Val d’Isère Ski Resort
With an unbeatable range of terrain and a fantastic resort village it is no surprise that Val d’Isère is widely considered to be one of the world’s top resorts – let alone amongst Ski Club members, who return year on year in their droves.
Although the resort is famed for its lift served off piste – names such as Banane, Le Fornet, Le Grand Vallon and Le Levancher all conjure up images of deep powder and steep turns – there is something for everyone in the ski area. This is before the 150km of pistes across the other side of the Tovière in Tignes come into consideration. Together they form the 300km of linked slopes that make up the Espace Killy.
The town is buzzing and unlike many large resorts, it has managed to retain its old character. There are few better places for après ski in the world, starting on the hill at the Folie Douce before moving into town where the selection of bars and restaurants is almost limitless.
Another way to explore the vast potential of the resort is to make the most of the Ski Club’s Instructor-led Guiding Service, in resort this season between 22nd December and 13th April.
Joining the Ski Club’s Val d’Isère Facebook Group is a must if you’re looking for members to meet up and ski or have a beer with – it’s our most popular group and is almost at 1000 members!
What's New for 2019/20?
The £170 million project to transform the village that began in 2017 continues and this summer saw the completion of the Refuge de Solaise. It will be the highest hotel in France, situated on the mountainside way above Val d’Isère and will have 16 rooms, three large luxury apartment and a traditional refuge dormitory with 14 beds. Facilities include a 300-seat gourmet restaurant, a cocktail bar and a spa with a 23-metre pool that is open to the public. It’s as impressive as it sounds!
On piste, modernised snow cannons which use less water are being added to the pistes.
Our Val d’Isère Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Après ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Value ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