Val d'Isère Ski Holidays
Val d’Isère is one of the world’s great ski resorts and somewhere every dedicated skier should visit at least once. Many people choose to return to Val d'Isère year on year.
You'll find all the ingredients of a classic ski area here: stunning mountain scenery; an attractive old Savoyard village centre; a great selection of shops, restaurants, hotels and apartments; and the vital ingredient: a spectacular ski area with huge descents from some of the highest lift-served terrain in the Alps.
Although Val d'Isère is a traditional resort with a strong local heritage, there’s been heavy investment on and off the slopes to help keep Val d’Isère among the world’s top winter destinations, with fast, comfortable lifts and superb facilities and attractions.
There’s been skiing here since the 1930s and in the intervening years Val d’Isère has joined an elite group of resorts worldwide that have staged World Cup, World Championship and Olympic events.
Val d'Isère Skiing
Although Val d’Isère has a reputation as a mecca for expert skiers, less experienced skiers or snowboarders should not be put off as the huge Tignes-Val d'Isère ski area has plenty of terrain for every ability level, including hundreds of kilometres of pistes rated blue or red.
The recent redevelopment of the Solaise area has dramatically improved the facilities for beginners. The ski area at the top of the new Tete de Solaise gondola (complete with WiFi and heated seats), has been remodelled to reduce the slope's gradient, magic carpets have been installed replacing old lifts, and the creation of a secluded beginner area is a welcome addition. The new Day Lodge, housing a comfortable picnic area and views of the surrounding slopes, is also conveniently placed at the top of the Solaise lift.
Experts will delight in Val d’Isère’s famous slopes and off-piste opportunities to explore with a local guide. Famous runs include the Bellevarde Olympic ski run, the nearly two mile long La Face, which is home to the annual World Cup downhill opening event each December.
There is a variety of ski schools to choose from in Val d'Isère, many of which have a high reputation for the quality of their tuition.
There are also several terrain parks for freestyle skiers to enjoy.
- Important information
Ski Area Val d'Isère - Tignes: 300km Ski Range 1850-3456m Green Runs 21 Blue Runs 69 Red Runs 44 Black Runs 25 Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season
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- Distance from airports
Geneva 3hr00mins Chambery 2hr10mins