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|Nearest major city||Chambéry|
|Top elevation||3,230 m (10,600 ft)|
|Base elevation||1,825 m (5,988 ft)|
|Lift system||31 lifts|
Val Thorens ([val tɔʁɑ̃]), is a ski town located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps at an altitude of 2,300 m (7,500 ft). It is located in the commune of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville in the Savoie department. The resort forms part of the Les Trois Vallées ski area which, with over 600 km of piste, is one of the largest linked ski areas in the world.
In 1971 the first of three drag lifts was installed, followed in 1972 by the opening of the first ski school.
Many of the slopes in Val Thorens face north and north-west. However, the resort itself faces south. Val Thorens has a total of 68 marked runs, and several terrain parks. The main snow park hosts a stage of the national SFR Slopestyle Tour, and the ski cross arena is frequently visited by the FIS Skier X World Cup.
Val Thorens is part of the 3 vallées ski domain, which is connected by a common ski pass.
Beginning in 1973 Val Thorens operated ski lifts all year round on the Peclet glacier. Low visitations and melting glacier concerns led to a complete removal by 2002.
Val Thorens has 31 lifts, which include magic carpets, draglifts, chairlifts, gondolas, funitels and a cable car.
Tour de France
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- "Stage 20 - Albertville > Val Thorens - Tour de France 2019". www.letour.fr. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
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