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Peak Transfer | Celebrate The New Year in Val Thorens
18th December 2016

Celebrate The New Year in Val Thorens

Make your break to the mountains in time for midnight New Year’s Eve and you will not be disappointed. France’s biggest resorts really like to pull out all the stops and it’s safe to say that Val Thorens is up there brushing shoulders with the big boys. Tales of Val Thoren’s epic après scene are well-documented and a New Year’s Eve among friendly like minded individuals is similarly unforgettable. Whatever you fancy whether that’s awe-inspiring fireworks, a good old knees-up, or a heap of other typically festive antics there is no better way to start the new year than a holiday on the slopes.

Val Thorens offers powdery slopes and views to rival any of the world’s greatest wonders. As the highest ski resort in Europe, pros to recreational skiers and snowboarders from across the world flock to the three valleys during the winter season for its snow-sure prime conditions. Over sixty different pistes provide for a unique and exhilarating opportunity to excite every type of skier not to mention the ability to easily access the remaining 1000km of terrain in the entire Three Valleys. To go along with excellent skiing is a deluge of choice in accommodation from budget apartments to top of the range luxury chalets awaiting your stay. Continue below to read about the various resort options throughout Val Thorens and find the one that suits your style and budget. All offer exciting New Year celebration opportunities and skiing.

Val Thorens is the perfect New Year Skiing Destination

Nightlife and Apres

When the sun goes down, and the ski lifts close, it’s time to party with fellow snow lovers at some of Val Thorens’ finest venues. Many of the resorts listed above offer in house dining and entertainment during the winter season. Mingle with those outside of your resort and drop into one of the below hot spots to truly explore all of Val Thorens! If you plan to frequent one of these venues for the New Year’s Eve celebration, please call the location to inquire about reservations.

Le Saloon

This is one of Val Thorens’ most popular apres spots. Since opening in 2006, the location has certainly made a name for itself. Resorts and travel guides alike recommend it for its fun loving party vibes and poppy house music. The party here goes well into the night and each New Year’s celebration rivals the year before with ease. Head to Le Saloon early to enjoy attractively priced beverages during happy hour.

Party the night away at the 360 bar in Val Thorens

The Frog and Roast Beef

Pull a chair up to the bar and order a cold one at The Frog and Roast Beef. With both the venue and food inspired by British Pubs back in England, guests enjoy a home away from home. As the music turns up, and the dancing starts, they encourage you to chug for the Yard of Ale challenge.

Le Malaysia

Where do you go when everyone else (and every other bar!) has closed for the night? Le Malaysia! They boast the latest party of any of the resorts or bars in Val Thorens. Le Malaysia has been helping travelers and locals to bring in the New Years and dance the night away for over 25 years. In addition to their late closing time, it has the largest dance floor in the mountains, coming in at about 700 square meters! Be sure to dress in your finest as the venue aims for a Parisian cool vibe.

Peak Transfer recommend Skiing in Val Thorens

Luxury Resort Accommodations

While nothing will ever be as good as the stunning mountains and the skiing they offer, the resorts do their best to be a close second. Val Thorens has something special to offer combined with a lot of choice regarding pricing and accommodations.

Le Hameau du Kashmir

Set right at the bottom of the slopes, each room at Le Hameau du Kashmir is set up like a suite with a private living area. Their staff takes pride in going above and beyond to make your time in Val Thorens unlike anywhere you’ve been before. Within the resort, be sure to visit both Le Karmin and Le Yack Restaurants. Both serve authentic French cuisine and family friendly favorites from around the world. For a lively good time, the Lounge Bar is ready to entertain! Let their expert mixologists craft one of a kind cocktails while you sit and enjoy the relaxed, upscale atmosphere with good friends and families. Le Hameau du Kashmir’s location is perfect for skipping into town for local nightlife and shopping.

Peak Transfer recommend the Luxury Le Hameau du Kashmir when Skiing in Val Thorens


Altapura is fit for the high standards of a king and queen. The five star resort décor is self described as Chic Nordic with familiar warm elements and a Cosmopolitan touch. Plums, browns, and wooden textures perfectly mix a high level of style that still incorporates comfort. Ceiling to floor windows let the blue sky and snowy mountain whites illuminate your room each morning. It’s also one of the highest tech resorts in Val Thorens with iPads and electronic controls in each room for lighting and temperature comfort. What does Altapura bring to the New Year’s party list? A host of restaurants and bars right within the resort. The Atmosphere Ski Bar offers a multitude of alcoholic beverages as well as an interesting collection of rare teas and flavored hot chocolates. Mood setting music plays throughout the resort as prime cocktail hour rolls around, commencing the evening fun.

A Luxury Chalet to Call Home

High class chalets and world famous skiing go hand in hand! If you are traveling with a large group of friends or family members, it is worthwhile to look into a chalet. These standalone luxury chalets have everything you need and more with many in resort offering fantastic Ski-in, Ski-out accesability. Walk through the doors and surround yourself with traditional architecture and décor, with fireplaces, stone accents and cozy lounge chairs offering sweet views. Specific amenities vary based off of each chalet, but the vast majority offer private jacuzzis, saunas, and balconies. Private chalets are a skier’s paradise and offer some of the best trails on your doorstep. Some go above and beyond with their own wine cellars, game rooms and private chef on site. Chalets book up fast, and availability is limited, so don’t wait to plan.

Celebrate the New Year in Val Thorens with a Luxury Ski Holiday

The New Year has never been more exciting when it is spent in good company on the slopes of Val Thorens. Choose to stay at a luxurious chalet or at one of the area’s top resorts and receive the white glove treatment you and your party deserve. Whether you’re looking to ring in the New Year at midnight or want to start the year off right with a ski getaway, Val Thorens has everything you are looking for and more.

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