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snow covered chalets in Val D'isere


At an altitude of 1850m, Val d’Isere is located in a beautiful alpine setting in the Tarentaise area of the French Alps. Made up of three main areas – Le Fornet, ‘Val Village’ and La Daille further down the valley towards Tignes – Val d’Isere is famed for a multitude of things, not least its links with the Folie Douce and après ski.

Val d’Isere is home to a great many restaurants and bars, but also a great deal of top slopes which are connected by a series of modern lifts with high capacities and therefore smaller queues giving you more time on the slopes. Another real plus point about the lifts is that they are very accessible with the main lift base only around a couple of minutes from the centre of Val d’Isere.

With the first hotel opening in 1888, Val d’Isere has since gone on to become somewhat of a cult classic for the Brits in the Alps. With its chocolate box chalets, charming village centre and English speaking instructors, Val d’Isere has become a hub for British skiers with a superb ski area, luxury accommodation and great grub to boot. There is a free bus service (the Train Rouge) that connects the three areas, making it incredibly easy to access the different areas if you are looking to check out some new scenery, or some different restaurants.

Val d’Isere is well equipped with all your needs, with various small supermarkets around the centre of the main village. For a big shop or at least a wider selection, then be sure to stop off at Bourg-Saint-Maurice at the bottom of the mountain on your way to resort! Otherwise, it is only around 40 minutes from the resort by bus, the Val d’Isere bus station is located opposite the restaurant ‘La Baraque’ which is around the La Daille end of the village. There is also a sports centre located right by the ‘L’Olympique’ lift station which provides a wide range of different activities from swimming and a climbing wall to a gym and spa.

If you would like to find out more about the Val d'Isere ski resort then please feel free to contact one of our friendly Ski Experts on 023 8020 6971 or email