Val D'Isere

Read our resort guide to the amazing resort that is Val d'Isere. Here you will find world class skiing and snowboarding in France. This resort has wide sweeping pistes for beginners and intermediates and the world famous La Face for more advanced skiers and boarders. This resort offers a vibrant après-ski scene and a great village atmosphere.

Where?

Choose to ski Val d'Isere and you're getting a superb Alpine village setting with an air of old world charm. However, you also have access to one of the world's great ski areas, the fabulous Espace Killy, with lifts to nearby Tignes and the Grand Motte glacier, and over 300km of piste. The nearest airports are Chambery and Grenoble - with road access not so bad if the snow is clear!

resort ESSENTIALS

3456 m

1706 m

1750 m

RESORT ALTITUDE : 1850 m
TOTAL PISTE : 146 km
LONGEST RUN : 10.0 km
SEASON : December - May

SLOPES

Beginner
15
Easy
32
Intermediate
21
Advanced/Expert
13

WE LIKE

  • Huge area shared with Tignes, with lots of runs for all abilities. Access to the huge Espace Killy ski area.
  • Wide choice of schools, especially for off-piste lessons and guiding.
  • For a high Alpine resort, the town is attractive, very lively at night, and offers a good range of restaurants.

WE DON'T LIKE

  • Piste classifications are interesting! Some green and blue runs are quite challenging and all runs back to the village are tricky.
  • Cab be unbearably busy at peak times. Extortionately expensive resort, full of posh English people which can be offputting.
  • Most lifts and slopes are liable to close when the weather is bad

SUITABILITY RATINGS 1-5

SKIING
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BOARDING
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BEGINNERS
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INTERMEDIATE
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ADVANCED
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FAMILIES
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On the Slopes

Ski holidays in Val d'Isere offer great snow, fast quads and cable cars to get you on the high slopes quickly, and over 300km of piste to explore. There are plenty of options for all levels of skiers, with the slopes split into three areas - Bellevarde on one side of the valley, and Solaise and Col de l'Iseran on the other. The terrain varies from one side to the other, and you'll also find some legendary off-piste challenges.

Ski Area

If you ski Val d'Isere you are also in the ski region of Espace Killy.

Off the Slopes

The centre of Val d'Isere is packed with countless bars, restaurants and clubs - whatever your budget, whatever your food tastes, you'll find something here to suit you. Nightlife is lively, with recommended choices including Le Bananas, the Moris Bar (for live music) and Petit Danois for pool and shooters. Sports fans head to the Pacific, while for some French ambience you should try the Underground. Finally there is the legendary Dick's Tea Bar, a favourite late night stop off - trust us!

Who's it Best For?

Val d'Isere is a pretty, attractive resort, albeit quite expensive! So do be prepared to pay through the nose for basic items like a cup of coffee! But that said the skiing here is great. If you want variety and are a confident skier or boarder you will love it. The Espace Killy ski area is huge and  Val d'Isere offers good challenging runs with great off piste.

 

 

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