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Val D Isere Introduction

Val d’Isere, in the French Alps, has developed from a small rural village into a very popular ski centre. It is a charming resort with many traditional buildings that spread out from the old town with a church at its centre. Val d’Isere and Tignes are both connected by lifts to L’Espace Killy ski area which offers three hundred kilometres of sensational high altitude pistes which cater for every level of ability. Val d’Isere is a lively resort with a good range of accommodation, a wide variety of restaurants, and an ample number of shops. It also has a vibrant après ski scene. A number of ski schools provide excellent tuition for adults and children from four years. There are crèche facilities for children from three years and there is an agency providing private nannies. Early booking is essential as places are limited. A Val d’Isere ski holiday offers superb skiing and snowboarding both on and off piste, a wide variety of recreational activities and a lively nightlife.

Why Go To Val D Isere?

Val d'Isere is a very popular high altitude in the French Alps that is very popular with both British and French winter sports enthusiasts. It is a charming resort offering good snow cover and a vast terrain that accommodates skiers and boarders from novice to expert.

Val d'Isere ski holidays accommodate all levels of ability and therefore attract a wide range of holidaymakers. It is also popular with groups containing non skiers as Val d'Isere offers many activities unrelated to the sport.

When To Go To Val D Isere

Val d'Isere ski season lasts from mid December until mid April when snow cover is generally very good. The stunning mountain scenery attracts many summer visitors particularly hikers, mountain climbers and mountain bikers.

Val D Isere - The Place

Val d’Isere has a reputation as one of the best ski resorts in Europe, if not the world. Its high altitude and its promise of good snow cover throughout the season, together with its varied terrain make it a very popular ski destination. Val d’Isere lies in a steeply sided valley which gives challenging runs for the expert skier. The resort is linked to L’Espace Killy ski area which offers over three hundred kilometres of pisted runs as well as terrific opportunities for off piste skiing and boarding. This vast terrain has conditions to satisfy all levels of expertise. Val d’Isere has almost one hundred lifts giving quick and easy access to the slopes. A variety of ski schools offer tuition for adults and children from four years and there are crèche facilities for children from three years. A local agency offers a baby sitting and a nanny service. Since the number of places is restricted, early booking is recommended.

Val d’Isere has some very attractive accommodation with hotels, apartments and chalets having tariffs to suit most budgets. The restaurants in the town and on the mountain serve a diverse cuisine and satisfy most tastes and pockets. Unlike many ski resorts Val d’Isere has a good number of shops, ideal for the non skier who wants to spend their days moseying round the town. Val d’Isere nightlife is enhanced by many lively bars some of which remain open until the early hours of the morning. There is a free shuttle bus service that travels around the town and to neighbouring villages.

Val d’Isere offers a range of recreational activities including dog sledging, swimming, skating, ice driving and skidoo driving. There is also a cinema. For something a little more unusual try an evening in an igloo village.

A Val d’Isere ski holiday offers an almost cast iron guarantee of snow and therefore provides wonderful days of skiing and snowboarding.

Val D Isere Nightlife

Val d’Isere nightlife attracts many young groups of skiers to the resort. Its many bars provide a lively atmosphere that continues well into the night. La Graal which is open until five in the morning offers a mini bus service to return revellers to their accommodation.

Val D Isere Shopping

Val D’Isere is well endowed with shops for essential provisions and sports shops for the purchase or the hire of equipment and clothing. There are also a good number of boutiques and specialist shops that are popular with the non skier. Val d’Isere also hosts a weekly market.

Val D Isere Eating

Val d'Isere has a large number of restaurants serving a wide variety of menu from traditional Savoyard mountain dishes to international cuisine. There are many venues where you can 'carbo-load' on pasta and pizza at low cost. There are also a good number of mountain restaurants many of which are self service. These invariably are more expensive but they do offer magnificent view while dining.