Calling all winter jet setters, Val d'Isère is one of the most exclusive resorts in France with the perfect ingredients; style, charm and immaculate slopes, all the makings for an unforgettable skiing holiday. The Brits certainly would agree, Val d'Isère has become the most popular British winter sports destination in the world!
Nestled way up high, at the top of La Grande Motte glacier at 1,850m altitude, this luxurious village resort captures the real Savoyard essence . Embraced by the beautiful ski area of Espace Killy and just a short walk or ski to neighbouring Tignes, Val d'Isère’s impressive lofty location naturally guarantees ideal snow conditions. With over 300km of ski runs and the highest slopes reaching altitudes of nearly 3,400m, there are boundless opportunities to experience true euphoric skiing with energising speed, pure nature and a strong feeling of freedom.
However if what you really crave is that rush of adrenaline ; you will most definitely feel your heart-beating fast while skiing full-throttle down the daring Face de Bellevarde. Or if you are not quite ready for the legendary black piste, you could try the Val Snowpark , with access to jumps, bump runs and a snow playground to practice your freestyle moves.
After all the excitement on the snow, of course you need some down time to kick back and enjoy a cosy evening with your friends, loved ones or even with the new friends you made on the slopes. Val d’Isere is the perfect environment for such a soirée; enjoy a well-earned beer at one of the bustling bars or sit down for a delicious, hearty meal at a traditional Savoyard restaurant. Continue late on into the night and make the most of the famous and lively après ski nightlife; let your hair down at one of the friendly bars and clubs, you are on holiday after all!
We must mention the diverse events that Val d'Isère hosts each year ; from classical concerts, to bike ralleys to yoga festivals, there is something for all tastes. However, it goes without saying that the skiing and snowboarding competitions take pride of place. The most important of all is Critérium de la Première Neige (8 - 17th December), the prestigious international ski competition where you can catch a glimpse of the world’s top skiers effortlessly descending the slopes. Another huge event in the Val d'Isère calendar to watch out for is the Alpine Skiing Europa Cup Giant (23rd January), you will be blown away by the level of skill, speed and stamina of the contestants.
If you are planning a winter holiday this year, why not try Val d'Isère? With something for everyone, no matter your age or skiing level, Val d'Isère is the perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself .
Go on…treat yourself, you deserve it!