WEsayOne of the premier resorts in France this high altitude village has some of the best off piste in Europe. A modern lift system and a busy nightlife this is a favourite for many of our staff.
Val d’Isère ski chalets
The Espace Killy region, of which this resort is the best-known winter sports destination, is home to 300 kilometres of well-maintained slopes and just under a hundred lifts waiting to transport visitors to their desired starting point each new day. If you are a competent skier looking for a destination that offers you the chance to build on your experience during the day and let your hair down in the evenings then this place is very hard to beat. The combination of excellent facilities, first-class accommodation and a host of decent bars and restaurants attract visitors from far and wide.
The presence of luxury hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and exclusive boutiques in this famous village leads many people to assume that holidaying here would be prohibitively expensive. However, if you have your heart set on a vacation in this resort, Chaletline can help you to find some of the most affordable ski holidays deals Val d’Isère has to offer. The great selection of hotels and chalets that can be found on our site includes something for every budget and you are sure to find the perfect place to stay if you spend a little time looking through what we have available.
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The nightlife is a big draw but what is more important to keen skiers that choose to holiday here is the number of off-piste runs in the area that can be reached by lift. The presence of Le Fornet glacier and the extensive glacier skiing in nearby Tignes, means that snow is pretty much guaranteed year round and is a major attraction for people that like to get in some summer skiing practice before the main season starts. A premier winter sports destination catering to people of all abilities and the ski chalets, Val D'Isere offers certainly qualify as among the best in our portfolio.
New for 2016/17
A 10-person gondola that can carry 3,600 people per hour replaces the existing quad chairlift and parallel cable car from village level to the Solaise sector of slopes effectively increasing carrying capacity by 40 per cent. The new gondola arrives at a much more convenient point at the top of last season s new beginner slope, allowing easy access to that and down to the main Solaise chairlifts. There s also a new day lodge at the top of the gondola with two terraces, a coffee bar, picnic areas with microwaves, vending machines, table football and a kids area with cushions. New lift pass options for beginners include a day pass for the Solaise beginner area for 35, compared with 54 for a normal day pass. There are plans for a new tubing zone but this may not happen for the 2016/17 season.
New for 2015/16
A new beginner area was created at the top of Solaise, served by three new covered moving carpet lifts. A new 5-star hotel (the Yule) opened, right on the front de neige where the Grand Paradis used to be. Another previous 5-star (the Savoie) became a very up market chalet hotel run by sister tour operators Inghams, Ski Total and Esprit Ski; we stayed there in April 2016 and thought it was brilliant.
New for 2014/15
The Chalets du Jardin Alpin apartments were refurbished and are now 4-star with a sauna and steam room. A new après-ski bar, the Cocorico, opened as did a new nightclub, the Bunker.
New for 2013/14
More snowmaking was installed on the red Joseray run back to town on Bellevarde.
New for 2012/13
The slow Fontaine Froide quad chairlift on Bellevarde was replaced by a six-pack that starts from the same place but finishes at the top near the Olympique gondola. Kids Park, a new terrain park for children, was opened under the Borsat chair on Bellevarde with jumps, rails and a natural half-pipe. More snow-guns were installed on the blue Magard run down to Le Fornet. L'Atelier d'Edmond restaurant at Le Fornet gained a Michelin star.
- Vast area shared with Tignes, with a variety of runs to suit all abilities
- One of the better resorts for lift-served off-piste runs
- After the snow has fallen, high altitude of slopes keeps it good condition
- A large choice of schools, particularly for off-piste lessons and guiding
- For a high alpine resort, the town is beautiful, is lively at night, and offers a wide range of restaurants
- Lots of package holidays, including some comfortable chalets