Skiing in Val d'Isere

Country: France

In a nutshell: Almost the perfect ski resort: high altitude skiing, an amazing ski area and classy, vibrant ski village

We like:

  • The epic Espace Killy ski area offers wonderful skiing for intermediate and advanced skiers
  • High-altitude skiing with two glaciers; one of France’s most snow-sure resorts
  • Some of the world’s best lift-served off-piste skiing
  • Great apres ski, which starts on the slopes at the famous Folie Douce and finishes much later in town
  • Val d’Isere is a classy village with a great range of shops and restaurants
  • The brilliant lift network makes getting around the enormous area quick and easy
  • Great for families; lots of activities off the slopes and some brilliant ski schools

We don’t like:

  • The transfer time is long and big traffic queues can form on Saturdays
  • The runs to resort are steep and challenging for beginners
  • The prices on the mountain for food and drink are expensive

SKI INFORMATION

  • Resort altitude: 1,850m
  • Highest lift: 3,450m
  • Lowest piste: 1,550m
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport: Geneva and Lyon – 2h 45m
  • Number of lifts:
    • Val d’Isere: 41
    • Espace Killy: 88
  • Number of runs:
    • Espace Killy
      • Green: 23
      • Blue: 66
      • Red: 40
      • Black: 27

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

RESORT DESCRIPTION

Val d’Isere is a high altitude ski resort with some seriously good skiing, a great village centre, fantastic apres ski and some brilliant facilities for families. It’s a real all-rounder and is only let down by the long airport transfer and challenging skiing for beginners.

People return year after year for their Val d’Isere ski holiday, and with skiing this good it’s easy to see why. The resort has a great snow record and the high and predominantly north facing slopes hold their snow well. Throw in the lift link to Tignes and you have an almost unbeatable ski area.

There is some epic skiing for advanced skiers, including the legendary “La Face” black run and some wonderful off-piste skiing. Intermediates will love the cruisy blues on Solaise and the red runson the Bellevarde. Many of the reds have a blackish tinge to them, so skiers almost always return home better than when they arrived

Beginners are well catered for by the gentle greens on the Bellevarde and some great nursery slopes; the quality of instruction from Val’s many ski schools is also very high. The runs down to resort are steep and challenging, so timid beginners are better suited to taking the gondola down.

Val d’Isere’s apres ski is legendary, with the party starting up in the mountain in the afternoon at the Folie Douce. There’s a great range of bars, many of which have live music, in town and a couple of nightclubs open late.  There are plenty of relaxed, low-key venues for a cosy post-ski drink too.

L'Aigle des Neiges

Val d'Isere, France
2019-12-16
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£587 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Hôtel Avenue Lodge

Val d'Isere, France
2019-12-16
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£933 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Hammam

Langley Hotel Grand Nord

Val d'Isere, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Ski hire on site
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift

Résidence Alpina Lodge

Val d'Isere, France
2020-01-06
3 nights

FROM£428 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Ski hire on site
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Le Yule Hotel & Spa

Val d'Isere, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Hôtel les Crêtes-Blanches - Val d'Isère

Val d'Isere, France
2020-01-07
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£449 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Les Jardins de la Balme

Val d'Isere, France
2020-03-28
7 nights

FROM£523 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift

Hotel La Tovière

Val d'Isere, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Hammam

Chalet Skadi

Val d'Isere, France
2020-01-18
3 nights

FROM£1029 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Hammam

Hôtel Kandahar

Val d'Isere, France
2020-01-04
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£876 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Pierre et Vacances Residence Les Chalets de Solaise

Val d'Isere, France
2019-12-14
7 nights

FROM£537 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location

Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Balcons de Bellevarde

Val d'Isere, France
2020-04-13
7 nights

FROM£860 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location

Résidence Pierre & Vacances La Daille

Val d'Isere, France
2020-03-28
7 nights

FROM£599 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Ski hire on site
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift

Hotel Le Brussel's

Val d'Isere, France
2020-03-29
3 nights
Half board
FROM£3952 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Hotel La Savoyarde

Val d'Isere, France
2019-12-15
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£403 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Belambra Hotel & Resort Jardins de Balme

Val d'Isere, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

    Les Seracs

    Val d'Isere, France

    nights

    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Apres ski
    • Family friendly
    • High altitude
    • Big ski area
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for beginners
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced
    • Great for snowboarders

    Accommodation highlights

    • Internet available

    Hôtel Altitude

    Val d'Isere, France
    2019-12-15
    3 nights
    Breakfast included
    FROM£565 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Apres ski
    • Family friendly
    • High altitude
    • Big ski area
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for beginners
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced
    • Great for snowboarders

    Accommodation highlights

    • Sauna
    • Steam room
    • Swimming pool
    • Ski in / ski out location
    • Internet available

    Le Refuge de Solaise

    Val d'Isere, France
    2019-12-14
    3 nights
    Breakfast included
    FROM£296 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Apres ski
    • Family friendly
    • High altitude
    • Big ski area
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for beginners
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced
    • Great for snowboarders

    Accommodation highlights

    • Ski hire on site
    • Ski in / ski out location
    • Internet available
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