Welcome to
VAL D'ISERE

Leave your mark on the Val d'Isère resort during your ski holiday in the Alps in Savoie.

Welcome to  Val-d'Isère
Val d'Isère has to be one of the most beautiful French ski resorts, nestled in a valley at the foot of the mountains with its chocolate-box chalets and high-end hotels spread between the central town and its outlying villages. Linked with nearby Tignes, it also gives you a massive ski area to play with.

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Destination Info

The resort of Val d’Isere is located in the southeast of France, approximately 5km from the border of Italy and more specifically in the Tarentaise valley of the Rhone-Alps region.

Nestled amidst the mountain tops of the Vanoise National Park, the lush, green scenery is abundant, while the easily accessible slopes and authentic atmosphere, makes Val d’Isere the perfect destination for experiencing the great outdoors.

Starting out originally as a small farming village, over the years Val d’Isere transformed into the modern, Alpine resort it is today, all whilst maintaining its traditional sense and originality. Nowadays, it consists of charming wood and stone chalets, boutiques, shops and classy hotels. The resort put itself on the map by hosting many important events such as the Albertville Winter Olympics, the Alpine Skiing World Championships and many more, bringing together some of the world’s top skiers.

The resort has three main ski areas, Solaise, Bellevarde and the comparatively remote Le Fornet which also includes the Glacier du Pissaillas. All the areas are easily accessed as they are served by modern, high speed lifts, gondolas and a funicular. The area of Val d’Isere combined with Tignes, form the Espace Killy ski area, boasting over 300km of perfectly groomed slopes. The Espace Killy area consists of two glaciers, the Grande Motte located approximately 3660m above Tignes and the Pissailas at 3448m above Val d’Isere, thus offering the perfect location for high-altitude skiing.

Val d’Isere is considered to be a top destination for après ski, with its lively and vibrant atmosphere, which is centered around the wide, main road that runs the length of the town. There restaurants, cafes and bars line the street offering an abundance of choices to suit all needs.

Apres Ski

Whilst in Val d’Isere, you will find an eclectic mixture of restaurants to choose from, with something to suit everyone’s taste buds, whether you are looking for a gourmet restaurant or smaller, welcoming eateries with more sensible-priced dishes.

One of the most popular establishments amongst the locals is the La Baraque restaurant-wine bar, located centrally on the high street. Built at an altitude of 2330m, in the heart of the Fornet ski area, the Le Signal restaurant is housed since 1999 in a unique building with beautiful architecture. This establishment has a double concept, with a more upscale table service on the first floor and a self-service fast food and bar on the ground floor. For a more upscale, gastronomical experience, L’atelier d’Edmond is a Michelin star restaurant, located opposite the Fornet cable car.

Located at the top of the La Daille gondola you will find of the most popular après ski venues of all time. Famous around the world for its wild parties and top-notch entertainment, La Follie Douce offers the perfect party location without even having to leave the slopes!

Right at the foot of Solaise and the Face de Bellavard, Cocorico bar is the perfect location for an après ski drink surrounded by stunning views.

Dicks Tea Bar has been a Val d’Isere staple since 1979. The only late-night venue that is located so centrally in the resort, Dicks Tea Bar keeps the party going on until 5am.

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SKI INFO

Val d’Isere Ski Terrain – Beginners

Intermediate skiers will feel at home whilst in Val d’Isere, with a vast array of terrain options at their disposal. Solaise and Bellevard are some of the more popular areas for intermediates with many progressive, wide runs and spread-out trails. Another route worth mentioning is located in the Fornet area, called the Pissailla glacier, which is perfect for improving your technique as it is usually crowd-free and wide enough, giving you space to practice.

Val d’Isere Ski Terrain – Intermediate

Intermediate skiers will feel at home whilst in Val d’Isere, with a vast array of terrain options at their disposal. Solaise and Bellevard are some of the more popular areas for intermediates with many progressive, wide runs and spread-out trails. Another route worth mentioning is located in the Fornet area, called the Pissailla glacier, which is perfect for improving your technique as it is usually crowd-free and wide enough, giving you space to practice.

Val d’Isere Ski Terrain – Experts

Val d’Isere has a massive range of terrain for a skier of expert level, with World Cup pistes, open powder fields, couloirs and plenty of lift-served off-piste. One of the must-do pistes whilst in the area, is the Face de Bellevarde or otherwise known as La Face, the site of the 1992 Olympic men’s downhill offering a stunning vertical from 2,900m to 1,550m. For a real challenge, try out the Les Pauls du Charvet, a really steep run for the thrill-seekers.

Val d’Isere - Snowboarders

The Val snowpark is located at an altitude of 2500m in the Bellavarde area and is easily accessed by the Olympique and Bellavarde cable cars or the La Daille funicular. The park is constructed in a way so as to separate the different sections, depending on the level difficulty and with specific obstacles to match each one. There are totally around 40 kickers with 6 lines suitable for beginners, intermediates and experts, as well as many features such as flat boxes, banana rails, wall barrels and many wide, open zones for beginners to practice on.

RESORT INFO

KEY FACTS

Elevation between 1550m and 3456m. / Resort height: 1850m

■ 300km of slopes (Espace Killy ski region)

■ 90 lifts

■ 170km blue

■ 78km red

■ 52km black

Day pass for Val d’Isere – Tignes ski area, 2022-2023 winter season:

Adults: 60€

Children up to 13y: 50€

Senior: 50€

 Nearest airports:                    

■ Geneva: 173km / ~2h50m

Towns worth visiting:    

■ Bonneval-sur-Arc: 30km/~45m 

■ Vanoise National Park

■ Lac du Chevril

■ Aquasportif center

WINTER ACTIVITIES

■ Skiing/ Alpine skiing/ Night skiing

■ Cross country skiing

■ Paragliding

■ Snowboarding

■ Ice climbing

■ Snowshoeing

■ Ice diving

■ Ice skating

■ Tandem paragliding

■ Snowmobile

■ Karting

■ Dog Sledding