The highest ski resort in Europe, Val Thorens is the world’s largest ski domain. This purpose-built ski village sits at 2,299 metres in a grand amphitheatre that rises another 914 metres into a glacier wonderland. The vast, challenging terrain here is treeless and white and the season is from May to October. The terrain surrounding the resort suggests a younger, more aggressive crowd. That is confirmed in the lively bar and disco scene. If there is a negative, it is that the high perch above the tree line limits a skier’s ability to soar during a whiteout!