Val Thorens, France
At a Glance
Extreme Sports Concierge on hand to give advice on the top places to ski, book guides and listen to you wax lyrical about your day on the slopes
Located in the wonderful Trois Vallées offering extensive skiing opportunities
Ski in/ski out hotel
Included in the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List for 2012
Val Thorens' first five* hotel
Take a picture of yourself in the bar's inside bubble car and email it to your friends at work!Clare Leigh
Take a swim in the indoor - outdoor pool and collect a drink from the sun terrace as you watch the skiers go by!Clare Leigh
Book the Suite and spend your vacation thinking you're Austin Powers - the fur on the walls really will make you believe you're an 'International Man of Mystery'!Clare Leigh
Apple TV in every room with up to 60 movies to choose from during your stay.Kate Newman
Check out the different art work on each level of the hotel it will inspire the budding photographer in you.Kate Newman
Want to try something new in the Three Valleys? Why not fly through the valley instead of skiing! Europe's highest zip wire across the Orelles valley will inject a hit of adrenaline and give you something to brag about during après.Mike Harlow
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Altapura
The Altapura stands out in the Val Thorens landscape with its strikingly bold and Nordic architecture. Built and run by the Sibuet family, who have much experience in running ski hotels in the Alps, the Altapura offers modern five star luxury and efficient, personal service, at the top of the world's largest ski area. Based at the foot of the slopes, it has a perfect ski in/ski out location, and is only 400m away from the center of Val Thorens.
The hotel calls itself a "ski palace", and it certainly is glamorous and was included in the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List for 2012. Birch walls and furniture, brightly colored fabrics, stone bathrooms and a Mac Mini in every room, every tiny detail is stylish. The choice of rooms range from a cosy double to a family suite, all with views of the mountains, out of oversized windows.
Guests have a good restaurant choice. From the 2.Mille.3 terrace and its extensive lunch menu, or international cuisine in the evening, or from brasserie dining at Les Enfants Terribles serving classic dishes with a twist, to traditional and more unusual fondues at La Laiterie, there's every reason to stay here.
The hotel has its own ski shop, with access via the boot room to the slopes. You can pre-book your skis when you book your room, and take advantage of the made to measure service when you arrive. The boutique here has a very good range of all major brands, should you decide you need a totally new outfit whilst you're there. The Altapura's Spa and wellness facilities are extensive, with an indoor and outdoor pool, steam room,sauna, ice chamber and a good range of treatments.
The 72 rooms and 16 suites at the Altapura are all spacious and contemporary in design, with fabulous views of the surrounding mountains through their large windows, comfortable beds and stylish bathrooms equipped with a shower and bathtub. Rooms are provided with an Ipod docking station, Mac Mini TV HD screen, video on demand, wifi, safe, mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle and Pure Altitude welcome amenties.
These cosy rooms have a queen size bed, spacious bathroom with a north facing view.
Slightly larger than the Classic Room these have a mountain view, comfortable bed and spacious bathroom.
The larger deluxe rooms offer more space and comfort and have a mountain view.
A large junior suite for two guests with an open living area, bathroom with shower and bath and a double bed.
|Junior Family Suite||
This large junior family suite sleeps up to four with twin beds, bunk beds in an alcove and a sofa bed and are ideal for families, all with a mountain view.
The Duplex suites are split over two levels. On the first floor and there's a spacious living room with sofa bed and a bathroom with shower. On the mezzanine there's a bedroom under the roof and an open bathroom with a bath. These suites can sleep up to four people.
The spacious suites are split over two levels. On the first floor there's a living room, an en-suite double bedroom and a living area with a sofa bed for up to two children. On the Mezzanine, a bedroom under the roof and an open bathroom with bath. Sleeps up to 6.
Fluffy, tactile fabrics adorning the walls and beds, this suite is named the Cocooning Suite for a reason. Ideal for a romantic hideaway for two, it also has a private balcony and gorgeous views of the mountains.
Location & Directions
Val Thorens, France
Val Thorens is the highest of the Three Valley resorts and lies at an altitude of 2300m.
When to go
Val Thorens offers great skiing throughout the winter. The Trois Vallées has both sunny south facing slopes, which are ideal on colder days, and higher more shaded skiing with snow-sure slopes. On one side, the North-facing slopes of Courchevel offer further great skiing and on the other, the Val Thorens valley has some of Europe's highest altitude skiing. Easy access to the entire Three Valleys makes it hard to beat from December through to late April.