We visited Club Med's Val Thorens Sensations, a ski-in/ski-out all-inclusive resort located steps from lifts at Europe’s highest ski resort in the French Alps. At the top of Les Tres Vallées, one of the world’s largest ski areas, the Val Thorens ski area affords breathtaking views and hundreds of runs. (Reason number one to ski the French Alps.) But skiing in that thin mountain air stokes appetites. Luckily, two Two Michelin-starred chef Edouard Loubet (a Val Thorens local) dished up gourmet cuisine in the resort’s signature restaurant, and countless chefs delivered an infinite array of recipes at Club Med’s dining rooms.
High in the Andes overlooking Santiago, Valle Nevado is one of Chile’s most underrated ski resorts. Praised for its steep terrain, iconic lodging, and beautiful vistas, Valle is often overlooked in spite of its competitors, but has just as much, if not more, to offer. Here’s how to maximize your time down south.