Ski Holidays In Val d'Isere
One of the most popular resorts in the French Alps, with a traditional village feel.
Popular for its incredible skiing, up market ski chalets and infamous night life, Val D'isere is well known for being a prestigious and snow sure ski resort. Elegant and cosmopolitan, with its origins in medieval hunting estates, the ski resort of Val d'Isère has an array of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. Apres ski in Val d'Isère is outstanding and renowned all over the Alps, attracting many celebrities from around the world to ski this famous ski area which forms the Espace Killy along with the neighbouring resort of Tignes.
Ski Accommodation In Val d'Isere
Val d'isere has over 80 catered ski chalets for you to choose from, ranging from budget chalets to luxury 5 star enhanced ski in/ski out chalets with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
If you are looking for a top end catered ski chalet, you really are spoilt for choice in Val d'Isere but there is just as much choice for young families or groups of friends.
Over the years much investment has gone into building affordable ski apartments within the resort, these are usually finished in a traditional style, sticking to Val d'Isere's chocolate box appeal and these apartments are not as many in number as found in other more purpose built resorts, however they are usually an affordable alternative to some of the catered chalets in Val d'Isere, allowing budget conscious skiers the chance to experience this fabulous alpine village and the world class skiing available.
About the Skiing & Boarding in Val d'Isere
The combined lift systems of the ski resorts of Val d'Isère and Tignes (the famous Espace Killy - 300km of marked runs) offer some of the very best skiing and boarding in the world. The excellent lift system also provides access to some of the most exciting off-piste in the Alps, such as Le Tour du Charvet, Le Grand Vallon and the Col du Pers.
The snowpark run by Oakley is a popular park for training and competitions due to its fantastic park management team and challenging obstacles. Facilities are well developed and offer the opportunity to try a little freestyle on the green jumps or brush up on your Backside 5's over the huge black kickers.
The Ski Tranquil area provides sunny, easy going skiing for beginners and those who tend to enjoy cruising open, groomed pistes. The huge amount of off-piste terrain (some of the best being in La Fornet) will challenge the most advanced skiers. Many people return year after year to explore the open and vast amount of skiing the Espace Killy region has to offer.
Après Ski in Val d'Isere
Val d'Isère offers possibly the most exclusive and lively après-ski in the Alps
The choice places for earlier in the eve are the 'Pacific Bar', 'Saloon' or 'Le Petit Danois' or 'Cafe Face' and 'The Lodge' for more of a French ambience. The famous 'Dick's T-Bar' is open late for those who still have energy for dancing.
Be sure to check out the piste side Folie Douce aswell one of Val d'Isere's premier bars, situated at the top of the Télécabine de la Daille (easy to get to and from the lower part of the resort) and with live music and resident DJ's kicking off at 2pm this draws a large crowd and generally goes off with a bang seeing people dancing on the tables, drinking champagne and generally having a great time piste-side!
Val d'Isère offers a wide variety of restaurants to please any appetite; from fish and sushi to the local French cuisine. There is also an ice rink, fitness centre, swimming pool, ice climbing, skidooing, ice karting and parapenting. The town centre of Val d'Isere is full of chic fashion and ski equipment boutiques, plus there are delicatessens and bakeries which are very good but not the cheapest in the Alps.
Other activities include paragliding, snowmobiles, tobogganing, ice climbing, bobsledding and you can visit the BMW ice driving center located at the entrance to the resort so there is plenty to do on a day off and to keep non-skiers entertained.
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