Val Thorens resort shuttle
There's a free resort shuttle bus in Val Thorens. It can be useful, for example for getting to ski school with small children or beginners, or for getting home when you're tired after a day's skiing.
The free Val Thorens resort shuttle bus runs from 8.05am to 8pm every day in winter, with buses every 30 minutes. It covers the whole of Val Thorens. Buses start from the bus station (gare routiere) at place des Arolles. There are two circuits (see this diagramatic map of the resort shuttle routes):
Circuit de la Boucle
This bus goes up from the bus station, past the church, to place Péclet, Les Balcons, and back to the bus station.
Circuit du Soleil
This bus goes down the rue du Soleil, past Montana, Temples du Soleil, to parking P2 and the Altapura, then back to the bus station.
This is the 2012/13 Val Thorens resort shuttle timetable.
There are five free shuttles a day from Val Thorens to Les Menuires, for walkers and cross-country skiers, and four a day in the opposite direction (see timetable). The shuttles continue to St Martin. There's an extra shuttle back from St Martin to Les Menuires and Val Thorens, at 8.30pm on Thursdays when there's a concert in St Martin.