Frequently asked questions

Flights, transfers & accommodation

1Which flights should I book?
Early as possible....get to the mountains seriousness...we suggest that you aim to get an outbound flight that lands before 1pm CET. This gives you time to get to resort and get checked in before the Welcome Event.
2Transfers, what should I book?
NUCO are running a number of transfers from Geneva which you can add onto on your booking. They are running outbound from 10.30am to 2pm, NUCO will provide all info. Transfers take 3 hours and on your return they will allow for additional time.
3Can I book a private transfer?
If you would like to book a private transfer, you can use one of the following companies where we have arranged a PropSki discount:
Private and shared: Cool Runnings Airport Transfers
Quote PROPSKI2024! (for 10% off)
Shared: Bens Bus Transfers
from c£49
4How long is the coach transfer?
The coach transfer is around 3 hours. There will be no refreshment stop allocated unless you book a private transfer.
5Where will the bus (or transfer) drop me off?
Typically the bus will drop you off at the centrally located Gare Routiere. Once you get to you accomodation you will be able to check into your room or safely store your bags in the accommodation’s lobby (or similar) until your room is ready. Then head to the Welcome Forum to collect your welcome pack.
6Which hotel should I book?
Single Occupant Half Week
Your options are best suited to the Kashmir or F7
Single occupant Full Week
Your options are best suited to the array of apartments we have such as L'Oxalys or Val Chaviere
Shared Accommodation Half Week
Your options are best suited to F7
Shared Accommodation Full Week
Your options are best suited to the L'Oxalys or Val Chaviere
7What accommodation is best if I don’t know anyone?
You can choose to book your own room in one of the hotels or if you’d prefer to share a room you can book into the shared accommodation for the desired length of stay. The NUCO team will then allocate you with a roommate of the same sex.
8What are the meal arrangements?
Breakfast is included in F7 with all other accommodation options self catering (unless stated otherwise). This is a great opportunity to network with peers and find a group to ski with for the day. We will be hosting the Meet & Ski for those in self catering that wants to meet new people. More info to follow

Lift pass, Ski hire & lessons

1When do I get my lift pass?
When you collect your welcome pack at the Welcome Forum, you’ll receive an envelope from the Nuco team with your lift pass and event wristband. REMEMBER to take a picture of the code on your lift pass and any accompanying receipts before you head out to ski. That way if you lose it the lift pass office can void your old one and give you a new one for a minimum cost. If you do not have this you will need to buy a new lift pass to cover the remaining days of your trip.
2What do I do if I lose my lift pass?
Head to the lift pass office at the Peclet Gondola or the Tourist Office in the town. There are 2 options for your lift pass:
Val Thorens & Orelle
This covers the main resort and is a good choice for beginners looking to stay local and build confidence. There are some great runs in the valley and should you wish to venture further afield then you can upgrade on a daily basis. Any official après-ski events will be in this valley so you can ski back to your accommodation.
3 Vallees
This covers over 600km of skiing and a large variety of runs covering easy blues and challenging blacks. If you are an intermediate or above you should be looking for the 3 Valley Pass to give you some variety across the week.
3What is the time of the last ski lift?
The lifts will generally run until about 16.45 but remember to check times of key lifts so you don’t get stuck! This is shown at the bottom of the chairlift. Getting a taxi back from one of the other valleys to Val Thorens is expensive – so try to avoid this!
4Where can hire ski equipment?
Nuco, our tour operator, provide ski hire though SkiSet. You can add this on during the booking process or add it on last minute. Your Nuco voucher will state where your ski hire location is. We try to base these shops as close to your accommodation as possible but this will depend upon availability. All the rental shops we use are on the resort map in your welcome pack. You will get the best resort prices if booked in advance so if you do not own your own equipment please ensure you have booked what you need through the Nuco booking system. If you are not sure what to book the team at Nuco will be able to assist. When collecting your skis/snowboard/boots etc, the team in the shop will be able to answer specific questions about your equipment.
5Where do ski lessons take place?
Ski Lessons start at the Rond Point which is located at the bottom of the travelator/magic carpet near Malaysia nightclub. The details of your time of the lesson and which group you are in is in your voucher from NUCO Travel. Please ensure you allow enough time to get there.
6What time do lessons start?
Lesson details will be sent to you so you know what time, where to meet and which group you are in. Please ask the Nuco team at the Welcome Forum if you are still unsure.
7What clothes should I take to wear?
Ski Socks (bring more than one pair as they can get smelly) Specific ski trousers (aka Salopets) Warm waterproof jacket Thermal tops (it gets very cold at altitude) Ski gloves Hats Swimsuit if you want to use the town/hotel facilities T-shirts Something to wear on an evening, casual Resort shoes – you will need something that is capable of walking over snow and ice. Sunglasses Goggles

