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The Residence Kashmir is part of hotel and apartment complex which sits right next to the slopes of Val Thorens. The apartments are huge, well-appointed, very stylish and exceptionally comfortable.
Guests also have access to the hotel's wide range of facilities which include a gorgeous spa area with an indoor heated pool, saunas and an extensive range of massage and beauty treatments.
All of the public spaces are all very well thought out and beautifully presented with warm, rich colours, exquisite details and very comfortable furnishings.
Nearest slopes: You're next to the slopes
Nearest lift: 100m
Tuition meeting point: 350m
Resort centre: 500m
The highest ski resort in one of the largest ski areas in the world, Val Thorens is a reliably snow-covered area with swift lift access right at your door. It's the most southerly of The Three Valley resorts, and most of the nursery slopes are close to the village centre, making it the perfect ski holiday for families and beginners looking for a good time.
A huge variety of pistes make it an excellent choice for all levels, and the nightlife is fun and lively, with a fantastic après-ski scene. The die-hards looking for some off-piste mileage will also love the freeriding between Val Thorens and Mottaret.
Since it's a purpose-built resort it's got a good mix of activities, although it's not the place to be if you aren't going to be on the mountain. Because of the resort height and layout, it's ideal for both skiing and boarding. There's a great range of bars, restaurants, creperies and pizza joints all huddled together in the centre of the resort, so it's easy to find something to do in the evenings. On top of that, there's a sports centre, which has a load of activities for kids and adults.
Area size: 600km Three Valleys area
Resort altitude: 2300m
Skiing altitude: 1260m to 3230m
Number of runs: 275
Range of runs: 21% green, 33% blue, 35% red and 11% black
Lifts: 78 drags, 68 chairs, 34 gondolas and 6 cable cars
Night skiing: Yes
Snowmaking: 41% of runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
The residence is self catering and the apartments have a well-equipped kitchen providing everything needed to create your own delicious French cuisine.
If that doesn't appeal at any time, simply head down to the 'Beef & Lobster' restaurant for freshly prepared sumptuous local dishes. Meals here are not included, but it is worth trying the restaurant at least once throughout your stay.
The 39 apartments at are just as luxurious as the rest of the hotel and boast décor that's contemporary but very comfortable, with beautiful hardwood trim and sumptuous fabrics and colours to make you feel right at home.
Each apartment comes equipped with a fully kitted out kitchen which includes an oven, microwave, fridge with small freezer, four-ring hob, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. There's a good sized living room area and your bed linen, towels, cleaning products and an end-of-stay cleaning (excluding the kitchen and washing up) is included.
You'll also have a flatscreen TV in the living room, a ski locker with boot and glove dryers in the public storage room, a mini-safe, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers and one free access to the WI-Fi.
Three roomed apartments for four people are on one or two floors, approximately 45m2 and have a living room, a kitchenette, a balcony and a double and twin bedroom, each with its own ensuite bathroom with bath or shower and wc. Apartments with views are also available for an additional charge.
Three roomed apartments for up to six people are on one floor, approximately 50m2 and have a living room with a double sofa bed, a kitchenette, a balcony and a double and twin bedroom, each with its own ensuite bathroom with bath or shower and wc.
Official rating: ****
Traditional restaurant ‘Le Yack'
Gourmet restaurant ‘Le Karmin'
Indoor pool, three saunas and fitness room
Massage and beauty treatments available
Bar & lounge area
Panoramic terrace with direct access to the piste
Departure airports: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Grenoble
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 30 minutes