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Located just 5km from the Italian boarder, Val d’Isère is one of the main ski resorts in the Savoie region of the French Alps. Offering high quality ski runs, guaranteed snow all winter and a host of activities on and off the mountain, it’s no wonder Val d’Isère is the most popular resort in the Alps for Brits. At the centre of the resort is the tourist information centre where you can find out everything you need to know about the resort. For those looking for general tourist information before you leave, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of everything you need to know for your trip to Val d’Isère.
At around a three hour drive from Val d’Isère, Mark Warner's coach transfer which will take you straight from the airport to the Chalet Hotel Val d’Isère and is included in the cost of your holiday.
In Val d’Isère there are three medical centres which are open every day of the season. There is also a hospital further down the valley, however doctors at the medical centres are generally able to treat the majority of ski related injuries at the centre including taking x-rays and dealing with simple breaks and ligament damage. All of the medical centres in Val d’ Isère have English speaking doctors and are modern and well equipped.
Before heading off on a ski holiday to Val d’Isère we highly recommend you organise travel insurance cover. If unfortunately, you do need medical treatment on your ski holiday, the cost of your treatment will be billed as an emergency and can be expensive. If you are travelling from the EU make sure you bring your European Health Insurance Card which will reduce initial costs.
Val d’Isère, like most ski resorts has a range of shops and markets selling everything from French cheeses to ski clothes and sunglasses. For those looking for essential groceries, the town has three supermarkets dotted throughout the town where you will find plenty of fresh French produce. Make sure you also check out the local cheese shops and try out some of the delicious traditional cheeses and wines from the region. If you are looking for some new ski gear or perhaps you left something at home, there are a number of shops in the town selling everything from ski jackets to socks.
One of the livelier French ski resorts, there is always something happening in Val d’Isère. With two hotels handily located in the centre of the town, Mark Warner ensures that visitors to its Val d’Isère hotels never miss out on a moment of the action. Located just minutes from the village centre, Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isère is the perfect option for families or groups looking for a comfortable hotel at the heart of the town. With a choice of rooms, childcare facilities and spectacular dining facilities, all of your worries are taken care of at this centrally located hotel.
Val d'Isère offers a variety of local fashion boutiques and sports shops. Treat yourself or pick up a few lovely souvenirs for your loved ones back home during a shopping trip. Click here to find out more.