at a glance...

300km of pistes
1850m resort height
3 hours transfer time
All levels great for
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Resort overview

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 après-ski. Being part of the Tignes/Val d'Isere 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. You’ll find Savoyard classics, chic bistros and humble pubs right up to Michelin Star restaurants. This all comes with a price tag but the fact that it’s popular year and year again speaks volumes for some of the best skiing in the Alps.

It may be a longer transfer so you probably won’t be able to ski on the transfer days however if you don’t mind that then it is 100% worth the extra travel time. And the constantly updated fast lift system means you won’t be wasting time getting up the pistes. 

Skiing in the resort

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 experienced skier. However, this shouldn’t deter beginner and intermediates, the terrain is so vast there is plenty for all abilities. Beginners have a good mix of wide greens whilst mile hungry intermediates are spoilt for choice with plenty of long cruising blue and red runs.

If that wasn’t enough, with Val d’Isere linked with Tignes, there are 300km of pistes to explore on your doorstep. The excellent lift system provides easy access to the neighbouring resort and its glacier skiing. 

Après ski

Après 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 Folie Douce. 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 après ski bars offering live music, happy hours and dancing into the early hours.

Best for...

  • Groups
  • Après
  • Foodies
  • Families
Accommodation in Val d'Isere

Val d’Isere is flanked by mountains and stretches across the valley in seemingly endless accommodation options. Basic chalets right up to utmost luxury and it can be pot luck with what you get without some insider knowledge.

We’ve picked a selection of great, flexible hotels from 3 – 5* so you don’t have to spend hours trawling through Trip Advisor. Whether you want to ski back to the door, be in and amongst the après action or find a nice quiet spot to soak in the scenery we’ve got something for you.

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3* Hotel Kandahar
3* Hotel Kandahar
3* Hotel Kandahar
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Car parking
  • Conference
More info
3* Hotel L'Avancher
3* Hotel L'Avancher
3* Hotel L'Avancher
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Complimentary WiFi
More info
3* Hotel Ormelune
3* Hotel Ormelune
3* Hotel Ormelune
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Hammam
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Car parking
  • Conference
More info
4* Hotel L'Aigle des Neiges
4* Hotel L'Aigle des Neiges
4* Hotel L'Aigle des Neiges
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Car parking
  • Conference
  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
More info
5* Hotel Avenue Lodge
5* Hotel Avenue Lodge
5* Hotel Avenue Lodge
Features:
  • Restaurant
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Car parking
  • Jacuzzi
More info
5* Hotel Le Blizzard
5* Hotel Le Blizzard
5* Hotel Le Blizzard
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hammam
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Jacuzzi
More info

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Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere

The resort
Resort height - 1,850m
Highest point - 3,455m

Ski areaTignes/Val d'Isere ski area - 300km of piste

Slopes
Lech is an intermediates heaven with plenty of long cruisey runs. Lech and Zurs have also been linked with St Anton am Arlberg for the 16/17 ski season meaning no more buses!

Green runs 15%
Blue runs 42%
Red runs 26%
Black runs 17%

Lifts - 88

Season length - November to May

Resort ratings
Beginners - 3/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 5/5
Snowboarders - 4/5
Families - 4/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 5/5
Charm - 3/5
Scenery - 3/5

Activities
Ice driving | cross-country skiing | night ski races | speedriding | ski touring | snowmobiling | heliskiing | slalom stadium | ice climbing | dog sledding | snowshoeing | sledding | ice skating | paragliding

Transfer times
Due to the fact that flights into Chambery and Grenoble tend to only be available on the weekends, we use Geneva as our main airport.

Chambery - 2 hours
Grenoble - 2 hours 30 minutes
Geneva - 3 hours

Val d'Isere area lift pass
3 day lift pass from £138
6 day lift pass from £258

Jo Purchasing & Operations Support Executive "Dick's Tea Bar is a classic apres option, or try Cafe Face for some non-stop 80's classics and fun." View Jo's profile
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