We are excited to announce our first ever Readers Trip to the largest interlinked ski resort in the world, the massive Trois Vallee region in the French Alps.
Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and often has some of the best snow in the continent. It’s also a convenient gateway into the rest of the Three Valleys, the largest lift-linked ski area in the world.
Sitting pretty at the head of the Belleville Valley, at 2300m, its lifts ascend to over 3000m in many places. For skiers and boarders this means there is often good skiing here even in a poor season, and good snow benefits everyone, whether they are beginners learning how to turn, intermediates appreciating crisp firm pistes, or experts seeking out well preserved powder stashes.
The sheer extent of the skiing is also breathtaking. The Belleville valley alone contains three connected ski-resorts (Val Thorens, Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville), 8 peaks above 3000m, over 70 ski lifts and over 300km of pistes. Rather illogically, it also contains more than one valley, because it includes the slopes between Val Thorens and Orelle which make up the mysterious “Fourth Valley”.
But that is just the start of the skiiing available. Two lifts away from the centre of Val Thorens is the Col de la Chambre, from where you can ski all the way down to Meribel, 1400m below, although you will probably want to stop because you’re passing by some of that valley’s best skiing. And it only takes two more lifts to reach Courchevel.
Generally Val Thorens is also a pleasant place to stay. It’s not exactly pretty but it is compact, largely traffic-free and has some nice bars, restaurants and stylish modern buildings. It’s also surprisingly sunny: its slopes might be mostly North-facing but the village itself faces South. Our lovely family run hotel is right in the centre of the town. You can ski in and out from the hotel door. We have virtually the whole hotel booked for our group so a convivial atmosphere is guaranteed.
Space is very limited so contact us soon.
Alberta Hotel, 3 star, ski in/ski out!
Super friendly owners operate this highly rated and recently refurbished small hotel, located a 3 minute walk to the centre of Val Thorens, close to shops, bars, etc. You can walk out the ski locker room directly onto the slopes! All guest rooms have a balcony and are equipped with a private ensuite. All guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, free Wifi and free toiletries. A continental breakfast is served each morning, as well as a 3-course evening meal with varied local specialties (and free tap water). Evenings may be spent in the newly updated lounge area with open fireplace and bar, plus a new spa/wellness area opens for the coming winter season!
CAD$3275 per person, double occupancy in a Village-view room
CAD$3440 per person, double occupancy in a Mountain-view room
CAD$4450 per person, single use of a Mountain-view room
CAD$3440 per person, triple occupancy in a Mountain-view room
CAD$3080 per person, quad occupancy in a Mountain-view room
. Flights from Toronto to Geneva round-trip on Air Canada, via Geneva both ways
. Flight taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges of $600.00
. Roundtrip private bus transfers to/from Geneva Airport
. 7 nights accommodation at the Hotel Alberta, Val Thorens
. Local hotel taxes and service charges
. Buffet breakfast and 4-course dinner daily in Cortina
. Six day adult 3-Valleys area lift pass
. Services of your Ski Canada Magazine staff
We have 19 rooms in our allotment (out of a hotel total of just 21), made up as follows:
6 double/twin rooms with village-view
5 double/twin rooms with mountain-view
6 double/twin rooms for double or single use, all with mountain-view
2 triple/quad family rooms with mountain-view (includes 2 bunk beds)
Rooms will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
AC 834 18JAN YYZ to GVA 1730 1005 via Montreal
AC 835 26JAN GVA to YYZ 1200 1754 via Montreal
Extend your stay in Europe by adding our Readers Trip to the Italian Monterosa region, a wonderful mix of slopes for all abilities and one of the best in Europe for off piste aficionado’s. Including a one night stay in Geneva on Jan. 26th and a private transfer to Champoluc on Jan 27th, the extra cost comes to $2090.00 per person, double occ.
Full details available here: http://thevacationstation.com/package/ski-canada-magazine-readers-trip-2019-2/
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for full details of the above tour package and to add your name to our mail list.
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment