One of the most popular ski destinations in the Alps, Val d’Isère not only offers visitors to the French ski resort world class ski runs but also an abundance of things to do off the slopes. From lively après ski parties to dog sledding and spa treatments, those looking for a ski holiday with a variety of things to do visit Val d’Isère for fun both on and off the mountain. Keep reading our resort guide for Val d’Isère and find out about the top things to do in this buzzing resort.
Explore Val d’Isère & Tignes ski area
Part of the fantastic Val d’Isère & Tignes ski area, formally known as the Espace Killy, Val d’Isère offers visitors some of the best ski experiences in the Alps. Boasting over 300km of pistes, getting out and exploring the world class runs of this combined mountain range is one of top things to do in Val d’Isère. The mountain range connects Val d’Isère to the neighbouring resort of Tignes and is home to 156 ski runs of varying levels. Stay connected while on the mountain with the free Wi-Fi available throughout the ski zone. Look out for ‘Val-free-Wi-Fi’ in your Wi-Fi settings.
For adrenaline junkies, the resort offers two snow parks and the opportunity to practice your off-piste skiing under controlled conditions in the SPOT zone. For advanced skiers, the renowned Le Face black run down to the resort provides the perfect opportunity to really test your skiing abilities. If you prefer to stick to the beginner slopes, Val d’Isère & Tignes ski area has over 60 blue runs and 23 green runs stretching across the mountain range for you to enjoy.
You won’t find a much better view of Val d’Isère than the one from the top of La Grande Motte in Tignes. With views of the town and the rambling mountains surrounding the resort, on a clear blue day this is the best place to stop and take a break and snap some amazing pictures while admiring the view. Take a look at our map of Val d’Isère for a closer look at both the town and ski area.
Après ski and nightlife
Home to the original La Folie Douce, nowhere does après ski quite like Val d’Isère. From extravagant parties with live music to more relaxed, quieter bars, the tradition of après ski is taken seriously in Val d’Isère. Those looking for a good time should head over to the Folie Douce at around 4pm where a live DJ blasts out international beats across the mountain range accompanied by dancers spraying champagne over eager revellers. For those looking for a quieter après scene, head down to the town where there are multiple cosy bars serving up winter warmers to rosy faced skiers.
In terms of restaurants, Val d’Isère has a variety of establishments offering up both local and international cuisine. For those looking to dance the night away, Val d’Isère’s nightlife will not disappoint with plenty of bars and night clubs open until the small hours. For those looking for entertainment, there are a number of bars offering live music from bands for two to three hours a night.
As well as the pristine pistes and electric nightlife, Val d’Isère has plenty of other activities to offer its visitors off of the slopes too. For those looking to fit in a quick work out while away, the leisure centre offers visitors to Val d’Isère a-state-of-the-art gym as well as a number of fitness classes including zumba, spin and yoga.
A great place to spend a few hours with the family, the leisure centre is also home to a swimming pool, climbing centre and golf simulator, ensuring there is something for all ages. If you are looking for a little R&R after a heavy day on the slopes, the spa world also located in the leisure centre is sure to ease your aches and pains and get you ready for the next day of skiing.
Once in a lifetime activities
For a truly unique ski holiday, try your hand at one of the unforgettable activities located around Val d’Isère. Adrenaline junkies can head over to the ice driving circuit for the opportunity to race a car around a track made of ice. Or why not test your skiing ability with a heli-skiing trip to the most remote parts of the mountain? For those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground, dog sledding is a great way to try something new and explore the surrounding area with family and friends.
Mark Warner resorts in Val D’Isère
Mark Warner has two hotels in Val d’Isère located right in the centre of the action in the middle of the town. The Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isère is perfect for those looking for a comfy hotel to kick back and relax in after a long day on the slopes. With a heated outdoor pool and spacious rooms, the Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isère is ideal for families or couples looking to make the most of their time in the Alps. For those visiting with young children, the in-house crèche run by qualified nannies allows your children to play in and out doors in the snow in a supervised and safe environment.
Located just down the street from the Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isère, Mark Warner’s second hotel in Val D’Isère, Chalet Hotel Moris is surrounded by picturesque views of the mountains, in the heart of Val d’Isère town. Just a short walk from the main ski lifts of Solaise and Bellevarde as well as the ski school meeting area, the hotel is perfect for those who want to be at the heart of the action. Outside of school holidays the hotel is adult only and is ideal for groups of friends, couples and solo travellers seeking an easy going atmosphere.
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Discover all that Val d’Isère can offer you
When travelling with friends or family for a special occasion, make the most of your trip to stunning Val d'Isère and organise a fabulous event to create wonderful memories. Whether you are visiting to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or bring in the bells in style at New Year, Val d'Isère has much to offer. For more, click here.
Take a closer look at the town of Val d'Isère and get a feel for the ski zones with our maps page which highlights the places to be on and off the mountain. Click here to find out more.
Guests can get involved in a variety of fun experiences throughout their visit to the resort of Val d'Isère. Create magical memories during a night skiing experience, learn how to ski on the beginner slopes or for the adventurous, take part in a thrilling heli-skiing experience. For more information, click here.
Val d'Isère is famous for its buzzing nightlife. Choose from a large selection of fabulous bars, clubs and restaurants offering a friendly and lively atmosphere to get you in the party mood after a long day of skiing. Make sure you experience après up the mountain at the infamous Folie Douce. More information can be found here.
Val d'Isère resort has much to offer in the way of things to do. Choose from a variety of other activities when out in the resort like ice driving, dog sledding, ice skating and parapenting. You will not find yourself short of things to do throughout your visit. To find out more, click here.
Make sure to read up on all the tourist information available to you throughout your stay to ensure that you are getting the most out of your holiday. We have all the necessary information you need to know from childcare to airport transfers and the medical centre. Click here to find out more.