Cheap Chalets in Val Thorens
Cheap chalets in Val Thorens are perfect for those looking to ski the mighty Three Valleys ski area on a budget and with over 30 chalets to choose from there is plenty of choice.
Val Thorens, which at 2,300 metres altitude is the highest ski resort in the Alps, offers easy access to one of the largest ski areas in the world with over 600km of pisted runs and huge amounts off-piste terrain too. It is understandably a mecca for keen skiers and boarders of any standard who are looking to explore one the planet’s best ski areas and with its high altitude is gaining popularity, especially at the beginning and end of the season. Compared to the glitzier neighbouring resorts of Meribel and Courchevel the prices in Val Thorens, especially for accommodation in catered chalets, are very reasonable.
Most of the cheap chalets in Val Thorens can be found at the top of the resort (on the Rue des Balcons) and are located within one of two large residential apartment blocks called Chalet Altitude and Chalet Val 2400 (the name of the latter referring to its height above sea level in metres). From here it’s just a quick ski down in the morning into the centre of Val Thorens to get to the main lifts or the ski school meeting points. These chalets are also just a short ski further down the slope from the famous Folie Douce apres ski bar which you pass as you ski back down to Val Thorens from the Meribel Valley. If you like a boogie and drink at the end of your ski day then these chalets would be the right choice for you.
South facing chalet views
Most of the cheap chalets in the Rue des Balcons area give access for guests to enjoy a shared swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym facilities. As these facilities in other resort usually carry a supplement the accommodation in Val Thorens offers very good value for money.
Another bonus for those staying in the cheap chalets of Val Thorens is that as they are located at the upper end of the village they have fantastic south facing views over the resort centre, and towards the mountains behind including the highest point in the Three Valleys, the peak of the Cime de Caron. We advise booking a room with a south facing balcony if you can, especially late in the season when the sun does not go down until later in the day, to enjoy the spectacular views.
The most popular size of cheap chalets in Val Thorens are those that sleep 8 people in four bedrooms. However, there are also quite a few that sleeps 12 guests. The smallest chalets sleep just 6 guests and the largest sleep 24 so there should be a chalet to fit most party sizes. The bathroom to bedroom ratio in all the chalets is pretty high although in some cases bedrooms will have ‘private’ facilities rather than those that can be considered ‘ensuite’. However, all the catered chalets are pretty economical when it comes to space as they are really just self catering apartments that have been staffed.
Ski in ski out cheap chalets in Val Thorens
If you’re looking for one of the cheap ski in ski out chalets in Val Thorens which offer true ski convenience the Chalet Catherine or Chalet Olivier make the perfect choice. Both chalets are situated right on the piste and are also only a very short walk away from the resort centre. The location of both properties can’t be bettered for accessing the Val Thorens nightlife, or getting down to the lifts quickly in the morning. Guests staying at these chalets also have access to a shared a sauna so they can relax after a hard day’s skiing.
Although the cheap chalets in Val Thorens tend to be located within large, impersonal residential blocks and also suffer from rather bland (and only averagely comfortable) interiors, there’s no denying the convenience of their location which allows easy access to the ski slopes and also the Val Thorens nightlife. If interior style is important to you, then the Chalet Rayon de Soleil stands out.
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