Albertville is located in the heart of Savoy, at the foot of the Beaufortain, Tarentaise and Val d'Arly mountain ranges and close to extensive lakes. Host to the XVI Olympic Winter Games in 1992, the city has kept the sporting and friendly spirit that encourages many groups to organise events on sites built for the Olympics. Building on its Olympic heritage, the city has continued to channel its passion for winter sports by inaugurating the training centre of the French top-flight ski and snowboard teams in 2016.
Labelled "City of art and history", Albertville also boasts a vibrant cultural and historical scene, with the medieval town of Conflans and its museum, the Manuel de Locatel château, "Le Dôme" Cultural Centre and the Olympic Park.
Located at an altitude of 2,300 metres, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe, the culminating point of the world’s largest ski area, Les 3 Vallées. 4 times voted best ski resort in the world, it’s an extraordinary destination that offers exceptional sports and leisure facilities winter and summer alike, with glaciers, hiking and mountain biking trails and a baroque and pastoral heritage extending all the way into the Belleville Valley. Sporty and relaxed, lively and dynamic, Val Thorens is brimming with energy and offers a huge range of incredible activities. Born from the imagination of visionary pioneers in 1971, “it’s a resort unlike any other” that views each new development through the prism of community, conviviality and innovation. 50 years later, Val Thorens remains a step ahead and will be launching major new “four seasons” projects between now and 2025.