Located high up in the vast Espace Killy area, Val d’isere sits close to the French/Italian border and is naturally linked to Tignes. Val d’isere is always a firm favourite with expert skiers who go here to ski the famous Olympic downhill run, La Face. It also caters for all standards of skier who are able to enjoy the mixture of blue, red and black runs, but don’t forget the tree runs and some very accessible and exhilarating off piste. There are also lots of excellent ski schools to help anyone feeling nervous or looking to hone their skills. The attractive town centre has a large variety of chic bars, boutiques and restaurants that will suit everyone.
Domaine: Espace Killy
Resort Height: 1850m
Skiing Elevation: 3456m
Piste Summary: Blue: 57 %, Red: 26 %, Black: 17 %
Adult Ski Pass: Approx. 260€ for 6 days
Resort Height: 1850m – 3445m
Pistes summary: Green: 15%, Blue: 42%, Red: 26%, Black: 17%
- Start off apres-ski early on the terrace of Le Folie Douce and then head to the legendary Dick’s Tea Bar for afternoon tea or happy hour
- Have a go at airboarding (a bit like tobogganing on a lilo),
- Enjoy a true gastro experience at the michelin starred La Table de l’Ours or a sunny Sunday lunch at La Peau de Vache half way down the infamous ‘La Face’
- Head to Saint Foy on the seasonairs day off, it quiet and you will have amazing powder!
What we love
Après-ski at La Folie Douce is one to not miss.
Loads of great activities for those who don’t ski including husky-sledding and ice driving
Indoor activities including a pool and climbing wall
Amazing off piste
Great selection of fantastic hotels and chalets
What needs improving
It’s a longer transfer than other resorts (although not that bad!)
Regional flights from any major UK airport will fly you into Geneva or Lyon (Approx. 2hr 45min road transfer) or Chambery (1hr 45min transfer). Helicopter transfers are also available from Geneva and the flight is approximately 30min. Please note that helicopters are weather permitting.
Trains can be taken from Geneva to Bourg St Maurice (approx. 2hr 30min) and then a transfer up the mountain of approximately 30min.