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.
It's kept the charm and the feel of its rural village roots while growing into a modern resort with a lovely atmosphere. Flaunt some fashion if you must, indulge in the crazy nightlife if you care to, but more importantly come for the skiing as there's superb terrain and enough variety to suit everyone.
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.
The nursery slopes are in the middle of the resort and beginners can discover easy runs in breath-taking scenery above the tree line. Stronger skiers have the vast Val d'Isère & Tignes ski area to explore, from the challenge of the Solaise bumps to the wide open pistes of the glacier at Fornet. Off-piste enthusiasts are spoiled for choice and it's the perfect place to combine off-piste guiding and instruction.
This resort offers plenty to do off the slopes. Try the Centre Aquasportif which you can access using the family lift pass or the spa and wellness centre, with Jacuzzis, saunas pools and a hammam. Be sure to explore the weekly local market and the many shops in resort.
Val d'Isère is famous for its lively bars and variety of restaurants. There is a huge range of options for those seeking a relaxed drink in the afternoon to those wanting to party to the early hours, The Moris Pub is a great spot for many visitors with live bands performing throughout the season.
Find out more to do in this resort in our Val d'Isère resort guide.
With ski terrain that suits everyone from complete beginners to the most experienced skiers, Val d'Isere is the perfect destination for you and your family. Discover non-skiing adventures like dog sledding and ice skating, or pick from the best of the après-ski bars and clubs around the Alps.
Find the top things to do in this buzzing resort in our Val d’Isère resort guide
|Ski resort facts||Suitability for skiers||Number of runs||Number of lifts|
|Resort altitude: 1850m
Skiing altitude: 1550–3500m
|Beginners: Very good
Suitability for non-skiers: Good
Cross-country trails: 44km
Half pipes: 1
|Magic carpets: 3
Cable cars: 2
Drag lifts: 10
The Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isere is smack bang right in the middle of town, nestling right by a mountain. Open the curtains in the window and you’ll be met with the type of view that is everything you could ever imagine on a ski holiday and then some.
Walk right out the front door and within minutes you’re in the hustle and bustle of the vibrant village centre with its shops and coffee bars and lively nightlife. When you set out for the slopes in the morning, the hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the main ski lifts and ski schools. Inside, you’ll find a cosy bar and lounge, with comfy leather sofas and armchairs, perfect for unwinding in the evening or in the afternoon with a book if you fancy a break from skiing or boarding.
And what about when you just want to take it easy? The hotel’s heated outdoor pool is the ultimate way to fully unwind, or enjoy an Elemis treatment at our in-house Viva Salon. You can also relax in the large lounge area playing a few board games while checking in on things back home with free Wi-Fi.
And let’s not forget about the Chalet Hotel Moris too. If you are looking for a fun, lively atmosphere with plenty of après ski, this resort is ideal for you. You will find an adult only environment, located right in the centre of town, with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains, you’re just a 5-minute walk away from the Solaise and Bellevarde lift stations and the ski school. The bedrooms are simple but comfortable, giving off that vibe of a cosy and traditional ski holiday, and there are plenty of single rooms available and a quad room suitable for a group of friends.
Inside the resort is the Moris Pub. It’s one of the more popular spots for a meetup if you’re inclined to indulge in a little après ski as the resort is exclusive to adults most of the year. During the school holidays though, the resort is child friendly which is great as it’s the closest resort to the ski school meeting points.