Val Thorens proudly boasts the highest après-ski in Europe and has a good selection of lively bars. The Frog and Roastbeef has live bands and happy hour after skiing and the nearby Viking pub is a local favourite. Le Tango and the Ski Rock Cafe are also popular. The Red Fox specialises in afternoon karaoke and live music draws the late crowd to Malaysia,billed as the biggest dance floor in the Alps.
The resort has long invested in providing a wide choice of live concerts and the latest DJs on stage and on the ski slopes for its international clientele. Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe, attracts music fans all through the ski season to swing, boogie, jazz, piano and classical concerts… Not forgetting, of course, the FestiVal Tho or "FVT”, one of the musical highlights held each ski season in Val Thorens and attracting thousands of skiers and snowboarders from around the world -
This major event in the electro music scene takes place at the Chalets de Thorens in the 360° Bar at 2300 m of altitude and attracts an international audience seduced by the quality of music and the festive, laid back atmosphere up on the slopes of Val Thorens. -
'The resort's position at the head of the Belleville Valley, surrounded by a horseshoe of dramatic peaks, is truly spectacular. On a fine day this offers a world class winter panorama. But when the weather closes in on the village, way above the treeline, it can feel a little like an Antarctic expedition.'
Top Val Thorens tips
Start on the Tougnette side in the morning and follow the sun round the mountain
To avoid the crowds head towards Orelle
Do take warm clothing and dress warm in the evenings