Val Thorens is a busy, popular French ski resort in the Three Valleys area. Neighbouring, lift-linked resorts include Courchevel, Meribel and La Tania. The area offers some world-class skiing, both on and off the piste, along with some great après ski and atmosphere. But how does Val Thorens and the rest of the Three Valleys fare when it comes to snowkiting
A Val Thorens snowkiting holiday offers the chance to explore the Three Valleys away from the on-piste crowds. The area does not have a big snowkiting scene, and if often crowded, making it difficult to find space to snowkite. But there are some good spots tucked away for those willing to look for them.
Val Thorens has some high ridges that are used by snowkiters. At the top of the Col lift, there is a good, flat area, with fantastic views over the surrounding peaks. Another good spot is the Glacier de Chaviere, a small valley glacier, is accessible from Val Thorens’ lifts. Near Val Thorens, the Vallon de Lou is a fantastic place to kite. It has plenty of open space and is easy to get to from the resort.
Courchevel is another good place for snowkiters to head to in the Three Valleys. While it is a busy resort, there are some nice open spaces between the pistes that can be kited.
Val Thorens snowkiting can be plenty of fun, even if finding a spot isn’t always easy. The resort doesn’t lend itself naturally to snowkiting, but it can be done with a little bit of determination and imagination. Of all the Three Valleys resorts, Val Thorens is perhaps the best one for snowkiters to be based in.