- Half board
Location Ideally located in the centre of Val
d’Isère, close to the old village and just 1
minute’s walk (100m) to the lifts.
- Ski lift - 50m
- Ski school meeting point - 100m
- Resort centre - 100m
Facilities: (some facilities may incur a local charge)
- Concierge service
- Lounge with open fireplace
- Smoking room
- Ski room
- Laundry service
- Terrace with panoramic view of the slopes
- Children's corner open 5:30 - 9:45pm during French school holidays
(20th December '14 - 2nd January '15 and 14th February - 6th March '15)
(some facilities may incur a local charge)
- Free use of indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness room
- Beauty massage treatments available using 'Sothys' products, payable locally
Rooms (2-4 people): [22-25m2].
Beautifully-furnished, spacious, twin or double rooms with flat-screen
TV, DVD, bath, shower & wc. Rooms are northwest-facing, some have a
balcony. Number of Rooms 69.
Sole use available at a supplement.
Larger [25-34m2] south/southeast-facing rooms, with bunks in a cabine area and balcony are also available.
Superior southeast-facing corner rooms [25-30m2] with piste view available on request, at a supplement.
Family rooms (4 people): One double-bedded room and
one twin room sharing a bathroom available on request (no reduction for
children, must be occupied by four people).
Meals: Half board
Extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast and four-course evening meal. Christmas & New Year Gala meals included.
Val d'Isère Resort Info
Val d'isère skiing
Val d'isère is justifiably ranked up there with the best resorts in the world. Lift linked with Tignes with which Val d'isère makes up L'Espace Killy, there are 300km of varied pistes to please everyone from beginners to pros. Expert skiers and snowboarders are particularly spoilt for choice in Val d'isère with the 1992 Olympic course, the 'Face', plenty of off-piste (remember to take a guide) and a world class snow park.
Val d'isère ski resort
Val d'isère has not only world class skiing but also boasts some world class après ski. The Folie Douce at the top of la Daille gondola is probably the most famous of Val d'isère's après haunts but is far from the only one. Restaurants on and off the mountain are pricey but good, which added to a good range of accommodation and lot's to do for the non-skiers makes it easy to see Val d'isère's attraction.
More Val d'Isère resort information
Val d'Isère Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 20 Dec 2014|
|Last snowed|| 17-Dec-2014|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||18 cm|
|Upper slopes||40 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 21-Dec-2014)
Unfortunately rain was falling across much of France on Thursday 18th December. This followed some good snowfalls of up to 20cm on Wednesday, which below approximately 2,000-2,500m will have been affected by the rainfall. That being said, upper slopes will make good gains from this snowstorm, so hopefully more terrain up high should open for the coming weekend.
The best conditions again remain at altitude, with glacier resorts seeing the most snowfall but more importantly snow on Thursday rather than rain. Tignes (25/40cm) saw 20cm up on the Grande Motte glacier and over the links across to Val d’Isere (10/40cm). Val Thorens (60/100cm) continues its excellent start to the season, reporting 20cm of fresh snow and owing to its high altitude it was still snowing on Thursday.
Elsewhere, the situation is not looking as good. In the lower resorts, such as those in the Portes du Soleil the rain has been a big set back. The upper slopes should hold on to Wednesday’s snowfall, but the latest webcam images on Thursday suggest that at resort level much of this is already melting.
As many resorts are due to open this weekend, keep an eye on resort websites for the latest opening information following Thursday’’s rainfall.
European Weather Outlook
The weather across Europe is set to be predominantly sunny as we move into next week. Some clouds could deliver fresh snow at the start of the weekend but this will mostly be in Andorra, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. This will not be enough to dramatically enhance the overall riding conditions but fresh snow is still a nice thing to receive. Next week will then be predominantly sunny with the freezing level rising to over 3,000m for Tuesday 23rd December before plummeting again to around 1,000m for Christmas. There is good news for Christmas too as further fresh snowfall is forecast on Christmas Day or Boxing Day at most European resorts.
Norway and Sweden are forecast a different week to most of Europe though, with fresh snow predicted on most days. The Swedish resort of Salen may be the exception here though as less snow may land at this resort.
The Scottish resorts should see a similarly cloudy week to the Scandinavian resorts although rain may result at times and strong winds are expected, which could affect lift operations. Fresh snowfall is forecast at times though, and Christmas visitors could be in for a great time with snow on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.