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Wed 04 December 2019
The largest, the fastest, the longest, the flashiest… ski resorts tend to go big on superlatives, and Val Thorens goes bigger than most.
It's just been selected as the world's best ski resort for the sixth time at the World Ski Awards, and there are plenty of impressive vital statistics that help explain this ongoing success. The highest ski resort in Europe, lying near the head of the Belleville Valley at 2,300m, it has lorded it over the rest of the Alps since it was conjured into being in the early Seventies. Almost all the resort’s skiable terrain is above 2,000m and as a result it has a long season – mid-November until early May.