Val d'Isere Ski Holidays

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The French resort of Val d’Isère remains a firm favourite among the British and French alike, offering some of the finest skiing and snowboarding in the world. Its high altitude helps maintain great snow quality, and the extensive Espace Killy ski domain, comprising Val d’Isère and neighbouring Tignes, presents a vast variety of terrain for all skill levels.

Val d’Isère boasts excellent off-piste terrain, modern lifts, a selection of long blues, reds and blacks – including the renowned “La Face” Olympic run – and fantastic beginner areas near the resort centre.

The resort’s après-ski and nightlife are famously vibrant, but families will find plenty of peaceful accommodation away from the bars and close to the slopes. Better still, the many ski schools and childcare facilities are top-notch.

Holidaymakers interested in Val d’Isère can fly from all over the UK into a variety of airports. Transfer times vary depending on the conditions, but are roughly as follows: 1hr 40mins from Chambery, 2hrs 30mins from Grenoble and Geneva and approximately 3hrs from Lyon.

One can also catch a train to Bourg St Maurice, from which Val d’Isère is approximately a 40-minute drive away.

Within the resort itself, a free ski bus makes regular journey between the different villages, affording quick and simple slope access.
Those drawn to Val d’Isère by its reputation for lively après-ski certainly won’t be disappointed. Petit Danois and Cocorico are favourite seasonaire haunts with energetic beats and lively atmospheres.

Of course, the infamous Folie Douce is not to be missed. Located at the top of the Daille cable car, the Folie provides live music, champagne sprays and table top dancing until around five in the evening.

Meanwhile, those seeking a more laid-back spot for a drink will surely be delighted by the comfy sofas in Fall Line Bar, the mellow live music offered by the chic Cafe Face and the charming atmosphere of the Blizzard Hotel.
Off the slopes, there are plenty of activities in Val d’Isère to occupy adults and kids alike, including ice skating, swimming, rock climbing and a variety of shops – from boutique and designer stores to sports outlets.

Thrill seekers can test their mettle with paragliding, snowmobiling or ice driving, while families can enjoy enchanting husky rides and snowshoeing through the beautiful snowy terrain.

Those looking for some R&R will find no shortage of spas and massage services, including Pure Spa, BonneSante Physiotherapy, Ski Massage, Comfort Zone Spa and Clarins Spa, to name just a few.

Below are three top pastimes to shake things up in Val d’Isère.

Snow shoeing

Avenue Olympique, 73150

Val d’Isère

+33 (0) 6 62 45 89 94


BP110 Galerie des Cimes, 73153

Val d’Isère Cedex

+33 (0)4 79 41 99 58

Sport and Leisure Centre

Route de la Balme 73150

Val d’Isère

+33 4 79 04 26 01

From traditional French delights to hearty pub burgers, the restaurants of Val d’Isère cater to a variety of tastes, budgets and groups.

La Luge, part of the Hotel Blizzard, offers traditional French food and a great atmosphere for families. Couples in search of live music and a relaxed ambiance are advised to try la Baraque, while L’Atelier Edmond offers Michelin star quality dining.

Below, you’ll find 3 top restaurants for families, couples and groups of friends, as voted by our ski experts.

Good for Couples

L’Atelier Edmond

Le Fornet, 73150

Val d’Isère

+33 (0)4 79 00 00 82

Good for Couples

La Peau de Vache

Piste de Bellevarde, BP 19

Val d’Isère

+33 4 79 06 11 29

Good for Couples

Le Lodge

Rue du Parc des Sports, 73150

Val d’Isère

+33 4 79 06 02 01

Good for Family

La Baraque

Immeuble Iseran, 2000

Val d’Isère

+ 33 (0)4 79 06 18 19

Good for Family


Route du Prariond 73150

Val d’Isère

+33 4 79 06 02 00

Good for Friends

Alex Bar

Hotel La Galise

Rue de la Poste, 73150

Val d’Isère

+33 4 79 06 00 83

Good for Friends

Moris Pub

Rue Principale

Val d’Isère

Good for Friends

Petit Danois

Chalet Le Coin, 73150

Val d’Isère

+33 479 06 27 97

To give parents perfect peace of mind, many properties in Val d’Isère offer both superb locations and outstanding in-house childcare services. One can even opt for family-only properties.

The resort also boasts a number of wonderful UK childcare companies, including Jelly and Ice Cream, t4 nannies, Alpine Child Care and Little Chicks.

In town, the Val d’Isere’s sport and leisure centre is superb place to take the kids. It offers a vast array activities to keep the young ones entertained, including a swimming area with indoor beach, stream pools, water cannons and a paddling pool for toddlers.

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