Val D'Isere Travel Information
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Discover Val d’Isere
This famous ski resort in the French Alps offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the word. With over 300km of marked pisted runs and unlimited off-piste skiing, Val d’Isere is perfect for beginners and experts alike. Val d’Isere is child-friendly and great for families, while groups of friends will love the vibrant nightlife in the town.
Val d’Isere ski resort
Val d’Isere and the nearby resort of Tignes are located in the Espace Killy area of the Northern Alps. The snow coverage is exceptional and conditions mean that you can usually ski in Val d’Isere right to the end of the season. The 96 lifts to carry skiers between Val d’Isere and Tignes allow easy access to the miles of ski runs, and give you the chance to marvel at the magnificent scenery.
Le Solaise, the central skiing area of the resort, features sunny slopes and steeper runs for intermediates. There is also the Bellevarde ski area where the slopes face in three different directions and offer spectacular views over the mountains, while the secluded Le Fornet area has the best off-piste skiining in the Espace Killy. There are also plenty of steep slopes to challenge even the most experienced skiers.
And if you fancy trying something different from skiing and snowboaring, you could try your hand at ice climbing and scale frozen waterfalls. Truly unique experiences await you in Val d’Isere, where you can go walking on the glaciers, drive a husky sled through the forest paths or hire a snowmobile and roar across the wintery landscape.
With its stone and wooden clad chalets and Monday market, the town of Val d’Isere has a real French village feel. There are fashion shops, art galleries and a cinema, and every Thursday of the winter season the main street comes alive with ice and snow sculpting, parades and live music.
Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a laid-back meal, you’ll be spoilt for choice with Val d’Isere’s restaurants. Have lunch in a mountain restaurant and take in spectacular views, or head to a trendy eatery in the town for a relaxed evening meal. Meat and cheese are the main features of alpine cooking, and melted cheese fondue is a perfect way to warm you up after a day on the frozen slopes.
Val d’Isere is renowned for its lively après-ski scene and has over 20 different bars to choose from. Spend a relaxed evening sipping French wine in an atmospheric lounge bar or enjoy a spot of pool at a pub. Party animals won’t be disappointed by Val d’Isere’s clubs, where international DJs spin the latest dance tunes into the early hours.
Holidays to Val d’Isere
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