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.
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!
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.
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.