At 2300 metres, Val Thorens is the third major resort of the Three Valleys ski area and the highest purpose built ski village in Europe. Once a remote Alpine community of farmers and shepherds, the decision to develop Val Thorens in conjuction with lower Les Menuires was made during the 1970s, when the area's potential for skiing was recognised. Fortunately for Val Thorens, the original developers' early efforts to transform the palatial setting into a concrete jungle were torpedoed during the 1980s with an extensive resort-wide renovation. Another 40 million euros has been invested for further redevelopment before 2010. In terms of skiing, Val Thorens enjoys one of the most reliable snow records in Europe, with a huge amount of off piste and a season starting in mid to late November every year. Linked to the Three Valleys ski area, Val Thorens provides direct access to over 600 kilometers of marked pistes and links to the resorts of Courchevel and Meribel.
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