Hotel L'Aigle des Neiges
This ‘ultra chic’ hotel, previously known as the ‘Latitudes’ is centrally located in the original part of Val d’Isère within 250m of the ski lifts. It offers a great standard of accommodation with a very modern ‘designer’ interior.
Lounge and bar with open fire place
Bar with pianist (most evenings) and open fire
Fitness room, sauna, steam room and hot tub, free for hotel guests between 16.00 and 20.00
Meals: Buffet style breakfast and three course evening meal.
Rooms (2-3 people): Twin and double bedded rooms with ensuite bath, shower and wc. Larger superior twin and double rooms are available at a supplement. Superior rooms may take an extra bed, only suitable for a child. All rooms have minibar, telephone, flatscreen satellite television and hairdryer. Single rooms available on request at a supplement.
Board Basis: Half Board. Christmas and New Year 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 - 17 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 08-Apr-2014|
|Fresh snow||6 cm|
|Lower slopes||40 cm|
|Upper slopes||128 cm|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 17-Apr-2014)
The fine sunny weather which blessed the French resorts on Monday 14th April has lasted all week. This has reduced base depths in some locations and the snow does soften quite quickly, with the freezing level hovering around the 2,500m mark or just above it. Clouds could move in as we move into the Easter weekend, but the good news is that the freezing level is expected to drop to around 2,000m on Saturday 19th April which could result in fresh snowfall.
As you might expect for this time of year it is best to stick to the highest slopes if you prefer the conditions to be less sun affected, especially the sheltered and higher north facing slopes.
The Pyrenean resorts of Cauterets (260/360cm) and Bareges/La Mongie (65/270cm) offer some superb skiing at the moment due to the deep snow bases on the upper slopes.
Further north in the Alps there is also excellent skiing available. The classics for late season, such as Tignes (40/190cm), Val d’Isere (40/128cm) and Val Thorens (85/190cm), offer fantastic spring skiing due to their high elevations. The upper slopes at La Plagne (5/200cm) are also in very good shape. In the Southern Alps, Isola 2000 (95/270cm) has an impressive base depth on the higher slopes at the moment of over two and a half metres, providing lovely riding conditions.
European Weather Outlook
Predominantly cloudy weather is forecast across the European resorts over the Easter weekend and next week. The freezing level could drop to around 2,000m at the start of the weekend before rising back up to over 2,500m. The altitude of the slopes and the ski area will therefore dictate whether you can expect fresh snow or rain over this period.