Val d’Isère Ski Resort Overview
Open: 25 Nov 2017 – 01 May 2018
Val d’Isère is one of the most famous ski destinations in the world. This Alpine playground in the heart of the Savoie Mont Blanc region of France offers 300km of groomed pistes and – most important in these uncertain winters – guaranteed snow cover from the end of November until the beginning of May.
Providing the setting for great sporting events such as the Olympic Games, Criterium de la Première Neige or World Alpine Ski Championships, this legendary ski area is not just fit for champions.
Val d’Isere’s high altitude and outstanding geographical location combined with over 300 km of slopes, huge free-ride terrain and a snow park, certainly provides something for everyone, including children and beginners.
One of the world’s premier ski resorts, Val d’Isère is hard to fault, offering some of France’s best skiing conditions together with an exciting après scene.
Where to stay in Val d’Isere
The resort links to Tignes and forms the Espace Killy, one of the most varied ski areas in Europe. It’s a true skier’s paradise that offers something for every ability level, from absolute beginner up to advanced skiers.
Off the slopes the nightlife is hard to beat with lively pubs to enjoy the famous après scene, chic bars for a cocktail and a couple of nightclubs where you can get your groove on.
Despite the fact that the village has undergone an architectural renovation programme the village remains deeply traditional.
A free shuttle bus runs throughout the villages of La Daille, Val d’Isere and Le Fornet every five to ten minutes.
With around 60 restaurants and about 10 takeaway shops, Val d’Isere will be sure to satisfy even the most discerning traveller.
Gourmet diners will rejoice in the multitude of eating places in Val d’Isère…
Whether you choose soft interior decors or picturesque views, gastronomic cuisine or Savoyard regional dishes, refined flavours or authentic recipes, the inspired chefs will serve up a feast…
Val d’Isere comes alive at night as its many dazzling bars overflow with a festive atmosphere where friends meet for a drink and party the night away.
Meet at 17.00 at the Tommeuse chairlift, you will take the snow-groomer to reach the Yurt. You will reach the Yurt Camp and a mulled wine is served around a campfire. The group will have a Savoyard dinner. Other menus are possible on request. The evening concludes with a Génépi offered by the team before joining the ski area for a return to La Daille by snow-groomer at the latest at 23.00. Options with extra additional costs: it is possible to go on skidoo rides before dinner or to leave with the snow-groomer after 20.00.
From $149 pp (minimum 10 pax)
Skidoo rides / Snow groomer
– Location on Plateau de Tovière
– Access to the circuit by foot or on skis
SKIDOO RIDE – 20 min. (1 or 2 people per skidoo) $99 per skidoo
SNOW GROOMER – 30 min. (Introduction) $149 pp
SNOW GROOMER PASSENGER (max 10 pax) $25 pp
Put your crampons on, adjust your ice axes and harness, and discover the most beautiful ice falls of Tignes and Val d’Isère, during the day time or evening on a lighten ice fall.
All equipment provided and included in the price: Harness, belaying device, helmet, climbing boots, crampons, ice-axes.
Individuals, groups, business trips
Afternoon (starting at 3 pm) or evening (starting at 5 pm), 3 hours
Evening, starting 5 pm – $139 pp
Afternoon, starting 3 pm – $169 pp
Description Seminars, team building, groups, families. Biathlon combines air rifle-shooting at tilting targets with the exciting challenge of a timer. It is a fun activity in a friendly atmosphere, suitable for all ages from 7 years old. Take part and test your ability. Bring your family, friends, and colleagues.
Come and have some biathlon fun by foot or on cross country skis! You will be given the opportunity to relax while taking a challenge, to enjoy new thrills with team games and relays and to engage in a friendly competition. Please wear good boots or shoes (like trekking boots or après-ski shoes). By booking only. Minimum of 4 shooting stands for 1 hour of activity and more if required. Complementary quality tea break + prize for the winning team (bottle of Génépi of 500ml)
1hr Session (Minimum of 4 shooting positions) $195 per shooting position
Home-made mulled wine 3€ per person
Local cheese and smoked meats 4€ per person
Professional photos on CD (150€)
Professional video on DVD (500€)
Biathlon by night with projectors 50€ per hour
Come and share fabulous moments of flight with us!
