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 has announced plans for the largest and most ambitious building project seen in the French Alps over the past 20 years, since the creation of Arc 1950. SEE OUR BLOG
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 2017/18
The lift regeneration of the Solaise area will be completed for 2017/18 by the replacement of the sluggish Datcha chairlift for a high-speed quad that will reduce queues and give a faster ride. As well as that, the long cruise going back to town from the blue Santons run, through the Manchet valley, will be improved by more snowmaking, making this a desirable home run alternative to the steep black Face de Bellevarde. Also there will be a new mountain restaurant, L Ã‰tincelle (meaning â€˜sparkâ€™), close to the base of the Solaise pistes. A lift pass covering seven lifts in the Solaise area including the gondola up from the village will be available for 36 a day (compared with 57 for a standard day pass) this will suit new skiers and intermediates lacking the motivation or ability to cover a greater area. And the resort has released ambitious ideas to change the core of the village itself over the next five years with a 200 million project named Le Coin de Val d IsÃ¨re . A huge central area will be redeveloped with new constructions replacing old, a new piste will be built to allow you to ski from the bottom of the lifts to the newly established area and an underground moving walkway will bring skiers back from there to the lifts.
New for 2016/17
A 10-person gondola that can transport 3,600 people per hour took the place of the existing quad chairlift and parallel cable car from village level to the Solaise area of slopes significantly enhancing the carrying capacity by 40 per cent. The new gondola arrives at a much more convenient point at the top of the new beginner slopes, allowing simple access to those and down to the main Solaise chairlifts. There s also a brand new day lodge at the top of the gondola with a terrace, a coffee bar, picnic areas with microwaves, vending machines, table football and a childrens area.
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.
- Vast area shared with Tignes, with a variety of pistes 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