Val Thorens Sports Centre has sports facilities, including a gym, table tennis tables, and tennis, squash and badminton courts. There's an aqua-club, with two pools, jacuzzis, saunas, and Turkish baths. For children, there's a fun park, which has trampolines and bouncy castles. The well-being club has sun beds, and offers massages and facial treatments. The new Delir'Park provides thrills and spills for the more adventurous. Read about the Val Thorens sports centre here.
Val Thorens Sports Centre is in the Galerie Caron - next door to la Piscine pizzeria and Eurospar supermarket. The Galerie Caron is to the left of place de Caron on this resort map.
The sports facilities are:
The aqua-club has:
There's also an outdoor terrace, in case it should be warm enough to go outside (or for those who like rolling in the snow part way through a sauna).
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
The children's fun park has:
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
The well-being club has:
What is presso-esthetique? It's aim is to drain tired or heavy legs. Your legs are wrapped in an inflatable 'blanket', which applies sequential pressure, by inflation of different parts of the blanket, to different parts of your legs - ankles, then calves, thighs, and up towards your waist. It seeks to evacuate toxins from your blood.
There are also various fitness classes, including step aerobics, Tai chi, body sculpting, strength training, and aqua gym. Ask at reception for the programme.
You can do a 15 minute session of Fitvibe, too, which is supervised by a coach. It's a machine with a vibration plate, that's supposed to make training much more efficient.
Introduced in Winter 2017-18, the Delir'Park is a 630m2 adventure park split into four areas:
This video gives a flavour of the Delir'Park:
The Sports Centre is open from mid-November to early May, and the exact opening dates correspond with those of the ski area.
The opening times are:
The Summer season is from early July until the end of August. The opening times in the Summer are 0900-2100 every day.
(In addition to the facilities mentioned above, there are 9 outdoor tennis courts in the summer).
You can call the Sports Centre on + 33 479 00 00 76.
Every Saturday, the Sports Centre offers a left luggage service from 8am to 8pm, and you can take a shower. A small fee applies.
Make the most of the facilities in Val Thorens sports centre.
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