With over 300km of marked runs, vast off piste skiing areas and Olympic downhill courses, it’s easy to see why Val d’Isere maintains its reputation as one of the best ski areas in the world. Linked to neighbouring Tignes to form the Espace Killy, Val d’Isere remains a firm favourite with many British and European visitors.
Excellent snowfall records and high altitude slopes keep the snow in Val d’Isere from late November through to early May. Some of the best skiing in Val d’Isere can be found towards the end of the season when the sun is shining and the snow is soft.
The Espace Killy boasts a really varied terrain. The woods at La Fornet, the glacier high above Tignes Val Claret, the 2 snow parks and the dedicated beginners areas will keep skiers and boarders of all abilities well entertained.
Val d’Isere Village
Despite its huge reputation and growth over the years, Val d’Isere has maintained its traditional Alpine village atmosphere. The local French families who have lived in the resort for many years and traditional weekly markets keep a real sense of community alive in the village. Modern architecture complements the original farm buildings to form an image worthy of any postcard.
Famed for its lively night life, Val d’Isere certainly isn’t a sleepy town once the lifts have stopped for the day and dusk has drawn in. There are many bars, restaurants and clubs that come to life in the evening. From the table top dancing in your ski boots, which can not be missed, to the civilised cocktail bars and Michelin Star restaurants it’s a wonder that heads ever hit pillows!
If partying to the extreme isn’t your style, fear not, the village has a seemingly endless number of shops and cafes, a new €30 million sports centre, outdoor ice rink, ice-driving and many more organised activities.