With some world-famous runs, epic off piste and vibrant nightlife Val d’Isère has deservedly earned a reputation as one of the world’s best ski resorts. And it’s easy to see why. With neighbouring resort Tignes it forms the Espace Killy ski area, renowned for it’s high altitude terrain, and the resultant impressive snow record. Although it’s not just the altitude that makes Val d’Isère such a snowy wonderland. It’s helped by its location alongside the Italian peaks just over the Col d’Iseran. Word is this creates it’s very only microclimate, such that all the surrounding resorts can have clear skies when it’s dumping in Val d’Isère and the wider Espace Killy. Which is great news for powder hounds! And for skiers and boarders of all levels in fact. As even in very dry seasons across Europe Val d’Isère seems to retain a good covering throughout the season which normally runs here through ‘til May. No wonder we decided to open a ski school in Val d’Isère!
Aside from the amazing snow, what is that brings holidaymakers flocking to Val d’Isère? The variety of pistes certainly help. And although Val d’Isère is often touted as an advanced resort there are still a number of beginner areas as well as plenty of blues to keep the intermediates happy. The other thing that Val d’Isère offers is a picture postcard town centre and bustling nightlife to keep people of all ages partying long after the lifts are shut!
Val d’Isère has three main areas: Val d’Isere Centre (1850m), Le Fournet and La Daille. La Daille is the first little village you come to after leaving the mountain road. And although not the prettiest of villages due to its towering apartment blocks it does offer value for money accommodation for the more money conscious visitors and is ideally located in between Val d’Isère and Tignes. In contrast, Le Fournet is the quaint village just after the main town of Val d’Isère which still shows it’s roots to the area’s farming past. Buildings are chalets here are built using traditional stone and wood, as is the Savoyard tradition. The area of Le Fournet is also the gateway to some of the best off piste in Val d’Isère, making it an ideal base to clock up some serious ski miles!
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