A world-renowned ski resort that has retained the heart and soul of the small mountain village it once was…
In the center of the Savoie region in South-Eastern France, Val d’Isere is the gateway to the Val d’Isere – Tignes area. Val d’Isere is an internationally renowned destination that has retained its charm and authenticity: situated at an altitude of 6,070 ft, Val d’Isere is a genuine winter wonderland from the end of November to the beginning of May each year.
Val d’Isere is an authentic Alpine village with the facilities and comfort of a large resort. Its baroque church, traditional houses, the surrounding mountains and the Isere river flowing through its center have long been the inspiration for local architects. The village today is made up of an elegant mixture of luxury hotels, holiday residences, traditional alpine chalets built from stone and wood, and some altogether more contemporary structures.
With two-thirds of its ski area situated inside the heart of the Vanoise National Park, Val d’Isere is governed by nature and the rhythm of the seasons. The resort is committed to preserving the biodiversity of the planet by being socially responsible and respectful of the environment.
The Val d’Isere – Tignes ski area is not only legendary because of its exceptional setting but also because it is a place where ski legends are made. At the Winter Olympics in 1968, the resort watched the first stars who had grown up on its pistes, the Goitschel sisters and Jean-Claude Killy, emerge as champions.
187 miles of pistes, 6.332 ft of vertical drop – one could claim ‘that says it all’ but the Val d’Isere – Tignes ski area is much more than the sum of its parts…. On more than 152 pistes and endless off-piste runs, two glaciers, two snowparks, in a ski area that hosted the Olympic Games and the World Championships, you are skiing on ‘legendary’ snow.
What’s great in Val d’Isère
- Huge area linked with Tignes, with runs for all standards
- Some of the best lift-served off-slope runs in the world
- High altitude means snow is more or less guaranteed
- Wide choice of schools, especially for off-slope lessons and guiding
- Wide range of package holidays and accommodation
- For a high resort, the town is attractive, very lively at night, and offers a good range of restaurants
- Slope grooming and staff attitudes have improved noticeably