The charming village of Val d’Isère sits nestled within the Espace Killy, one of the Alps most dynamic ski terrains. Thanks to an extensive lift network, the village is connected with over 300 kilometres of piste and the neighbouring mountain town of Tignes. While Tignes has a robust reputation as a destination for serious skiers, its Val d’Isère, with its cobbled streets, chalet architecture and vibrant après ski culture, that’s regarded as one of the chicest spots in the Alps.
Located at 1,850m in altitude and just 5 km from the border with Italy, Val d’Isère is easily accessible, connected via road and train network to Geneva, Lyon and St Etienne airport.
A regular host of world-class ski championships, including Olympic events, Val d’Isère combines challenging runs with a fantastic range of gentle slopes suited to both beginners and intermediate skiers. Its versatility makes it an all–round favourite; come high-season, its legendary après-ski spots, like La Folie Douce, draw a glamorous international crowd, while top restaurants require booking weeks in advance.
Yet while in recent years, the array of boutique hotels, five-star restaurants, trendy bars and designer shops has been on the rise, it hasn’t tainted the magic of this intimate alpine town. It’s not hard to see why Val d’Isère’s legion of loyal devotees continues to grow.