Skiing in Val d'Isère, our guide for an unforgettable Alpine escape

In the heart of the French Alps, Val d'Isère embodies Alpine luxury. Explore its immaculate slopes, gourmet restaurants and family-friendly activities.
Skiing in Val d'Isère, our guide for an unforgettable Alpine escape

In the French Alps, not far from the Italian border, Val d'Isere is an unmissable destination for luxury ski holidays. This iconic resort is an integral part of L'Espace Killy, an exceptional skiing area, shared with Tignes resort. 

With its immaculate slopes, choice of fine-dining restaurants and its chic yet relaxed ambience, Val d'Isère is the perfect resort for your family skiing holiday.

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  • Chic atmosphere
  • For all skiing levels 
  • Nightlife 
  • Emblem of Alpine luxury 
  • Resort altitude: 1 850 m
  • Altitude of skiing area: from 1 785 to 3 599 m
  • Ski lifts: 47
  • Skiing area: 300 km
  • Green runs: 15
  • Blue runs: 28
  • Red runs: 24
  • Black runs: 12



What to know about Val d'Isère 

How to get to Val d'Isère ?

There are many ways to reach Val d'Isère. 

By train, there are direct links from many European cities like Paris, London or Zurich. Once you get to Gare de Bourg-Saint-Maurice, just 45 minutes from Val d'Isère, let our luxury concierge organise your private transfer right to your luxury chalet

You could equally catch a flight to Val d'Isère, landing at Geneva airport. On arrival, a private chauffeur will take your right to the door of your ski-in ski-out chalet in Val d'Isère


When to go to Val d'Isère ? 

Val d'Isère is beautiful all year round. If you want to make the most of its legendary slopes and festive atmosphere, winter is the perfect season. Thanks to its high altitude, the snow conditions are ideal from the month of December, making Val d'Isère the perfect resort to celebrate New Year on the slopes

From spring to summer, discover Val d'Isère in a new light. Head for a peaceful escape staying in a chalet in the heart of the French Alps and be amazed when faced with the region's natural wonders. During this time of the year, you could hike around the lush green hills, climb the mountains or even bathe in the mineral waters

Skiing in val d'Isère 

With its unrivalled ski conditions and its slopes suited to all levels, Val d'Isère is a model resort for winter-sport lovers.  

An integral part of L'Espace Killy, Val d'Isère is home to some of the best ski slopes in the French Alps. Are you a thrill seeker? Race down one of resort's 12 black runs, adventure down one of the marked off-piste areas or challenge yourself to an Olympic run: Bellevarde. 

If instead you are looking for gentle slopes with magnificent panoramic views, the blue run, Magnard, is one of the best slopes in Val d'Isère. Novices and experienced will delighted by the kilometres of vertical drop, taking in the unobstructed views of the valley as you ski down.   

Experiences and activities in Val d'Isère

Whether you're an avid skier or just looking to relax in the invigorating mountain air, Val d'Isère has something for everyone. As well as its legendary slopes and après-ski, the resort is packed with family-friendly activities and exceptional experiences.

To find out more about this legendary destination, check out our complete guide to Val d'Isère.


Alpine adventures organised by our Concierge 

There is so many things to do in Val d'Isère that it can be difficult to know where to start. Choose from one of our Val d'Isère ski in ski out chalets and let our luxury concierge take care of the rest. 

Make your stay unforgettable and let us organise experiences beyond your wildest imagination like paragliding over the snow-kissed peaks or ice-skating under the stars, in the heart of the resort's picturesque village.

Where to go as a family in Val d'Isère? 

With slopes for all levels and lots of fun activities, Val d'Isère is the ideal resort for a family ski holiday. Choose from our selection of family chalets in Val d'Isère and enrol your little ones in the nearest ski school!

If you'd like to spend time with the family off the slopes, meet the adorable animals at La Ferme de l'Adroit, take a dog-sleigh ride around Lac de Tignes or make your way through the obstacles at the Val d'Isère's tree-climbing park!

A wellness retreat in Val d'Isère 

After a day on the slopes braving the cold, what could be better than relaxing in the comfort of your luxury Val d'Isère chalet with a swimming pool? Let our concierge service call on the best professionals in the resort and transform your Alpine retreat into an at-home massage parlour rivalling the most luxurious spas. 

For a wellness getaway, choose from one of our Val d'Isère chalets with a jacuzzi and soak up the tranquillity of the Alpine landscape.

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Where to stay in Val d'Isère, our luxury rentals

As the festive season approaches, bring your loved ones together in one of our luxury chalets or apartments in Val d'Isère. Spend your days skiing, then come home to enjoy raclette as a family in one of the most beautiful chalets in Val d'Isère!

Val d'Isère resort is vast and divided into several districts or "hamlets". We recommend :

  • The centre of the resort, a stone's throw from the slopes and the best local restaurants.
  • Le Fornet, an authentic and peaceful village, home to two of the best slopes in Val d'Isère.
  • Le Crêt, a intimate family area home to some of the resort's most luxurious chalets.


après-ski AND NIGHTLIFE IN val d'isère

Picture-postcard landscapes, lively atmosphere and iconic après-ski, Val d'Isère is the ideal resort for partying on the slopes! After a sporty morning, celebrate the joys of winter sports at La Folie Douce, the most iconic spot in the resort. With a drink in hand, dance to the rhythm of the region's best DJs until the slopes close.

Still looking for the perfect place to spend your New Year's Eve? Let our luxury concierge book you a table at La Poya, Val d'Isère's trendy new Savoyard restaurant, for a chic Christmas dinner where the setting is just as wonderful as the company

The food scene in val d'Isère

From Michelin-starred restaurants to trendy spots, Val d'Isère is brimming with places to eat after a hard day of skiing! 

Sit on the terrace of the famous Italian restaurant Loulou, facing the snow-capped peaks. Enjoy a delicious pasta dish in the Alpine sunshine and, with a spritz in hand, toast your unforgettable holiday!

Val d'Isère is home to some of the best Michelin-star restaurants in the French Alps. For a luxurious dinner at the foot of the slopes, head to La Table de l'Ours, one of our favourite culinary addresses in Val d'Isère. This Michelin-starred restaurant serves delicious, refined cuisine based on fresh, local produce. 

And if you fancy an unusual culinary experience, let our luxury concierge organise an extraordinary dinner in an igloo!


Fall under the charm of Val d'Isère, the jewel of the French Alps, and explore its snow-covered slopes, trendy restaurants and world-famous après-ski

Choose from one of our luxury chalets or apartments in Val d'Isère and enjoy a truly unforgettable ski holiday in this iconic resort.


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