The tandem flight is the best way to discover the activity. Or you desire to go further and learn to fly?
The winter aerology is soft and makes you evolve in better conditions…
Tandem flight adult $140 pp
Tandem flight child $110 pp (from 4 to 12 years)
– 2h discovery $49 pp
– 3h half-day $65 pp
– Whole day $95 pp
– Private morning $320
– Private day $475
– 1h30 by night $39 pp
Driving on Ice
Private lessons, Coaching Course, Professional training, Piste rental ,Kart rental ,Buggy rental, Snowmobile rental.
20 mn private lesson, coaching with a Peugeot 206 S16 or equivalent or your own car Other cars available (rates depending of the type of car) : Porsche, BMW, Audi, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Nissan – From $149 pp
1h private lesson, coaching with a Peugeot 206 S16 or equivalent or your own car Other cars available (rates depending the type of car) : Porsche, BMW, Audi, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Nissan – From $299 pp
10 laps with a Peugeot 206 S16 or équivalent (+ caution) – $185 pp
Course / professional training / piste rental / Kart / Buggy / Snowmobile : On request
A real taste of the far North!
These beautiful dogs are trained from an early age to pull the sledges.
For the pleasure of adults and children alike, dog sledding allows everyone to discover these wonderful animals who love the physical work, the cold and the snow.
An activity to suit everyone!
Passenger pack for 2 people: $135
Passenger pack for 3 people: $185 (2 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children)
Passenger pack for 4 people: $210 (2 adults and 2 children under the age of 6)
Driver*: $95 pp (> 16 ans)
Warm clothing, gloves and hats advised. (Drivers are not allowed to wear ski boots).
We do not take pre-reservations for this activity. Must be booked locally as soon as you arrive in resort in order to reserve your space.
Discover the beauty and wonder of a frozen lake!
Come and explore underwater life in a magical and mysterious environment. Try a surprising exploration of Tignes’ lake, covered six months of the year by ice.
At your own pace and with a professional diver, you will dive to a depth of up to 80 cm. You will enter a fascinating world of beams of light, translucent colors and surreal atmosphere.
Ice diving is accessible to all, for complete beginners who have never dived, as well as those with previous experience.
Daytime dive: $135 pp
Night-time dive: $159 pp
To be able to dive participants need to be at least 1m45. We will equip you with a full dry suit. Please wear base-layer/thermals (nothing with a hood) and ski socks to help keep you warm.
Info & Stats
|Ski area opening : 26/11/2016 – 01/05/2017
||Guaranteed snow conditions:
|Base : 1550 m
|| – 2 glaciers above 3000m
|Peak : 3450 m
|| – 60% of the slopes above 2200 m
|Vertical Drop : 1900 m
|| – 974 snow cannons
|Length of Slopes : 300 km
||Quiet-ski areas for beginners and young kids
|153 runs (19 green , 67 blue, 41 red, 26 black)
|80 ultra modern ski lift
||3 boarder cross runs
| 44 km of cross country skiing
Bourg St Maurice train station: 40 min
Chambery Airport: 2hrs
Lyon, Geneva & Grenoble Airport: 2h45
300 Km Of Slopes; Two Leading Resorts
The Espace Killy Ski Area, set in the French Alps, comprises the two big-name ski resorts of Tignes (2100 metres) and Val d’Isere (1850 metres). It offers a total ski area of 300 kilometres with a wide choice of terrain (22 green runs, 61 blue, 46 red, and 25 black). It also boasts 44 kilometres of cross-country skiing, two terrain parks, and two glaciers (Pissaillas Glacier and Le Grand Motte Glacier).
The Espace Killy Ski Area can be accessed via the surrounding airports of Geneva, Lyon, Chambery, and Grenoble. The closest railway station is located in Bourg St. Maurice, 30 kilometres away. If driving, the following alpine passes are closed during winter: Petit St Bernard, Iseran, and Mont Cenis.
Don’t forget Jean-Claude Killy learnt to ski in Val d’Isère. The skiing area is not called Espace Killy for nothing.