Val d’Isère is one the world’s most famous ski resorts, boasting 300km of slopes as part of the Val d’Isère-Tignes area. The resort has an excellent reputation for good snowfall all season, and although well-known for its many challenging slopes, offers something for every ability level.
Renowned internationally for its exceptional ski terrain, Val d’Isère is a true skier’s paradise. For beginners there are two gentle nursery slopes so you can learn safely. There is also another beginner’s area in altitude above the resort so skiers of all abilities are able to enjoy the breathtaking views. Intermediates will not be disappointed with the large choice of wide blue and more challenging red runs, while experts will love the legendary black slopes such as La Face and the famous extensive off-piste skiing. There is also a Snow Park with six levels of difficulty open to all skiers and boarders. The neighbouring resort of Tignes is easily accessible from Val d’Isère for an extra 150km of world-class slopes.
While famous for its impressive slopes, Val d’Isère is also home to many different winter activities such as snowshoeing, husky sledding, ice diving, paragliding and ice skating. To ease any aches and pains after a day on the pistes, there is a wellness centre with two pools, saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs. The facility is also equipped with a gym and climbing wall. For a truly unforgettable experience to mark a special occasion, the resort offers a range of scenic helicopter flights for sensational aerial views over the Alps.
Bars & Restaurants
The buzzing après ski scene in Val d’Isère is hard to beat. There are lively clubs, pubs and bars across the resort including the infamous La Folie Douce with live music, table dancing and cabaret shows. Dick’s Tea Bar, located in the village centre is another alpine club well-known for its fun party atmosphere, and Cocorico is the best place to finish a day’s skiing with live music right on the piste. With a large selection of restaurants in the mountains or the village, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Whether you fancy traditional Savoyard dishes, fine dining, or a more affordable bistro, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for. Try La Peau de Vache, at the top of the Bellevarde Express lift, for the best burgers on the mountain.