Events & emergency contacts

1How do I keep updated throughout the week?
There will be a PropSki 2024 Broadcast WhatsApp group. Please join this as any events (and changes to events) will be announced via this. The code to join the group will be sent out via email and included in your Welcome Pack.
It will only be PropSki that will send messages so not too much spam....
2Do I need to arrive in resort before the first event?
We strongly recommend that you arrive for the first event which starts at 4pm on Saturday – The Welcome Forum. This will be a structured networking session running throughout the afternoon for you to meet your fellow PropSkiers and the committee and to ask any questions you may have to the Nuco team.
3How do we sign up for the Race Day and is it only for experts?
Anyone can sign up for the race day and we would encourage everyone to give it a go! Registration is on the NUCO booking portal but only register if you are going to turn up. If you want to register but haven’t signed up then there will be a limited number of spaces available on the day. Ideally speak to a rep beforehand. Helmets are compulsory.
4Where can I find a NUCO Rep or Committee member?
The PropSki Committee will be at every event and your Nuco rep will introduce themselves to you on the first night and will be available to help during the week. Please join the PropSki 2024 WhatsApp broadcast group for regular updates.
5What should I do in case of an emergency?
For emergencies the European emergency phone number is 112 or you can call 15 for a medical emergency or 17 for police.

Resort info

1What is the situation with Supermarkets?
Please check your resort map for the nearest supermarket. There are many around the town. Make sure to check times as they can often be shut over lunchtime and post 8pm.
2What’s the best spot for a mountain lunch?
Chalet de la Marine $$$
This cosy upstairs restaurant is family owned and has great views and an alpine menu. You will need to book ahead. The restaurant can be reached by the Le Cascade lift which leads to a blue piste.
Chalet de Thorens$$
This offers fondues and meats with an easy ski down afterwards on a green piste.
Le Fruitiere, Folie Douce Val thorens $$$
This is best for rosé and Apres on the slopes. Most likely to get a seat outside. No need to book unless you are bigger than 8 but booking is possible to make sure you manage to get the seats you want.
Wokski $
A cheap solution to get you full fast! Serving rice or noodles with a choice of curries/stir fry in a takeaway container and located in the same building as Chalet du Thorens. This is a committee favourite and a hidden gem if you’re tired of beige food or simply need something healthy to power your carve turns.
3Looking for a dinner spot in town?
Tangos $$
This is a scandy hotel offering a variety of cuisine and great cocktails. Often has live music. Best to book in advance. We particularly recommend the deconstructed snickers dessert!
Scandinavian Johns $$
This is one of the best places for delicious food, wine and great service. It’s small you will need to book.
Les Explorateurs by Pashmina $$
Fine dining in Hotel Pashmina
4Where is the Police Station?
The municipal police station is located in the Gare Routiere at the bottom of the sports centre. Remember to report anything which is stolen to get a crime reference number which you will need for your insurance.
5Where is the hospital/medical centre?
There is a medical centre in Val Thorens – ask a Nuco rep to take you there if you need help.