The Resort

The off-piste area is considered one of the best in the world with a winter season starting in November and ending in May.

But you don’t have to be a powder hound to enjoy your holiday, Val d’Isère doesn’t forget about beginners, who benefit from a vast sector in the heart of the resort where multiple lifts are free.

The little ones are also provided for, with a specially designated area, sited to maximise the winter sun.


Ultra-modern ski lifts service over 300 kilometres of pistes – to an altitude of 3456 metres – and linked with Tignes, guests in Val d’Isère enjoy access to more than 450 hectares of marked ski runs in an area of more than 15 000 hectares, about twice the size of Canada’s Whistler Blackcomb.

The sheer size of the resort together with the state of the art lifts, mean queues are rare, even during the busiest periods.

For more information on skiing in Val d’Isère, visit the resort’s website, which also offers excellent webcams allowing you to see the snow conditions throughout the season.

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Val d’Isère has a deserved reputation as one of the standout resorts in the Alps for variety and number of sports and leisure activities on offer. 

The choice is vast and includes –

Paragliding, dog sledding or snowshoeing, quad or skidoo racing, cross-country skiing, ice climbing, ice skating, swimming…

If you visit the wonderful Centre Aquasportif, only a few minutes walk from the Lodge, you will be spoilt for choice – multiple pools, gymnasium, hammam, sauna, hot tubs, climbing wall, golf and driving simulators – a squash court and more.

Not enough?  There are additional options – perhaps a hand of bridge?  Or a relaxing afternoon at one of the many luxurious spas?  

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Many sporting and cultural events take place in Val d’Isère throughout the season.

  • “Premières Traces”: late November the opening weekend of the resort.
  • Critérium de la Première Neige”: in December the first international race of the season.
  • Classicaval” Festival of classical music in the baroque church of Val d’Isère.
  • Adventure Film Festival : A must in April.

And every Thursday of the season, in the evening – “Les Nuits Rouges” in the centre of the village, concerts, games, ice sculptors etc…

For further information:

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Going Out

The many restaurants and bars add to the vibe in Val d’Isère and ensure people can easily get together for a drink, a meal, day or night, in a location and with an atmosphere of their choosing.   We have provided a selection of favourites below.

If you enjoy retail therapy, the resort has boutiques selling top brands in ready-to-wear and jewellery (Prada, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Dior, Chanel, etc.) as well as a range of ski shops and technical clothing shops.

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