- Half board
The Mercure offers a great standard of accommodation with all its bedrooms being newly renovated for the 02/03 winter season. Ideally positioned in a central location in the heart of the vibrant resort of Val d’Isère, close to the nursery slopes, ski school, shops, bars and restaurants. The atmosphere is cosy and the restaurant has a great reputation for its food and service. An absolute favourite and probably the best hotel in its category in Val d'Isere.
Lounge area with small friendly bar
Meals: Buffet breakfast and waiter service dinner with a choice of daily menu.
Rooms(2-3 people): Comfortable and recently renovated. Standard twin or double rooms are north facing with en-suite bathroom. Superior rooms are also available with south facing balconies. They can accommodate a third bed and offer more space with ensuite bath or shower. These rooms carry a small supplement but are worth it.
Board Basis: Half Board.Christmas and New Year meals included. Full Board option available at a supplement
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 2015|
|Last snowed|| 06-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||2 cm|
|Lower slopes||70 cm|
|Upper slopes||177 cm|
|Runs to resort||Slushy|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 18-Apr-2015)
Following a week of very warm sunshine, clouds moved into France on Thursday, bringing the possibility of some light rain showers later in the day.
The lower slopes have really taken a hit this week and as a result expect some very worn conditions or even closed resort runs. So head high for the best skiing and the most reliable snow conditions. Resorts such as Val Thorens (110/225cm) and Tignes (76/180cm) provide two of the best options at present owing to their high altitude slopes.
Some good skiing is also available at present in the Paradiski area, with both Les Arcs (45/200cm) and La Plagne (10/180cm) reporting good conditions on the upper pistes in particular. The lowest slopes are suffering but the link remains open and both resorts are set to keep their lifts turning until April 26th.
Sadly some fairly heavy rain is forecast over the coming days, providing a wet final weekend for many resorts. The higher slopes (above 2,500m) could see up to 30cm of fresh snow in places over the weekend so head high for the chance of some powder.
European Weather Outlook
The mild air is set to remain over the Alps on Thursday before a weather front arrives during Friday, slightly lowering the freezing level. This is set to sadly bring some heavy rain to slopes below around 2,500m – although expect some local variations. By Saturday colder air should drop the snow level to around 2,000m but the precipitation is set to be lighter. On the upper slopes some good powder is very possible with up to 50cm of new snow expected at altitude during the course of the weekend.
Rain is expected in the Pyrenees this weekend, providing a damp end to the ski season. Some powder is possible on the very highest slopes, but lower down more snow loss is expected.
Glorious sunny weather is forecast in Bulgaria until Saturday, before the temperature drops significantly overnight in to Sunday, accompanied by some light snowfall.
Expect warm and mostly sunny springtime weather in Scandinavia over the weekend and into next week. More clouds are expected in Sweden, with a little light snow possible although there is a good chance of some nice sunny breaks too.
The clouds are set to clear from Scotland during Friday to leave a sunny and warm weekend –perfect for setting up spring snow conditions. This weather pattern is forecast to continue well into next week.