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Val d'Isere Ski Resort, France

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Key Features

  • Traditional village
  • Glacier
  • Off-piste
  • Groups
  • High resort - snow sure
  • Large ski area

"I always end up in Val D'Isere. It just has so much to offer for the intermediate and advanced skier. The new Solaise area development means it now caters to beginners too. The luxury accommodation and legendary apres are a pretty compelling reason for a visit too."

Will, Product

Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 1,850m
  • Highest lift: 3,456m
  • No. of lifts: 75
  • Guide lift pass price: £268
  • No. of slopes: 159
  • Total piste: 300km
  • Eurostar : Yes
  • Transfer times:

    Geneva: 3hrs 30mins

    Grenoble: 4 hrs


Overview of Val D'Isere

Val d'Isère skiing started life as the not so humble medieval hunting grounds of the Dukes de Savoie. The settlement dates back to 1553 - pretty impressive for a village that sits at 1850m above sea level and gets an average of 5m of snow per winter.

Val d'Isère successfully reinvented itself as one of the world's finest ski resorts in time for the 1992 Albertville Olympics.

Ski Val d'Isère and you will find a village that is everything a skier could wish for - beautiful yet lively, with plenty of amazing places to eat, combined with some seriously impressive skiing. The resort oozes an old-fashioned aloofness and is certainly one of the four priciest in France. But whilst you may see plenty of posers and ski bling, Val d'Isère accommodation covers everything from 5* hotels to comfortable Val d'Isère chalets, plus more reasonable Val d'Isère ski apartments, especially if you are willing to stay in the satellite villages of La Daille, Le Laisanant or Le Fornet (which are all linked by frequent and free ski buses).

Whilst some may wish to be seen strutting around the villages of other high-end resorts, those who have the skills to go with their La Croix skis and their Chanel onesies head to Val d'Isère to be seen on the slopes. Keep reading to learn more about this resort and why to go on a Val d'Isere ski holiday.

Getting the best value from your ski holiday to Val d'Isère

  • Book a catered chalet holiday to one of our exclusive properties. Flights, transfers accommodation and catering including unlimited wine with dinner are part of the package price
  • Pre booking your Val d'Isere lift passes and ski hire in advance can save you serious money. You can add them via Manage My Booking if you’ve already booked, or make further savings by booking a Ski All-In Deal from the get-go
  • Take a look at our Après, Dining and Family information tabs at the top of this page. It features suggestions for places to eat, drink and have fun, with a bias towards getting the most for your Euro
  • Pay your holiday balance in instalments that suit you via our improved online customer portal; Manage My Booking
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3 Things We Love About Val d'Isère

  1. Quality Ski Area –  Val d'Isère is part of the Tignes-Val d’Isère Ski Area. This provides you with access to the runs in Tignes as well as Val d'Isère. The combined ski area this gives you is huge and helps it rank among the best ski areas in the world.
  2. World Class Après-ski – In terms of both on-mountain wining and dining, and after-hours partying in the village, Val d’Isère leads the way where après is concerned.
  3. Heritage – The traditional architecture should be enough to let you know, the resort has been here for centuries and the prestige has been building since the parish church was built in 1664.

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    Ski hire in Val d'Isere

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Adult   (13+ yrs) Skis | Poles £123 £150 £168
    Ski | Poles | Boots £164 £199 £226
    Snowboard £123 £150
    Snowboard | Boots £164 £199
    Child   (4-12 yrs) Skis | Poles £106
    Ski | Poles | Boots £141
    Snowboard £106
    Snowboard | Boots £141

    Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      Hand-Picked Rental Shops - Every year, we hand-pick our rental shops based on location and service and negotiate great discounts to keep your holiday price low.

      Convenient Locations - We allocate all our ski accommodation with ski hire within easy access or will alternatively offer a pick-up and drop-off service for your convenience.

      Excellent Range & Service - All our rental shops offer an excellent range of equipment for all abilities and have a fully trained technician on-site to offer advice and guidance so you will be confident taking your equipment out onto the slopes.

