Ski holidays Val d’Isere

Val d’Isere Ski Resort Guide

Why Ski in Val d’Isere?

New for 2018/19 Ski Season in Val d’Isere

An off piste area with a pitch up to 76% is available from the Leissieres Ridge that’s only 2 degrees less than Europe’s steepest ski run in Mayrhofen. On a Powder day this looks like the place to head for unless you are on a board, as the drag lift to reach it is one of the steepest and trickiest anywhere.


Val d’Isere is one of France’s most popular ski resorts. It’s a huge linked ski area called Espace Killy which offers over 300km of slopes includes skiing in Tignes. It’s high and snow sure normally with good snow cover from the end of November to early May. Ski holidays in Val d’Isere are full of challenging slopes and excitement. It is one of France’s ‘must ski’ resorts offering extensive skiing and snowboarding mainly above 2000m. Both the Tignes side of the mountain and Val d’Isere offer glacial skiing.

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Val d'Isere Ski Holidays Sign
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Val d'Isere, France
Val d'Isere, France
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Val d’Isere Piste Map
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Based on weekly average snowfall data November 2000 - April 2018

  • Nearest airport
    Chambery
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Pistes

  • Total Runs
    166
  • Km of Piste
    300km
  • Black
    26
  • Red
    40
  • Blue
    90
  • Green
    10

Altitudes

  • Resort Altitude
    1850m
  • Highest Piste
    3456m

Expert Ratings

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Snowboarding

Beginners Skiing in Val d’Isere

The nursery slopes in the centre of Val d’Isere are free for beginners and once you have mastered the basics you are ready to assent to the higher slopes, although there are some great green runs in Val d’Isere reaching them requires a few steeper slopes which the nervous might find a challenge.  Most beginners’ choice to come back down via the lift systems as easy runs back to the village are not an option.

Intermediates Skiing in Val d’Isere

Val d’Isere ski holidays are a perfect choice for intermediate skiers of all levels the choice of skiing is immense and unlike some of France’s big ski areas it’s possible to ski all corners of the ski area easily in a day via a fast and efficient lift system.

Advanced Skiing in Val d’Isere

Val d’Isere offers the best lift system anywhere for access to off-piste skiing which is superb here. The slopes too offer good challenging runs for even the most advanced of skiers.

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Val d’Isere Ski Resort

Ski Line offers a huge selection of catered ski chalets, slope-side hotels and self-catering apartments in Val d’Isere for all budgets.

Val d’Isere has 3 main villages, as you arrive in the ski resort you first come to La Daille; this is an area with mainly self-catered apartments but also a few very well located chalets and hotels. The ski chalets in Val d’Isere are easily accessible. There are several lifts, a bubble and a funicular here that connect to the heart of the ski area. About 2 km away along the valley floor you arrive at the main centre of Val d’Isere where most of the resort’s ski accommodation is located. As you head further up the valley about 5km you eventually reach the area called La Fornet where a cable car connects you to the highest point in Val d’Isere. La Fornet is a peaceful hamlet of ski chalets ideal for those wanting access to a big ski area but with a small village feel.

Buses connect these three villages throughout the day and night with a very reliable service which in peak times runs every five minutes or so.

Click here to see our guide to the 10 best restaurants in Val d’Isere, both on the slopes and in the village

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Activities off the Slopes in Val d’Isere

Val d’Isere has a newly opened sports centre with swimming pool and other sports facilities as well as a good selection of shops and restaurants.