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Ski Val d’Isere

Comprehensive Ski Resort Guide including; Accommodation, Apres Ski, Ski guides and other useful Val d'Isere Information.

One of the world’s best known, and indeed best loved resorts, Val d’Isère ski resort is one of the classic ski resorts, dating back to the 1930s. Today it combines the spectacular scenery it has always been blessed with a resort base that’s both attractive and well laid-out, and a world class ski area linked to neighbouring Tignes.
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Val d'Isere facts

  • Area: Espace Killy
  • Village Height: 1850m
  • Avg. annual snowfall: 450cm
  • No. of lifts: 90
  • Season dates: Late-Nov - Early-May
  • Km of piste: 300km
  • Acreage of terrain: 2471 acres
  • Terrain parks: 2
  • Snow making: 30km of piste / 10% / 127 cannons
  • Distance to airports: Geneva 180km
  • Runs: 25466122

Val d'Isere Snow report

insider's guide
-1°c
Cloud

Weather
Mostly cloudy, some sunny spells

20cm

last snowfall

Piste conditions

Piste conditions
Resort not yet open

0/42

lifts open

Piste conditions

Piste: Closed
Off-piste: Varied
Runs to resort: Closed

15/30cm

lower/upper snow depth

Piste conditions

Last snowed: 18th Nov
Report date: 26th Nov

Beginner

4 stars

Intermediate

5 stars

Advanced

5 stars

Snowboard / Freestyle Skiing

5 stars

Families

4 stars

Aprés Ski

4 stars

Mountain Restaurants

4 stars

Resort Charm

4 stars

Overview of Val d'Isere Ski Resort

Val d'Isère is a name synonymous with skiing and although not strictly a ‘purpose built’ ski resort of the type of mountain-top concrete variety we imagine for France, it was largely created from next to nothing in a high valley of the Tarentaise region in the 1930s.

Apart from having a cool name, Val d'Isère has continued to attract guests for the best part of a century through constantly renewing and improving what it can offer each generation of skiers, always staying at the forefront of winter sports worldwide. At the same time it has maintained one of its key attractions – a picturesque main resort village built primarily from local wood and stone and with a compact heart, now largely pedestrianised and home to lots of enticing shops, restaurants and a wide variety of Val d'Isere accommodation.

In the 1960s Val d'Isère began its connection to Tignes ski resort with the great Espace Killy ski area named after France’s greatest skiing hero, Jean Claude Killy. This area now covers more than 300km (nearly 190 miles) of piste served by 90 lifts. Although it may not be the largest ski area in the world it is one of the 10 biggest and perhaps more importantly, a good many intermediate and advanced skiers think it is arguably the most exciting and entertaining ski areas on earth.

When you ski Val d'Isère you’ll be following many of the world’s greatest skiers as the resort has a long association with competitive skiing and is one of a handful of resorts worldwide to have staged World Cup, Olympic and Alpine Ski World Championships events, the latter as recently as 2009.

Now the resort has grown into one of the best in the world, Powderbeds has selected some of the best self-catered apartments available including the popular Residence Les Chalets de Solaise.

From Hotels, to Apartments; you'll find something for everyone, to take a look at our best selection, check out our Val d'Isere ski deals.

Skiing Guide

As well as being internationally renowned for it’s advanced off-piste terrain and freestyle park, Val d’Isere is an excellent resort for intermediates with dedicated beginner only slopes.

Après Ski

Despite being pricier than other resorts, nightlife in Val d’Isere is amongst the busiest in the alps and includes the famous Dicks Tea Bar.

Families

Skiers with children will be attracted to Val d'Isere by the good range of family facilities and entertainment on offer and the childcare from 18 months.

Off the Slopes

Browse the Val d'Isere gift shops, art galleries and designer shops or get an aerial view of the resort buckle in on a tandem microlight flight.

Restaurants & Dining

Val d'Isere has a restaurant to suit every taste and every budget. Although, similar everything else, the higher end of the market has the best selection.

Spa Guide

The broad range of spa facilities on offer in Val dIsere has had a recent addition of a new huge complex under the name of Oxygen ‘Centre Sportif’.

Customer Reviews

Average customer rating: 5 stars