Val d’Isère Ski Resort

One of the world’s favourite ski resorts, Val d’Isère has access to the best all-around ski area in the world, the Espace Killy. With just over 100 lifts, this ski area has as much skiing as one could ever need, not to mention the longest winter in the Alps. The winter ski season here begins in late November and continues until early May, and conditions are seldom disappointing.

The main centre of Val d’Isère ski resort has been virtually rebuilt and many of the buildings are imaginative contemporary interpretations of the traditional stone and Savoyard style wood structures.

Ski holidays to Val d’Isère were revolutionised with the introduction of après-ski in the 80s, when Dick Yates-Smith set up the seminal bar-nightclub known as Dicks Tea-Bar. There’s plenty of après ski options in Val d’Isère so you will not be disappointed.

Call our ski experts today to find out more about Val d’Isère ski resort.

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Best For...

  • Après ski
  • Espace Killy
  • Stylish resort
  • Sustainability

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,850m
  • Skiing Altitude 3,455m
  • Total Ski Area 300km
  • Lifts 90
  • Green Runs 53km
  • Blue Runs 147km
  • Red Runs 72km
  • Black Runs 28km
  • Cross Country 21km

Ski Accommodation in Val d'Isère, France

Our collection of Val d’Isère ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Val d'Isère

Ski Areas in Val d'Isère

Val d’Isère ski resort is part of the Espace Killy ski area alongside Tignes. With over 300km of piste-skiing and plenty of additional off-piste powder fields, there’s a huge array of skiing to be found here. Val d’Isère alone can be broken up into three ski areas; Le Solaise, Bellevarde and Le Fornet, all offering different slopes and styles of skiing.

Skiing in Val d'Isère

Skiing in Val d'Isère

Snow-sure, varied and extensive; the skiing in Val d’Isère ski resort is some of the best in the world and it’s a great place for all ages and abilities. The pistes are well connected and the different areas within the Espace Killy mean you can follow the sunshine around throughout the day. Beginners are recommended to head to the wide, cruisy slopes found in the Solaise and Bellevarde areas, whereas advanced skiers will enjoy the vast selection of black runs, including the world-famous ‘La Face’. There’s plenty of off-piste skiing for those looking for fresh powder.

Best Ski Runs in Val d’Isère
Snowboarding in Val d'Isère

Snowboarding in Val d'Isère

Val d’Isère is a brilliant ski resort for boarders, with an abundance of off-piste for the advanced and very few drag lifts for beginners to contend with. There are two fun parks, one in Val d’Isère and one in Tignes, both with a half-pipe and well worth a visit for any intermediate or advanced boarders heading to the Espace Killy.

Sustainable Choice

Taking the train is the most environmentally friendly way of travelling to this resort. We work closely with Eurostar and can tailor-make this package with competitive train rates – call for further details.

Ski Schools in Val d'Isère

Ski Schools in Val d'Isère

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Val d'Isère

Crèches in Val d'Isère

Le Petit Poucet is the most popular and is a non-ski kindergarten catering for three to ten-year-olds. t4 Private Nanny Service will look after children from four months old in your own chalet or accommodation, staffed by qualified British nannies. Both services offer a pickup and drop-off service in conjunction with the ski schools. We highly recommend pre-booking any childcare well in advance, especially for peak school holiday dates.

Top Ski Runs

Nursery slope
Located in the centre of town.

Col de I’Iseran
There are many gentle, wide, uncongested runs in this area with good progressive terrain.

Col Pers
One of out favourite off-piste runs for experienced skiers, from the Pisaillas glacier down to Le Fornet.

Restaurants in Val d'Isère

Restaurants in Val d'Isère

Chez Paolo – a traditional Italian restaurant serving pizza, pasta, meat dishes and homemade ice cream.

Edelweiss – our favourite; cosy in bad weather, great outside terrace when the sun is shining, highly recommended food.

La Fruitière – a self-service restaurant located within La Folie Douce mountain complex.

Best Restaurants in Val d'Isère
Après Ski in Val d'Isère

Après Ski in Val d'Isère

La Folie Douce – located at the top of the La Daille lift. The live band, cabaret acts and packed crowds party well into the night.

Dick’s Tea Bar – the go-to night club opens until 4am, queues start forming around midnight.

Bananas – ideal for those on the descent from the mountain and for late night drinks.

Best Après Ski in Val d'Isère
Non-Skiers in Val d'Isere


From ice-driving in a BMW to dog sledding or winter walking; there’s plenty to do off the slopes in Val d’Isère ski resort. There’s a cinema for snowy days or evenings with children and a great leisure centre with two large pools, with one entry included in the cost of your lift pass. It’s a fabulous place to be regardless of whether you’re skiing or not, and there are plenty of restaurants in the town which are fantastic to visit throughout the day and evening. The après ski bars are also well located so that those not on skis can join the rest of the group easily.

Top Things to Do in Val d’Isère

Map of Val d’Isère

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