Val d'Isère is a resort with a big reputation and deservedly so!
World famous for superb skiing and après-ski, the village has managed to retain its old world charm and traditional alpine village feel, amongst the new and stylish buildings that have been added to cater for skiers.
It boasts breathtaking vertical drops, wide bowls, free beginners' lifts on the nursery slopes and lifts suitable for non-skiers up to mountain cafes. The free shuttle bus service links the futuristic La Daille area with Val Village centre and runs out to chalet-style Le Fornet. The new children's village at Rond Point des Pistes takes children from 3yrs to 13yrs.
Being very much a skiers' resort, with Espace Killy on the doorstep, lifts to nearby Tignes and the Grand Motte glacier. The attractions in Val d'Isère for non-skiers and cross-country skiers are limited. However, at night the town really comes alive.
1850m - 3550m
Self Drive Distance
965Km: 9-10hrs from Calais
Last Updated: Feb 2010