
Val Thorens is "Off The Charts!"I am 60 years old and have skiied all over the Eastern US , Western US, Canada & Europe.
Val Thorens is the biggest and best place I have been. Other places that I have been that I really like are: Solden, Kitzbuhl, Cortina, Courmayeur/Chamonix, Val d' Isere Sugarbush, Aspen, Steamboat, Squaw, Vail, Telluride, Etc., but, Val Thorens/Meribel/Courcheval has them ALL beat.
Incredible lift system, terrain, scenery, food & fun. It's humungous!