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SKI HOLIDAYS VAL D'ISERE


 

SKI HOLIDAYS IN VAL D'ISERE

Val d’Isere or ‘Val’ if you like, is renowned for being one of the world’s first class ski resorts and the place to be seen. With just about the most cosmopolitan vibe you could wish for in a resort, the clientele in Val D’Isere range from the poshest folk to the steeziest boarders with the biggest sallopettes. In short ski holidays in Val d’Isere attract and cater for absolutely everybody.

The resort sits at 1850m with it's own glacier reaching pisted heights of 3455m. It sits at the end of the Tarantaise valley which is one of Europe’s most snow secure ski domains. The beauty and magnificence of the mountains seems to flow right down into the village and flood the streets; with twinkling fairy lights adorning the trees, and the mind-blowing snow sculptures that line the roads. Although ski holidays in Val d’Isere are usually considered to be high budget, the vast array of options available mean that it really does not have to be the case anymore. 

With new developments taking place to bring in a heated gondola equipped with Wi-fi and a whole new beginners area with a giant magic carpet, Val d’Isere remains at the top of its game and is still climbing ever higher.

 

SKIING IN VAL D'ISERE

Skiing Val d’Isere should be on every snowsports fan’s bucket list. The marrying of the two neighbouring resorts, Val d’Isere and Tignes to form the Espace Killy area provides snow junkies with 300km of piste and an abundance of awesome off-piste. Both Val D’Isere and Tignes have their own glaciers, which means that even in the poorest snow conditions you will be able to find some powder to track. Although the Espace Killy ski area has never been best suited for beginners, the expansion and addition of a new beginners area in Val D’Isere is set to change all that, and the slopes for the intermediate and advanced skiers seem to never end.

If it’s speed you are after then be sure to check out the infamous Olympic black run, Le Face (pronounced ‘fass’); alternatively you can sit in the sunshine at the foot of it and watch people take it on, this cliff face is every bit as scary and steep as it sounds. Olympic downhill skier Patric Orlieb nailed Le Face in 2 minutes flat, do you reckon you can beat that?

When skiing in Val d’Isere no two moments are the same. Whether you are looking to perfect your backflips in the famous Val Park or ducking under branches on the tree-runs into La Daille, in Val d’Isere you’re never short on adventure. With a copious amount of bars lining the slopes, you’re are also never far from a rest and a chocolat chaud either!

 

 

 

ACCOMMODATION IN VAL D'ISERE

The accommodation in Val d’Isere has to be hugely varied in order to cater for the vast range of it's clientele.  With lots of prestigious luxury chalets, and also more affordable self-catered, modest apartments, there are options to suit every budget.

When choosing your accommodation in Val d’Isere it is important to consider which features you value over others. The accommodations in La Daille (a 7 minute bus ride from the town centre) offer doorstep skiing, but if you prefer to be in the centre of town and amid all the hubbub then you will be faced with a short bus ride, or a 10-15 minute walk in your ski boots each morning to get to the slopes.

 
APRES SKI IN VAL D'ISERE

After a busy day on the slopes, Val d’Isere has exactly what you need. As opposed to most ski resorts which have a more provincial village feel, Val packs the punch as a vibrant, buzzing town, a micro city with restaurants and bars galore.

Whatever cuisine you’re in the mood for, Val can hook you up. With numerous traditional Savoyarde style restaurants serving more cheese than you can shake a fondue fork at, not one but TWO restaurants holding Michelin stars, and even a burger bar inside a nightclub (you have not experienced real apres in Val d’Isere until you’ve had a La Graal burger at 3am).

But apres in Val d’Isere is not all about the food and drink, there are numerous activities to try your hand at. You can head down to the Centre Aquasportif for a swim and a sauna; shop till you drop in the numerous boutiques; catch a film at the cinema; or if you’re looking for thrills why not try an ice driving experience. Whatever your taste, there’s plenty of fun to be had both on and off the mountain!

If dancing on tables in your ski boots is your thing then you’re in luck; the Val d’Isere Folie Douce is the original and arguably the best apres ski bar in all of France. With live music from 4pm why not soak up the sun to some live saxophone and listen to the champagne corks popping all around you. From there it is a short ski back down to La Daille or you can float down the mountain in a handy cable car if the beer has gone to your head. If you’re keen to get off the mountain, head to Cocorico where you can party nonstop from 3pm to 3am, but just be sure to catch that first lift in the morning...

 

TRANSFERS IN VAL D'ISERE

Ben's Bus offers shared Val d'Isere Airport Transfers and are almost certainly the cheapest way of getting from the airport to Val d'Isere