Val d’Isere is one of the most sought after ski resorts in the world due to its vast terrain, endless off-piste opportunities and exciting apres-ski. Being part of the Espace Killy ski area means there is plenty of skiing to suit all abilities and the resort’s high altitude ensures an enviable snow record all season.
The attractive pedestrianised centre boasts a charming village ambience and is home to a superb range of accommodation and restaurants. This combined with its efficient infrastructure makes ski holidays in Val d’Isere especially popular with families.
skiing in Val d’Isere
Skiing in Val d’Isere is divided across three main mountains. Bellevarde and Solaise can be accessed directly by lifts from the resort centre, whilst the third mountain Col de L’Iseren is connected from Solaise. Skiing back into resort can be challenging but the efficient shuttle bus service takes you easily back from the lifts to your accommodation.
Val d’Isere is known for being an excellent resort for experts due to the extent of lift-served off-piste itineraries. There are also some wonderfully challenging black runs including 'le Face' the Olympic downhill piste, guaranteed to thrill even the most experience skier. However, this shouldn’t deter beginner and intermediates as they are also extremely well catered for. Beginners have a good choice of wide greens whilst mile hungry intermediates are spoilt for choice with a mixture of long cruising blue and red runs.
If that wasn’t enough, with Val d’Isere forming part of the Espace Killy ski area, there are 300km of pistes to explore on your doorstep. The excellent lift system provides easy access to neighbouring Tignes and its glacier skiing.
Apres-ski in Val d’Isere is exciting and energetic both on and off the mountain. The party starts on the slopes in the afternoon at the world-famous Foile Douce and back in resort, the atmospheric village centre comes alive at night. Food lovers will find a good choice of restaurants serving everything from gastronomic dishes to regional delights, and there are plenty of apres-ski bars offering live music, happy hours and dancing into the early hours.
For more information about Val d'Isere ski holidays, call 020 8939 0862 or make an enquiry.