One of Europe’s most famous ski resorts, the historic village Val d’Isere was built around stone farmhouses and has an 11th century church and a bell tower built in the 1600s. Linked to Tignes to create the 300-kilometre Espace Killy ski area, it has hosted the Winter Olympics Games and World Alpine Ski Championships. It has a lively après ski scene and Michelin-star restaurants, with a free shuttle bus to get around.
November 24, 2018 – May 1, 2019
Located in a steep valley, Val d’Isere is divided into three sections. The central ski area Le Solaise welcomed a new 10-person gondola with heated seats and Wi-Fi last year. Bellevarde faces three directions in a triangular shape bowl, while Le Fornet is the quietest part of the resort with long and often empty runs and great opportunities for off-piste skiing. Altogether Espace Killy has 90 lifts, with 20 green runs, 67 blue, 41 red and 26 blacks. Val d’Isere also has a terrain park catering for all levels.
There’s a wide range of high quality apartments, hotels and chalets to choose from.
Val d’Isere has an outdoor ice skating rink and offers activities including ice driving, paragliding, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing and ice climbing, with a strong calendar of festivals and concerts. There’s around 60 restaurants, including Michelin-star nosheries L’ Atelier d’ Edmond and La Table de l’Ours. For après head to the iconic Dick’s Tea Bar, La Bananas or Cocorico for live music.
Bourg St Maurice train station: 35min
|Linked ski area|
Espace Killy: Val d'Isere + Tignes
300 km of slopes
|Number of lifts||90|