This resort is considered by many to be the world's premier ski resort, Val d'Isère is hard to fault, offering some of the best skiing anywhere together with exciting and lively après ski. The village dates back to the 13th century and the Espace Killy has 97 ski lifts whisking you in all directions up to heights of over 3500m, including the Le Fornet glacier, guaranteeing snow.
Don't get the idea that Val d'Isère is for experts only! Far from it - there are several good nursery slopes and a number of lifts which are absolutely free for skiing beginners!
A true intermediates paradise, Val d'Isère is big-time skiing country. From the gentle cruising blue and red runs of the Bellevarde and La Daille sectors to the Le Fornet glacier and the massive ski domain of Tignes and La Grand Motte, there is endless choice at every level.
Val d'Isère must be included in every list of the best skiing in Europe for its giant moguls, steep black runs, couloirs and not least for its sensational off-piste. Try the Olympic Men's Downhill run, the waist-high Solaise bumps just above the village or the powder bowls of the Tour de Charvet.
This area really does have it all, it is one of the best playgrounds in Europe no matter what you want with a boardpark and Freeriding that doesn't get any better, on or off-piste.
Approx Transfer Time Chambery 2 hrs 45 mins, Lyons 3 hrs 45 mins, Geneva 3 hrs 45 mins, Ski Train (Bourg St. Maurice) 45 mins SHORTER TRANSFERS! - FLIGHTS DIRECT TO CHAMBERY Village Height 1,850m (6,069ft) Highest Lift 3,550m (11,715ft)
Lively right through to the early hours. - Saloon, Petit Danois
Cinema with regular films in English - Skidoo riding - Indoor swimming-pool free with 7-21 day lift-pass - Fitness centre with English tuition - Parapenting - Ice climbing - Ice rink - Skibiking
Over 50 restaurants - all categories - 3-course French meal around ¿23 - Fondue for ¿22 including wine - Pizza from ¿7.6 - Try La Ferme d'Androit, The Lodge or Gourmandine. Self-catering guests can take advantage of pre-bookable grocery packs with Chaletfood.
Weekly open-air market, Boutiques, Supermarkets, Art exhibitions