Practical Information

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Equipment Hire

Guests of Lodge at Val may, if they wish, go to the Pro Shop at Les Barmes de L’Ours, located at the foot of the Carats site, where they will be given a warm welcome and a discount.
All rental equipment is of high quality (Salomon, Dynastar, Völk, Lacroix…) and is replaced every season.
The Pro Shop also offers a ­­range of technical clothing and accessories.

On presentation of your booking contract you will be offered a discount of 20% on equipment hire and 10% on purchases, valid during the period of your stay at the Lodge.

For further information or reservations:

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Lift tickets

Passes can be bought online or, in person – the vendor closest to the Lodge is directly down at the bottom of the Bellevarde slope – you can ski straight there.

Identification is required for age discounts.

Children up to the age of 8 are entitled to a free ski pass for the entire ski area.

The ski lifts of the Front de neige remain free of charge whatever the age. Are you coming with your family? You can benefit from a special rate for all ski passes purchased for 2 adults and 2 children or more.

Find out more in the “ski passes” section at:

Ski Schools

Ski and snowboard courses are on offer for all ages and levels, for private tuition and for groups.
Again, we strongly recommend you book your lessons in advance.

For adults

Most ski schools offer specialists instructors and guides for adults looking to discover and explore the vast off piste, backcountry area.
We also have contact details of various guides who can accompany you.

For kids

Lessons are offered by the half day, day or week.
From the age of 7, children can enrol in competition courses.

Here is a selection of ski and snowboarding schools:

ESF - French Ski School

The largest ski school in the world.
With its 300 instructors, it offers you multiple solutions, for adults or children, in group or private lessons, by the hour or by the week.
ESF instructors can also accompany you to discover a fabulous off-piste area in safety.

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A school that is as comfortable in French as in English. Meals are available for children.

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Mattis courses

They were the first to film the students to help them progress.
And they are still a must for the regulars, as the children are happy to see their favourite instructors year after year.
No beginners’ courses, but real technical courses for spectacular progression.

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We strongly recommend that you book any required childcare in advance to avoid disappointment.
We will be happy to help you find the most suitable solution for your needs and to make a pre-booking if helpful. Do not hesitate to talk to us.

The Children's Village

Conveniently located on the Front de Neige, the Children’s Village is reserved for 3-13 year olds.

In direct liaison with the French Ski School (the ESF), it offers indoor and outdoor leisure activities and of course, a gentle introduction to the slopes for novices and skiing lessons to match the level of each child.

You can choose between a half-day, full-day or weekly package, with or without lunch. A crèche service is also available for little ones from 6 months.


A list of babysitters available for the season is regularly updated at the Tourist Office.

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Fitness à val d'isère


After skiing, a fitness session can be beneficial as can relaxing in a pool or at a spa – what better way to wind down after an exhilarating day on the slopes?

You will find many venues in Val d’Isère:

Centre Acquasportif - Aquatic sports centre

The Val d’Isère leisure centre offers many, many options – swimming pools and wellness, sports, well-being and fitness areas, squash, hammam and more – a very easy walk from the Lodge.

For further information or reservations:

Les Barmes de l'Ours 5* Hotel

Located just below the Lodge, the Fitness Centre of the Barmes de l’Ours hotel offers a sumptuous range of treatments and has a beautiful indoor swimming pool.

Information and reservation at:

Le Blizzard 5 * Hotel

In the centre of Val, this hotel has an inviting outdoor heated swimming pool, as well as a spa offering classic treatments of high quality.

Information and reservation at:

The Tsanteleina

On the roundabout of the Tourist Office, this hotel has a fitness centre with very zen decoration.

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