- 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 - 30 Mar 2017|
|Last snowed|| 26-Mar-2017|
|Fresh snow||60 cm|
|Lower slopes||80 cm|
|Upper slopes||200 cm|
|Piste state||Spring snow|
|Runs to resort||Slushy|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Typical spring snow, firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 30-Mar-2017)
After a really good spell of fresh snow for a number of resorts over the weekend, Thursday 30th of March saw a return to spring conditions. Slopes are starting to suffer in many places, especially at lower altitude, and it is really feeling like the end of the season now.
Lower slopes in Alpe d’Huez (100/200cm) are looking a bit worn to say the least, so it’s definitely worth staying up high for the best snow. As the sun melts the snow, it may be best to call it a day early and enjoy a drink on the terrace – slushy slopes will be the order of the afternoon. Lower slopes were suffering in a number of resorts, but none more so than the aptly name Portes du Soleil, where the sun was shining. Slopes down to Chatel (10/60cm), Les Gets (10/85cm) and Morzine (40/100cm) were on life support and groomers are doing a great job keeping them open. Conditions on the upper slopes are still very fun; it just might take you longer than usual to get to the good snow.
There were some excellent conditions still to be enjoyed in Flaine (42/265cm), where the best skiing was mid-morning, when slopes had been softened somewhat but were not too soft. This is not an exception, and if you like firmer slopes then these can be found in a number of resorts if you get up early enough.
European Weather Outlook
It has been a fairly pleasant start to the spring ski season in The Alps with mostly sunny skies dominating the weather pattern. However this weekend will see shift away from this pattern, wide spread cloud, rain and even thunderstorms are forecast right around the main Alps range. The rain snow limit will vary widely between 2200 metres all the way up to 2900 metres.
For those heading out over the Easter break, don’t fear. The unstable weather should pass by Monday, leaving behind clear sunny conditions. You won’t be skiing powder, but on piste conditions will be fun and forgiving. Finding the best conditions will be a matter of finding the right altitude on the slope for the resort you are in.