Whether Val Thorens is a good destination to go for a skiing trip is not even a question, but it is also a good destination for the season closure!
The snow conditions are still perfect! The forecasts are that about 82 cm of fresh snow is coming in France. The snow level in Val Thorens at 2300m. is 110cm and at 3200m. still 230cm. More then enough to end the season with.
30 april t/m 7 may 2016 is the Dutchweek in Val Thorens, which means the perfect ending of the season! This year it’s the 25 edition of the Dutchweek. During the Dutchweek several activities are organized. We made a selection of the best places to party, stay, test ski’s and more!
You’re not sure which ski’s you wanna buy? During the Dutchweek you’re able to test the newest ski’s from different brands e.g. Head, Atomic, Salomon, and more! This year is testing of the ski’s for free, where years before here it costed around the 20.- euros. The only thing you need is your ID, and your ready to go! This gives you the opportunity to test different types of skis and experience the differences. And there product experts from the different brands to advice you and answer all the questions that you have, so you can find the perfect ski for you! The test center will be situated at Chalet De La Marine, next to the topstation of the cascade.
These places are definitely worthwhile to go for a good party during the Dutchweek.
La Folie Douce
When you ask people where to go for a good party in Val Thorens, most will mention La Folie Douce. You will see the party mood at La Folie Douce already when your in the chairlift ‘Plein Sud’. Often it is already closed during the Dutchweek, but maybe for another time when you will be in Val Thorens! It is definitely worthwhile to make a little party there! To give a little impression of the parties at La Folie Douce we selected a shot movie, La Folie Douce
360 Bar – Chalet du Thorens
At the other side of Chalet du Thorens is the 360 bar situated, where you have to be for the apres skiing at the end of the day. Every year the dutchweek organise amazing party’s at the 360 bar! Every day from 14.00h the party starts, this year names from the line up: Benny Rodriguez, Roog, Erick E. To be at this party you need entrance tickets, you can get them through www.dutchweekfestival.com, prices start at 22.50 euros. It is also possible to buy day tickets, 10.- per ticket.
When you travel to Val Thorens with showtime, you will have access to the “tent”. This stands in the centre of the village, and organizes big party’s from saturday until friday. We have joined a lot of great party’s here! The line up for the ‘tent’ is also released. Our favorite is The Tour! Tip: Make sure your at this party when The Tour performs!
When the apres-ski party’s end, and you’re still in the party mood, Malaysia is the perfect match! During the Dutchweek you will need entrance tickets, you can buy these in combination with the tickets for the 360 bar. Other times the Malaysia entrance is free.
After all the partying the hunger comes! We selected a few restaurants special for you, we would suggest you hop in for a bite!
You can get anything here from coffee, apres skiing and diner! They offer burgers, pizza, home-made salads, pasta’s and ribs! Everything you need to go skiing the next day. Panda: created for skiers by skiers.
After a day of skiing and some beers, the only thing you want is a good steak? Then you are at the right place with Steak Club Val Thorens. Don’t really feel like eating steak? They also have different tapas! The Steak Club is situated in the city centre of Val Thorens. The prices at the Steak Club are a little bit higher than average in Val Thorens, but definitely worthwile.
This restaurant brings you delicious pizza’s and pasta’s. La Petite Ferme is a bit more italian oriented and is situated on the lower part of the village. Tip: Perfectly located for people that are staying in Les Temples, Les Cheval Blanc or in Village Montana.
Where to Sleep
Didn’t you already made reservations? There a still spots available. We selected a few for you:
Do you wanna stay updated on the Dutchweek 2016 take a look at the Facebook event!
She & Ski