Val d'Isère, even without its sister resort of Tignes, would be one of the finest ski areas in the world. Together they are pretty much unbeatable, forming the fantastic Espace Killy region with 300 kms of runs, particularly suited to intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders. The village dates back to the 13th century and the resort comprises La Daille, Val D'Isere centre and Le Fornet, with all areas being linked by a free bus service. La Daille provides easy access to the skiing whilst Val D'Isere centre has a true alpine village feel. With many cleared walks, shops and a sports centre, Val d’Isère also offers plenty for the non-skier. Val is renowned for its nightlife, which ranges from lively clubs to cosy crêperies and traditional restaurants.
Ice skating, Ice Driving, Skidoo riding, Hang-Gliding, Parapenting, Ice climbing, Skibiking, Indoor swimming-pool (free with 7-21 day lift-pass), fitness centre, Helicopter rides, Husky-dog safaris.
There are 70-odd restaurants in Val D'Isere offering a wide variety of cuisine. Several great top end restaurants and many pleasant mid-priced places. Then there are the ubiquitous pizza style places for cheap eats.
Cinema with regular films in English, weekly open-air market, boutiques, supermarkets, art exhibitions
- Transfer time: Geneva 3 hrs, Chambery 2hrs 15 mins, Grenoble 3hrs 30mins.
- Currency: Euro
- Beginners: 3
- Intermediates: 5
- Advanced: 5
- Snowboarding: 5
- Resort height: 1850m
- Ski range: 1785m - 3456m
- Total kilometres of piste: 300kms (Area)
- Number of runs: Blue 87 Red 41 Black 26
- Number of lifts: 91 in Area : Draglifts 36, Chairlift 45, Cablecars 4, Gondolas 4, Funiculars 2.
Photos of Val d'Isere
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