Val Thorens: Ski Cross World Capital

The new ski resort Val Thorens in France will feature a new five-star Montana-inspired luxury chalet and open the Ski Cross and Snowboard Cross World Cup ahead of the PyeongChang Olympic Games in February.

Nov 26, 2017 | By Andrea Sim

As the northern hemisphere is experiencing a wonderful winter season, we have here a list of the world’s most premier ski resorts you might want to visit as part of your travel destinations. Whether you are planning to go for a skiing trip or stay for a night or two in the ski resort, the 2017/2018 ski season introduces also the Val Thorens in France, which has recently been crowned world’s best ski resort 2017.

With an altitude of 2,300m, the ski resort shows a “breathtaking natural environment” with “remarkable amount of sunshine and exceptional snow conditions,” will make the resort a lively, sociable and welcoming atmosphere,” for visitors, the judges said of the winner of the 2017 World Ski Awards ceremony held at the Austrian ski resort Kitzbuehel.

For a new ski resort, the Val Thorens in France will open a new five-star Montana-inspired luxury chalet next month. Visitors can expect a new rooftop igloo pods and Finnish hot tubs, a 1.2 million Euros off-piste chalet above Lac du Lou that can sleep 31 people and ice-driving in vintage cars.

To usher in the spirited and exciting times ahead of the PyeongChang Olympic Games in February, the resort will open the Ski Cross and Snowboard Cross World Cup. Visitors can sought out to meet Val Thorens’ two newest champion ambassadors: Jean Frédéric Chapuis, a ski cross gold-medalist and Chloé Trespeuch, a snowboard cross bronze medal winner.

“Val Thorens not only boasts the title of Europe’s highest ski resort, but it has also bagged rights to calling itself the world’s best ski resort of 2017.” – According to a tally of votes cast by ski professionals and consumers

Here are a list of Winners of the 2017 World Ski Awards: 

  • World’s Best Ski Resort 2017: Val Thorens (France)
  • World’s Best Freestyle Resort 2017: LAAX
  • World’s Best Ski Hotel 2017: W Verbier (Switzerland)
  • World’s Best New Ski Hotel 2017: Fahrenheit Seven Val Thorens
  • World’s Best Green Ski Hotel 2017: rocksresort
  • World’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2017: The Vale Niseko (Japan)
  • World’s Best Ski Chalet 2017: Chalet Les Anges, Zermatt (Switzerland)
  • World’s Best New Ski Chalet 2017: Alpaca
  • World’s Best Ski Resort Company 2017: Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel
  • World’s Best Indoor Ski Resort 2017: Ski Dubai (UAE)

For the full list of winners visit


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