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The Altapura Val Thorens has earned its well-deserved nickname of the ‘highest ski palace'. The modern Nordic ambience is highlighted through its dynamic mix of wood and stone decor and its opulent features include a majestic granite staircase, Venetian chandeliers, open fires and traditional bookcases.
The hotel’s 88 comfortable bedrooms have been specifically designed in a modern style to meet the needs of skiers, without having to renounce elegance or refinement. In addition to the three restaurants, the outdoor terrace faces the summit of Caron and provides an idyllic setting in which to enjoy an après-ski drink as the sun sets over the mountains. Those needing to revive their aching limbs can do so at the 1000m² Pure Altitude Spa with its own Igloo and birch forest ambience.
Set back from the lively resort centre, the 5* Altapura Hotel offers the ultimate ski in, ski out experience. Situated opposite the Plein Sud chair lift at the bottom of the resort, the hotel is surrounded by exceptional scenery and wonderful views of the mountains. The hotel is just a 3 minute walk from the centre of the village although shuttles are provided.
Each of the 61 rooms and 27 suites at the Altapura Val Thorens feature the following amenities:
Classic rooms consist of a double bed, plus a sofa bed for one child, a bathroom with separate bath and shower, as well as sweeping mountain views.
Approx. 28m², sleeps max. 3
Club rooms consist of a king bed, plus a sofa bed for one child, a bathroom with separate bath and shower, as well as sweeping mountain views.
Approx. 29m², sleeps max. 3
Deluxe rooms consist of a king bed plus sofa bed, a bathroom with separate bath and shower, as well as sweeping mountain views.
Approx. 32m², sleeps max. 4
Junior Family suites consist of an open living area to the bedroom with a double bed, a small adjoining room for one or two children and a bathroom with separate bath and shower.
Approx. 40m², sleeps max. 5
Duplex suites are set over two floors: the first floor contains a spacious living room with sofa bed for one or two children and bathroom with shower, whilst the second level mezzanine contains a bedroom with double bed and open bathroom with bath.
Approx. 41m², sleeps max. 5
Suites are the ultimate in luxury at the Altapura, ranging from split level family retreats to lavish abodes for a couple.
Approx. 50m², sleeps max. 6
Resort height - 2,300m
Highest point - 3,230m
Ski areaLes Trois Vallées - 600km of piste
Although Val Thorens is suited mainly for beginners and intermediates there are still plenty of challenging runs - especially if you look towards the rest of the three valleys ski area.
Green runs 13%
Blue runs 39%
Red runs 38%
Black runs 10%
Lifts - 180
Season length - November to May
Beginners - 4/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 4/5
Snowboarders - 4/5
Families - 3/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 4/5
Charm - 2/5
Bowling | cinema | glacier touring | ice driving | luge | parapenting | snowshoeing | tobogganing | winter walking
Due to the fact that flights into Chambery and Grenoble tend to only be available on the weekends, we use Geneva as our main airport.
Chambery - 1 hour 45 minutes
Grenoble - 2 hours 15 minutes
Geneva - 2 hours 30 minutes
Val Thorens local lift pass
3 day lift pass from £148
6 day lift pass from £248
3 Valleys lift pass
3 day lift pass from £178
6 day lift pass from £297
This pass includes Meribel and Courchevel as well as the rest of the Belleville Valley and La Masse. The largest linked ski area in the world.
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