The Development of Tourist Accommodation
The high altitude of Val Thorens does not mean that there is any shortage of comfortable accommodation. The construction of the resort's first chalet in the early 1970s was a big step forward in the evolution of the resort. Chalet du Thorens offered comfortable accommodation in the middle of a wild mountain landscape.
In 1985, the ski lift company SETAM conceived and financed an ambitious plan to develop the resort's hotel sector. The goal of the plan was to expand the market for group holidays and to make it an attractive destination to tour operators.
In 1987, a central accommodation booking service was set up with the help of the ski lift company.
Did you know ? Val Thorens was one of the first ski resorts to set up a central reservation service for visitors to book their accommodation.
The early '90s marked the beginning of a major period of construction activity. Over the next ten years, a large number of apartments, chalets and hotels were built. This rapid development has helped Val Thorens establish its reputation as a major international resort.