It’s not just the ski slopes which are a hive of activity in this world famous resort. The streets of the old town and main road through the village are lined with shops selling everything from local cheeses and mountain souvenirs to the height of fashion skiwear and finest diamond encrusted rings. You can easily while away an afternoon or two wandering in and out of all the stores.
Our best recommendation would be to visit the market on a Monday. Lot of traders come and fill the old town with local produce, clothes and keep-sakes. For gifts and treats we like Seccotine on the main road. It has a wide selection of Alpine and ski themed home accessories and amazing Val d’Isere souvenirs. Wandering the streets, you’ll soon notice half the Val d’Isere population are sporting PLANKS clothing. This locally designed label has rapidly become one of the names to know on the professional riders circuit. Their Tardis like shop located in the old town next to Chez Jules, should be a definite on your list.
Aside from shops designed to tempt you in and empty your pockets, Val d’Isere is a fully functioning town with all the facilities and services you would expect at home. There are banks, newsagents – stocking English papers, a pharmacy, post office, tabac and taxis which now run through the night. We are also fortunate enough to have an English Doctor in resort who is on hand to deal with anything from coughs, colds and sickness to major trauma.