A ski resort’s new pinnacle of chic

A popular Trois Vallées resort gets a new hotel and spa

Image: Altapura/Tristan Shu

Val Thorens, Europe’s highest ski resort, has a new pinnacle of chic: Altapura (www.altapura.fr; from €190) from Megève hotelier Jocelyne Sibuet, who brings a Pure Altitude spa, three restaurants and 88-room Scandinavian-style hotel to this French resort that is often in shadow. Ask the snowboarders though, and they’ll tell you that Val Thorens has the best sport in all the Trois Vallées.