The capital of French skiing, Val d‘Isère is one of the world’s most prestigious winter-sports destinations. While the resort attracts many expert skiers and snowboarders, the terrain is well-suited to the mainstream skier. With high-quality accommodation, chic boutiques and deluxe chalets, a holiday to Val D’Isère can be expensive but visitors with more limited budgets can still find value for their money in this top resort.
The resort of Val d’Isere offers a great selection of activities for you to partake in when you are not skiing. These include ice driving, helicopter trips, ice skating, micro lighting, fat biking, winter cycling, a recreational fun zone, sleigh area, ice climbing, dog sleigh rides, snowshoe hikes and paragliding.
Within walking distances you’ll have access to ATMs, retail shops as well as several supermarkets. There is also a small medical centre and pharmacy located in the centre of town.
Val d’Isere has a great reputation amongst skiers and there is no surprise why. The ski area, combined with Tignes, forms I’Espace Killy, which offers around 300km of runs that will suit skiers of every experience level. With 100 ski lifts connecting the runs, high altitudes of up to 3500m and access to glaciers, Val d’Isere promises the best conditions and the best terrain to ensure you get what you came for on your skiing holiday.
Val d’Isere is one of the most famous ski destinations in the world. This alpine playground in the heart of the French Alps offers some of the best skiing in the world.
Great skiing and fabulous apres ski. There’s a huge choice of shops where you can buy everything from local cheese and vintage wines to designer skiwear and fine art. The latest equipment is available to buy or rent from sports shops across the town. When hunger sets in there’s plenty to make your mouth water.
Restaurants are a major plus point in Val d’Isère. Whether you want a gourmet meal or a simple snack, you can eat extraordinarily well. Up the mountain, you have the choice of welcoming eateries that range from self-services with a sensibly-priced dish of the day, to gourmet restaurants serving exquisite regional and international cuisine. Back in town, the choice of dining opportunities is world class, with two Michelin-starred establishments leading the way.
After a short warm-up, La Face is best tackled first thing in the morning when it has been freshly groomed. It’s a real delight, but be aware that this run is only suitable for skiers who’ve reached a competent level of expertise. It’s most definitely not for beginners or low intermediates.
Val d’Isère offers a vast ski area with great snow and optimal weather conditions for skiing. Temperatures are regularly subzero during the day and/or at night during the entire winter season, as well as in April. This maintains snow cover, even without new snowfalls. The snow is always there!
|Room Name||Date||Nights||Basis||Per Person (ZAR)||Flights||Contact to Book|
|Livigno||Standard Room||09 Dec – 16 Dec ’23||7||Land Only||27,847.00||No flights|
|Livigno||Standard Room||23 Dec – 30 Dec ’23||7||Land Only||38,106.65||No flights|
|Livigno||Standard Room||30 Dec – 06 Jan ’24||7||Land Only||41,211.65||No flights|
|Livigno||Standard Room||24 Feb – 02 Mar ’24||7||Land Only||31,519,40||No flights|
|Livigno||Standard Room||23 Mar – 30 Mar ’24||7||Land Only||30,514.91||No flights|
|Livigno||Standard Room||20 Apr – 27 Apr ’24||7||Land Only||26,404.65||No flights|
|Saalbach||Standard Room||16 Dec – 23 Dec ’23||7||Land Only||41,046.00||No flights|
|Saalbach||Standard Room||30 Dec – 06 Jan ’24||7||Land Only||46,764.58||No flights|
|Saalbach||Standard Room||06 Jan – 13 Jan ’24||7||Land Only||37,647.95||No flights|
|Saalbach||Standard Room||17 Feb – 24 Feb ’24||7||Land Only||38,566.35||No flights|
|Saalbach||Standard Room||23 Mar – 30 Mar ’23||7||Land Only||37,647.95||No flights|
|St Johann||Standard Room||16 Dec – 23 Dec ’23||7||Land Only||29,631.00||No flights|
|St Johann||Standard Room||23 Dec – 30 Dec ’23||7||Land Only||30,932.55||No flights|
|St Johann||Standard Room||30 Dec – 06 Jan ’24||7||Land Only||31,931.29||No flights|
|St Johann||Standard Room||06 Jan – 13 Jan ’24||7||Land Only||25,939.79||No flights|
|St Johann||Standard Room||10 Feb – 17 Feb ’24||7||Land Only||27,877.04||No flights|
|St Johann||Standard Room||09 Mar – 16 Mar’ 24||7||Land Only||25,437.55||No flights|
|Val dIsere||Standard Room||23 Dec – 30 Dec ’23||7||Land Only||54,510.00||No flights|
|Val dIsere||Standard Room||20 Jan – 27 Jan ’24||7||Land Only||46,172.00||No flights|
|Val dIsere||Standard Room||10 Feb – 17 Feb ’23||7||Land Only||51,985.00||No flights|
|Val Thorens||Standard Room||December 2023||7||Land Only||Price on request||No flights|
|Zell am See||Standard Room||December 2023||7||Land Only||Price on request||No flights|
Val d’Isere is an attractive, sophisticated town so eating out can be expensive unless you’re not fussy. There is a large selection of choices in the town as well as on the mountain. If fine dining excites you then this is definitely the resort for you.
France has always been considered second to that of Austria when it comes to après-ski. Val d’Isere however tries to compete when it comes to both on and off the slopes. With the famous La Folie Douce being based in Val d’Isere, it’s always sure to provide a memorable experience. Other notable must-see places include Cocorico and Dick’s Tea Bar.