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Val d’Isère

A world-renowned ski resort that has retained the heart and soul of the small mountain village it once was…

Val d’Isere is the gateway to the Val d’Isere – Tignes area. It’s in the center of the Savoie region in South-Eastern France. Val d’Isere is an internationally renowned destination. It has retained its charm and authenticity. Val d’Isere is a genuine winter wonderland from the end of November to the beginning of May each year. The snow is sure because the town is standing at an altitude of 6,070 ft.

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 consists of an elegant mixture of luxury hotels, holiday residences, traditional alpine chalets. They are built from stone and wood, and some altogether more contemporary structures.

With two-thirds of its ski inside the heart of the Vanoise National Park, nature and the rhythm of the seasons govern Val d’Isere. The resort is working hard to preserve the biodiversity of the planet. It’s socially responsible and respectful of the environment.

The Val d’Isere – Tignes ski area is not only legendary because of its exceptional setting. Furthermore, it’s also famous because it is a place that springs ski legends. 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 emerged as champions.

Val d’Isere – Tignes ski area is much more than the sum of its parts. You are skiing on ‘legendary’ snow.

  • 187 miles of pistes
  • 6.332 ft of vertical drop
  • more than 152 pistes
  • endless off-piste runs
  • two glaciers
  • two snowparks
  • ski area that hosted the Olympic Games and the World Championships

What’s Great

  • 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

Val d’Isere
Mountain stats

Base: 6.070 ft
Summit: 11.339 ft
Vertical Drop: 5,269 ft
Length of slopes: 91 miles
Total lifts: 42
Skiable Terrain: 2471 ac
Terrain Parks: 1
Beginner: 21%
Intermediate: 38%
Advanced: 30%
Expert: 11%


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