Spotlight on: Val d'Isere

Spotlight on: Val d'Isere

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What makes Val d’Isere such a fantastic choice for a luxury ski chalet holiday?

 

Val d’Isere attracts a vast array of snow sports fanatics who return year on year. Linked to neighbouring Tignes, the extensive and snow-sure skiing caters for everyone, from complete beginner to expert powder skiers. Popularity and high revenue intake means Val d’Isere can afford innovation; staying ahead of the game in all the latest in technology when it comes to lift systems and snow making.

 

Off the mountain, the village is traditional, attractive and offers a diverse selection of activities, restaurants and bars – making Val d’Isere an ideal resort for a luxury ski holiday.

 

 

Quality, High Altitude Skiing

 

The village of Val d’Isere sits at an advantageous altitude of 1850m, with top slopes reaching nearly 3,400m. The resort’s high altitude allows skiers a wide range of options for when to visit and you can often find yourself knee deep in powder in early December or late April.

 

Val d’Isere’s snow-sure slopes are groomed to an extremely high standard and the efficient lift system is regularly upgraded.

 

 

Large Ski Area

 

Val d’Isere and Tignes link together to create the third largest ski area in France. With 300km of pistes serviced by 78 lifts there’s plenty of ground to cover on a luxury ski holiday in Val d’Isere. The pistes between the two resorts are naturally linked without long and flat connecting runs.

 

An extensive ski area means plenty of slopes and services suited to a range of abilities. Green runs and covered magic carpets appeal to beginners, whilst open powder fields and challenging descents well serviced by the quality lift system make Val d’Isere a hot spot for advanced skiers.

 

 

Traditional Village

 

Nestled at the end of the Tarentaise Valley, Val d’Isere was an ancient mountain village before it became a world-renowned ski resort. Tradition is reflected in the village’s architecture with Savoyard wooden and stone chalet-style buildings lining the streets.

 

The attractiveness of this traditional Alpine village makes it the perfect resort for a luxury chalet holiday. Val d’Isere is home to some of the finest luxury ski chalets in the French Alps, including Chalet Marco Polo, Chalet Le Rocher and Chalet Lhotse.

 

 

Après scene

 

Val d’Isere sports a varied and lively après scene and will satisfy the appetite of any party-goers in the group on your luxury ski chalet holiday.

 

The infamous La Folie Douce hosts the ultimate mountain top party, with a DJ, Saxophonist, singer and more. Once the Folie winds down at 5pm, get back on your skis and slide down to Cocorico or Bananas at the bottom of the slopes for some live music and DJs. If you still have energy left after you have been wined and dined at your luxury ski chalet, you can party at Dick’s Tea Bar until 5am.

 

 

Summer Skiing

 

Can’t wait until winter for your snow fix? The resort’s Glacier du Pisaillas, perched at a height of 3,488m, offers skiers and snowboarders a mixture of blue and red runs. Tignes also has summer skiing on La Grande Motte Glacier, however, this terrain can only be accessed from Tignes itself.

 

Val d’Isere opened the resort’s winter slopes during June 2018 for the first time in its’ 82 year history of winter sports. The future continuation of this practice is dependant on snow conditions.

 

 

New for Winter 2018/2019

 

Val d’Isere continues to be a leading resort in innovation, drawing increasing numbers of visitors and bringing them back year on year.

 

New Gondola in La Daille

After 52 years of service, the original 4 seater gondola in La Daille has been replaced by a new 10 seater gondola with Wi-Fi and heated seats. Starting at 1,802 m, the new cabins will take 4 mins 30 secs to transport 2,800 passengers an hour to La Folie Douce at 2,294 m.

 

Valkids play area

Great news for families – a brand new play area, Valkids, designed for children of 4-10 years old will reside below the beginner Sunny Ride piste on the Solaise Mountain. The kids can learn everything about mountain operations including mountain rescue, cable cars, snowmaking and piste grooming.

 

New Black Run

Appropriate only for accomplished skiers and snowboarders, an extreme 76% slope will open from the Leissieres ridge that separates the Solaise and the Fornet ski area.

 

 

Val d’Isere opens for business on 24 November 2018 for the 2018/19 ski season…

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