Pros: High. good snow, lots of lifts, great skiing
Cons: Busy, furthest ski resort from the begginning of the valley
Visited Val Thorens a while back in the second week of the Easter Holidays, in a nutshell the skiing was definitely spring conditions.
The village itself often draws much criticism from visitors, sure its not the most aesthetically pleasing site, but it serves its purpose. It lets you sleep, wake up, put on your boots, walk out the door, put on your skis and ski onto one of Europe's most modern lift systems. The resort itself was were the Funitel gondola lift was invented, giving rise to Val Thorens main base lift the "peclet". and a further three Funitels in the resort. There are plenty of chairlifts and the signature "Cime de Caron" cable car rising up to give probably the best advanced skiing in the interconnected three valleys ski area. The other main attraction Val Thorens has is its supreme base altitude. When other ski areas in the Alps are showing grassy meadows Val thorens will have snow. The only drawback is that because of this guaranteed snow it does get crowded late season.
The crowds are one of the few drawbacks the ski area has. With the sheer variety of well groomed pistes and stellar views which greatly outweigh this setback; leading to my claim that the innovative ski resort of Val Thorens is worthy to be found any any genuine skiers bucket list.