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
  • Great for foodies

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

nights
Room Only
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
  • Great for foodies

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Hôtel Avenue Lodge

Val d'Isere, France

nights
Room Only
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
  • Great for foodies

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness
  • Restaurant
  • Hot tub
  • Bar
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Langley Hotel Grand Nord

Val d'Isere, France

nights
Room Only
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
  • Great for foodies

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Résidence Alpina Lodge

Val d'Isere, France

nights
Room Only
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
  • Great for foodies

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi

Le Yule Hotel & Spa

Val d'Isere, France

nights
Room Only
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
  • Great for foodies

Accommodation highlights

    Hôtel les Crêtes-Blanches - Val d'Isère

    Val d'Isere, France

    nights
    Room Only
    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
    • Great for foodies

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Bar

    Hotel La Tovière

    Val d'Isere, France

    nights
    Room Only
    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
    • Great for foodies

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa & wellness
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Sauna
    • Steam room

    Chalet Skadi

    Val d'Isere, France

    nights
    Room Only
    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
    • Great for foodies

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa & wellness
    • Sauna
    • Steam room

    Hôtel Kandahar

    Val d'Isere, France

    nights
    Room Only
    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
    • Great for foodies

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Sauna
    • Steam room

    Pierre et Vacances Residence Les Chalets de Solaise

    Val d'Isere, France

    nights
    Room Only
    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
    • Great for foodies

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming pool
    • Sauna

    Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Balcons de Bellevarde

    Val d'Isere, France

    nights
    Room Only
    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
    • Great for foodies

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Bar

    Résidence Pierre & Vacances La Daille

    Val d'Isere, France

    nights
    Room Only
    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
    • Great for foodies

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi

    Hotel Le Brussel's

    Val d'Isere, France

    nights
    Room Only
    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
    • Great for foodies

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Spa & wellness
    • Kids' club
    • Restaurant
    • Hot tub
    • Bar
    • Sauna

    Hotel La Savoyarde

    Val d'Isere, France

    nights
    Room Only
    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
    • Great for foodies

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Spa & wellness
    • Restaurant
    • Hot tub
    • Bar
    • Sauna
    • Steam room

    Belambra Hotel & Resort Jardins de Balme

    Val d'Isere, France

    nights
    Room Only
    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
    • Great for foodies

    Accommodation highlights

      Les Seracs

      Val d'Isere, France

      nights
      Room Only
      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
      • Great for foodies

      Accommodation highlights

        Hôtel Altitude

        Val d'Isere, France

        nights
        Room Only
        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
        • Great for foodies

        Accommodation highlights

        • Free WiFi
        • Swimming pool
        • Restaurant
        • Bar
        • Sauna
        • Steam room

        Le Refuge de Solaise

        Val d'Isere, France

        nights
        Room Only
        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
        • Great for foodies

        Accommodation highlights

          Chalet Hotel Du Fornet

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Spa & wellness
          • Restaurant
          • Hot tub
          • Bar
          • Sauna
          • Steam room

          Résidence Studio Sakura

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi

          Le Kern

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Bar

          Hôtel Christiania

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Swimming pool
          • Spa & wellness
          • Kids' club
          • Restaurant
          • Bar
          • Sauna
          • Steam room

          Hotel Ormelune

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Restaurant
          • Bar
          • Sauna

          Hôtel Le Samovar

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Swimming pool
          • Spa & wellness
          • Restaurant
          • Hot tub
          • Bar
          • Sauna
          • Steam room

          Hotel Tsanteleina

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Swimming pool
          • Spa & wellness
          • Restaurant
          • Hot tub
          • Bar
          • Sauna
          • Steam room

          Avancher Lodge

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Hot tub
          • Bar
          • Sauna

          Les Chalets Du Jardin Alpin

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Sauna
          • Steam room

          Chalets Izia - Village Montana

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Swimming pool
          • Sauna

          Hôtel Les Barmes De l'Ours

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Swimming pool
          • Spa & wellness
          • Kids' club
          • Restaurant
          • Hot tub
          • Bar
          • Sauna
          • Steam room

          HOTEL LE VAL D'ISERE

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Restaurant
          • Bar

          Hôtel Avancher

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

          • Free WiFi
          • Spa & wellness
          • Restaurant
          • Hot tub
          • Bar
          • Sauna
          • Steam room

          Résidence Odalys Les Hauts du Rogoney

          Val d'Isere, France

          nights
          Room Only
          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
          • Great for foodies

          Accommodation highlights

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