The highest ski resort in Europe, Val Thorens sits on top of all other villages of the largest interconnected ski area in the world, the famous Trois Vallees and is likely to appeal to more hard-core skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, rather than those seeking more luxury and scenery of nearby Courchevel or Meribel. Purpose-built in the 1970s and 80s, it has multistorey buildings rather than picturesque chalets have been upgraded with more appealing cladding but are dictating its landscape but thanks to its altitude its boasts the longest skiing season in French Alps.
With 99% of its ski runs above the altitude of 2000m, the snow is largely guaranteed so weather permitting all you need is your gear, skills, and high spirits. There are a number of schools offering lessons for all ages and levels of experience, both as part of groups and as private lessons. Private Instructors in Val Thorens are offered by several world-class ski schools: ESF Val Thorens, Prosneige, Oxygene, SkiCool, and Le Cercle.
There are 5 nursery areas in Val Thorens for the beginners - near the Roc, Cascades and 2 Lac lifts with free magic carpets nearby. If you're already out of ski school or want to test yourself with a private instructor you'll be able to do so on 11 green runs and 29 blue runs in Val Thorens and if you extend that to the whole of the Belleville Valley, you will have access to a total of 20 green runs and 60 blues.
Group Ski lessons and Private Instructors in Val Thorens: