Val Thorens is one of Europe's best ski resorts. Begun in 1971, in the 2011/12 season it's celebrating its 40th anniversary. As the highest resort in Europe, it often has some of the best snow in the Alps. The ski area caters to all levels of skiers, with an extensive beginners' area, and kilometres of varied pistes for intermediates and experts. If you ever want to go further afield, you can ski the other valleys that make up the 3 Valleys ski area - Méribel and Courchevel. You can access charming off piste itineraries from Val Thorens's lifts.
The lifts are fast and modern, as the resort regularly invests in upgrading and renewing them. In summer 2011, they built the new Funitel de Thorens, and 2 new pistes that go with it.
For more information about Val Thorens, check out http://www.valthorensguide.co.uk which is a site that covers all aspects of the resort. You can find sections on the resort, the ski area, accommodation, restaurants and bars.
You can also find weather reports which are updated every day - written bulletins, and the English version of the forecast on the local radio, Virgin Radio Val Thorens - Les Menuires. They're at http://www.valthorensguide.co.uk/weather.html. Check out the webcams too.