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Val d'Isere

Overview

What can one write about Val d'Isere that hasn't already been written? Samuel Johnson once said "When a man is tired of London he is tired of life.".................. Well, we at Snowfinders think this should have been written about Val d'Isere. This resort delivers at all levels with its fantastically varied terrain, superb off piste, and a huge selection of pisted runs to suit all levels, from the fearsome black that is the "Face" to the lovely rolling blues down to Le Fornet situated at the top end of the valley. The Espace Killy is named after a son of Val d'Isere, Jean Claude Killy, one of Frances most famous Olympic skiers, and is a huge area with 300 kms of pisted runs over the resorts of Val d'Isere and Tignes.

The links between the two resorts are modern and quick and you can ski from one end to the other (and back) very easily. The lift and bus service in Val d'Isere is second to none and wherever you finish your day you will never wait more than 10 minutes to get a bus back to where you need. There is a lot of ski in ski out accommodation throughout the valley with a well linked lift system in between, so wherever you stay you're never too far from a lift. Experts and intermediates have a huge selection of pisted runs depending on the level of challenge they want to set themselves. Why not try the gentle runs from the top of the Olympic telecabine as a warm up and then up again and take on the World Cup downhill "OK" run finishing in La Daille.

Beginners and early intermediates will enjoy the Solaise area with a lot of gentle greens and blues, but remember to get the lift back down as the red piste "M" back into town is steep in places and can be busy and icy. Also suitable would be the area from the top of the Bellevarde lift. Apres ski could best be described as energetic. You could maybe start off dancing on the tables at the Folie Douce at the top of the La Daille gondola, then ski down into town and hit the Moris pub with live music and toffee vodkas!! If you still have the energy the Petit Danois and Pacific bar are good places to relax and re-energise getting you ready to take on the famous Dicks T bar.

 

 




Offslope/apres ski

There are good leisure facilities, a great range of shops in the centre of Val d’Isere, and the tourist office runs different evening events during the season. The mountain restaurants are limited and can get quite crowded. Eating out in resort is a different story with a great variety of restaurants suiting all tastes and budgets. Equally there is a great selection of bars with happy hours and music.

Our View

Another super resort with extensive skiing to suit all levels, plenty of slope side accommodation, a great snow record and long season. Once you've been to Val d'Isere you will understand why so many people return year after year.

 

 

 

 




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
173
Hotel & Apartments:
43
Pistes:
300km
Resort height:
1850m
Top station:
3455m

Suitability

Experts:
5 stars
Intermediates:
5 stars
Beginners:
3 stars
Non-Skiers:
4 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
4 stars
Nightlife:
5 stars

Positives

  • Huge interlinked ski area
  • Fantastic lift served off piste runs
  • Attractive lively resort
  • High altitude and snow sure

 

Negatives

  • Runs back to the village can be a bit daunting for nervous skiers 
  • Poor signage on runs
  • Can be pricey

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Aspen Lodge Hot Tub Suite 6

Aspen Lodge Hot Tub Suite 6 REF: AV055

Sliding glass doors open from the high street onto a smart lounge area with open fire, giant cinema screen for kids evenings and big SKY sporting even...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 6
Rating : 8 stars
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£749 PP
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Aspen Lodge Hot Tub Suite 8

Aspen Lodge Hot Tub Suite 8 REF: AV056

Sliding glass doors open from the high street onto a smart lounge area with open fire, giant cinema screen for kids evenings and big SKY sporting even...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 8
Rating : 8 stars
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Living Room

Aspen Lodge Penthouse Suite 10 REF: AV036

Sliding glass doors open from the high street onto a smart lounge area with open fire, giant cinema screen for kids evenings and big SKY sporting even...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 10
Rating : 9 stars
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£729 PP
for 7 days
Entrance

