Pashmina Le Refuge
The five star Hotel Pashmina is the latest luxury offering in Europe's highest ski resort, Val Thorens. With its fabulous ski in / ski out location and gourmet restaurants (1 of which is Michelin-starred), it is the ultimate sophisticated mountain refuge.
Ski in/ski out mountain luxury in Europe's highest resort
Experience a night in the unique rooftop IglooPod or dinner in a yurt
High altitude resort, part of the extensive Three Valleys ski area
Excellent accommodation options for families needing more space
Hotel Pashmina has one of the best locations in Val Thorens, with guests having instant access to the entire Val Thorens domain and the rest of the Three Valleys beyond. It also holds a Michelin star for the Les Explorateurs restaurant. Contemporary and refined, chic yet cosy, the hotel is the perfect mountain hideaway and is conveniently located next to a brand new blue slope which makes it accessible for all standards of skiers.
The rooms and suites are elegant and comfortable, and all have views over the surrounding valley and peaks. The suites are ideal for families and range in size from one to three bedrooms, whilst the chalet apartments are perfect for the more independent skier. Or, for a night to remember, book the igloo pod on the roof and sleep under the stars.
Pashmina takes all things culinary very seriously, with quality produce and authentic local dishes under the expert eye of award winning chef Romuald Fassenet, in the two restaurants Le Base Camp and the Michelin-starred Les Explorateurs. Every Wednesday, guests can go by snowmobile up the mountain to Chalet de la Marine - the highest in Val Thorens for an evening of traditional gourmet dining - tartiflette, fondue, pot-au-feu and many other regional dishes.
The hotel has a large Spa, with treatment rooms using L'Occitane products, steam room and sauna, with an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi.
The highest ski resort in Europe at 2,300m, Val Thorens forms part of the Trois Vallées with over 600 km of piste - the largest linked ski area in the world. Surrounded by six glaciers, the resort is situated in a vast natural cirque, with guaranteed snow cover from November to May and a ski area offering something for every ability of skier.
When to visit
Pashmina means 'made from wool' in Persian and literally translates as 'soft gold' in Kashmiri.
Val Thorens is the highest of the Three Valley resorts and lies at an altitude of 2300m.
Chalet de la Marine, Val Thorens
Have a dinner party with a difference! Dine at 2,500m altitude with Val Thorens' highest restaurant Chalet de la Marine with your friends or family.
Igloo pod, Pashmina Le Refuge
Guests staying at the Pashmina Le Refuge have the option to spend a night in a geodesic dome on the roof at 2,350 m high. Book a night to remember by sleeping under the stars with spectacular views.
Ski Touring with Pashmina Le Refuge
An insider's guide to the slopes in an evening's ski touring led by the owner of Pashmina Le Refuge, Cédric Gorini, exclusive to guests at the hotel every Tuesday evening during ski season.
Toboggan down France's longest run - Scott Dunn Suggests
For a change from skiing, try tobogganing down the longest run in France. At 6km, it's a proper track with banked turns and different gradients. If you go down at night, you get a glass of mulled wine at the bottom!
Zip wire - Scott Dunn Suggests
The ultimate adrenaline rush can now be found at Val Thorens. Europe's highest zip wire promises to be one of the most exhilarating thrill seeking adventures in the Alps.