Val d'Isère (L'Espace Killy)

Val d'Isère skiing

Val d'Isère is justifiably ranked up there with the best resorts in the world. Lift linked with Tignes, the Val d'Isere & Tignes Ski Area (formerly l'Espace Killy) has 300km of varied pistes to please everyone from beginners to pros. A choice of two glaciers, extensive pisted runs for all abilities including tree lined pistes and one of the most modern, efficient lift systems in the world make Val d'Isere a top 5 choice for absolutely everyone! Experts will love the "Face de Bellevarde" piste that looms over the town beneath the Olympic gondola. A permanent fixture on the World Cup calendar, it never gets any easier but the feeling of conquering it is hard to beat!

Val d'Isère ski resort

Val d'Isère has not only world class skiing but also boasts some world class après ski, and charming village centre and fantastic facilities.

The original Folie Douce at the top of  the Daille gondola is probably the most famous of Val d'Isère's après haunts but is far from the only one. Cocorico's raucous live music at the foot of the slopes takes things to another level entirely. For those after a more chilled vibe, Banana Bar offers this within easy reach too. For a late night there's extensive choice, the Petit Danois pub in the heart of the village spills out around 1am, with Dicks Tea Bar around the corner to keep you going almost until first lifts! 

Val d'Isère' isn't just for party animals, the resort has plenty of high end choices for the more refined taste, plus families are very well catered for. Michelin starred dining can be found, plus extensive facilities. The huge leisure centre was completed in recent years and offers a fantastic off-slope experience!

In summary, Val d'Isère could top the charts - in our view it's the single best ski resort anywhere in the Alps, with something for absolutely everyone.

i

Attributes

Family Friendly
Snow Sure
Great Off-Piste
Mountain Restaurants
Choice of Restaurants
Large Ski Area
Lively and Young
High Altitude
Alpine Charm
Easy Slope Access
Scenic
Lively Night Life
Snow Park
Reliable Snow
Ski In Ski Out
Good For Snowboarding
Good for Apres Ski

Facilities

Gym
Swimming Pool
Sauna
Hot Tub
Paragliding
Hang Gliding
Walking Trails
Child Care
Resort Bus

Activities

Off-Piste: Very good
Off-Piste Guides
Off-Piste Equipment
Heliskiing
Ski Touring
Cross-Country: 44.0
Cross-Country Equipment
Ski Doos
Torch Light Descents
Dog Sledding
Skiing & Boarding

Beginners

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboarding

Off-Piste

Lifts & Slopes
Highest Lift:
3450m
Lowest Lift:
1550m
No of lifts:
90
No of slopes:
142
Total piste length:
300km
Longest run:
10km
Snow parks:
2
Snow cannons:
378
Glacier Skiing:
Off piste:
Cross country:
44km
Transfer Info:
Grenoble - Coach: 3 hrs 15 mins
Geneva - Coach: 3 hrs 45 mins
Chambery - Coach: 2 hrs
Bourg-Saint_Maurice - 45 mins
Lyons - Coach: 3 hrs 45 mins

* All times are approximate

Accommodation