Aspen Lodge Penthouse Suites 8 REF: AV035

Sliding glass doors open from the high street onto a smart lounge area with open fire, giant cinema screen for kids evenings and big SKY sporting even...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 8
Rating : 9 stars
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£729 PP
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Aspen Lodge Suite 6

Aspen Lodge Suite 6 REF: AV033

Sliding glass doors open from the high street onto a smart lounge area with open fire, giant cinema screen for kids evenings and big SKY sporting even...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 6
Rating : 9 stars
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for 7 days
Exterior

Aspen Lodge Suite 8 REF: AV034

Sliding glass doors open from the high street onto a smart lounge area with open fire, giant cinema screen for kids evenings and big SKY sporting even...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 8
Rating : 9 stars
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Chalet Acajuma

Chalet Acajuma REF: APW029

Chalet Acajuma is a wonderful freestanding chalet recently built using the highest quality Savoyarde wood and stone providing super accommodation for ...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 10 - 11
Rating : 6 stars
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Chalet Alice

Chalet Alice REF: ASSD02

Jaw dropping architecture combined with avant-garde interior décor and furnishings mean that this chalet oozes character and class. This property rank...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 8
Rating : 10 stars
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Chalet Amourette

Chalet Amourette REF: ASSD27

A fantastic chalet located in the exclusive Le Petit Alaska residence in the world class resort of Val d'Isère. With breathtaking views, spacious ...

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Chalet Ananda exterior

Chalet Ananda REF: APW041

Chalets like The Ananda are hard to find these days... The chalet itself is beautifully and traditionally decorated with local antiques and artifac...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 11
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Angelique

Chalet Angelique REF: AL0026

Angelique is no ordinary chalet. In fact it's officially known as Maison d'Angelique so it's not even a chalet! Fortunately Angelique does...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 12
Rating : 9 stars
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Chalet Apartment Jardin Alpin

Chalet Apartment Jardin Alpin REF: CV0028

**SELF CATERING** Gatwick flights on request. The Residence Chalets du Jardin Alpin are fantastically located on the slopes of Solaise so you can s...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 2 - 12
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Aquila

Chalet Aquila REF: BPS009

Aquila is a perfectly located, piste side, apartment on the 3rd floor of the ever popular Aquila Residence.. The large open plan living and dining ...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 8
Rating : 8 stars
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£4150 PU
for 7 days
Chalet Aquilina

Chalet Aquilina REF: APW032

The Aquilina is superb. The position is absolutely second to none and for those looking for a ski in/ski out property in central Val d'Isere, they...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 6
Rating : 6 stars
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Arabella exterior

Chalet Arabella REF: CV0026

Arabella is a beautiful detached chalet blending traditional Savoyarde design, antiques and furnishings with modern facilities. This sought after chal...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 10
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Arran

Chalet Arran REF: APW043

The chalet/apartment Arran forms part of our "Scottish Isles" programme and set in the heart of Val d'Isere, provides instant access to ...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 8
Rating : 8 stars
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£549 PP
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Exterior

Chalet Arsellaz REF: AS0115

Location Chalet Arsellaz is close to the centre of town (115 metres approx from the church) and almost ski-in/out. It is just 50 metres from the slop...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 10
Rating : 7 stars
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Bandire Exterior

Chalet Bandire REF: AT0016

Ahugely popular chalet, with its absolutely prime location and comfortable interiors making a winning combination. Directly opposite the main Le Forne...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 12
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Bel Sol

Chalet Bel Sol REF: AV041

Situated in the very heart of Val d’Isere and just a stone’s throw from the piste, Bel Sol enjoys arguably the best location in resort. Be...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 6 - 8
Rating : 9 stars
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Chalet Bellevarde

Chalet Bellevarde REF: AL0021

BRAND NEW BATHROOMS AND NEW WOODEN FLOORING IN THIS CHALET Chalet Bellevarde has been transformed by the work we've done to it over the last 2 ...

Resort : Val d'Isere, France
Sleeps : 14
Rating : 8 stars
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