The Altapura majestically complements the raw elements of the sensational slopes and nordic beauty found in the majestic mineral world of the Alps. Snow and ice await to soothe your soul as you take in a deep breath of fresh Alpine air and glide over fresh powder snow with flushed cheeks and an euphoric flurry of Alpine ambience. Like magic entrust in Val Thorens to offer you a wealth of rare experiences you are sure to remember for years to come.

Location

Will I have a view of the Alps? How far away are the ski slopes?

Dominated by six glaciers and perfectly groomed ski slopes with fields of powder, the Val Thorens ski area offers unparalleled panoramic views of the Alpine landscape surrounding and is sure to have you swooning. At breathtaking altitudes the Altapura sits like a crowning jewel atop immaculate slopes of fresh powder and leaves you wanting more.

Key Facts

  • located in Val Thorens, the world’s largest ski area with access to 3 valleys and 600 km of ski routes
  • the highest resort in Europe located at an altitude of 2.300 m
  • 360° panoramic views of the Alps

What is special?

  • skiing made easy as the hotel allows for exclusively direct access to perfectly manicured ski slopes and magical ski lifts
  • go on an idyllic adventure to the village of Val Thorens as you take a short 5 minute stroll to local village shops and restaurants
  • enjoy mesmerizing views of bordering French, Swiss and Italian Alps

What do the guests say?

  • ski fanatics call this “the best location to get on the slopes from”
  • guests truly enjoy the wide variety of slopes in the vicinity of the hotel
  • paying the village a visit is a plus to explore other sides of Val Thorens

Accommodation

What are the rooms equipped with? Will I have a view from my room?

Majestic Alpine settings and the hotel’s nordic chic atmosphere composed of elegant woods put you under a majestic spell and create a perfectly cozy contrast as outdoor temperatures drop. This 5-star hotel makes for the perfect nest for a well deserved rest after a long day in the snow and offers you views that get you excited to head out to the slopes for days to come.

Key Facts

  • choose from 61 cozy rooms and 27 suites
  • each room features a mini bar, iPod docking station and Mac Mini TV with HD screen
  • duplex and junior family suites are perfect for travelling families

What is special?

  • indulge in your light flooded rooms as you gaze out of large windows showing off views of the majestic snow-covered Alps
  • cozy beds, spacious showers and bathtubs allow for ultimate elevated wellbeing in this alpine winter wonderland
  • relax in intimate fluffy soft fabrics and uninterrupted views of the Alpine landscape in the Cocooning Suite

What do the guests say?

  • guests are in heaven waking up to views of the beautiful Alps
  • luxuriating in the soft down beds after a long day of skiing is just what most need
  • the Cocooning Suite is highly recommended for couples and honeymooners

Pools & Spa

How large is the spa area? What kind of regional treatments are on offer?

Make the most of all that nature has to offer as the Pure Altitude Spa caters to your relaxation and wellness, cradling you in serenity and light-filled atmosphere. A mesmerizing world of snow and ice takes you on a journey through a world of purity sure to give you heightened sensations on and off the slopes of magical Val Thorens.

Key Facts

  • the 100,000 m² of the Pure Altitude Spa are made up of an interior of pale woods and ice blue glass
  • find an indoor/outdoor pool, a jacuzzi, a steam room and a sauna
  • fully equipped gym with the latest machines, which invite for a warm-up before getting out into the snow

What is special?

  • indulge your sore muscles in featured luxury sports treatments based on Nordic and Baltic traditions
  • share ultimate relaxation with your loved ones in cozy treatment areas designed for intimate seclusion
  • let the “Nordic Spiral” take you on a journey alternating between cascading warm showers, indoor/outdoor pools and frozen-snow rub downs in the igloo

What do the guests say?

  • soothing your aching muscles in steam rooms and saunas is pure bliss for guests
  • avid skiers love the variety of treatments catering directly to their needs
  • waking your blood flow up in the “Nordic Spiral” is highly recommended

Culinary

What kinds of restaurants can I choose from? Will I have a view during breakfast?

Discover the unique world of the Altapura restaurants as you make your way through three fine dining locations and bring your energy levels to ultimate highs preparing you for long days on the slopes. Admire stunning views whilst you sit down for the first and most important meal of any skiers day and dig into a lush gourmet breakfast.

Key Facts

  • three on-site restaurants: Les Enfants Terribles, 2.Mille.3 and La Laiterie
  • three chic bars to choose from
  • enjoy a scrumptious morning buffet for breakfast

What is special?

  • savor traditional world class cuisine at 2.Mille.3 as the terrace faces the sun and offers generous views of the majestic Caron peak
  • indulge your senses in traditional cheese fondues in different variations and local mountain desserts in the elegant atmosphere of La Laiterie
  • lounge with a majestic view of the Alps in the horizon as you luxuriate in deckchairs and enjoy a tasty gourmet hot chocolate

What do the guests say?

  • guests love having a variety of restaurants to choose from
  • the morning buffet helps skiers stay energized and fit throughout their days on the slopes
  • trying the fondues is highly recommended for a true Val Thorens experience

Activities

Can I hire skiing equipment nearby? What other activities does Val Thorens offer besides skiing?

Find time to take in the wintery landscape as you make your way through glittering icy forests and let your private mountain guide lead you to spots that only dreams could be made of. You will be pinching yourself all day as the majestic Nordic atmosphere and snowy sensations create a winter wonderland that will have you coming back for more.

Key Facts

  • hire or purchase the latest ski equipment at the in-house ski shop by Goitschel
  • the concierge team is more than happy to advise you on the best high-altitude mountain guides and spots of the skiing area
  • Altapura also hosts events and get-togethers and supports with helpful suggestions along the way

What is special?

  • spend your days skiing amongst six majestic glaciers exposing pristine white powder stretching out to an altitude of 2,299 m with Alps as far as the eyes can see
  • embark on a variety of icy thrills such as driving on a professional ice-track, snow mountain biking, snowmobiling and ice hiking that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping  
  • Val Thorens and the neighboring Les Menuires and Saint Martin offer more than 50 different hiking and walking trains in summer as in winter, which are awaiting you with stunning views

What do the guests say?

  • skiers are in heaven and pledge to come back every season
  • getting the concierge’s advice on ski tours and activities is highly recommended
  • adrenaline seekers have a blast snowmobiling through the countryside