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Val-d'IsereFrance

Val-d'Isère is a commune in the Alps, and more specifically in the Haute-Tarentaise, in the Vanoise massif.

The commune is in the department of Savoie, on the border between France and Italy. It is a global mecca for skiing which hosted Olympic events in 1992 and international skiing competitions in 2009.

At an altitude of 1,850 metres, Val d'Isère is clearly a perfect location for winter sports. The resort has just under 200 miles of pistes for Alpine skiing and snowboarding, as well as 12 miles for cross-country skiing. It has also seen the emergence of such great champions as Jean-Claude Killy and the Goitschel sisters.

Lovers of winter sports will be spoilt for choice by the facilities (state-of-the-art ski lifts, pistes for all abilities, special lessons for beginners, etc.). The resort also has a snowpark, which is open from mid-December to April (depending on snow conditions), where the braver visitors can show off their freestyle moves in spectacular surroundings.

If you love to relax and take it easy as well as ski, Val-d'Isère has everything you need. Head for the village for a spot of shopping and warm up in a cafe or around a well-deserved raclette. Motorsport lovers can enjoy ice driving on a 1,000-metre, 16-turn circuit, THRILLS GUARANTEED!

Val-d'Isère is renowned for its ski resort, but it's also the perfect destination for sporting holidays in the summer. Situated in the Vanoise National Park, the commune is a good starting point for hiking. A number of routes and other paths are available for you to discover the treasures the Alps can offer in the summer months. In addition, there is a range of lodges and accommodation where you can stay if you decide to set off for several days.

The commune also has a water sports centre, which is open all year round. The centre has a swimming pool and a range of sports facilities, including a squash court, a climbing wall, a volleyball and basketball court and a golf simulator, to name just a few. Those who like to spoil themselves can relax in the spa, which includes a sauna, a jacuzzi and a Turkish bath, as well as treatment rooms where you can be pampered or have a professional massage.

Fancy hurtling down the pistes or exploring the beauty of the Alps? Then Val-d'Isère is the perfect destination for a family break in an idyllic setting.

Top hotels in Val-d'Isere

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Chalet Skadi
Chalet Skadi
Village Montana Avenue du Prariond, Val-d'Isere

Situated in the mountains, this spa chalet is within a 10-minute walk of Ecole du Ski Francais de Val d'Isere and Val-d'Isere Ski Resort. Solaise Gondola and ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
A perfect spot to recharge

"The accommodation was superb. Everything was fantastic."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

Chalet Skadi
L'Avancher
L'Avancher
3 out of 5
Avenue du Prariond, Val-d'Isere, Savoie

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ecole du Ski Francais de Val d'Isere and Val-d'Isere Ski Resort. Solaise Gondola and L'Olympique ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (93 reviews)

"Very nice and clean room, comfortable bed. And excellent service!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

L'Avancher
Hôtel les Crêtes-Blanches - Val d'Isère
Hôtel les Crêtes-Blanches - Val d'Isère
3 out of 5
BP 10, Val-d'Isere, Savoie
The price is £90 per night from 24 Sep to 25 Sep

Located in the heart of Val-d'Isere, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ecole du Ski Francais de Val d'Isere and Val-d'Isere Ski Resort. Centre Aquasportif ...

4/5Very Good! (83 reviews)
All food

"Good location, all good"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Hôtel les Crêtes-Blanches - Val d'Isère

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Val-d'Isere Ski Resort
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Val-d'Isere Ski Resort

4.5/5(39 reviews)

With perfect slopes, challenging backcountry, modern lifts and a charming village, this resort in the Espace Killy continues to raise the bar for alpine ski resorts.

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In Sleigh or Horse-Drawn Carriage in the Gran Paradiso Park
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In Sleigh or Horse-Drawn Carriage in the Gran Paradiso Park

£100
Per adult

Reviews of Val-d'Isere

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Verified traveller

9 Apr 2019

We have been several times to Val d’Isere and love the resort and the ski areas available on the pass. It’s great for all levels of skiing and offers great apres as well

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Mar 2019

Great area to ski or snowboard, lots of pistes to choose from, plenty of dining and ski-shopping options in central Val d`Isere.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Dec 2018

Love Val D’Isere - this is our 11th season can’t rate it highly enough.

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