World Class Ski Resort
Winter in Val d’Isere is why this small mountain village has become a world renowned name, and Val d’Isere Location is here to help you make the most of this winter playground. With over 300km of groomed pistes and endless off-piste opportunities there is something for everyone.The altitude at the village base is 1,850m, making us one of the highest and most snow-sure ski resorts in France. Apart from the skiing there is dog-sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, paragliding, exploring the shops or just relaxing in your chalet, one of the spas or at your favourite mountain restaurant.
Renowned for its extensive pistes and endless ski touring Val d’Isere offers some of the best skiing in the Alps. With a high percentage of black runs the resort is a destination for the experienced skier wanting to push themselves. However, the new beginners area at the top of the Solaise and the winding green and blue runs into La Daille provides a great place to learn. Based at the top of the Tarentaise Valley at 1,850 metres Val d’Isere is one of the highest and most snow-sure ski resorts in France. The season runs from late November through to the beginning of May.
Cross Country Skiing
For those who want a change of pace from alpine skiing or want to try something new Val d’Isere has three cross-country skiing areas in La Daille, the Manchet Valley and at the top of the Solaise around the Lac l’Ouillette. All the required equipment can be hired in the village.
Skiing and Snowboarding are not the only ways to enjoy the Val d’Isere mountains in the winter. Snow shoeing the trails from Val d’Isere up to La Fornet or the Manchet valley have proved popular with our non-skiing guests or those wanting a break from the skiing. If you want to be a bit more adventurous there are a number of guided groups that go further afield just ask the concierge team: email@example.com
Perfect for a special occasion or just wanting to experience the trill of a traditional working dog sled this is a not to missed opportunity. Located up in Val d’Isere’s Manchet Valley you get to meet the dog pack and musher before being whisked away for the ride of your life. Please contact the concierge team about booking as it is a weather and snow condition dependent activity: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pedestrian Access to the Mountain
For anyone who doesn’t wish to ski, or just wants a day off, you can still access the mountain with a pedestrian pass. You can simply relax and enjoy one of the lovely mountain restaurants and make the most of the photo opportunities or access the groomed walking trails or snow-shoeing routes higher up the mountain.
If you want an adrenaline-rush without the skiing, there is an ice driving circuit in La Daille where you can pit your wits against friends or family, with both driving and Go Karting on ice.
Val d’Isere village itself is a great place to spend time in when you’re not skiing. It boasts some great shops and restaurants, and is well-known for its vibrant apres-ski and nightlife. There are several luxury spas, a sports complex with swimming pool, and an ice-skating rink. The tourist office has a programme of the activities offered to entertain holidaymakers every week, highlights being the Christmas and New Year fireworks display, and torchlight descents by the ESF.
New for Winter 2018/2019
This summer large-scale building work has begun to replace the old 4-seater gondola lift at La Daille, which has been in operation since 1952, with a new 10-seater gondola with heated seats, more space inside, panoramic views and sliding doors. The overall passenger transport rate will go up to 2,800 people an hour – compared to 933 today!
The old cable car station at Solaise is being transformed into a new hotel, Le Refuge De Solaise. Located at 2551m this will be France’s highest hotel and will offer a unique holiday experience in Val d’Isere.