Sitting high up in the Alps, roughly 50 miles east of Chambery, Val Thorens is the perfect place for a splitboarding adventure. From the massive and high altitude resort, a seemingly endless array of excellent splitboarding opportunities await.
Among the most popular options are splitboarding up to Roc du Blanchon (2,747 m), 836 m of vertical gain; Col d’Aussois (2,916 m), 1,005 m of vertical gain; Col du Génépi (2,903 m), 992 m; Col rouge (2,731 m), 820 m of vertical gain; Passage de Rosoire (3,479 m), 1,568 m of vertical gain; and Dôme ou Aiguille de Polset (3326 m or 3501 m), 1415 m or 1590 m. of vertical gain.
In Les 3 Vallées, there are also plenty of great options. Among the most popular here is to head up to the top of the Gebroulaz Glacier and enjoy the views before plunging back down into the valley below.
During the winter, average daily temperatures in Val Thorens hover around freezing. Temperatures decrease at higher elevations and feel colder with wind chill. The area also receives plenty of snow in the winter, with an average of 100 millimeter of snow falling each month.
Any trip to Val Thorens likely begins with a flight into Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS). From here, Val Thorens can be reached by bus or by rental car. The drive is 2.5 hours in a car and a bit longer by bus.
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