Have you already spent time in such typical holiday destinations as Guadix Apartments and are now looking for ideas for a holiday with a twist? Offering the highest altitude skiing in Europe, Val Thorens offers great access to the Alpine slopes. Val Thorens is a ski resort in the French Alps which boasts the highest ski facilities, in terms of altitude, in Europe. Situated close to the Three Valleys ski area, the largest in the world, it really is a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. It is no surprise that most visitors to Val Thorens holiday rentals arrive in winter in order to enjoy the skiing that is on offer.
A purpose-built resort which is situated at an altitude of 2300 metres, the snow coverage is excellent. Six glaciers surround the area, which means that visitors can even ski in summer, from July until late August. There are a range of slopes catering for different ability levels, from the beginners' slopes at St Martin to the more challenging routes at Cime de Caron, meaning everyone in Val Thorens holiday rentals can feel welcome. There are also some great routes for visitors to Val Thorens holiday rentals who enjoy the physical challenge of Nordic, or cross country, skiing. With routes available for both the classic and skating methods of this type of skiing, both beginners and more experienced participants are well-catered for. Something entirely different, but still ski-related, is driving a piste-basher. These vehicles help to maintain the downhill ski routes, and driving one offers a fun insight into the workings of the ski resort.
Val Thorens Chalets - enjoy the thrill of the highest altitude skiing in Europe
As well as all the skiing and snowboarding though, there are many other activities for winter visitors to Val Thorens holiday rentals to enjoy. Adventurous types will enjoy the kind of challenges that glacier walking provides, and there are several tour operators who provide guidance and gear to allow visitors access to the best routes across the ice. Those who like a little more adrenaline on their holiday can try their hand at ice driving, with a specially designed circuit for cars situated in the town.
Val Thorens Ski Accommodation - have yourself and adventure and go glacier walking
Visitors to Val Thorens holiday rentals should not just limit themselves to winter visits. During the summer months hikers and mountain bikers can find plenty of challenging and beautiful routes through the mountains to enjoy, while white water rafting and other water sports offer some thrills in the mountain valleys. Someone who wants to do something a little more relaxing will enjoy taking one of the helicopter rides on offer to visitors. Enjoying the mountain panoramas from above really gives a new perspective to the Alps. Whether winter or summer, a stay in Val Thorens ski apartments can be a simultaneously thrilling and relaxing experience. Whether it is a hair-raising downhill ride or a peaceful summer view that is being sought, it can be found here.