What is new for Val Thorens for 2019/20.
Following the closure at the end of January of the cable car Cime Caron, the replacement of the load carrier cables has started in May. This gigantic project will cost €6 million and will be finished in November, right on time for the start of the winter season 2019/2020.
Furthermore, two Gazex will be installed under the line of the cable car in order to secure even more the area and allow a faster opening to customers in the mornings.
The water reservoir Lac 2, used for snow making, will be expanded with a capacity going from 88 000m3 to 306 000m3.
Snow guns are added at the top of the blue piste Plateaux in order to improve customer satisfaction on this highly frequented area between the snowpark and the Family Park. In addition, it will facilitate the access to Funitel Grand Fond at the beginning of the season.
Col, the last fixed-grip chairlift of Val Thorens, will have its 25 years “Grande Inspection”. The top of the lift offers stunning views over Glacier de Chavière and Parc de la Vanoise.
Funitel Peclet, situated at the spine of the ski area, will undergo a major check-up, starting this summer with a three-year implementation timeframe.
The descent speed of Cairn and Caron gondolas will be increased. For our non-skiing customers, those two lifts link the summit of Cime Caron from the resort centre.
Val Thorens x Village Igloo
Val Thorens ski area is glad to welcome the Igloo Village next winter:
- The ice cave will bring little-ones and grown-ups in a magical world
- The Ice Bar for a well-deserved break
- A restaurant for an unusual “fondue”
- Rooms for a chilly night
The Igloo Village will host events and seminars as well: the perfect place for groups!
Near the resort, the Igloo Village will be easily accessible on skis, on foot, on a skidoo or with snowshoes!
New content, new design, new interface: optimised navigation for the SETAM lift pass online website!
In order to improve the readability of its website and the access to renewed and enriched contents, SETAM is restructuring the website forfait.valthorens.com, in both form and content.
The new website is planned to launch later this fall and will be more intuitive, in particular through the navigation during the purchasing process.
In the design of this new version, SETAM always had in mind to ensure a logical and user-friendly structure, taking into consideration technological progress and changes in usage patterns.
Going online this fall will be the culmination of a 2-year work project from the marketing and sales department of SETAM.
Winter 2019/2020 will be devoted to consolidate and improve the new website, considering our customers’ feedback.
The website forfait.valthorens.com is an important sales channel and will be, as well, the showcase of the expertise of our company, founded in 1972.
You can read about what was new with Les Trois Vallées for the past season. The news of the next season will come soon.
The French ski resorts organised an anti-Brexit campaign before the end of the season. For those travelling with their furry pet, you need to think what a no-deal Brexit would mean to your travel arrangements. Also you need to focus on what you will need as a driver to cross to the Continent.
To understand more on how to deal with avalanches and what are the Gazex- read our interview with Coco Torres, former Head of Operations of Valle de Las Lenas on how to deal with high avalanche terrain.
You can search for your own accommodation in the snow for your next ski holiday through our Accommodation Search tab.
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Featured Image: Works are undergoing at Val Thorens this summer for the next winter season 2019-20. What is new for Val Thorens for 2019/20.