Resort Guide Val d’Isere
Resort Guide Val d’Isere
Resort Guide Val d’Isere
Resort Guide Val d’Isere
Resort Guide Val d’Isere
Resort Guide Val d’Isere
Resort Guide Val d’Isere
Resort Guide Val d’Isere
Resort Guide Val d’Isere
Resort Guide Val d’Isere
Resort Guide Val d’Isere
Resort Guide Val d’Isere
Resort Guide Val d’Isere

Resort Guide Val d’Isere

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Val d'Isere Resort Guide

 

Val d’Isère has certainly earned its reputaion as one of the best resorts in the Alps. There are very few resorts that tick quite so many boxes.

 

Firstly you have the altitude. The resort itself sits at 1800m and most of the skiing is between 2000m and 2700m, with the ski area extending up to 3500m, meaning you can be confident about the snow quality and the season is longer than most other resorts.

 

Then you have the scale. A huge and varied ski area which links to Tignes offers plenty of skiing for all levels.

 

Then you have the modern and efficient lift system so the area copes well with the numbers. Fast lifts are the norm.   

 

Any of course you have the fantastic resort of Val d’Isere as your base. The attractive town centre and lively atmosphere makes Val d’Isère a very popular destination for a luxury ski chalet holiday.

 

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Getting there:

 

The nearest airport is Chambéry which is approximately 2 hours drive, and Geneva Airport is a 3.00 hour drive away.

 

 

Quick Facts

 

Ski area: Tignes Val d’Isere

Pistes: 300km

Lifts: 78

Top lift altitude: 3456m

 

Val d’Isère Only

Pistes: 150km

Lifts: 31

Altitude: 1785 – 3456m

 

Green: 14%

Blue: 43%

Red: 26%

Black: 17%

 

 

The Skiing

 

Beginners

 

The best beginner terrain is at the top of the Solaisegondola where the slopes are serviced by hooded magic carpets. Progression from here takes you onto the green Madeleinerun and the network of blue runs reached by the Madelinechair lift. On your way back down the mountain, avoid the red run back into resort by taking the Solaisegondola back down to Val d’Isère.

 

There are also beginner runs at the base of the Solaisegondola should you prefer to sample skiing in close proximity to your luxury ski chalet in Val d’Isère. Once skiers are gaining some confidence, there are a number of lovely gentle green runs in the Bellevarde /Col de Fresse area, with ‘Genepy‘ being a favourite.

 

 

Intermediates

 

Val d’Isère is connected to the neighbouring resort of Tignes, creating a ski area of 300km of beautifully groomed, snow-sure pistes to explore and get in your ski miles.

 

The red and blue runs leading down into La Daille, a village in between Val d’Isère and Tignes create a great area for intermediate skiers building their confidence.

 

 

Expert

 

The renowned Face de Bellevardepresents a steep challenge to any advanced skiers in the group on your luxury ski chalet holiday. Val d’Isère offers some great off-piste, which is best accessed by hiring a guide who can show you where to find the best snow and safest routes.

 

 

The Resort

 

Based around a 17th Century church in the centre of town, Val d’Isère was an ancient mountain village before it became a ski resort. The attractive and sophisticated winter resort stretches along the valley and includes a series of additional villages: La Daille, Le Laisinant and Le Fornet. The main street has a multitude of upmarket shops to browse and you’ll find plenty of designer brands.

 

Val d’Isère is a great resort for a family on a luxury ski chalet holiday whilst also having a lively bar and restaurant scene. Cocorico and Dick’s Tea Bar cater for some of the best-known parties in the Alps and restaurants such as La Grande Ourse and La Table de L’Ours offer fantastic Savoyard gastro experiences.

 

 

Non-skiers

 

A luxury ski chalet holiday in Val d’Isère can be enjoyed on or off a pair of skis. If you don’t ski at all or just fancy a day off you can enjoy a range of alternative winter activities including winter walking, dog sledding, ice climbing, skating and even ice driving.

 

On whiteout days, the Aquasportifcentre offers a pool, gym, spas and indoor football centres to entertain.

 

Want to après without the ski? Take the Daillecable car to reach the renowned party bar La Folie Douce.

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