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Val d’Isère

Val-d’Isère is a commune located at the bottom of the valley of the Tarentaiseon the place of an old agricultural hamletwhich was relatively isolated in winter, because of its altitude and the difficulty of accessing it during heavy snowfalls. snow.

In 1930, Val d’Isère gave birth to one of the first winter sports resorts, with the creation of the first ski liftss. Gradually, the area develops, and the resort invests in new facilities. In 1955, the resort hosted the Alpine skiing world cup, then the Albertville Olympic games in 1992.

Val d’Isère is today a very posh resortwhere real estate prices are the highest in the world. highest in the world.e France. The station attracts a clientele internationaland is positioned on a high-end offer. This is due to the potential of the ski area, but especially to the beauty of its village, whose new constructions respect the style architectural of the valley, with box beams, stone walls, and roofs made of slates.

Note that Val d’Isère is known to be the resort where was shot  » Les Bronzés font du ski « .

One of the best resorts for its facilities

Connected with Tignesin an area called Espace Killy, The ski resort of Val-d’Isère has 300 km of runs for all levels, with all the difficulties proposed.

In the number of 80These trails are all accessible from 1850 m of altitude. The ski area has 12 black runs, 24 red runs, 29 blue runs and 15 green runs. On the same area were held the Olympic Games, Criterium of the First Snow and the World Ski Championships.

For the cross-country skiing, the station records six tracks for learners, two green and four blue, and two red for regulars. This cross-country ski trail is more than 20 km long, enough to satisfy the visitors.

Finally, the ski area goes up to the glacier at Pisailas, which gives the possibility to ski up to the altitude of 3 456m, and guarantees a good probability of snowing, because of its altitude. Moreover, it is possible to make spring skiingwhen the conditions allow it, one of the only places in France where this is possible, with the resort of the 2 Alpes.

The assets of a world renowned resort

Being probably the best destination to ski in Savoie (if budget is not a constraint), the resort has a variety ofactivity your choice: a field with a multitude of spots of off-piste and a very wide track.

For the accommodationhotels or luxury residences are offered in the village, with a spa for the after ski. The center aquasportif is also available for families, without forgetting the walk under the snowflakes. Finally, to satisfy your taste budsthe good tables of the region are waiting to satisfy the lovers of the gastronomy.

The Val d’Isère ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Val d’Isère
Commune Val d’Isère
Massif Massif of the Vanoise
Department Savoy
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 89
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 300
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 10
Name of the ski area Espace Killy – Tignes & Val d’Isère
Connected resort(s) Tignes
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 850
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 3 456
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 653
Total height of the domain (in m) 1 606
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 80
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 15
Number of blue runs 33
Number of red trails 22
Number of black runs 10
Total number of downhill ski trails 81
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 18
Children’s treadmill 1
Fixed grip chairlifts 3
Detachable Chairlifts 10
Funiculars 1
Gondolas 2
Cable cars 1
Total number of lifts 36
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 6
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 20
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 1583
Slogan of the station Since 1934
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Bourg Saint Maurice
Shuttle bus to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 705
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 63 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 324 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 120 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 65 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 1 200 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 1 550 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 2 050 €
Statement cost of stay 2 adults & 2 children (excluding transport & food) 2 866 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 11 200 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 16 100 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 672 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 1 610 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 10
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 7
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 10
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 9
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 10
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 4
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 8,5
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 8,4
? Ranking according to ? 12th position on 232 stations in France

Val d’Isère in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Val d’Isère?

Val d’Isere is a resort with a lot of activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity allows you to explore the resort as a whole. You will also have the opportunity to admire its landscapes and discover its fauna and flora in winter.

Ice rink This activity allows you to enjoy an ice rink to have fun with friends or family. You will have the opportunity to fully enjoy the sensations of sliding offered by ice skates.

Snowboard Snowboarding : this activity is perfect to take full advantage of the relief of the resort in winter. You can discover unique sensations of snowboarding by riding through the resort in total freedom.

Luge Sledding : this activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy moments of sliding with family or friends. You will be able to take full advantage of the sledging slopes provided by the resort.

  • What are the activities in summer in Val d’Isère resort?

The resort of Val d’Isère also offers many summer activities such as :

MOUNTAIN BIKING: This activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy the relief of the resort in summer. You will have the opportunity to ride down the slopes of the resort at full speed while admiring its summer landscapes.

Climbing : This activity allows you to take advantage of the various climbing walls made available by the resort. You will be able to make the full of strong sensations in full safety.

Skate Board : This activity is perfect for those looking for thrills. You can enjoy the skate park to have fun in complete safety.

Hiking This activity allows you to explore the resort at your own pace. You will also have the opportunity to admire its landscapes and discover its fauna and flora in summer.

  • What to visit in Val d’Isère and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Val d’Isere, we can mention : the National Park of Vanoise, the Iseran pass, the Lake of Chevril, the Refuse of Prariond.

  • Where to eat in Val d’Isère ?

The resort of Val d’Isère offers several 8 restaurants among which we can mention : the Fash Pizza, Pizz’n’Love Val d’Isere, The Garage.

  • Where to sleep in Val d’Isère ?

Val d’Isere offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel L’Avancher, La Toviere, Hotel Altitude.

  • What is the size of the Val d’Isère ski area?

The ski area of the resort of Val d’Isere has a size of 300 kilometers, divided into 81 tracks. It also has 20 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Val d’Isere?

This area has an altitude between 1850 meters and 3456 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Val d’Isere ski pass?

Their packages start at 61 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of renting an apartment in Val d’Isere?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 1200 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 1550 euros.

  • Does Val d’Isère have a bike park?

Yes, it has a Bike Park that measures 48 kilometers with 8 trails among which the longest measures 12.8 kilometers.

  • How to get to Val d’Isère by train?

You can easily get there from the Bourg Saint Maurice train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Val d’Isère ?

The zip code of Val d’Isère is 73150.

  • In which department is located the resort of Val d’Isère ?

The resort of Val d’Isère is located in the department of Savoie.

  • Does the resort of Val d’Isère have a tourist office?

The resort of Val d’Isère is part of the tourist office of Val d’Isère. It is located at Place Jacques Mouflier, 73150 Val-d’Isère, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Val d’Isère ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Val d’Isère ?

You can find the latest weather report for the Val d’Isere station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Val d’Isère?

In Val d’Isere, the lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Val d’Isère ?

Yes, it is at Place des Dolomites, 73150 Val-d’Isère, France.

What is’s opinion about Val d’Isere?

In the end, gives the resort of Val d’Isere an average rating of 8.35, which puts it in the top 14 in France. Its strong points are: the average snow coverage, the ski area, the charm of the resort.

Map of Val d’Isère ski slopes

Val d'Isère - Plan des pistes de ski
Val d’Isère – Plan des pistes de ski

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