One of the World’s premier ski destinations, Val d’Isère has evolved from its humble village beginnings into a vibrant ski resort with world class ski runs, electrifying nightlife and a host of attractions throughout the town. With so much to offer, it is no wonder Val d’Isère is one of the most popular ski resorts in not only France but the entire Alps region. Take a look at our piste map of Val d’Isère highlighting the large Val d’Isère & Tignes ski area, formly known as the Espace Killy.
Val d’Isère piste
Val d’Isère joins its neighbouring town Tignes to encompass the Val d’Isère & Tignes ski area. Val d’Isère is renowned for its high quality ski runs and superb off-piste conditions. With more than 300km of piste, you will find runs to suit all levels of skier. The Val d’Isère & Tignes ski pass includes access to the two glaciers in the area, two snow parks and a day skiing in either the Paradiski ski area, home to Les Arcs and La Plagne, or Les Trois Vallée ski area, home to Val Throrens, Méribel and Courchevel.
In terms of skiing, advanced skiers relish Val d’Isère vertical descents and nail biting black runs, the most popular of which being the infamous 3km long Le Face run. As well as the fantastic piste skiing, Val d’Isère is renowned for its superb off-piste skiing. Don’t fret if you are new to skiing, the combined ski area has a total of 22 green runs and 64 blue ideal for beginner skiing. There are also nursery slopes at the bottom of the pistes for complete beginners.
Map of Val d’Isère town
As well as having some of the best ski runs in the world, what makes Val d’Isère so popular with skiers is the town’s buzzing atmosphere and host of off-piste attractions.
Located at the heart of the town, Mark Warner’s two Val d’Isère hotels are perfectly located to ensure you won’t miss a minute of the action. From lively après ski bars, to relaxing spas to ease your tired muscles and tantalising dining options, Val d’Isère has everything you need and more for a memorable ski trip.
When the sun sets, Val d’Isère comes alive. From traditional Savoyard restaurants to lively clubs and bars, when it comes to evening activities, Val d’Isère excels. For après skiing, head to La Folie Douce or Café Face where you will find international DJ’s and plenty of live entertainment. In terms of food, both Mark Warner’s resorts in Val d’Isère have wonderful restaurants which serve up a host of traditional and international dishes. There are also a number of fantastic restaurants in the village to choose from.
If you are looking for a great place to take the kids, the local leisure centre has a host of activities to keep the whole family entertained. Here you will find a swimming pool, complete with a lazy river and water cannons, fun for all the family. The centre also has a golf simulator, climbing wall and fitness classes for those looking to squeeze in a workout.