The resort: Val d’Isere is part of the ski area ‘Espace Killy’ which is shared with Tignes. Along with Tignes, it is one of the snow-surest resorts the Alps has to offer with its high altitude pistes and early opening dates. Val d’Isere often hosts competitions, including the men’s downhill skiing in the 1992 Albertville Olympics.
The piste’s: With an enormous 97 lifts, there is a piste for everyone including 5 free beginner lifts. There is also plenty of back-country & 2 snowparks. With 127 cannons, the piste conditions are great and it really is a mammoth resort.
Facilities & Apres-ski: Val d’Isere offers a huge variety of apres and off-the-slopes activities and is an exciting resort with lots happening. There is a large sports complex with a family friendly swimming pool. You can go husky racing, paragliding, snowshoeing or even take a flight in a microlight, using skis to take off and land. There are numerous bars and restaurants and over 70 shops to keep you entertained into the early hours of the morning.
Facts and Figures:
Snow Resort: Val D’Isere
Piste Area: 300km including the entire Espace Killy area.
Total number of slopes: 154
Lowest Piste: 1550m
Highest lift: 3450m
Resort Altitude: 1850m
Max. vertical: 1900m
Snow cannons: 127
Snow record: Very strong
Transfer times with Snow.Cab (see link for prices http://www.snow.cab/ )
Open: from 25th November to 1st May
Snow.Holiday pros: Great range of free beginner lifts
Snow Holiday cons: Expensive
Club Med Val D'Isere
Its wood and stone facades blend in with the ski resort's beautifully preserved traditional chalets. The Resort stands at an altitude of 1,850 metres (6,069 ft). The elegance of the service, and design by François Champsaur, with beautifully warm colours and quality, natural materials, contribute to guaranteeing you a top quality stay. Discover Le Refuge, the new 5Ψ Luxury Space within the Val d'Isère 4Ψ Resort.