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Val dIsere   Resort Information
Season November to May
Nearest Airport Geneva, Chambery and Grenoble
Ski Area 300km with the Espace Killy ski pass
Ski Lifts 94
Ski Runs 124
Longest Run 6.5km
Resort Height 1850
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 3.5 / 5
Intermediates 4.5 / 5
Experts 4.5 / 5
Families 4 / 5
Nightlife 4 / 5
Affordability 3.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

Val d'Isere is aguably the best known ski resort in Europe being lively, popular,easy to get to by either plane, train or car and of course with some fabulous skiing.There is also plenty of accommodation choices to suit almost any budget, from hotels and B and B's, through to the many self catered apartments and catered chalets.There are certainly a number of high end luxury ski chalets and hotels in Val d'Isere, though there are still a number of good cheaper chalet deals on offer, which might suit you better.But whatever the expense, it is certainly worth a visit to see what all the fuss is about and with Tignes on the ski pass it is one of the top resort areas to pretty much guarantee snow, so an ideal choice for early and late season holiday.

Val d'Isère definitely combines some of France’s best skiing conditions with a lively après ski scene, (though the apres is not up there yet with a number of Austrian resorts). Off the slopes the nightlife is hard to beat anywhere in France, with numerous lively pubs and bars helping you to enjoy the famous après scene, chic bars for a cocktail and a few nightclubs where you can strutt your stuff.

The resort links lifts to Tignes to form one of the most varied on and off piste ski areas in Europe. It’s a true skier’s paradise which offers something for every ability level, from absolute beginner up to advanced skiers.(though complete beginners have better options elsewhere).Although there are cruisey blues and beginner areas, the skiing is most suited to advanced skiers, who will enjoy the many challenging pistes and the famous off-piste opportunities. The Val d'Isère calendar is also packed full of all sorts of events and festivals happening at the foot of the slopes, mainly including fireworks and competitions. Val d'Isère is a destination that really does have it all – amenities, world-class skiing and an enviable nightlife.

You can make the most of plenty of dining options in Val d'Isère. Choose between traditional Savoyard restaurants, fancy bistros or the more comfortable (and affordable) restaurants and pubs serving all types of everyday food from all over the world. Depending on exchange rates, eating out and partying can be fairly pricey, but you are paying to be in one of the world’s most famous ski resorts and if you choose bars and cafes wisely, a few offer some good happy hour deals.

New for winter 16/17 was the state-of-the-art Solaise gondola. It has 91 cabins each with 10-person capacity, heated seats and WiFi - so no more bottlenecks during peak season. The ride up takes just 7 minutes, making it one of the fastest gondolas in the world. And at the top you will find the new American-style Day Lodge, with a bar, picnic area, kids' corner, and two sun terraces, to make the most of those gorgeous views. There's also a new beginner's area up there, where snow vigins can learn the basics at high altitude!! Enjoy.

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