The charming French village of Val d’Isère is one of Europe’s most popular ski resorts.
The historical village is built around stone farmhouses. It has an 11th century church and a bell tower built in the 1600s.
Val d’Isere is linked to Tignes to create the huge 300-kilometre Val d’Isère-Tignes ski area.
It has hosted the Winter Olympic Games and World Alpine Ski Championships.
There is a lively après ski scene and Michelin-star restaurants and a free shuttle bus to get around.
November 28, 2020 – May 1, 2021
Val d’Isere is divided into three sections in a steep valley.
In 2019 a new 10-person gondola with heated seats and Wi-Fi was opened in the central ski area, Le Solaise.
A second section, Bellevarde faces three directions in a triangular shape bowl.
The third section is Le Fornet in the quietest part of the resort. It has long and often empty runs and great opportunities for off-piste skiing.
Altogether Val d’Isère-Tignes has 90 lifts, with 20 green runs, 67 blue, 41 red and 26 black.
For snow-boarders and freestyle skiers, Val d’Isère also has a terrain park catering for all levels.
Val d’Isere has an outdoor ice-skating rink and offers activities including ice driving, paragliding, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing and ice climbing.
Throughout the snow season there is a strong calendar of festivals and concerts.
There’s around 60 restaurants, including Michelin-starred L’ Atelier d’ Edmond and La Table de l’Ours.
For après entertainment head to the iconic Dick’s Tea Bar, La Bananas or Cocorico for live music.
|Linked ski area|
Val d’Isere – Tignes
300 km of slopes
|Number of lifts||90|