Val d’Isere

Luxury Chalets in Val d’Isere

About Val d’Isere

Part of the Espace Killy ski region, Val d’Isere is a popular resort for British skiers. The vast ski area offers terrain for all abilities, with over 300km of pistes and the snow coverage through the years has been excellent. There are also two nursery areas just off from the centre of town, making this a great destination for the family. Not for the faint hearted, the confident intermediate/advanced skier can take on the infamous ‘Le Face’ run, which used to be the Olympic downhill run – you will truly feel the legs burn!

With plenty of fantastic catered chalet and hotel options, the resort has a great deal to offer in terms of accommodation choice.

Val d’Isere is known for its buzzing après ski scene with plenty of bars to choose from. The Folie Douce is a must-visit, situated on the slope above La Daille. Here you can enjoy the sounds of the saxophone being played by a man fully clad in fur on the roof of the building-an experience not to be missed! For the full experience, how about starting at the Fruitiere restaurant for lunch, which is part of the same building. Later in the evening there are a couple of popular clubs in Val d’Isere for those who want to keep the party going!

Val d’Isère sits proudly at the end of the Isère valley, within the wider Tarentaise valley, on the border with Italy. It has a well-earned reputation for it’s snow-sure climate, quality pistes, classy ambiance and buzzing nightlife. Somewhat of a mega-resort, it encompasses various neighbouring villages without losing its traditional charm, whilst it offers everything and more than you would expect from an international destination of its acclaim.

With incredible skiing for enthusiasts of all abilities, about 50% is for beginners and lower intermediates, with a plethora of of reds and black runs and off-piste for the more experienced. Val d’Isere belongs to the Espace Killy ski region, which boasts more than 300km of perfectly groomed runs, including olympic downhill runs such as le Face, if you can stomach the vertigo. It is a favourite amongst families, with two ski nurseries found near the centre, a multitude of non-skiing activities, accommodation of all varieties and many excellent restaurants. An impressive 90 state-of-the-art lifts to link Val D’isère to the ever-popular resort of Tignes. Few manage to cover the vast majority of runs to hand in the Espace Killy, another reason Val d’Isère sees groups return year on year, to finish off what they started.

Since the 1992 Olympics in Val d’Isère, there has been a noticeable ‘beautification’ of the resort, including the replacement of all parking in the town centre with now-matured trees, as well as a push to construct new builds in the traditional style of the town’s historic aesthetic. The charming St Bernard de Menthon Church sits proudly as the centrepiece of the town centre, around which local events still occur. Throughout winter, the town maintains its quaint winter-wonderland ambience, with opulent timber-clad luxury chalets adding to its quintessential rustic beauty.

As far as European resorts go, Val d’Isère is a contender amongst the elite of all alpine resorts. It claims some of the most challenging black runs and off-piste in France, as well as opens the European racing season each year with the Criterium de la Première Neige ski competition. There is no question as to why it consistently ranks among the top French ski destinations. To complement this reputation, a remarkable amount of private chalets and exclusive hotels are ski-in ski-out, with access to some of the best lift systems in the area.

Alongside its reputation as a world-class ski resort, it’s reputation for gastronomy does not disappoint either. Home to more fine-dining establishments than you could manage in a fortnight, Val d’Isere is a foodie’s dream. This can be daunting for some, with some of the best-quality catered luxury chalets available in the French alps, there is often little motivation to leave your very private lap of luxury. Camel Snow has hand-picked the crème de la crème of the resorts exclusive chalets and can offer something to suit groups of all sizes and tastes, from luxury chalets oozing with opulence to the most charming boutique hotels France has to offer, we guarantee you a personally-tailored holiday of a lifetime with that certain French je ne sais quoi.

Key Information

  • Ski area: Espace Killy
  • Resort: 1850m // Top: 3455m
  • Pistes: 300km
  • Beginners: 44
  • Intermediate: 85
  • Advanced: 21
  • Ski Lifts: 136
  • Snow Park: 1
  • Nursery Areas: 2
  • Cross Country: 21km

Travel Information

  • Airport 1
    CHAMBERY (CMF) - 135KMS // 2HRS
  • Airport 2
    GENEVA (GVA) - 220KMS // 2HRS 45MINS
  • Private Airport
    CHAMBERY (CMF) - 135KMS // 2HRS
  • Train Station
    BOURG-ST-MAURICE - 32KMS // 45MINS
  • Heli Pad
    VAL d'ISERE - In Resort