28 September 2016
As you wind along the road towards Val Thorens Sensations, look up. Welcome to the glistening, bright white peaks that make up Europe’s highest ski resort. A spectacular landscape of rugged Alpine peaks covered in glittering snow, clear blue skies, and dazzling sunshine.
Nestled in this winter playground is Club Med’s Val Thorens Sensations resort. A contemporary take on a chalet, the minimalist, angular building is a sleek design of blonde wood, glass, grey stone, and pops of colour. Think Scandinavian-style – clean lines, white walls and natural materials – and you’ll start to get a picture of this luxurious, modern ski resort.
Ski runs and cycling through snow
Val Thorens has over 370 miles of ski runs, and there’s something for everyone. Still finding your feet? Hit the nursery slopes. Love speed? Get ready for black slopes in the highest place in the Alps.
It’s not all about the skiing here, though. Looking for an adrenaline rush? See those rugged peaks and twinkling slopes from the seat of a mountain bike! The adapted bikes mean you can hit the slopes on two wheels instead of skis. Still not adventurous enough for you? Try speed riding. Strap on a paragliding sail and ski high-speed to your heart’s content. The fast pace, jumps, and snaking slopes of the highest point in the 3 Valleys ski area should delight even the most adventurous of daredevils!
An après ski retreat…
Floor to ceiling glass windows, terraces and cosy communal areas give Val Thorens Sensations a laidback feel. And that jaw-dropping mountain view serves as a perfect backdrop for nibbles, tipples and chatter after a long day on the slopes.
Peckish after a post-lunch run? Head to The Epicurious for a teatime snack created by the Michelin-starred chef (don’t miss sampling the mouthwatering regional cuisine for dinner either!) Need to refuel with something more substantial? Wander along to the main restaurant and tuck into the tantalising international cuisine in the buffet.
Utterly worn out from an energetic day on the slopes? Soothe tired, aching muscles with a trip to the Wellness Centre. Indulge in a rejuvenating message to revive weary legs, pamper skin that’s seen a little too much sun with a hydrating facial or simply unwind in the steam room.
Ready for an evening as action-packed as your day skiing? Whether you’re on a romantic escape or you’ve travelled with your closest friends, this lively resort offers plenty of evening entertainment. Catch up over a drink in one of the bustling bars. Watch a live concert or lighting show. Sample a fine wine while gazing at the mountains under the night sky. And then, when sleep calls, head to your oasis of calm for a restful night, before strapping on your skis for another exhilarating day in the snow.
Ready to hit the slopes in Val Thorens? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to plan your next ski trip!