Staying at Val Thorens made me feel like I had front row seats of the Alps. The terrain was so incredibly vast, there were ski trails literally everywhere I looked. If you plan to go, take my advice and hire a guide for your first day. There’s no one better suited to point out the best sectors for your level. I also recommend enjoying a little après-ski downtime with an Apérol Spritz at La Folie Douce followed by a Savoyard fondue in town and a little glass of Génépi to finish things off. If you’re the party type, make your way over to Rue de la soif (loosely translated as Thirsty Street), lined with bars and pubs! Val Thorens is also an excellent destination if you’re hoping to extend the ski season into late April.
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