Val Thorens is, quite simply, one of the most impressive resorts in all of Europe. If the view from the top of the Cime Caron cable car at 3200m isn't enough to convince you of this, then perhaps a quick look at some of the mountain stats will change your mind as, with a base of 2300m, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in all of Europe, while, as part of the 3 vallees mountain chain, Val Thorens helps make up the largest linked ski area in the world.
With so much terrain combined with a deep and reliable annual snowfall, Val Thorens is an ideal location for early season ski cross action. The 2013-14 season will be the second consecutive year that the FIS Freestyle World Cup circuit will visit Val Thorens imposing slopes. With its spectacular setting and technical course layout, the Val Thorens stop promises to again be one of the highlights of this year's tour.
Swiss skier Sanna Luedi has to handle another set-back as she fractured herfibula in a racing accident at the Ski Cross World Cup at Val Thorens three days ago.