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Val d'Isere

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Val d'Isere

Val d'Isère has to be one of the most beautiful French ski resorts, nestled in a valley at the foot of the mountains with its chocolate-box chalets and high-end hotels spread between the central town and its outlying villages. It remains a firm favourite with both British and French holidaymakers, many who come here year on year. Linked with nearby Tignes, it also gives you a massive ski area to play with.

Val d'Isère's record of snowfall is exceptional. Whilst benefiting from the same Atlantic depressions as other French resorts, it often receives heavy falls of snow from the Mediterranean low pressures which dump their snow on the Italian Alps. The snow coverage tends to be one of the best in Europe and conditions normally facilitate good skiing right to the end of the season at the beginning of May.

Originally a small farming village, Val d'Isere has developed into a modern Alpine resort while maintaining its village feel and sense of tradition. The old town of Val d'Isère consists of charming stone and wooden-clad chalets, shops and hotels, centred around a buzzing high street with a number of small hamlets on its outskirts, namely Le Cret, Le Joseray, Le Chatelard, La Legettaz and Le Laisinant.

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Find out what's happening in Val d'Isère and how to make the most of your time here. The latest news, reviews, current events and the trendiest restaurants, as well as interviews with leading locals, insider's guides and things to do, see and experience in the region. Plus, during the winter season, our famous snow reports and dump alerts, all in the same place.


Val d'Isère hosts a wide range of events throughout the year. There are constant ski racing competitions throughout the winter, as well as the much anticipated La Scara youth event each April. In the summer, the resort plays home to some major trail running events such as the High Trail Vanoise in July, with Tour de France stages often passing nearby in July.


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Apart from the obvious benefits of choosing Val d'Isère for skiing, the resort also has a number of luxury spas that you can book for some relaxation time. Coupled with high-end boutiques to browse, a cinema, a sports centre with a swimming pool, climbing wall, squash courts and a gym, there is plenty to do in Val d'Isère both on and off the slopes.


The Vanoise National Park is one of the highlights of the entire Tarentaise region. A haven for all sorts of wildlife, as well as a magnet for outdoor sports enthusiasts, it is well worth a visit at any time of year. All of the creatures most commonly associated with the Alps are well represented here, such as chamois, marmots, ibex and even and eagles.


Plan your Stay

Val d'Isere Ski Area

Skiing in Val d’Isere

Most of Val d’Isère’s lifts are long and rapid, travelling vertically more than horizontally, giving a lot of skiing down for a short trip up. With its height and excellent snow, you can generally ski back to resort.

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Things to do in Val d’Isere

Other winter activities you can do include winter walking trails, cross-country skiing, husky-dog sledding, ice driving and ice skating. Mountain biking is a popular activity in the summertime with lift access from Val d'Isère to Tignes.

Le Samovar Restaurant, La Daille restaurant

Dining in Val d’Isere

With an eclectic mix of restaurants to choose from, there is something to suit everyone's taste buds. Restaurants can be found dotted around the resort, from sushi to Italian and the more traditional Savoyard fare.

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Nightlife in Val d’Isere

Val d'Isère is a top destination for aprés-ski, with a vibrant and lively atmosphere centred around the wide main road that runs the length of the town. Restaurants, cafés and bars line this busy high street giving plenty of choices.

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Where to stay in Val d’Isere

Val d'Isère has a great selection of hotels and apartments from where it's easy to access the slopes on foot or with the help of regular buses. Outside the main town, small villages and hamlets provide alternative accommodation.

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How to get to Val d’Isere

The most convenient airport is Chambery, situated 144km away by motorway and then mountain road. From the airport, you have a number of different methods of transport to choose from to get you up to resort.

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