      For Val d'Isere: Free model change available for silver, gold and platinum ski hire

      All changes are subject to availability
      Changes from skis to snowboard or vice versa is not counted as a model change and therefore an additional charge applies

      • A solid option for beginner skiers - designed as an value option for those just starting out
      • Ski equipment which is best suited to those staying on the pistes
      • Ideal for those on a budget
      • Ideal for beginner skiers and intermediates - designed for skiers looking for comfort and to develop their skills
      • Great performance ski equipment for all over the mountain and on any type of snow (mainly piste skiers)
      • Good for anyone on a budget
      • Ideal for intermediate skiers to advanced - designed for skiers looking for specific types of skis including carving, on piste, freeride, freestyle, race skis etc.
      • Greater choice of high performance ski equipment
      • Perfect for anyone looking to master technique or looking for a new challenge
      • Ideal for advanced / expert skiers with a wide range of types available including downhill race skis, fat off piste, etc.
      • The very ‘best of the best’ skis, boots and poles - best suited for skiers looking for the latest thrills on the latest technology
      • Our widest range of choice from this season’s latest ski models

      Find out more about our ski hire

      Lift passes in Val d'Isere

      A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 40 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you.

      Six Day Full Area Pass
      Senior   (65-74 yrs) £267
      Adult   (19-64 yrs) £319
      Child   (8-18 yrs) £267

      Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

        • Free lift passes are available for under 5 years and over 75 years with photo ID
        • Carre Neige can be added to your pre-booked lift pass with our in-resort team
        • More options/combinations for family lift passes are available – please call for prices
        • All pre-booked ski passes allow one free entrance to the resort swimming pool

        Find out more about our ski pack terms and conditions

        In both Tignes and Val D’Isere we only sell the full area pass that covers the entire Espace Killy area. The neighbouring areas are so well connected that even first time beginners will benefit from having the option to cover the entirety of the ski area.

        • For beginners all the villages feature free lifts and beginner areas. We recommend the quiet blue runs of Le Fornet or the Grand Pre area on the Val D’Isere side. The Palafour area on the Tignes side provides long cruising blue runs.
        • For intermediates there are lots of interesting areas to choose from. It is hard to beat the Grande Motte with its many wide red slopes and a decent of over 1300 metres. The Ok and Orange runs into La Daille Val D’Isere are some of the best tree runs in the area – you can also stop off for a drink at the Folie Douce half way down! 
        • For advanced the Face Olympique De Bellevarde is a must – the World Cup run is steep and challenging. We recommended doing it early in the morning before it gets moguled and icy in the afternoon. The Sache from L’Aiguille Percee down to Tignes Les Brevieres is a 10kms black run that also provides some of the best views in the area.

        Find out more about lift pass options we offer

        Ski lessons in Val d'Isere

          What level do you need?

          • Beginner – Never skied before or just a little dry slope experience.
          • Intermediate – Has completed the beginner ski level lessons or can control own speed, change direction on blue/gradual slopes and can bring skis together when turning.
          • Advanced – Has completed intermediate ski lessons or can finish turns with confidence, has good control of speed on red runs and is looking to attempt and master blacks.
          • Kids Club – A safe and secure environment for young ones to gain their first experience on snow and skiing. Kids club is the best place for children to get used to the equipment and slopes whilst having fun.

          Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

          We pride ourselves on working with top-rated and endorsed ski schools in all resorts.

          • Quality - Working with English-speaking ski schools which maintain good group sizes and can cater for all abilities
          • Convenience - You can select the ski schools which are most conveniently located to your accommodation
          • Satisfaction - We only choose to work with the best ski schools in resort and ask for your feedback to ensure the highest standards are being maintained
          • Less hassle - Visit Manage My Booking once you've booked your holiday and save yourself the time and effort of shopping around.
          • Better value - By pre-booking your lessons we can ensure that you get the best possible price, locking in the cost

          Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

          Snow Forecast

          Next 7 Days 68cm

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          Report last updated at: Mon 13th May 2024