Resort Guide: Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere Village

Katherine Rolt
Katharine Rolt
ifyouski Ski Holiday Expert

"I was taken to Val d’Isere by my parents for the first time when I was 13 and have been back almost every year since, including the two seasons I worked there. After all this time, it never gets boring!"

Introduction to Val d'Isere

Val d’Isere with neighbouring Tignes covers over 300kms of high altitude skiing. The village has 3 main areas – La Daille, Val d’Isere centre and Le Fornet which are linked by one of the most efficient free bus systems of any resort. Val d’Isere is also a lively resort which was the venue for the Men’s downhill in the 1992 Albertville Olympics and has something to offer everyone.

Why we love Val d'Isere

Ifyouski Team in Val d'Isere Val d’Isere is one of the most reliable resorts in the World for snow and is one of the largest linked areas in Europe. The Ski Solutions/Ifyouski team have skied in Val d’Isere on the first May bank holiday for the past 11 years and have never had a problem with a lack of snow!

In recent years the quality of the mountain restaurants has increased significantly and the town centre is lively with a good choice of shops, bars, and restaurants. For après ski lovers, the Folie Douce above La Daille is a must.

Val d'Isere is best for...

Everyone! The resort has a reputation for not being suitable for beginners but this is not true! There are excellent nursery slopes in the centre of town and several fantastic ski schools to choose from. What Val d’Isere lacks is an easy run back down from the top of the mountain into resort, but the ski schools will take you to the most suitable areas.

The key is to take the lift back down at the end of the day when the legs are tired. Val d’Isere has several excellent mountain restaurants which are accessible as foot passengers so suits a mixed ability group, or those with non skiers who would like to meet up for lunch.

5 Things you may not know about Val d'Isere

1. You can take a guided tour at the Ferme de L’Adroit where children can be introduced to the animals and you can have a demonstration of the art of cheese making with a tasting session afterwards.
2. There is a large outdoor ice rink at the foot of the Solaise in winter until March.
3. The cinema in the centre shows French and English films with an extra screening at 2:30pm on bad weather days.
4. La Daille has an ice driving circuit open in winter from 2pm-8pm where you can test your skills driving quad bikes, 4 WD Fiat Pandas or even your own car (!) around the slippery circuit.
5. Val d’Isere has 24km of marked and maintained walking trails even in winter. Maps and daily updates are available from the Tourist Office.

What's new in Val d'Isere

Chalet du Montet Loads of new property being added to our Val d'Isere programme - so now we have even more choice of great value chalets and hotels.

Lift Pass Prices in Val d'Isere

Regular Season
  Adult (14-64) Senior (65-74) Child (5-13)
6-Day Pass £206 £165 £165