Val d'Isere
Ski Area Details

Airports # Geneva 3h Lyon 2.5h
Station # Bourg st Maurice 25k
Alt #1850m  - 3600m
Lifts 197
Cannons 215
Runs 129
Green #22
Blue Red 37
Black 14
Total Runs km 300
Cross Country km  44
Snowboard Park 1
Mntain Restaurants 15
Other Restaurants 50
Bars and Clubs  43
Cinema  Yes
Ice Rink  Yes
Swimming Pool Yes

Blue Red **
Black ***
Snowboarding ***
Off Piste ***

*fair  **good  ***excellent

NB. # (hash) refers to  Val d'Isere  locally, while no hash refers to the  whole accessible domain.

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Without a doubt the skiing in Val d'Isere and its sister ski resort Tignes has to be some of the best in the world. Lying at the head of the steep Isere Valley in Savoie, it is not the most attractive of places, but this is made up for by the wonderful skiing. Perhaps the only drawback is that it is not the best place for a novice although the beginners slopes are adequate.

Val d'Isere, together with Tignes make up an impressive domain known as the Espace Killy, named after Jean Claude of that name who took the three gold medals in the 1964 Olympics. It boasts over 300 kilometres of piste together with some of the best off trail skiing for two plank skiers and snowboarders in the Alps.

The lift system can carry almost 150,000 people per hour and reaches across ten miles of mountain as far as Tignes. The snow lasts well into May and summer skiing continues all year round up on the glacier in Tignes
Val d'Isere is a top destination with a vibrant and lively atmosphere centred on the wide main street that runs the length of the town. Fashion shops, restaurants and cafés, a cinema, and bars all line the busy high street giving plenty of choice and variety.

During the winter season, once a week, the main high street is closed off to all vehicles, and vistors can enjoy a variety of street entertainment, ice and snow sculpting, parades and live music. Every Monday the market comes to town selling local cheeses and cured meats, sweets and clothes giving the village a real french feel.

For those who like really good food - Mexican, Chinese, Scandinavian, American and of course French - as well as buzzing bars and a hectic night life, there are few French ski resorts to beat it!

ecause the snow conditions are so good and there is so much of it with a season lasting from November to May, it is essential to be an early riser if you want the best snow! And remember that in this area 'black runs' mean black.

For more independent info on the ski resort of Val d'Isere visit the article by Peter Hardy on




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